Sun and sea or mountains and lakes – or a combination of all of these? A retreat far from the madding crowd or a vibrant and lively holiday center with dozens of attractions? The joy of looking for a holiday home in America is that that there are so many great destinations. America houses for sale come in all shapes and sizes, and even relatively modest budgets will find an affordable holiday home. From condos to beachfront villas, there is something for everyone in a multitude of attractive locations.
In the heart of Florida, Orlando offers something for every possible taste, and with its proximity to world-famous theme parks such as Legoland, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando, owning a holiday home here gives easy and year-round access to all the entertainments on offer. Yet Orlando also has great museums and art galleries, music festivals and events throughout the year, and fine dining experiences to complement the culture on offer. With lots of free events for all the family and hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, a holiday home in Orlando also offers great potential for renting out.
One of New England’s premier seaside resorts, this Rhode Island beauty has gracious mansions, outstanding fine dining and is the perfect location just for messing about on boats. The resort was home to the America’s Cup yacht race for decades, and the strong maritime thread of its history runs right through the area. If the sea doesn’t quite float the boat, Newport is also famous for its jazz and folk festivals, attracting the cream of the world’s performers every year.
If skiing is high on the agenda of recreational activities, then a holiday home in this famous Colorado resort is ideal. Situated in a remote part of the Rockies, but easily accessible through its airport, Aspen offers winter sports options that attract huge numbers of visitors every year. Outside the winter months there are trails to hike or mountain bike, and throughout the year there are jazz and classical music events, as well great shopping and restaurants to suit all palates.
For classic beach culture San Diego is hard to beat. Its Californian climate attracts water sports enthusiasts year round, and with sandy stretches, hidden coves, unexpected rock pools and great surfing it’s an ideal holiday home refuge. The world famous San Diego Zoo is one of the city’s great attractions, and Los Angeles is just up the road. For a different experience, the vibrant culture of Mexico is just down the road, so there is plenty of choice to sightsee or just relax with a drink and look out across the Pacific Ocean.
Hawaii doesn’t come much better than this beautiful island, with crescent sandy beaches and lush, verdant hills to surprise and delight the holiday homeowner. Golf is popular, but it’s the beaches and warm ocean that provide a constant background for rest and relaxation. Cruises with whale watching are an option, and kids will love the Maui Ocean Center where denizens of the deep swim overhead in a vast tank as visitors walk safely below.