Bring these 12 luxury locales from the back-burner of your mind to the front, then let the Tully Luxury Travel Designers map out the perfect – and long-overdue – road trip.
Glacier National Park, Montana
Imagine having one million acres as your personal playground. There’s a lot to see and do in this national treasure, including two mountain ranges, more than 130 lakes, hundreds of species of animals and over 700 miles of hiking trails. The diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife make this U.S. bucket-list adventure a solid thrill.
Niagara Falls, New York
Almost six million cubic feet of water flows over three waterfalls every day, here in upstate New York and southern Ontario, Canada – the most powerful falls in North America. Visitors marvel at the panoramic views, hop on the Maid of the Mist, taste their way through the nearby wine regions and try their luck at the casinos. P.S. Don’t forget to bring your passport!
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
The song is right: You’re sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod. This picturesque peninsula flung out into the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts is a treasured seascape, with town after town of homespun pleasures and delicious seafood, on-season or off.
The White House, the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art – with so many sights to see in our nation’s capital, the thought of harnessing it all together can be daunting. This is where Tully Luxury Travel Designers can custom-create the perfect Washington visit.
Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Louisiana
The masks and costumes, the parades and floats, the bright-colored beads, the king cakes! You know you’ve always wanted to go to the biggest party in the world, so what’s holding you back? This New Orleans carnival has been going on since the year 1699 – it’s time you joined in the fun.
Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona
You can fly over, float through or hike around the soaring sandstone cliffs of the Colorado River at Horseshoe Bend in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This geological oddity took five or six million years to look as stunning as it does – but it only took Instagram a couple of years to make it the new hotspot.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Maybe Sin City is in the cards? The international capital of glitz is an exciting mix of rampant hedonism, A-List entertainment, blinding neon lights and big steaks. What’s more, the luxury can be layered on as thick as you wish – perhaps thicker.
Joshua Tree National Park, California
This renowned, protected landscape in southern California stretches across the Colorado and Mojave deserts. It’s a lovely day trip to wander among the cacti and Joshua trees and rocks – or it’s a destination event, via the twice-annual global phenomenon that is the Joshua Tree Music Festival.
Big Sur, California
Between the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Big Sur is a giant swath of California coastline, famous for its Highway #1, with winding turns, clifftop views and misty shores. Check out the dramatic scenery, the giant redwood trees and, if you’re lucky, a herd of seals.
Los Angeles, California
You have to visit L.A. at least once in your life – hitting Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Malibu Beach, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and more. The sights, the food, the history, the glamour, the sunshine – you may never want to leave.
San Francisco, California
One of the most unique cities in the country, San Francisco reveals many chapters of an ongoing, tantalizing tale. Head down Haight Street, into Chinatown, over to Golden Gate Park or out to Alcatraz – just don’t forget to make time for the beach.