Follow in the Footsteps of George Clarke's Adventures in Americana

Follow in the Footsteps of George Clarke's Adventures in Americana

Adventures in Americana

George Clarke’s Adventures in Americana takes a deep dive into some of America’s most popular areas for experiencing the classic Americana feel. Think muscle cars, luminescent signs, motels, and grand architecture.  

As we dive into this fascinating program, we’ve provided you with the ultimate experiences, tours, and excursions to walk in George Clarke’s footsteps, inviting you on a true American Holidays adventure.  

Episode One: South Coast

In episode one of George Clarke’s Adventures in Americana we’re introduced to the fascinating history of New Orleans, walking through the famous city, and learning about its history along the way. George ventures into the oldest parts of the city, discovering how European influences shaped the entire city, turning it into a historical marvel.  

Then it’s off into the Bayou Swamps with a fascinating look at the history of how residents came to choose this way of life, building their homes away from the city, on the river. The Cajun crawfish boil is up next, one of Louisiana’s top cuisines, and an absolute must-try on your holiday in New Orleans.   

George Clarke’s Adventures in Americana then takes us on a cowboy adventure, journeying into Bandera, Texas for a glimpse into cowboy culture and the elements that have influenced this part of American history. From classic Americana architecture to bull riding and rodeo clowns, the Deep South is a melting pot of excitement and fun.  

To follow in George Clarke’s footsteps, American Holidays’ Deep South Discovery Escorted Tour offers a nine-day journey through the best of the Deep South. Explore cultural gems like Atlanta, Charleston, Savannah, Montgomery, and vibrant New Orleans. From boat rides down the Mississippi River to history exploration on horse-drawn carriages, savour the best of the South on a relaxed unrushed tour full of classic American history.  

Episode Two: West Coast

Episode two of George Clarke’s Adventures in Americana begins in the Golden State, California. It’s Friday night and heading into the city George Clarke is met with some of the most significant pillars of Americana history, classic muscle cars! A fun and exciting part of American history, it’s no surprise that USA road trips are becoming increasingly popular, with many dreaming of taking these roaring mammoths of steel onto some of America’s most famous motorways.  

Next, it’s onto the California desert for a glimpse into movie history in Pioneertown, a film set built to replicate the Wild West. Thousands travel here each year for a cowboy adventure you could only dream of, but amazingly, over 400 people reside here full-time.  

The next stop on George Clarke’s adventure is Palm Springs, a playground for the rich and famous since the 1940s. Making his way near the top of the San Jacinto Peak via the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the views over the city are sensational, giving a bird’s-eye view of what the entire city has in store.  

If you want to experience the laid-back classic Americana feel of a Palm Springs holiday, American Holidays’ Couples Getaway Palm Springs offers the ultimate experience. Stroll along the palm-lined streets, take romantic hikes through Joshua Tree National Park with abundant views of Coachella Valley, and explore the fantastic mid-century modern charm of the infamous Palm Springs architecture that makes it one of the most romantic destinations in the US.  

Episode Three: Florida

The first part of episode three takes us to the magnificent Kenedy Space Center, close to Orlando. Here, George Clarke explores the intriguing world of space travel and how far we’ve come. The first-hand glimpse into the incredible architecture of the Vehicle Assembly Building, where some of the most famous space vehicle components have been created is fascinating. There are so many things to do at the Kennedy Space Center, it’s an absolute must on your Orlando holiday.  

The infamous Art Deco buildings in Miami are the ultimate architectural marvel, built to withstand the turbulent hurricane season. The buildings take you back in time to when America was recovering from the Great Depression, when jazz and nightclubs truly took off in Miami. George then explores the eccentric Little Havana neighbourhood, showing a wonderful side to the city, with Cuban influences throughout.  

Next up, the famous Florida Keys. Travelling over 42 bridges to get there, The Keys are a popular holiday destination for summer fun. The best way to explore is by driving from Miami to Key West. Here are the top places to stop along the way, ensuring you make the most of your Miami holiday.  

Alternatively, American Holidays’ Miami & The Florida Keys offer, invites you to experience everything Miami and the Keys have to offer. From the enticing underwater worlds of Key Largo and the hidden gems in Islamorada to stunning beaches and out-of-this-world fishing, you’re in for the Florida Keys holiday of a lifetime.  

Episode Four: East Coast

Starting in the resort town of Wildwood in New Jersey, George Clarke heads into an Americana dream world, where classic motels and neon signs have never shone so bright. As the “motel capital of the world”, Wildwood offers a true step back in time to when muscle cars, classic diners, and jukeboxes ruled the US.  

A stop in Connecticut is up next, with hundreds of miles of trees with hues of orange and green spanning as far as the eye can see. This New England treasure offers the ultimate spot for exploring the famous fall colours that invites thousands of travellers from across the globe to explore the natural splendour. For the fall colours trip of a lifetime, American Holidays’ Fall Colours of New England Escorted Tour offers the very best of what New England has to offer, ensuring you won’t miss a thing.  

To get the most out of your New England holiday, why not opt for the relaxed New England Explorer Self Drive? This eight-day extravaganza invites you to savour the stunning areas of New England. Starting in Boston, harness the fantastic culture, history, and incredible landscapes before heading to Coastal Maine for a seafood sensation. History lovers are in for a treat with a stop in the town of Salem, an infamous historic landmark. Explore the White Mountains in New Hampshire, the charm of Vermont, and discover the beauty of the Connecticut River Valley. Finish your journey in Cape Cod, relaxing on its beautiful beaches and savouring fresh seafood. 

Explore More of America with American Holidays

There is so much to do and see on holiday in America, choosing your trip can be quite daunting. Luckily, your Personal Travel Planner is on call to help you plan the ultimate American holiday, giving you the chance to discover more. Contact ustoday to discuss your dream holiday! 

By Denise Walsh

Personal Travel Planner

Favourite Destination: Miami

I love Miami, also known as The Magic City. It is a chic, cosmopolitan city comprising boutiques, art déco architecture, trendy restaurants and a thriving nightlife scene. A visit to Little Havana is a must see with its vibrant murals and Walkway of the stars. Hire a bicycle and feel the wind in your hair along the glamorous beachfront. I would suggest combining Miami with a read trip to the beautiful town of Key West. You can rent a can Miami and drive down the famous sky highway that will bring out to Florida’s famous Keys.