Hot Cities in the USA to Visit

30 May, 2022


  • Flights to New York
  • Flights to Los Angeles
  • Flights to San Francisco
  • Flights to Washington D.C
  • Flights to Miami
  • Flights to Las Vegas
  • Flights to Orlando
  • Flights to Boston
  • Flights to Atlanta
  • Flights to Austin

For many of us, the USA still holds a certain mystique - or, at the very least, a huge sense of curiosity. Home to everything big, bold, and often eccentric, the country is adorned with incredible natural wonder, dotted with famous (and infamous) cities, and bursting with exciting things to do. That's America.

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New York City

New York City

We start with the very pinnacle of global cities - the one and only NYC itself. New York evokes so much romance, with The Big Apple laying claim to every type of restaurant, bar, point of interest, and cultural hotspot you could wish for. Indeed, all the 5 boroughs have something to offer - and so much more we can't fit in this small blurb.

Due to its proximity on the east coast of the USA, you can even visit New York City over a long weekend. Book your flight with Virgin Atlantic now to do just that…

The LA cityscape

The LA cityscape

The home of the Sunset Strip, the American film industry, Universal Studios Hollywood and oh-so-many other iconic landmarks. What's more, over 105 museums, 225 theatres, and 16 of the world's most beautiful gardens lie within the city of Los Angeles.

A visit to LA should be on everyone's to-do list, and with its famous Mediterranean climate, there's scarcely a bad time to do so. So, get ready to grab your sunglasses, hire a car, head to the hills and immerse yourself in the Hollywood experience - a flight with Virgin Atlantic to the City of Angels awaits…

Golden gate bridge

Golden gate bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is the perfect introduction to San Francisco. Birthplace of the hippie and beatnik beliefs that formed the counterculture movement of the 60s, San Fran is arguably the USA's best-known proponent of LGBTQ+ rights, and boasts a unique vibe all to its own. The city is the very definition of 'unique', in the best possible way.

Top tip: after you've booked your Virgin Atlantic flight, buy some good shoes for all those famous - but very steep - San Francisco hills…

The Capitol building, Washington D.C.

The Capitol building, Washington D.C.

The nation's capital - home of The White House, the Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and so many other nods to America's foundation. As the home of US politics, it is symbolic as the very cradle of democracy, but there's also the National Air and Space Museum, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Natural History and many other cultural things to do here.

Be sure to include D.C. on your to-do list - book your Virgin Atlantic flight to Washington D.C. with our offers.


The Gateway to Latin America: Miami

Miami has a reputation as one of America's party cities, but the 'Gateway to Latin America' offers a lot more, including consistent sunshine and cultural riches galore. Visit Little Havana for that Latin flavour, hop on a speedboat at one of the many beaches, or head towards the Everglades to see some 'gators.

Behind NYC, Miami is the most visited city in the USA - why not book yourself a Virgin Atlantic flight to see why?

Ah Las Vegas - what more can we write about the city that hasn't been written? Vegas is one of the most popular and - let's be honest - notorious tourist cities in the world. Located in the Nevada desert, with huge hotels and casinos lining the 4.2 miles (6.8 km) strip, a fun time pretty much comes as standard here.

However, there’s a lot more to the city than its notoriety. The entertainment in Las Vegas is as varied and extravagant as you could wish - book a Virgin Atlantic flight to experience it all.

Although arguably best-known as home to the world-famous Walt Disney World, that's just the tip of the iceberg - Orlando houses many of the USA's best-known theme parks. So surely a family trip to Florida is in order?

There's plenty more to do besides rollercoasters, however. Orlando is known as 'the City Beautiful' and located in the American sun belt - so regardless of your travel companion(s), you're sure to love it here. Book your Virgin Atlantic flight to Orlando to see what we mean.

Historical Boston

Historical Boston

One of the oldest cities in the USA, Massachusetts' capital houses some of New England's finest historical architecture. Boston is a cultural hub of America, containing many of the great educational institutions and historical landmarks from the early days of the nation. Be sure to visit Faneuil Hall, where the Founding Father, Samuel Adams, made speeches encouraging independence from Britain.

Fun fact: the NFL's most successful American Football team, the New England Patriots, are in the Greater Boston Area. But whether you're a sports fan or not, book your Virgin Atlantic flight to enjoy all that Boston can offer.

The busiest airport in the world makes Atlanta a hub as a connecting flight - but why not visit 'Hotlanta' in its own right? Atlanta is the seventh-most visited city in the United States, and with attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium - the world's largest indoor aquarium - as well as the incredible Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park, it's easy to see why.

Interested in Atlanta for your next trip? Be sure to book your flight with Virgin Atlantic.

The coolest city in the USA? It's surely in contention. Full of eccentricities, Austin is affectionately known for its local call to action - 'Keep Austin Weird'. A jewel in Texas' crown, the city is one of the most popular destinations for art aficionados, not least due to the hugely popular cultural festival, SXSW. The array of BBQ restaurants in the city should be an incentive, too…

Want to head south for your USA trip? Book your Virgin Atlantic flight to Austin now.