Flights to Oz are time consuming so it’s worth talking to your booking agent about the best route and potential stopovers. One idea for flights to Australia with stopovers is to fly via the United States with options to stop off at New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles. OzAdventures can advise about internal flights and/or stopovers at low cost, so why not take advantage! Here are just some of the things you could be getting up to stateside.
Walking around New York feels like constantly being inside a film set. If budget is an issue and you don’t want to blow all your cash before you get to Oz, there is plenty you can do and appreciate by simply walking around the Big Apple itself. One option is to grab a hotdog or pastrami sandwich and sit in Central Park and just watch the world go by. There are plenty of iconic skyscrapers and landmarks to gaze at including the Rockefeller Centre, Trump Towers, Chrysler Building, Flatiron, Empire State Building and let’s not forget the Statue of Liberty!
If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear flowers in your hair, as the song goes. As the home of ‘The Summer of Love’ in the 60’s, San Fran still maintains something of a hippy vibe and is much more laid back than New York and LA. Don’t miss out on a trip to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge which was opened in 1937 and is a staggering 2.7 km long. You can also pay a trip to Alcatraz – the infamous island prison located in San Francisco Bay. Travelling around San Fran is really easy by tram which will save you walking up and down some of those steep hilly boulevards.
You can pretend you’re mature and grown up once you board the flight to Oz but before then, let your inner child out and indulge in the guilty pleasure that is Disneyland. Donning a pair of Mickey Mouse ears and having an opportunity to meet the famous mouse himself is just too good an opportunity to miss! Spend a day screaming on rides such as The Runaway Train and Space Mountain before the sun sets and you get to witness the famous light show and parade. If Disneyland doesn’t float your boat then hit Muscle Beach in Venice or the coastline of Santa Monica, although there are plenty of sandy retreats in Australia itself.