For a lot of people around the world, the idea of luxury travel calls to mind historic European destinations, exotic resorts, and high-rise hotel rooms in cutting edge cities. But for those who are interested in traveling in style, the United States shouldn’t be counted out. Filled with fascinating and increasingly modern cities, as well stunning areas of natural beauty, the U.S. is overflowing with appealing travel possibilities. It’s hard to narrow them down, but here’s a look at five places in particular that international travelers might want to consider.
New York, New York
We may as well begin with the destination that will come first to a lot of people’s minds. New York is a massive and fascinating town that has something to offer for just about every type of traveler. It’s a very expensive city to enjoy in style, but if you’re seeking out luxury travel that probably isn’t a top concern. In addition to stunning hotel rooms in the midst of arguably the world’s most impressive skyline, you can enjoy high-end shopping on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, sit front row at a legendary theater production on Broadway, and penjoy some of the finest dining on Earth. The city’s array of five-star restaurants and three star Michelin restaurants is enough to make your mouth water.
It’s not one of the United States’ larger cities by any means, but Aspen is very rich and luxurious destination with a unique charm. The city and its surrounding area are best known for a host of outdoor attractions from hiking trails and natural springs to world-renowned ski slopes. It’s a cozy and beautiful area nestled in the Rocky Mountains, filled with the obligatory high-end hotels and restaurants, and is also known as a hotspot for celebrity travel.
The best attraction in Miami may be its famous South Beach, but even if you spend some time laying out on the sand you won’t be able to escape the more luxurious sides to the city. One of the distinguishing characteristics of Miami compared to other American beach towns and cities is its collection of luxury condos, most of which tower over the warm blue waters of the coast. These stunning condos are expensive, and often home to some of the biggest stars in sports and entertainment. Even if you don’t have access to these areas, the hotels, clubs, restaurants, and shopping districts more than the luxury atmosphere that draws the rich and famous to Miami.
Perhaps the closest thing to a natural paradise in the United States, Maui is difficult to beat when looking for a exotic locales. Lounging on the otherworldly beaches of Maui can make you feel like a god, but the island’s resorts will also pamper you like few other establishments in the world. There’s no place quite like Hawaii when it comes to natural beauty and there’s no place in Hawaii quite like Maui.
Napa County, California
The U.S. is home to numerous pockets of wine country, but none can beat Napa Valley, situated in between the city of Sacramento and the Pacific Coast. Rivaling world renowned wine producing regions such as Tuscany and Portugal’s Douro Valley, Napa is a sprawling area of stunning natural and cultivated beauty. The wine tours in the area make for obligatory activities for tourists, but you’ll also find some of the most unique and pleasant accommodations in the country. Not much beats a massage and fine dining after a day touring some of the world’s most beautiful vineyards.