Spring Is The Perfect Time To Plan Your Holiday

Backed by low sand dunes, which give it a very private feel, Cape Cod’s Chapin Beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and exploring the tidal flats

Emerging research suggests that “If we want our resolutions to last longer, we should start them during spring, when our brains are pre-programmed to thrive,” just like nature does. So, if one of your goals for this year is to see more of the world, spring would seem to be the perfect time to start planning your holiday. Tailored to the ardent explorer, those who want their fill of sun, sea and sand, equine enthusiasts, and lovers of luxury, we have rounded up a list of America’s special experiences (think anniversaries, engagements and whole family get-togethers) and handpicked places fresh from our very own bucket lists.

Star-Studded Journey

Did you know that more than 900 big-screen and TV films have been shot in Utah? In fact, Monument Valley has been the setting for more Western movies than any other site in the United States. Thelma and Louise took their final leap at Dead Horse Point in Canyonlands National Park, with other productions shot in the Beehive State including Gravity, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Lone Ranger, The Need for Speed, and, still to air, Kevin Costner’s Horizon: An American Saga.

Bryce Canyon is known for its incredible rock formations, but none is likely as fantastic or unique as Thor’s Hammer ©Terra Thurgood

Let the scenery take centre stage and get behind the wheel for a taste of Utah’s Mighty Five national parks, including the Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion, on our Star-Studded Journey from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, via Monument Valley. The itinerary also includes a night at the Sundance Mountain Resort, which is owned by one of the world’s most acclaimed actors, Robert Redford. We can think of many reasons to extend your stay here. Cast a line in the Provo River, one of the world’s premier Blue Ribbon trout fisheries, embrace the spectacular summit views with some mountain top yoga, hit the summer trails on a mountain bike, or time your trip to coincide with a full moon lift ride.

Sundance offers 25+ miles of lift-serviced, single-track mountain biking with exciting terrain and breathtaking vistas ©Sundance Mountain Resort

Stay Oceanside

Of course, if you’re ready to soak up America’s rejuvenating oceanside breezes, there’s nothing like a break around the Florida Keys, with their warm and welcoming sands. Step into the archipelago’s inviting turquoise waters, snorkel the colourful coral reefs, and discover a laid-back island vibe that can only be found by sampling what is America’s answer to the Caribbean.

Enjoying a day on the water in Islamorada, a great location for snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing or just relaxing on the water ©Emergent Media

Alternatively, head to the northeast on our Boston to New York by the Beaches holiday, where the roadways hug the Atlantic Ocean—Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and the Hamptons—serving up a palatial slice of beach life. Ferries connect the Cape’s cottages and lighthouses to Martha’s Vineyard trails and beaches while a short ride brings you to the Hamptons where mansions, boutiques and cuisine combine with pristine shores.

Cape Cod is famous, worldwide, as a coastal vacation destination with some of New England’s premier beach destinations including Mayflower Beach in Dennis ©Discover New England

Celebrating Your Special Occasion With A Luxury Holiday

Are you looking to celebrate a special occasion or a loved one, and would you like to go all out on a holiday where no little luxury is spared? Frontier America has a list of exclusive properties that excel at providing extraordinary adventures where envy-inducing tales linger long after the trip ends.  

Blending adventure with bonding, ranch holidays are perfect for families. Kids revel in horseback rides, nature trails, and cowboy experiences, fostering a love for the outdoors; parents unwind amidst scenic landscapes; and everyone shares cherished memories and quality time.  

The Ranch At Rock Creek is the ultimate summer holiday destination for families and the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life ©The Ranch At Rock Creek

Nestled in a Montana valley, The Ranch at Rock Creek offers a serene retreat with just 29 accommodations. Experience the authentic ranch lifestyle from the cuisine through to the activities with gourmet bison burgers at Blue Canteen, ropes courses and shooting sports, and endless exploration of untouched nature by foot or on horseback. Choose from opulent cabins, glamping tents and even luxury homes, like the Western-themed Bear House, ranging from one to five bedrooms. Our tip: don’t miss the summer rodeos every Tuesday from June to August at The Ranch’s Camp Roosevelt Arena, where professional cowboys showcase their skills. It’s the epitome of Western charm and adventure.

When the summer rolls around, guests are treated to a weekly rodeo, breakfast ride and barn dance ©The Ranch At Rock Creek

For a more homely affair, try Colorado’s family-owned Tumbling River Ranch, the property just one hour and 15 minutes by car from Denver—those seamless direct flights from the UK make travelling to the Centennial State an obvious choice for parents. Or hire out the entirety of Wyoming’s Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch for your extended family; the upscale property is limited to 25 guests weekly with a 6-night stay.

A family on the way back from Copman’s Tomb, one of the many fabulous trails at Wyoming’s Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch ©Hideout Lodge & Lodge Guest Ranch

​​​If you are celebrating a special anniversary or want to kick up your heels after your big day, hit the trail at Montana’s Triple Creek Resort Ranch, one of the world’s best all-inclusive adult escapes. Set in the Bitterroot Mountain Range of the Montana Rockies, the distinguished Relais & Châteaux property promises a unique fusion of luxury and frontier spirit year-round. Accommodations range from cosy log cabins to spacious ranch homes, each exuding warmth and comfort. Whether unwinding by the outdoor fire pit, exploring trails on horseback, or indulging in winter sports like skiing and skijoring, adventure abounds. A more refined Wild West, it’s cowboy living elevated, complete with fine wines and sumptuous linens.

A tranquil Montana retreat, Triple Creek Resort Ranch offers understated elegance, flawless service and supreme comfort, making it an idyllic haven for couples seeking relaxation ©Triple Creek Resort Ranch

Of course, if you are of the opinion that horses are dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle, then you might prefer our honeymoon-style holiday exploring Boston and the islands. After a recent multi-million dollar makeover, the iconic harborside White Elephant hotel on Nantucket is a particular favourite because of its design, its setting on the waterfront, not to mention the oysters at the BPG bar!

Nantucket’s iconic harborside hotel and cottages have undergone a recent and complete multi-million dollar renovation ©White Elephant, Nantucket

Colorado’s Majestic Mountainscapes

For majestic mountainscapes, our Colorado holidays provide the perfect backdrop, the eclectic city of Denver, effortlessly easy to ranch on those aforementioned non-stop flights from London. The Mile High City is the perfect starting point for your trip, and our specialists will help guide you through the Centennial State and beyond.

From world-class-style dining, to internationally recognised art galleries, amazing luxury hotels, and plenty of summer adventures, Aspen has it all ©Jamie Fenn

Depending on the time you have available, why not rent a car and drive all the way up to Montana and Wyoming on our Real America Fly drive, or for a special trip to remember, consider our Luxury Colorado itinerary? The latter takes in the glories of Colorado Springs, the luscious Emerald Valley, and the famous ski resort of Aspen (it’s just as spectacular in summer as it is in winter), where the cream of Hollywood holiday, before finishing in the summer playground of Vail.

SilverLeaf Plus includes an elevated dining experience, premium spirits and access to the lounge car for signature cocktails, and a small outdoor viewing platform ©Rocky Mountaineer

For any journey starting or ending in Denver, it’s worth adding in a trip along the tracks aboard the newest Rocky Mountaineer train journey. For a more detailed review of this fabulous escape, catch up with Frontier America travel consultant Jeanette Dembrey. If you have already had the pleasure of enjoying the Canadian experience, you will know to expect excellent service, and while they do not offer GoldLeaf in America, you still have the option to book Silverleaf Plus. A​ worthwhile upgrade, the package includes an elevated dining experience (such as additional courses), premium spirits, and access to the lounge car, where you can enjoy signature cocktails, plush seating and and a small outdoor viewing platform.

There are so many other ideas we would be delighted to share with you when it comes to discovering America, the MidWest, the SouthWest, the Deep South, and the Mid-Atlantic other bucket list regions of the USA that are worthy of exploring. Whatever your vision, let our experts know about your interests, and we promise to create an amazing holiday that is tailor-made for you.

For more information on the holidays we offer at Frontier America, and to book, call our specialists on 020 8776 8709 or email us at America@frontier-travel.co.uk. ATOL PROTECTED No 5405 ABTA W3207.