Heli-skiing in the Rockies, sea kayaking with orcas off the coast of British Columbia, the extraordinary scenery of the Grand Canyon, beautiful national parks like Yosemite, and big, brash cities such as Las Vegas and New York - these are just a selection of what our North American destinations have to offer.

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Terrace at Four Seasons Santa Barbara, luxury hotel in Santa Barbara, Big Sur

Four Seasons Santa Barbara

California

The Four Seasons group acquired this Spanish-style 1920's hacienda during the Reagan era and restored the 22-acre property to make the most of its historic charm.

Where to stay

Four Seasons Santa Barbara
Whale Watching in Canada

Whale Watching in Canada

Canada

Canada is one of the best places in the world for an aw-inspiring whale watching adventure. The enormous coastline offers many spots to observe magnificent whales and gain an unforgettable lifetime experience.

What to do

Whale Watching in Canada
Urban Wine Trail in Santa Barbara

Urban Wine Trail in Santa Barbara

California

Located a few hours north of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara has much more to offer than a beautiful town centre and white beaches. Exhibiting sun coated hills and valleys of vineyards; Santa Barbara is home to 103 wineries. Explore the counties Urban Wine Trail and sip your way through a number of magnificent wineries of Downtown Santa Barbara.

What to do

Urban Wine Trail in Santa Barbara
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

USA

No picture will make you believe the sight of immensity of the Grand Canyon- one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders.

What to do

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
Hotel Oceana, luxury hotel in Big Sur

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

California

With its great location, expansive grounds and vibrant décor, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara (formerly Hotel Oceana) is a favourite spot for young travellers, families, locals alike and beach-goers with its colourful design and style.

Where to stay

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

California

Located on the hilltop of Enchanted Rock, the magnificent Hearst Castle is California’s most famous monument to wealth and ambition, offering breathtaking views across California’s Central Coast and the Pacific Ocean.

What to do

Hearst Castle
Learn to Surf

Learn to Surf

Hawaii

Popularly dubbed ’sports of kings’ Hawaii is the birthplace of big wave surfing and home to some of the best surfing spots in the world, scattered throughout the archipelago.

What to do

Learn to Surf
Sunset at Post Ranch Inn, luxury hotel in the Big Sur

Post Ranch Inn

California

This cliff hanger luxury hotel - it literally does hang over the cliffs - is one of the few places to stay along the Big Sur (of this standard anyway), meaning guests can explore uninterrupted to their hearts content.

Where to stay

Post Ranch Inn
Entrance at Hotel Zetta, luxury hotel in Big Sur

Hotel Zetta

California

If Soho House were to open a hotel in San Francisco (watch this space) it would look a lot like the Zetta Hotel. This ultimate Californian city hang out comes complete with oversized cushion chairs, pool tables, funky light fittings and a clientele of hip creative types (with the odd business type thrown in for good measure).

Where to stay

Hotel Zetta
The pool at El Encanto, luxury hotel in Big Sur

El Encanto

California

Dating back to the 1920’s, El Encanto has been meticulously restored by Belmond, and aims to capture the romance and glamour of that era.

Where to stay

El Encanto
Canada

Canada

North America

The world’s second largest country, Canada’s star attraction is its sheer vastness – this place is the very definition of the ‘great outdoors’.

Where to go

Canada
The poolside at Pebble Beach Resort, luxury hotel in San Francisco

Pebble Beach Resort

California

Famous for its four extraordinary golf courses (that have hosted the US Open five times) as well as incredible facilities and settings.

Where to stay

Pebble Beach Resort
The pool area at Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire, luxury hotel in Los Angeles

Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire

California

In the heart of Beverly Hills, just a few expensively shod footsteps from renowned Rodeo Drive shops, the recently renovated Beverly Wilshire blends tradition with trend.

Where to stay

Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire
Surf Santa Cruz

Surf Santa Cruz

California

Whether you are a pro or complete novice, Santa Cruz boasts secret surf spots, big waves and calmer waters for all ages and levels of surfers, could suggest why Santa Cruz is also known as the ‘surf city’.

What to do

Surf Santa Cruz
The balcony lounge at Hotel Vitale, luxury hotel in Big Sur

Hotel Vitale

California

The eco-friendly Hotel Vitale occupies an enviable position at the foot of the Embarcadero, the eastern waterfront of the Bay of San Francisco.

Where to stay

Hotel Vitale
Napa & Sonoma Valleys Wine Region

Napa & Sonoma Valleys Wine Region

California

California’s Napa Valley, just a couple of hours outside San Francisco, is the heartland of the winemaking industry in the United States and is well worth a visit while on a luxury holiday.

What to do

Napa & Sonoma Valleys Wine Region
USA

USA

North America

A continent-sized country, the USA pretty much has it all, and Original Travel has cherry-picked the very best bits. We offer tailor-made trips to include experiences as different as the brash hedonism of Las Vegas and the wide open spaces of Montana, and the beaches of the Florida Keys or the majestic scenery of the Rocky Mountains.

Where to go

USA
St Regis San Francisco, luxury hotel in San Francisco

St Regis San Francisco

California

Located in the SOMA district of San Francisco, the city’s cultural hub, the St Regis is in the heart of this lively city.

Where to stay

St Regis San Francisco

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