From sea to shining sea, the United States of America is a giant tapestry of beauty and wonder waiting to be explored. We have assembled our Top 8 All-American Travel Experiences because this is “America the Beautiful,” Ker & Downey style.
Sonoma Valley, California
Taste your way through Sonoma County for a tour through a handpicked selection of private vineyards and tasting rooms. The Sonoma Valley is home to some of the earliest vineyards in country making for a luxurious All-American travel experience.
Iditarod Trail, Alaska
Alaska’s historic Iditarod Trail plays host to the annual Iditarod Great Sled Race — dubbed the “Last Great Race on Earth”. From the comfort of Winterlake Lodge, experience the trail by both land and air. Firstly, begin with your own privately guided dogsled ride. Next, hop aboard a private helicopter for a birds-eye view of the trail’s high mountain vistas and deep ocean fjords.
The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana
Escape to the the iconic wild west at The Ranch at Rock Creek. Set in Montana’s legendary ranchland, this luxury-infused “home on the range” encourages you to don your cowboy boots. Afterward, take a horseback ride through the Rockies’ rolling foothills or try your hand at fly-fishing in trout-filled streams.
Mii Amo Spa, Arizona
Embark on a self-care journey at Mii Amo Spa at Enchantment Resort, ranked the #2 destination spa in the world by Travel + Leisure in 2014. Native American traditions and the striking energy of Sedona’s Red Rocks have been infused into the 24,000-square-foot oasis.
Snake River, Wyoming
Snake River, near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has an adventure for everyone. You can opt for a relaxing flat-float while taking in the stunning surrounds along the way. Or, go on an adrenaline-packed whitewater experience sure to elicit shrieks of joy. Whichever float you choose, keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles, moose, beavers, and osprey wildlife on riverbanks.
Coastal Highway 1, California
Set out on America’s dream drive along California’s Pacific Coast Highway. This cliff-hung roadway winds 1,000 miles along the state’s Pacific boundary. Throughout the driving journey, thread through breathtaking wild coastal beaches and hidden natural masterpieces. Along the route, visit John Steinbeck’s historic Cannery Row with a stop for beachcombing in Pt. Reyes National Seashore. Next, plan a walk through the Armstrong Redwoods, home to some of the tallest trees in the world.
Prince William Sound, Alaska
A private glacier cruise along Prince William Sound takes you up Blackstone Bay. While there, experience the sheer cliff walls, tumbling waterfalls, and tidewater glaciers of Alaska’s southern coast.
Zion Mountain Ranch, Utah
Get back to nature at Zion Mountain Ranch, a country cabin resort at the entrance of Zion National Park. Careful management of the land and healthy sustainable cuisine are at the heart of its mission. Enjoy a range of all-day culinary innovations at The Buffalo Grill with a changing menu reflective of the earth’s harvest. At sunrise, guests wake up to the sight of wild buffalo grazing in the fields. Zion Mountain Ranch, not surprisingly, has many farm animals on premise. Consequently, children have the delightful opportunity to interact with chickens, bunnies, ducks, goats, cows, and ponies.