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Book online at www.americanholidays.com55National ParksYosemite View Lodge 11136 Highway 140 El PortalThe Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal, CA provides luxury accommodations just steps awayfrom the entrance to the national park. Our 335 rooms and suites are meticulouslyappointed and amenity rich, offering the perfect setting for a romantic getaway or a familyvacation. Most rooms are set along a spectacular stretch of the Merced River, featuringdramatic views from balconies and outdoor spas. Facilities:1 Indoor and 3 Outdoor Pools . 1 Indoor and 6 Outdoor Spas . Onsite ATM . Cocktail Lounge, Onsite Laundry Facility . Gift Shop and Convenience Store . GuestLounge . Free Guest Parking . Restaurant with Banquet Rooms Safety Deposit Boxes . Bus Parking . Visitor and Guide Centre . YARTS Public Bus to Yosemite Valley Accommodation:In-Room Coffee, In-Room Fireplaces in Select Rooms, Kitchenettes,Cable TV, Spa Tubs and Double Showers in Select RoomsPrices from £83/93 per room per nightBest Western Ruby's Inn26 South Main StreetBest Western Ruby's Inn is a full-service Bryce Canyon City, Utah hotel and is the closestlodging to the Bryce Canyon National Park located one mile away. Experience thepersonalized customer service and attention to detail that only a family-run hotel canprovide at the Best Western Ruby's Inn. Centrally located off of Southern Utah's Highway 12on Highway 63 the main driveway to Bryce Canyon, this Garfield County hotel offers a varietyof room types including Whirlpool rooms.Guests will enjoy dining at the two onsite restaurants, the Canyon Diner and Piccadilly Pizzaor the Cowboy's Buffet and Steak room, each offering a variety of delicious dishes to enticeany appetite. Take advantage of some of this Bryce Canyon City hotel's other amenitiesincluding an indoor heated and outdoor swimming pool, a Whirlpool hot tub, Ruby's GeneralStore, Ruby's Western Arts Gallery.Facilities: RV Parking & Campground . Heated Indoor pool . Outdoor pool seasonal . Basketball court . Restaurants . General StoreAccommodation: Each well-appointed guest room features cable television, pay per viewmovies, refrigerator and microwave and free high-speed Internet access for guests'convenience, Cable TV, ComplimentaryWireless High-speed, internet access,Refrigerator, In-room coffee/tea maker, Hairdryer, Iron / ironing board Prices fFrom £47/52 per room per nightFurnace Creek Death Valley National ParkFurnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort is one resort with two hotels, an oasis 18-hole golfcourse (The world's lowest course at 214 feet below sea level), The Furnace Creek Inn &Ranch Resort is located in the center of the largest National Park in the lower 48 states,which has 3.3 million acres of astounding beauty. The jewel of Death Valley, this FourDiamond Rated Inn offers its guests luxury and timeless ambiance. The Ranch, which takesyou back to the early West, has been an operating business since 1881 and was the originalhome of the now famous Borax 20-mule teams. Possibly the most uniquely situated hotel inthe USA, the Ranch's surrounding landscape features the lowest point in the Westernhemisphere, which is approximately 214 feet below sea level, sculptured sand dunes andthe Panamint Mountain Range, peaking at 11,500 feet.Facilities: "The Dining Room" (at The Inn) offers fine dining in a panoramic setting . 2Restaurants (at The Ranch) . Saloon & Cocktail Lounge (At the Ranch) . Outdoor swimming poolheated by hot springs . Children's playground . 2 lighted tennis courts . Guided trail toursnearby, horseback riding, hayrides & carriage rides (available Oct - May) . 18 hole golf course -"World's lowest golf course" which is situated at 214 feet below sea level . Rental Golf Clubsare available Accommodation: All rooms with twodouble beds, phone, cable tv, full bathroom,coffee maker and hairdryer. 17yrs and understay free once sharing existing beddings.Maxium 4 persons per room.Prices from £104/117 per room per nightTenaya Lodge at Yosemite1122 Highway 41Nestled in California's High Sierra Vistas - at the front gate to the spectacular landscapesof Yosemite National Park - Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite delivers big, rustic glamour and aninvitation to touch the wilderness. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a classic mountain resort settwo miles from Yosemite National Park's southern gate, surrounded by noble evergreenforest and a rich range of Sierra recreation. The lodge complex offers a unique level ofquality, comfort and amenities adjacent to the grandeur, wilderness and incomparablebeauty of Yosemite. The resort's lobby surrounds seductively soft sofa and leather chairswith textures of local stone and wood. Each of the guestrooms has a mountain lodge feelingwith bold-scale furniture and Native American patterns, colors and artwork. Each spring, asthe weather grows warmer, Yosemite National Park and the Sierra National Forest comealive. Melting snow turns into powerful waterfalls, meadows bloom with wildflowers andtrails become accessible for exploration. Take advantage of one of the Tenaya Lodge atYosemite vacation packages and use the Four-diamond amenities of Tenaya Lodge for yourbase camp as you explore the splendors of Spring in the High SierraFacilities: 244 Guestrooms and suites . Restaurants . Room service . In room safe . Indoor and outdoor pools . Fitness Center . Hiking, snowshoeing, fishing, mountainbiking, cross-country and downhill skiing nearby Accommodation: Guest rooms haveeither 1 king or 2 double beds with privatebathroom, dataport, telephones, movies ondemand and coffeemakers Prices from £114/128 per room per night

Reservations: Dublin 01 6733800 or Belfast 028 9051 1800LouisianaFrom world-class music to spirited fairs and festivals Louisiana has something for everyone.Fabulous cuisine is an exquisite fusion of tastes from a diverse list of cultures - French,African, Spanish and Acadian. Louisianans cook from the heart and create with their soul.Music is the life blood and heart beat of Louisiana and it can be heard through the cities andtowns; in cafés, bars, clubs, restaurants and homes. Louisiana was the birth place of jazz aswell as many other distinct musical styles. The legacy of native Louisianans includes worldfamous entertainers such as Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick Jr., Jerry lee Lewis, Fats Domino& Britney Spears. With more then 600 fairs and festivals its cultural calendar is packed withexciting celebrations and there is sure to be something going on. Louisiana brings history alivethrough its extensive collection of majestic antebellum homes dating back to a bygone era,150 years ago. Many of these magnificent homes are located on the river road between NewOrleans, Baton Rouge and Natchez. There is a wealth of experience for all the family in NewOrleans - paddle steamers, the Aquarium, Insectarium, Audubon Zoo, the Voodoo Museum,Mardi Gras World, air boat swamp tours, street car rides, Bourbon Street night life and theNational World War II Museum.As we all know though the area was struck by disaster on August 29, 2005 by HurricaneKatrina, who a made landfall east of New Orleans with the storm's eye passing within 10 to15 miles of the city. The effect on New Orleans, as well as on the entire coastal region, wasdevastating. In the aftermath of the storm, about 80 percent of the city (much of which isbelow sea level) was flooded. Tourism Numbers dropped drastically even though the FamedFrench Quarter and Bourbon Street were soon open for business. Tourism is an integral partof the New Orleans culture. The tourism industry employs 70,000 people and creates $5billion in revenue for the city each year, more than any other business sector in the city,according to the New Orleans CVB. So isn't it great to think how your holiday can go towardshelping the area regenerate. As we mentioned on our Responsible Tourism page the smallsteps we take as individuals add up to big changes as a team. Remember a Holiday to New Orleans has a flavour to suit everyone! TennesseeFrom the legendary Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, B.B. King and Johnny Cash, to modern daystaples like Justin Timberlake and Kings of Leon, Tennessee's music is embedded in theculture of the world. Whether it is country, blues, soul, gospel, jazz, Appalachian, rock, pop orany genre in between, you will find what moves you in Tennessee. Standing still is not anoption. With four major cities - Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga - quaint, smalltowns and thousands of acres of great outdoors, Tennessee offers something for everyone.Known as the birthplace of rock 'n' roll and home of the blues, Memphis delivered a musicalmovement and entertainment legends. A trip to Memphis is not complete without touringElvis's Graceland, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Smithsonian's Rock 'n' SoulMuseum or the National Civil Rights Museum.In Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry, CMA Music Festival, RCA Studio B and Country Music Hall ofFame and Museum capture the heart and soul of this great American art form. Nashville hasalso become a hub for pop, rock, bluegrass, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, blues andsoul music. Outdoor enthusiasts can find their natural rhythm across Tennessee's diverselandscape. Visitors may camp and hike through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. GreatSmoky Mountains National Park is world renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life,the beauty of its mountains, and the preservation of its Southern Appalachian mountainculture. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America's most visited national park andcelebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009.Deep SouthWhere Brightlights and Musicmeet Voodoo and Mystery!Welcome to the southern US states of Tennessee, &Louisiana, two of the 5 states that make up The DeepSouth. Immerse yourself in the rhythms of this uniqueregion and experience the true meaning of SouthernHospitality. Enjoy an Area rich in history with a distinctiveculture all of it's own whether it be the amazing food,battlegrounds of the of the civil war, the steamy swampsof Louisiana or the smooth sounds of Rhythm and Bluesthe Deep South is definitely a region that will awaken allyour senses. 56