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Discover the secrets of the United States on a care-free family holiday

Close your eyes and picture your perfect family holiday to the United States. Are you having close encounters with sea turtles in Hawaii? Spotting a black bear in its natural habitat? Cycling through the city of San Francisco? Building sand castles on the beaches of Oregon? The possibilities are limitless.

The United States, an outdoor playground.

Your holiday to the United States should represent who you are as a family - and it needs to be well organised at that. Whether you have young children who love the outdoors, older kids who crave adventure, or grandma and grandpa coming along for the ride, time together in the United States will create memories to talk about for years to come.

Stay in small-scale accommodations with multiple bedrooms that offer the perfect blend of American hospitality and authentic local experiences. Short drives and mapped-out routes make sure you hit all the family-friendly experiences you could hope for while travelling at a relaxed pace. Surrounding nature provides the perfect backdrop to relax, explore, and learn just what the United States has to offer. Let’s put your dreams on paper.

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Hike and conquer the astonishing national parks of the United States

It's the small details that make your holiday extraordinary.

We'll take the time to get to know you to match your fully bespoke holiday with your family's pace, interests, and anything desired. Do you need a pram? A car seat? Easy to access cooking facilities? Consider it taken care of. Combining the small details with first-hand local knowledge, you'll receive a mapped out itinerary from us - but the process isn't done until you are 100% satisfied. Then we take care of every detail, so you can focus on relaxing, rejuvenating and reconnecting with your family and the world around you. Get in touch to get started now.

"At Little America, we don’t just plan your dream holiday to the United States. We are with you every step of the way, from the moment you leave your front door to the moment you arrive home a changed person. We take care of every detail so you can focus on having the journey of a lifetime.”

Andrew Morten, Founder of Little America

What do you get from us?

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When is the best travel time?

The United States is a beautifully diverse country that is great for travel at any time of the year. Every season offers a new adventure, and each region has a unique personality of its own. Spring brings the wildlife out of hibernation with their newborns. Summer is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Autumn brings an aesthetic like no other, with bright red, orange, and yellow leaves. Thick layers of snow cover the mountains and grounds during the winters.

Do you want to relax on the beach? Explore the cities? Hike to spot grizzly bears? The options are endless. Based on your family's interests and availability, we can advise you on the best time to travel. Do you need to book around work and school schedules? We've got you covered on that, too. Click below to get a glimpse of what each season in the United States has in store for your holiday.

Learn how to surf in Hawaii as a family
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Would you like to travel away from the crowds? Travel during the shoulder season!

How long do we need in the United States?

The United States is one of the biggest countries in the world. You could spend months travelling the ever-changing landscape and not see the same place twice. For your holiday, the question becomes, "How long do we have together?". The more time you have, the more great things you can see at a relaxed pace. We highly recommend travelling slower as a family - stay in each place for two to five nights, drive less, and explore more. No need to rush from highlight to highlight.

To truly experience the essence of the United States, we recommend travelling at a relaxed pace for a minimum of three weeks. Or, if you have slightly less time, you can visit a few places in-depth and come back again one day.

At a relaxed pace, discover the local gems
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Get to know each place, through the eyes of the locals

What can we see and do?

With the diversity of the United States, you can see and do just about anything your family desires. Spot killer whales on the ocean's surface. Explore the forests of Big Sur. Swim with turtles in Hawaii. Go waterfall hopping through Yosemite National Park, the crown jewel of California. Sail the waters of San Francisco Bay. America’s flora and fauna is so impressive that you will never feel alone.

Your options are endless, with family-friendly private or small-group local activities, ranging from easy-going to adventurous. Let us know your interests and discover what is best for you. We can schedule all your activities and take care of every detail, so you just have to show up and have fun.

Cycle and explore the local treasures of San Francisco
Enjoy a day of hiking with a guide in one of the national parks

Where can we stay?

Trust us, you don't want to spend your holiday in a stuffy hotel room with cheap wooden furniture and mass-produced paisley carpets. We know the places you're envisioning, because they are our vision too. A unique spot to experience the natural wonders of the United States. A place that feels welcoming; like home. Where you can truly unwind while the kids explore. Staying in small-scale accommodations with multiple bedrooms, local hosts and renowned American hospitality is the greatest way to see the United States as a family.

From a hideaway in the middle of Umpqua National Forest to glamping in a suite tent in Utah, experience what these unique places have in store for you. Click below to get a glimpse of the best accommodations for families, from comfortable to luxurious.

Experience a cosy cottage in Oregon, nestled in nature
Stay with locals in a B&B nearby Zion National Park

How do we travel around?

From coastal roads, to panoramic mountain passes, and awe-inspiring desert landscapes, the United States is best explored by car or SUV. The roads are safe and the views from your car are often magnificent.

Driving your family in a roomy vehicle means you're able to reach places that group trips and public transport cannot. You can go at your own pace and stop when necessary. With only a short distance between each location, you'll have more time to relax and explore, which is what you should be doing on your holiday.

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Travel comfortably with your family in a large SUV

Flying to the United States

The United States isn't that far away. A direct flight takes approximately eight hours to the East Coast and ten hours to the West Coast. With a stopover, the flight time fluctuates between 11 and 14 hours. Your holiday begins as soon as you board your flight, so a comfortable journey makes all the difference.

Travelling to the United States with children may seem as though it's a bit of a mission. But it isn’t. At Little America, we can organise a relaxed travel schedule with comfortable flying times. Are you flying with a baby? Would you like to sit together as a family or in two rows? Or would you prefer first-class flights with extra privacy?

No matter which class you fly, our hard work and connections with airlines ensure you the best flight schedule, the most spacious seats in each class, a private HD display, delicious food and drinks for the journey, and of course, the best price. All of your flights are carbon neutral.

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We offer specialised advice and arrange a relaxed travel schedule
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Sample itineraries

Your trip to the United States will represent you as a family. Take a look at some favourite past trips to get inspired for your own journey. With holidays ranging from three to seven weeks based on various themes, you can change comfort levels, and add activities, rental cars, and flights to sense the possibilities that await.

Bring your ideas to us, take advantage of our local knowledge, and together we will create your unique, personalised holiday that is yours and yours alone. Get in touch with us here.

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Stay at unique accommodations in the heart of nature

Why book with us?

When you book with us, your travel specialist has only one goal: to create your dream holiday through the United States, and to do it properly. You want someone local, someone with experience, someone well-versed in expertise and service. You want a travel nerd that believes small details lead to big differences. That’s us! Get in touch to experience the difference.

Frequently asked questions

One step closer to your dream trip

More is possible than you may think

You probably already have ideas for your holiday to America and Canada. Nature tours through the Rocky Mountains, spotting orcas near the San Juan Islands, or exploring the streets of San Francisco on the iconic cable car?

For the best local tips and advice, visit one of our online presentations. Meet our travel specialists and have all of your questions answered.