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An Insta Guide To The USA’s Western Highlights

Published January 17th, 2017

So-Cal, Arizona and Nevada – the trifecta of ridiculously aesthetic everything. People, beaches, deserts, desserts, celebrities houses; you name it, the West Coast has probably got it. The only thing that’s missing? You. 

Best bit? If you don’t have the dosh right now, no worries mate, we’ve got some pretty sweet Interest Free Layby deals up our sleeves to get you there. 

Now that you’re mentally there, here are eight of the most instagrammable places you can get to on sale. You’re welcome. 

Los Angeles

Bask in life-size Pinterest dreams in LA...


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...Before moving onto life-size donuts in Venice Beach.


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Orange County

Live out your surfer life dreams in the O.C.


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San Diego

Get your fix of mucho Mexicana food and margaritas in the Gaslamp District of San Diego.

Phoenix, Arizona

Hit the desert with your #girlgang


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The Grand Canyon

Tick off the ultimate selfie at the Grand Canyon


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Route 66

Fulfil your roadtrip dreams with a cruise down Route 66.


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Las Vegas

And pull out the plastic to paint the town red in Vegas.

So was that right up your alley? Take your own ridiculously wanderlust-worthy photos for yourself and jump on Contiki’s Western Highlights Tour.

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Vicki Fletcher

An Australian travel writer and photographer, Vicki loves road trips down unknown tracks, following locals to the best food in town and spending long afternoons people watching in city squares. She's obsessed with colours, stops to admire flowers and dreams of one day restoring a chateau in France. Her top travel tip: always look up. Follow her on Instagram @vickijanefletcher.