Travel to USA now more affordable

15 June 2011

The New Zealand dollar recently hit an all time high against the United States dollar*. Although the prices in the USA haven’t changed, the strong kiwi dollar means you can get more bang for your buck. That makes the USA a great value holiday destination.

Home to some of the world’s most invigorating and exciting cities the USA inspires spectacular holiday dreams – Disneyland, Las Vegas, San Francisco and New York.  It’s the country where you can see the Statue of Liberty, The Empire State building, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood Sign to name a few.  It’s breathtaking scenery and impressive natural and man-made attractions make it a destination that is unique and exciting in offering so much variety for travellers.

Here’s our pick of recommendations for your next travel to the USA.

View of the Grand Canyon

Helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon
The best way to see the Grand Canyon is in the air by helicopter. Take in the spectacular views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon – you can even touch down deep on the Canyon floor.

Napa Wine Region

Explore the Napa wine region
The Napa Valley is one of the most popular destinations in Northern California. It’s reminiscent of the painted hills of Tuscany and is most famous for its Chardonnay varietal.
As well as the incredible array of wines on offer, Napa Valley is also a gourmet food lover’s delight. An abundance of local farmers' markets and fine dining restaurants is a great way to taste California.

Hike Yosemite National Park

Hike Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley is at the centre of the national park and was carved out during the last ice age. It has soaring 914 metre high granite walls, stunning waterfalls and is definitively worth a visit.

Alcatraz Island

Explore Alcatraz
This former prison was home to some of America’s most notorious criminals; Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. Today it is one of the world’s most legendary prisons museums. Cruise out to ‘the Rock’ and take in the history and beauty of San Francisco Bay.

Times Square, New York

New York, New York
There is so much to do in New York and a Full Island Circle Line Cruise will help tick off a number of these world-renowned landmarks in one day. See it all with three rivers, seven bridges and 25 land marks including the Statue of Liberty. A relaxing way to take in the sights!

Hollywood Boulevard, USA

Behind the scenes New York TV & movie sites
Make all those movies come to life with one of the many TV and movie sites tours. From the apartment building that was used in Friends, Grace’s studio in Will and Grace to the deli from When Harry Met Sally, it’s a great way to see the city. For Sex & the City or Sopranos enthusiasts, there are specific tours tailored around these shows too.

(*reaching 82.97 US cents in New York, the highest level since the currency was allowed to trade freely in March 1985.)

For more information on travel to USA, USA Holiday Packages and cheap flights to the USA. Contact one of our Flight Centre travel experts – 135 stores nationwide.
Phone 0800 38 44 38 or email us.