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The west coast of The USA promises breathtaking national parks, incredible wildlife and some of the most exciting cities on the planet.
It’s no exaggeration to say that the national parks of America's west are amongst the best in the world. Yellowstone National Park alone, with its geysers, canyons, lakes and waterfalls, would make it worthwhile getting on the flight and California’s magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range is home to three national parks, 20 wilderness areas and two national monuments. Clustered in the desert east of Las Vegas lies an astonishing collection of the USA’s most incredible national parks. Zion’s sculptured canyons, Bryce Canyon’s hoodoos and Monument Valley’s ochre red monoliths all beggar belief but even these fall at the feet of the mighty Grand Canyon.
The wildlife is no less astonishing; you stand a good chance of spotting bears, elk and coyote in California’s mountains, whales off the coast of Monterey and bears and wolves in the forests of Yellowstone.
The cities of the west coast are reason enough to visit all on their own. LA, San Francisco and San Diego in California are justly famous but by no means the whole story. Portland, Oregon's largest city, combines cosmopolitan charm with a touch of quirkiness and boasts a thriving craft beer scene whereas sparkling Seattle homes diverse neighbourhoods, bustling Pike Place Market and enough coffee shops to keep you awake during your entire stay! Colorado's cultural capital of Denver, which dates back to the Old West era, showcases music, sport and stunning scenery and the eye-popping hotels and shows of Las Vegas have to be seen to be believed.
Trailfinders helps ten of thousands of people a year plan their holidays to western USA and most of our travel consultants have travelled extensively here. Our speciality is tailormade holidays in and with us you can pick and choose how you’d like to get around, where you’d like to stay and how you’d like to experience the attractions.
OUR HOLIDAYS TO WEST COAST USA
If you'd like to see how you could fit this region into a wider exploration of the country - take a look at our USA Holidays page.
From Glaciers to Geysers
Viva Las Vegas
The Grand Circle
Route 66 - The Mother Road
WHERE TO GO ON AMERICA'S WEST COAST
Stretching over 2,000 miles and encompassing 10 glorious states there’s enough holidays here to keep you occupied for a lifetime. You might choose to opt for The Pacific Northwest, combining the natural glories of Mount Rainier, Olympic National Park and the striking coasts with the thriving culinary scenes of Seattle and Portland or perhaps you’d prefer glitzy Vegas and the awesome red rock national parks of Utah and Arizona? Or how about Yellowstone and the wild west, New Mexico’s Spanish and Native American culture or the North-West’s glacier’s and geysers?
Click on the links below to discover further or give us a call if you are looking for some inspiration.
HOW TO GET AROUND WESTERN USA
With wide open horizons, empty roads and scenic vistas at every turn this is classic road trip country. Follow one of our classic car or motorhome itineraries or ask our fly drive experts to put something tailormade together for you.
If you’d rather not drive how about joining a sociable escorted coach tour taking in all of the highlights of the west or a fun small group tour through the Rockies from Seattle to Salt Lake City? Our multi centre holidays could also fit the bill perfectly – hopping by air between the major cities and taking advantage of our comprehensive local tours to experience the attractions.
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN WESTERN USA
We feature a great range of accommodation in the Western USA, with something to suit all budgets.
Maybe you’re looking for a cabin in the middle of Yosemite National Park or the LA hotel that’s best for shopping, star-spotting or the theme parks? Or perhaps it’s a scenic lodge on Highway 1, a cowboy ranch in Arizona or a hotel with sensational views of Monument Valley? We can help you with hotels, resorts, lodges, cabins, spas, ranches and apartments all over the west.
What you won’t find here are thousands upon thousands of hotels where you have to wade through endless reviews of questionable origin to find the best one. We have done the hard work for you and selected the best places to stay so you don’t have to and our travel consultants are on hand to help, often with first-hand experience.
Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Stagecoach Trails Ranch
The View Hotel
THINGS TO DO IN WESTERN USA
If the west’s sights are exciting then our selection of local tours make experiencing them even more so.
One day you might be swooping over the Grand Canyon on a thrilling helicopter ride, the next enjoying a sunset cruise on the Colorado River. Whether you are exploring the fascinating history of Alcatraz, hiking through the slot canyons of Utah, sailing by orcas on Puget Sound or riding the Napa Valley Wine Train our collection of unmissable experiences will really help bring your holiday to Western USA alive.
Wind Dancer Helicopter Tour with Grand Canyon Landing
Grand Canyon Classic - West Rim
'O' - Cirque du Soleil
Mt St Helens Monument Tour
Antelope Canyon Cruise from Lake Powell
Canyon Spirit Helicopter Flight
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