Best for… A Winter Outing
New York is always a great place to go, with some of the most iconic sights in the world, great shops, hotels and restaurants. Rates are cheapest in January and February, which is great if you want to save your dollars for the January sales on 5th Avenue. Or time your trip around NYC Broadway week℠, NYC Restaurant® week or NYC Must-See℠ week.
Best for… thrill seekers
With both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Parks & Resorts vying for your attention, Orlando is the perfect playground for all ages. First-timers and the young at heart should start with Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom and its iconic castle. For science and culture endeavours Epcot will delight, or you can relive classic movies at Hollywood Studios – including Star Wars land and Toy Story Land. Universal Orlando is the only place in the world where you can experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at two parks connected by the wonderful Hogwarts™ Express.
Best for… a blowout break
Despite the saying, everyone knows what happens in Vegas is too good to stay secret. The city is a revolving door of entertainment: blackjack tables, nightclubs, 24-hour dining and stage shows from the Cirque du Soleil to Celine Dion. It’s possible to spend the nights in a neon twilight – but don’t think the fun’s only for grown-ups. High-tail it out of the city in a hire car and you’ll be able to swap mojitos for the Mojave Desert. Road-trippers can be at the Grand Canyon in half a day.
Best for… extraordinary excess
At its most romantic, Dubai can offer pale red deserts, at its most traditional, it can show you an old creek running through its heart. At its most decadent, Dubai shows off the Burj al Arab: a hotel plastered in gold leaf. It’s the kind of city that needs to be seen to be believed, but even if you’ve been before, there’s always something new happening. The Museum of Illusions has just opened and next year the future will arrive – or a museum of it, at least. The Museum of the Future has been greatly anticipated, and its unique design has already got architects talking.
Best for… if you like it tropical
Barbados is the quintessential Caribbean destination. The sandy beaches in the east are so beautiful they’ll make your eyes water and the rocky western shores are well worth an expedition. When Happy Hour – which normally rolls into Happy Evening – comes around, enjoy Planter’s Punch sundowners and calypso music. Soon you’ll be swaying like a palm tree.