City Breaks With Virgin Holidays

Whether you’re taking a relaxing weekend city break, escaping on a last-minute romantic city getaway or just want to cram in as many attractions as possible, a city break is ideal. With your hotel and everything to see just a short hop from the airport, your holiday starts as soon as the plane touches down.

Why book with us?

  • Worldwide Hotels

    A true worldwide selection of luxury hotel rooms and suites. We’re known for the USA and Caribbean but we also offer holidays to the Middle East, Asia & the Far East, the Indian Ocean and much more.

  • Award Winning

    Don’t just take our word for it – in 2016 we were named Best Tour Operator by The Sun newspaper, Best Holiday Company to the USA and Caribbean by the British Travel Awards. 

  • Over 30 years of expertise

    Founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1985, we’ve been helping people from the UK travel the world for over three decades. 

  • Great Deals

    See our best prices online, offering competitive rates and great special offers whatever the time of year. 

  • Excellent Customer Service

    We’re more than just a list of prices. Call, pop in store or live chat online to find an experienced travel consultant ready to help you Seize the Holiday.

  • Book Online

    Secure and easy online booking system.

  • Peace of mind – ATOL/ABTA protected

    When you book a package with us, your holiday is fully protected by the ATOL and ABTA schemes, so you can relax and enjoy your trip. 

  • Something different

    The brand is particularly known for the “magic touches” its customers have come to expect whatever destination they choose – whoever they are.

City Breaks USA


Some of the best city breaks are in the USA - with no language barrier, short flights, endless attractions and a variety of cuisines, city breaks to New York and Washington DC are perfect for family holidays and couples alike. You can even fly direct to the west coast to sample the delights of Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

All major US cities host the annual shopping event of Black Friday, where retailers offer deep discounts in order to clear stock. 

Cape Town

Cape Town

For some winter sun you don’t have to visit a beach: flying further afield can be even more rewarding. At only 2 hours ahead of GMT, Cape Town in South Africa not only provides guaranteed winter sun but won’t leave you jet-lagged, making it perfect for a weekend away. 

Long-haul city breaks


Dubai averages 19C even in the depths of winter, and hosts a number of theme parks, including Legoland and the Hollywood-themed Motiongate. With the largest shopping mall in the world just minutes from beautiful wide beaches, it’s like three or more holidays in one.

For a city break further afield, try Hong Kong - British citizens can go there without a visa, and the historic city has an eclectic mix of western-style skyscrapers and fine cuisine on Hong Kong island; traditional Chinese districts in Kowloon; and miles of hiking trails in the surrounding countryside.

For a unique experience, we’ve listed a few of the standout annual events below to time your city break for best effect - click through on any city to find your perfect hotel deal, then once you’ve booked, contact your Virgin Holidays Concierge to pre-book the best tickets and find out more about events.

Calendar of events


Los Angeles - Rose Bowl Parade

Park City, Utah - Sundance Film Festival

Hong Kong - Chinese New Year 2017


Hong Kong - Chinese New Year 2018

New Orleans - Mardi Gras

Miami - Spring Break


New York, Boston - St Patrick’s Day Parades


New York - Tribeca Film Festival

Washington DC - National Cherry Blossom Festival

New York - Pride Week


Los Angeles - LA Comedy Fest

Hong Kong - Dragon Boat Festival

San Francisco - Bay to Breakers Costumed Footrace


New York - Museum Mile Festival

San Francisco  - Family Day Kite Festival

San Francisco  - Gay Pride


USA - Independence Day


Chicago - Lollapolooza


Chicago - Oktoberfest


New York, San Francisco - Halloween Parades

USA - Black Friday


New York - Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Hong Kong - Great November Feast


New York - New Year’s Eve celebrations


Top City Break Destinations