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Go West This Winter

Add sparkle, glamour, and a whole lot of delicious food to your winter with a trip out west to the USA, Mexico and Canada.

Whether hankering for sun-drenched sands or keen to ramp up the festive spirit, the likes of New York and Cancun, Las Vegas and Toronto offer a myriad of exciting escapes to banish those winter blues.

New York Christmas

New York Christmas

Manhattan at Christmas is surely the most festive place on earth. Take a trip down Fifth Avenue and feast your eyes on magical window displays and twinkling shops wrapped in giant bows, before heading to Central Park for an ice skate around one of the city’s most famous sights.

Children from 8 to 80 can delight in captivating Christmas scenes on show Macy’s magical Santaland, and no festive New York visit is complete without marveling at the Rockefeller Center’s truly enormous Christmas tree.

Cancun Winter Sun

Escape the chill with a beach break amid Cancún’s tropical breezes, warm crystal seas and pristine white sands.

The glittering 14-mile stretch of shoreline is lined with an inviting mix of hip bars, lively restaurants and glossy shopping malls. For a real treat succumb to the sun-drenched hedonism and splash out on one of Cancun’s 5-star spas. The only reminder of the cold will be the ice in your cocktail.

Cancun Winter Sun
Las Vegas New Year

Las Vegas New Year

Ring in the New Year from the lavish surrounds of America’s famously decadent Sin City. On this night only the famous Strip banishes traffic and fills with revellers: drinks are poured, glad rags worn, and the countdown begins with a jovial carnival atmosphere.

At the strike of midnight, the desert skyline sparkles with a symphony of fireworks that even outshine the neon below.

Toronto

Canada’s largest city is a cosmopolitan delight, and its lively mix of culture, cafes and first-rate shopping offers plenty to do on snowy winter days.
 
At this time of year, the Downtown entertainment district is abuzz with operas, orchestras, musicals and more, while sporting enthusiasts can get their fix with a high-energy ice hockey match.

Toronto
Miami Winter Sun

Miami Winter Sun

Sunny days aplenty await winter visitors to Miami. Fusing glamourous seaside with colourful Hispanic culture and urban city edge, this diverse destination is bursting with fun.

Head to Miami’s most famous promenade, South Beach, for art deco architecture set against a signature South Florida backdrop of cloudless skies, dazzling blue ocean and pale sandy beaches. While world-class restaurants, swish bars and designer boutiques populate the pristine palm-lined walkways of Lincoln Road.

Boston Thanksgiving

Home of Thanksgiving, Boston is the perfect city in which to tuck into America’s most significant feast. The Thanksgiving meal has come a long way from its Pilgrim beginnings of waterfowl and porridge: today every district of the cobblestoned city offers sumptuous plates piled-high with golden turkey and buttery potatoes.

Boston is also known as America’s seafood capital; complete a foodie break in the city with a steaming bowl of creamy chowder from its Seaport District.

Boston Thanksgiving
Orlando Off-Peak

Orlando Off-Peak

Revel in the thrills of America’s top theme parks without the huge peak season queues on a winter trip to fun-filled Orlando. Take your pick from the likes of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld and whizz, fly and shriek your way round a seemingly endless supply of out-of-this-world rides.

Orlando is also a place that cranks up the Christmas cheer to the max; expect lavish festive parades featuring a host of familiar characters.