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The most luxurious beauty spots in the USA

By Melanie Kruger on 10th February 2019

Have you set your heart on a luxury getaway to the United States in 2019? From a vibrant break in the Big Apple to an adventure in the picturesque Yellowstone National Park, there are lots of great places to visit – and too many to see to do it all in one trip. One thing is for certain, though; no matter which destination is top of your list, you’re guaranteed to want to do it in style – and the great news is, you can – even when venturing out of the more obvious places and into the unknown.

Whilst cities like New York and Los Angeles may well be filled with some of the world’s most opulent five-star hotels, you could be forgiven for thinking that a foray into the wilderness or a visit to beautiful Lake Tahoe may require you to rough it a little more – but thankfully, that’s not the case. Even the most remote rural destinations in the USA are packed with luxury accommodation options, meaning you’ll never have to set aside those home comforts in pursuit of the ultimate adventure.

If you’re looking for a holiday destination that’s a little more off the beaten track this year then look no further, as we’ve rounded up some of the most luxurious must-see beauty spots located across the USA. If you’re a British citizen travelling from the UK, then all that’s left to do is get that ESTA application made and book those flights – and you’ll soon be on your way.

Palm Springs

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Located in the Southern Californian desert, Palm Springs has an allure that is quite unlike that of anywhere else in the USA. Once frequented by rock and roll legend Elvis Presley, the city boasts a breath-taking backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains, and in the 1960s was seen as one of the most vibrant and glamorous holiday destinations for wealthy Americans.

Although the city has since lost some of its sparkle, the plethora of trendy new hotels and nightclubs that have opened in the area in recent years have shown that something of a resurgence is afoot. Awash with all the pools and spas you could wish for as part of a relaxing summer vacation, its proximity to the beautiful Coachella Valley – which offers a range of exciting places to explore, including the Coachella Valley Preserve and the Living Desert. Add to that Palm Springs’ signature scenic backdrop and daily breath-taking sunsets, and it’s a luxurious destination that offers the perfect mixture of fun and relaxation.

Aspen

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Playground of the rich and famous, the scenic mountain town of Aspen is a veritable winter wonderland, set against a stunning backdrop of the Colorado Rockies and boasting an array of luxurious mountain chalets that you can cosy up and relax in next to a roaring fire.

Skiers and snowboarders will revel in this beautiful destination, with four premier ski slopes nearby and certain to keep the adrenaline pumping for the duration of your stay. Once you’re off the slopes, spend your time visiting one of the many designer shops, art galleries and museums that line the streets, visit famous landmarks including the Wheeler Opera House, dine out at one of Aspen’s many high-end eateries – and see if you can spot a famous face or two along the way.

Napa Valley

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Wine connoisseurs should not hesitate to head straight for Napa Valley for a memorable getaway in 2019, where you can tour the never-ending vineyards, wine caverns and illustrious estates during a relaxing break at one of the area’s many lavish resorts.

Once a landscape once almost entirely dominated by the French, in recent years, California wineries have risen to a similar level to their European predecessors, and these days wine novices and seasoned pros alike can appreciate the respected vintages from the area.

For those in search of a little luxury, Napa promises not to disappoint, and sprawling resorts found dotted between the vineyards offer opulence by the bucket-load. From sumptuous spas and gourmet dining to sizeable golf courses and enormous pools, you’ll find everything you might have hoped for.

Hawaii

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Comprising eight main islands in total, Hawaii is the vibrant tropical playground you have to visit at least once in your life – and the best thing is that whatever type of holiday you’re looking for, there’s an island to suit.

The Big Island boasts a diverse natural landscape – from its array of unusual black sand beaches and lush, steamy rainforests, to lava deserts and snow-covered peaks. The perfect choice for the outdoor adventurer, the hiking trails and state parks just waiting to be explored are worth the visit alone. And while you’re here, the active Kilauea volcano is a must-see.

Perhaps the most famous of all the islands, however is Oahu; beloved weekend and holiday destination of surfers and party-goers alike. Meanwhile, beautiful Kauai offers the height of luxury, with its colourful sunsets, pristine beaches and no fuss high-end accommodation. If you’re thinking of heading to Kauai, then be prepared to splash the cash; its natural beauty comes as a premium – and you can certainly have some fun doing it.

For a luxury USA getaway with a difference this year, it pays to take a chance on one of these beautiful spots. You’ll see a whole new side to the nation, and it’s guaranteed to leave you wanting more.