Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Topdeck's 18 Day Get Social: USA West to East. TRIP VIBE = fast-paced fun with tons of socialising, bucket-list sights and good times all round. Life is a highway. And this 18-day all-American adventure is the route to living YOUR best life. From the iconic capitals of the big screen to the culture-infused cities everyone’s raving about: this is one SUPERsized roadie. Get to know the big guns (hi LA!), lose yourself in otherworldly landscapes (take a bow, Grand Canyon), and party like you’ve *never* partied before (Vegas is calling). If you really want...read more to do the USA, this trip is it.
La la land: a city characterised by its blissful lack of touch with reality. It's the perfect place to ditch your everyday routine and catapult into a cross-country USA adventure! First: meet your Topdeck fam. This lot? They're your people. Then: we'll dig into our included group dinner and get pumped for good times. Ready for over two weeks' worth of OG road trippin'? Hell yeah! (D)
Stock up on snacks, hop on board and dig out the AUX cord – Vegas is calling! Get to know your trip mates better during the ride and soak up those all-American wide-open spaces before the crazy of Sin City. Seriously, this place is so neon it hurts to look at. But we'll do just that on a driving tour – before donning our sequin bowties and stilettos for a night on the town. Psyched? (B)
From big-budget stage shows, Michelin-star restaurants and Eiffel Tower clones – Vegas is the definition of OTT. But you can't help love it anyway. Anything goes here and you've got a full day to make the most of it. Our suggestions? Take an optional heli-tour over The Strip. Catch a ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel. Or flash some plastic at the mall. You can even check out a shooting range, if that's your thing. Tonight? Gather the gang and hit up a Vegas-style pool party. Shotgun unicorn floaty...
Arizona – this state is made for road trips. Stretches of endless sky. Expanses of red desert. Centuries-old history. And some pretty famous rock formations. Today we're heading to the home of the Grand Canyon. One word to describe this place: legendary. And the only way to see one of the world's most incredible natural wonders in its entirety, is from the sky. Lucky for you we've organised an optional heli-tour. Group pics nailed and bellies grumbling, quiz your in-the-know Trip Leader on where to head for tonight's feed.
After another included brekkie, today's first stop = Mars. Actually – it's Monument Valley, but it may as well be another planet. This INCREDible red-sand desert is out of this world. Keen to explore it the real way? Opt for a jeep tour with a local Navajo guide and get totally lost (not literally) amongst the buttes and mesas of this magical place. And then? It's time to make tracks to Durango, where we'll dine ranch-style at tonight's included group meal. (B/D)
Today, you've got options. Head out on horseback with an optional riding experience. Or take in allll the views from the Durango Silverton steam train. You can even go zip-lining if that's more your style. Here in winter? Jump on a snowmobile and explore the white stuff in style. Tonight's dinner is up to you, but we hear the burgers here are bloody good... (B)
Wave bye to the rugged Colorado mountains from the back of the coach. First up today: arty Santa Fe. After we've checked out the highlights on a driving tour, grab some lunch and wander around the historic heart of the city. Fan of Breaking Bad? We're rolling into Heisenberg's old stomping ground later today. Prepare to spice up your life when you hunt down dinner this eve: this place is also famed for its love of chilis. Pro tip: ask for ‘Christmas' to get maximum hotness. Or don't. No one wants a bawling trip mate. (B)
Ready for something a bit... different? On Route 66 we'll check out the quirky art installation at the Cadillac Ranch. Then: is this the way to Amarillo? Hope so, or we're totally lost. Don't be fooled, this is a ‘go big or go home' kinda place. Tonight, there's another included group feed on the cards *stuffs napkin into shirt*. (B/D)
Fill up at breakfast and practise your best yeee haaaa! – we're heading to the wild, wild west with a visit to the Fort Worth Historic Stockyards. Lasso your way around the original brick walkways and wooden corrals of ‘Cowtown' before we make tracks to Dallas. After a drive around the city's hotspots, tonight is totally up to you. Our suggestion? Get the crew together and head to Billy Bob's Texas – the World's Largest Honky Tonk. 30 bars. Live music. Bull riding. It's like real-life Footloose. (B)
Down that cup of Joe. Today, ‘Big D' is yours for the taking. Need recommendations? *Grabs foam finger and points at Trip Leader* – they've got them. Jump on the vintage (and free = win) McKinney Avenue Trolley and jump off to sample the local bars. Then jump back on again. You get the idea. Top up your culture levels at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Or fully commit to Tex-Mex and get stuck into all the tacos, enchiladas and chimichangas you can handle. RIP white T-shirt. Tonight, perfect your pano skills at Reunion Tower. Then: karaoke's always an option. Just saying... (B)
Full disclosure: this is a drive day. But it'll be totally worth it when we roll into New Orleans. Trust us. What's on the menu for dinner when we arrive? Between gumbo and po-boys, jambalaya and muffulettas, beignets and bananas foster – it's safer to try them all. Your pants are elasticated, right? Later, the legendary party vibes of Bourbon Street await – arm yourself with a Hand Grenade cocktail for the real experience. (B)
A city exploding with culture, history and seriously good food – you've got 24 hrs of freedom, so don't muck about. Check out the open-air gallery in Jackson Square. Hit up the French Market for shopping. Uncover your love for jazz along Frenchman Street. And get amongst the mayhem on Bourbon Street. Want more? Board an optional swamp tour for more ‘gator spotting or learn to cook like a local at an optional cooking demonstration. That'll impress the Tinder dates back home. Whatever you choose, you can't go wrong.
Sling on a cowboy hat and tune up that fiddle. This morning we're making a beeline for America's country music capital. Ngl – it's a bit of a drive there. Meaning? Your chance to impress the fam with a rendition of Dolly Parton's back catalogue (lucky them!). When we pull into Nashville, it's time for a tour of the city highlights. Then: dinner's on you, but your Trip Leader knows the hot spots.
It's your day, your way. What's first? Hit up the Country Music Hall of Fame for an education in all the folk and blues greats. Check out the Grand Ole Opry for an old-school country music experience. Or head to a legit Tennessee whiskey distillery for a glug of the smoky stuff. It'd be rude not to, right? This eve, get those toes-a-tappin' at an authentic honky-tonk bar. Ready to swing your partner round and round? Responsibly, obvs. (B)
Room still spinning? Our included brekkie should sort you out this morning. Then: onwards to Charlotte! A city with a tagline like “Charlotte's Got A Lot” means expectations are HIGH. But with urban forests, specialty museums, the NoDa art scene and two brewery districts – we'd have to agree, this place has a lot going on. So get exploring! (B)
Hitting the road bright and early, we're heading to the OG of American politics. We'll arrive in DC just in time to see the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall, the Whitehouse and Capitol Hill lit up like Christmas on an illumination tour. Then: round up the squad and swing by Ben's Chili Bowl for traditional DC hot dogs and chili cheese fries *drools uncontrollably*.
You've got 24 hours. Your undercover mission, should you choose to accept it... ok, you get the gist. Our suggestion? Nab yourself a set of wheels on a Segway or bike tour. Then, hit up the array of FREE museums. From the National Museum of American History to the National Air and Space Museum, and the International Spy Museum – there's something for literally everyone. And this far into the trip, you know the bud who'll be into it too... Tonight, it's our last dinner with the group. Time to give this epic American adventure the send-off it deserves. (B/D)
The Big Apple is calling. But first: Philly. The home of Rocky and the Declaration of Independence – this place is crawling with colonial history and culture. Get the lowdown on a driving tour before we wrap up our road-trip-of-a-lifetime in iconic NYC. Where's the highway taking us next? Get that reunion trip locked in! (B)
Las Vegas Strip highlights drive
Entry to Grand Canyon National Park
Entry to Monument Valley Tribal Park
Sante Fe highlights drive
Visit the Cadillac Ranch
Visit Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
Dallas highlights drive
Driving/walking tour of Nashville with Trip Leader
Night illumination tour
Philadelphia highlights drive
12 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
12 nights in hotel-style accommodation, 5 nights in hostels
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