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Alabama

Alabama

"The heart of dixie state"

Known as the Heart of Dixie, Alabama is nestled in the centre of the Deep South with Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida as its neighbours. It is an extremely diverse State, rich in history, culture and scenery. The North of the State is renowned for its amazing scenery of lakes, mountains, canyons and caves whilst the Gulf Coast is home to Mobile, one of the oldest cities in the US, and boasts miles of white sandy beaches. Mobile was colonised by the French in 1702 and is also home to the original Mardi Gras which is still celebrated in the city every February.

Arkansas

Arkansas

"The natural state"

History becomes more than the pages of a book in The Natural State. Learn about the area as it was when first visited by Europeans at Parkin Archeological State Park and Arkansas Post National Memorial. Territorial Arkansas is depicted at the Historic Arkansas Museum, Old Washington Historic State Park and Fort Smith National Historic Site. The early days of statehood are explored in the Old State House and current State Capitol. Pea Ridge National Military Park, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, and Red River Campaign Parks all explain the state's role in the Civil War. Picturesque historic districts showcase some of the finest in antique architecture.

Delaware

Delaware

"The it's good being first state"

Delawares compact size and proximity to major cities of the U.S.s Mid-Atlantic region make it easy to access and explore.

Only in Delaware can you view the worlds most extensive collection of Early American furniture and decorative arts, listen to a Caruso recording on an early-model Victrola, learn to cook over an open fire, and visit the spot where the U.S.Constitution was first ratified, all in one day!

Florida

Florida

"The sunshine state"

With 1,200 miles of glorious beaches, some of the most famous theme parks in the world and a consistently warm climate, it is no surprise that Florida is the UK's most popular long-haul destination. Most visitors are familiar with the thrills of the theme parks, the temptations of the factory outlet malls and designer stores and the countless bars and restaurants, but Florida has so much more.

Georgia

Georgia

"The peach state"

The Peach State as Georgia is affectionately known, has everything and more that a visitor is looking for in a holiday to the USA.

There is high class shopping, dining, entertainment and the arts in the Atlanta Metro region, unspoilt beaches and water sports along the Atlantic Ocean, and classic touring in colonial Savannah and Georgias historic South. Add to this Georgias beautiful mountains and rivers, which open up a whole range of outdoor pursuits and historic trails, and you begin to understand why the state is known as the Gateway to the South.

Kentucky

Kentucky

"The bluegrass state"

Beautiful grass with a bluish hue gave Kentucky its appellation as the Bluegrass State, and this name has become synonymous with the music of the region. Kentucky is however best known for its equine interests and as the home of Americas most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, held in Louisville each May.

Louisiana

Louisiana

"The sportsmans' paradise state"

Louisiana consists of five regions, all of which boast fabulous cuisine, music, hundreds of year round festivals, exotic history, Tax Free Shopping and good ol' southern hospitality.

Sportsmans Paradise offers outdoor activities including the world famous Shreveport Rose Gardens and a 3,000 year old Native American site near the city of Monroe.

Maryland

Maryland

"The old line state"

One of the smaller states, Maryland nevertheless contains a great deal of diversity within its borders. While the Atlantic shoreline and Chesapeake Bay have quaint villages and unspoilt islands to explore, the area around Washington DC has become a centre for technology with military and civilian government establishments. A slim western panhandle part of the state includes the forested Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains and numerous resorts.

Mississippi

Mississippi

"The magnolia state"

Whispering pines. The sound of a single guitar. The smell of magnolia blooms. Sunset along the coast. Antebellum columns against an evening sky. Ancient Indian mounds in the distance. Smiling faces gathered together breathing in the day

Find out why authors flock to it, musicians sing about it, artists cant leave it, sportsmen love it, daydreamers bask in it, and tourists just have to escape to it. Mississippi is a land riddled with tales and mysteries, history and intrigue, with a past that still draws people near, and with a future that is promising. Mississippi will offer you more than you can imagine. Whether you are planning a weekend or an extended stay, you will understand why Mississippi feels like coming home.

North Carolina

North Carolina

"The tarheel state"

Want to see a real star? ... Then visit North Carolina and experience a genuine living movie set. Each year thousands of visitors flock to North Carolina in search of our wonderful outdoors lifestyle and our fascinating cultural heritage showcased in many a blockbuster movie. Dirty Dancing, Sleeping with the Enemy, Patch Adams and Last of the Mohicans are among nearly 600 movies filmed on location in North Carolina making it one of North Americas premier film and television locations.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

"The sooner state"

Experience all thats best about America in Oklahoma.

Once known as Indian Territory, Oklahoma is home to more American Indian tribes than any other state, with 39 tribal headquarters and members of at least 67 tribes. Visitors will find a blend of traditional and contemporary culture at art galleries, museums, historic sites, powwows, dances and festivals.

South Carolina

South Carolina

"The palmetto state"

The pristine beaches, scenic vistas and historic cities of South Carolina provide the setting for some of Americas top recreational and cultural activities. Over 200 days of sunshine each year provide an ideal climate for any kind of holiday, whether relaxing at the beach, playing golf, sightseeing or watching a spectacular array of fall colours in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Tennesse

Tennesse

"The volunteer state"

To some, Tennessee conjures up a picture of the majestic Smoky Mountains. There are those who think of nothing beyond the Country music of Nashville, while to others it is simply Memphis, the home of the Blues and birthplace of Rock n Roll.

Texas

Texas

"The long star state"

Texas is the largest state in the continental USA, covering two time zones and is divided into seven regions describing the different terrains (Panhandle plains, Prairies and Lake, Piney Woods, Big Bend Country, Hill Country, South Texas Plains, and Gulf Coast).

Virginia

Virginia

Located midway between New York and Florida, Virginia is the gateway to the South and is steeped with history.

Virginia has a wealth of themed parks and townships. Visit Colonial Williamsburg to experience what life was like in an 18th-century town and just a short distance away is historic Jamestown where you can explore the first permanent settlement in North America. There are numerous national parks in the state dedicated to Revolutionary War and Civil war battles. If your idea of a great vacation includes sand and surf, sun and seafood, Virginia's beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay are waiting for you. Or, if you want a relaxing day, tour o­ne of Virginia's over seventy five vineyards.

Washington DC

Washington DC

"The nations' capital"

Theres no city in the world quite like Washington, DC. Built more than two centuries ago as the capital of the United States of America, today it is arguably one of the youngest yet most powerful capital cities on the globe.

While we are known for our magnificent museums and monuments our politics often commands centre stage in Washington, DC projecting a stodgy image. A hip and trendy cosmopolitan city is emerging with smart boutique hotels, cutting-edge theatre and a restaurant scene representative of a global village. A day could be filled with kayaking and biking the sites along the Mall or by browsing the shops in Georgetown and perusing the fine works at America's first museum of modern art, The Phillips Collection. As the sun sets, the lights go up on upwards of 200 stages featuring live theatre productions while some of the most talented global chefs prepare their own version of edible art for their guests enjoyment and then hit the town at our trendy clubs and bars. You will never forget your American Experience.

West Virginia

West Virginia

"The mountain state"

West Virginia is a largely mountainous state, cut by river valleys. With the Ohio River as its western boundary, it was once part of neighbouring Virginia.

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