Reconnect in wondrous landscapes

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

Close your eyes and picture your perfect family holiday to the USA. Are you having close encounters with sea turtles in Hawaii? Spotting a black bear in a national park? Cycling through the city of San Francisco? Taking in the Grand Canyon? Building sand castles on the beaches of Oregon? The possibilities are limitless.

The United States, an outdoor playground

Planning a family trip is time-consuming, and we know your time is precious. Let us do the work for you so that you can spend more quality time with your kids and yourself! A well-organised holiday, designed by locals means that you'll avoid making common travel mistakes and get the most out of your time in the United States. Are you ready to conquer one of the most beautiful countries in the world? Let’s put your dreams on paper.

A journey as unique as you and your family

Whether you have young children who love the outdoors, teenagers who crave adventure and new experiences, or grandma and grandpa coming along for the ride. Time together in America will create new stories that you'll be talking about for years to come. A trip of a lifetime that represents who you are as a family.

Experience the local warmth of the United States

Stay at small-scale accommodations with the perfect blend of space that everyone needs while still being able to bond as a family. Soak up the American hospitality and meet the friendly local hosts who are happy to help with anything. Short drives and mapped-out routes will ensure that you are travelling at a relaxed pace. While your kids enjoy new and fascinating experiences along the way.

Kayak at Glacier National Park
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Hike and conquer the astonishing national parks of the USA

It's the small details that make your holiday extraordinary

Do you need a pram? A car seat? Easy to access cooking facilities? Consider it taken care of. We'll take the time to get to know you to match your fully bespoke holiday with your family's pace and interests. 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.

Tell us what you want and we'll take care of every detail

This means you can focus on relaxing, rejuvenating and reconnecting with your family and the world around you. Get in touch to get started now.

What do you get from us?

Have close encounters with unique marine wildlife
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Spot bison at Yellowstone National Park
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"At Little America, we don’t just plan your dream family 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
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Tourism can be great for the environment. With us, you make a positive difference.

Let's accentuate the positive, reduce the negative, and offset what's left.

Sustainability in action

Where can we stay?

Experience the American lifestyle in rare and beautiful places, creating true quality family time. Enjoy breakfast together on the terrace overlooking the forest, freshly prepared by your local host. Or experience a few days at a typical American ranch where your teenagers get to have a taste of cowboy life. A unique spot to experience the natural wonders of the United States.

Enjoy family-friendly accommodations and absorb the local lifestyle

Staying in small-scale accommodations with local hosts and renowned American hospitality is the greatest way to see the USA as a family. Whether you need a kitchen for preparing home-cooked meals, a baby bed or an extra bathroom for your teenagers. Your travel specialist will ensure that your needs are catered for so that you can spend more time enjoying your holiday.

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

What can we see and do?

With the diversity of the United States, you can see and do just about anything your family desires. Booking carefully selected local experiences will engage your children’s curiosity and spark their love for travel. After all, immersing them in a culture different from their own is the best learning experience there is. With the diversity of America, you can see and do just about anything your family desires. Let us know what excites you and discover the best American activities for some fun-filled days.

Enjoy authentic cultural experiences and wildlife encounters

America’s flora and fauna is so impressive. Spot bears in Yellowstone National Park, explore the forests of Big Sur, get a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon from a helicopter, or mountain bike through one of Utah’s National Parks. Sail the waters of San Francisco Bay past the Golden Gate Bridge. Go waterfall hopping through Yosemite National Park, the crown jewel of California. Your options are endless, with family-friendly private or small-group local activities, ranging from easy-going to adventurous.

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

When is the best travel time?

Do you want to relax on the beach? Explore iconic cities like New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles? Hike in Monument Valley? We understand that with school-age children you’ll more likely be travelling to the USA during the UK summer months. Luckily, America is a beautifully diverse country that is great for travel year-round. Every season offers a new adventure, and each region has a unique personality of its own. Based on your interests and when you would like to go, your travel specialist can advise you on the best time to travel and the best regions to visit.

The USA is the perfect holiday destination at any time of the year

When considering a family holiday, we recommend booking about 9-12 months in advance. This ensures that you will secure the best accommodations for the best prices at the time you would like to visit. However, if you'd like to embark on your journey sooner we can still make it happen.

Learn how to surf in Hawaii as a family
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Would you like to travel away from the crowds? We've got you covered

How long do we need in the United States?

As the United States is the fourth largest country in the world, the travel opportunities for you and your family are endless. Whether you prefer snowy mountain tops, rough desert landscapes, big cities, or picturesque coastal towns, the USA is the perfect place to create those precious memories. For your family holiday, the question becomes, "How long do we have?".

Travel at a relaxed pace

To discover authentic America, we recommend travelling at a relaxed pace for a minimum of three weeks. If you have slightly less time, your travel specialist can help you choose the best regions that suit your wishes.

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

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. The roads are safe and the views are magnificent and ever-changing. For families, we recommend a self-drive holiday in a large SUV with plenty of space for the kids in the back. This allows you to explore off the beaten track places that group trips and campervans often cannot reach.

Take advantage of our special deals and travel comfortably, complete with:

  • A spacious SUV
  • A navigation system
  • Air-conditioning
  • Full insurance and low fuel costs
  • Hire cars that are less than six months old
  • Plenty of luggage space
  • Safe and secure roads
  • Pre-arranged baby car seat or booster chair
  • A route with only a couple of hours between each location

Drive less, see more

We highly recommend travelling slower as a family - stay in each place for two to five nights, driving less and exploring more, keeping everyone happy. No need to rush from highlight to highlight.

If you are thinking of renting a motorhome, talk to us now and discover why driving in a rental car is the best way to see the United States.

Marvel at all the colours of Autumn in the USA
Travel comfortably with your family in a large SUV

Great flights to the United States

The USA isn't that far away. A direct flight takes approximately eight hours to New York and ten hours to Los Angeles. With a connection, the flight time fluctuates between 11 and 14 hours. Your family holiday begins as soon as you board your flight, so a comfortable journey makes all the difference.

Travelling to the USA with the whole family may seem as though it's a bit of a mission. But it isn’t. We’ve experienced it first-hand ourselves and can offer you some great tips.

Advantages of travelling with babies and toddlers:

As a specialist in travel to the United States, we can offer you the best route options, airlines, seats onboard, connections and time to travel for young families.

  • Depending on your child's age, they may fly for free
  • You can bring your buggy to the gate
  • Skip the lines when boarding
  • If you require a bassinet, enjoy the extra space in the front row
  • Experience world-class service and extra support from the team of air hostesses

Take advantage of our first-hand experience and airline connections:

  • Comfortable chairs, sitting together
  • Endless movies, games and music
  • The best flight schedule
  • The most spacious seats in each class
  • Guaranteed seats next to each other
  • A good assortment of food and drinks for the journey
  • The best price
  • Carbon neutral flights each time

How comfortable would you like to fly?

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

Your trip to the USA should represent you as a family. Take a look at some favourite trips to get inspired for your own journey. With family 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.

Start your dream family holiday here

Whether you prefer to explore the hidden gems on the East Coast, or surf the Californian waves on the West Coast, bring your ideas to us! Take advantage of our local knowledge, and together we will create your unique, personalised family holiday that is significantly yours. Get in touch with us here.

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Why book with us?

When you book your family holiday with us, your travel specialist has only one goal: to create your dream holiday and to do it properly. Make the most of your time in America by choosing a travel specialist that has local experience and knows the USA like the back of their hand. We are travel nerds and from our first-hand experience believe that small details lead to big differences. Get in touch to make your dream a reality.

One step closer to your dream trip

More is possible than you may think

You probably already have ideas for your holiday to the United States 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.