A TALE OF TWO CITIES: EXQUISITE CITY BREAK
Philadelphia is the city where the legendary independence treaty was signed marking the USA's separation from the UK. While it might seem off the beaten track, it is actually within very easy driving distance from New York, making it perfect for a two-city break that combines class and culture with shopping and entertainment.
Although Philadelphia is officially a bustling city, it also has the traits of a bygone era - tourists can even ride around its cobblestone streets in a horse-drawn carriage.
Exquisite recommends the art deco style Loews hotel - an iconic landmark building which was the USA's first ever skyscraper. It's a stone's throw from world class night-life, theatres, restaurants and shops.
This building has played host to some epic Fourth of July celebrations as in the past, it was tradition to drink 13 toasts - "one for each state in the union". If you dare to recreate one of the gatherings, the in-house Bank and Bourbon bar will quench your thirst with unparalleled barrel-aged spirits and cocktails. Meanwhile New York is a once in a lifetime experience which needs no introduction. Feed your appetite at one of over 20,000 restaurants, shop at Fifth Avenue's most prestigious designer stores and then enjoy epic skyline views from the Empire State Building or the Rockefeller Center. Exquisite Concierge can organise a room at the Benjamin as part of your package, where you can expect deluxe beds, Egyptian-cotton sheets and white marble bathrooms.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FREEDOM: AN EXQUISITE CULTURAL BREAK
Prefer an alternative to a fast-paced city break? If so, try our proposed ten-day tour starting in Philadelphia but skipping New York and getting into the heart of the country and its culture. American Independence will be a strong theme. The tour will then take you to lesser-known but equally spectacular areas that aren't easy to plan by yourself, such as the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and the Amish countryside - something that will no doubt instantly appeal to anyone who's seen Sky TV's reality drama Breaking Amish. Finally, we end with a trip to Washington DC, where you'll learn why there's far more to the historic capital then merely the White House... this trip will un-write all of the stereotypes and introduce you to a side of the USA you never knew existed. Long live the land of the free!
To learn more and to customise your own cultural break with the help of Exquisite Concierge's dedicated travel team, call us now on 01277 888 708.