Go west! Great US lates

Last updated at 09:10 13 July 2004


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So, holidays in the Med are going for a song (Click here for the full story) but what about further afield?

America has long been our favourite far-flung destination and the good news is it's cheaper than ever to visit Uncle Sam.

After hitting its lowest point for more than a decade earlier this year, the dollar is still sitting pretty at 1.76 to the pound, compared with the euro which is currently at 1.42.

American visa laws are undergoing changes in October making sooner rather than later the best time to cross the Atlantic.

We've got everything you need to plan your Stateside visit including 875 independent hotel reviews, in-depth guides to your favourite US states... Florida, California and New England among them and scores of late holiday deals on our dedicated late deals section.

Bargains of the week include: • Flights to Orlando from £179 • New York breaks from £299 • Seven nights in Miami from £385

We've also asked a handful of top US operators for their latest special offers:

Destination Memphis and New Orleans Date 13 August Operator www.jetsave.co.uk, 0870 162 3503 Prices from A ten-night tour, departing 13 August, costs £1089 per person (saving £50). Included are return flights from London Gatwick to Atlanta, accommodation and Details Be at Graceland for the anniversary of Elvis' death (August 16) before heading south to the Big Easy.

Destination Idaho Date 8 and 22 August Operator www.americanroundup.com, 0870 747 2624 Prices from £655 including six nights accommodation at the Silver Spur Ranch in Dubois, home-cooked food and daily horse rides. Flights can be arranged. Details A riding holiday based on a ranch with some 2000 cattle in Idaho. Learn how to work a farm and stay in a log cabin.

Destination New York Date until 15 August Operator www.travelbag.co.uk, 0870 814 6544 Prices from £595 per person including five-star hotel accommodation for three nights and return flights. Details Stay at Southgate Towers, an all-suite hotel in the heart of the fashion district, perfect for NYC's summer sales.

Destination Los Angeles Date 23 August Operator www.virginholidays.co.uk Prices from £719 per person for flights from Heathrow and car hire. Child prices start from £429. Details A seven-night stay in the City of Angels, accommodation not included.

Destination Las Vegas and San Francisco Date 7 September Operator www.travelsphere.co.uk, 0800 19 14 18 Prices from £889, including flights and internal flights, six nights accommodation and city tours Details Fly to Vegas for three days before boarding an internal flight to San Francisco.

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