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USA road trips

Our verdict:

There’s a powerful romance about American road journeys from Jack Kerouac’s On The Road to legendary tales of driving California’s Big Sur. For honeymooners who crave the freedom of the road, a fly-drive is the perfect bonding adventure. Exsus ups the ante with a convertible Mustang, America’s best boutique hotels and insider tips on top restaurants and activities.

Recommended tour operator: Exsus

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Exsus says

If you thought a fly-drive honeymoon in the USA was all about endless hours behind the wheel, ticking off the famous sights before checking into a standard hotel, think again.

  • Convertible cars
  • Luxury hotels
  • Romantic routes

We like to think we have reinvented the wheel when it comes to USA road trips, creating some thrilling itineraries with the Exsus touch. Not only will you be driving a Mustang Convertible (or anything else you fancy from a Fiat Punto to a Bentley), you will also stay in luxury boutique hotels each night – for as many or as few nights as you want.

Our experts will point you in the direction of a fabulous restaurant off the beaten track, and we’ll arrange for you to kayak with dolphins or find the best spots for some wildlife sightings.

In short, we’ll help you discover the side of the USA that is the complete antithesis of “bigger is better”.

For a perfect USA road trip, we recommend our 12-night California in Classic Style holiday. It delivers a diverse taste of quintessential Cali, from the iconic sights of San Francisco to the towering sequoias and plunging valleys of Yosemite, the scenic coastlines of Big Sur, the Spanish vibe of Santa Barbara and the glitz and glamour of Santa Monica.

You can also go on a self-drive honeymoon to Las Vegas and Southern California, exploring the gorgeous cities and beaches in style – and even crossing the desert on the way to Palm Springs. You could go for a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the largest rotating tramway in the world, which offers spectacular views of the Chino Valley. You will stay at the most exclusive hotels, such as The London in West Hollywood and the Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa in the lauded Laguna Beach.

Meanwhile, beach bunnies should check out our luxurious take on Miami and the Florida Keys.

These fabulous holidays include flights and car hire and can either be booked as seen here or can be tailored to you – just ask our experts.

Find out more about our luxury holidays in the USA and the latest special offers.

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