You’ll start your holiday in New York, this city has so much to offer visitors, there is always something to see or do. Spend the day marvelling at artistic masterpieces at The Met and Guggenheim Museums. Take the Staten Island Ferry and sail past the Statue of Liberty. Visit Ellis Island and discover the history of America’s immigrants who flocked from the four corners of the globe to make a fresh start in the new world. Take the elevator to the top of the Empire State Building for breath-taking views over the city, alternatively visit the Observatory at the top of the One World Centre downtown in the financial district for a different perspective on the city’s skyline.
Nashville is a mecca for country music fans. Visit Opryland the home of the world-famous country music show, the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which details the history of country music through various costumes, manuscripts and instruments. The museum also houses several temporary exhibitions which feature Country Music Hall of Fame inductees. Away from the music scene visitors can explore the 1853 Greek Revival mansion at Belle Meade Plantation. East of Nashville lies the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a designated International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site.
New Orleans is famous for its jazz, the extravagant carnivals and parades, and the ‘Big Easy’ lifestyle. The atmospheric French Quarter is filled with the strains of jazz and blues echoing through the streets. Bourbon Street, famous for the annual Mardi Gras, comes to life at night as it plays host to a giant street party throbbing with music, people and excellent restaurants; the party atmosphere fuelled by the bars that stay open all night.
New York- You need to book at least a week ahead of time for most of New Yorks hotspots and a full month ahead for perpetually booked favorites such as Daniel, Babbo and Le Bernardin Restaurant.
Nashville - Mingle with locals and catch some lives performances by great names in music at the 3rd and Lindsey.
New Orleans - As Bourbon Street has filled with frat-boy-style antics, the citys music scene has shifted to Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny, a historic neighborhood within walking distance of the Quarter. Clubs like DBA, Snug Harbor, and The Blue Nile draw renowned jazz bands and solo performers.