Sample packages from Traveling America

• The New Orleans City Breaks package includes three nights at the Hotel Monteleone with daily breakfasts and parking; a walking tour of the French Quarter and visits to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the National D-Day Museum, Aquarium of the Americas and Oak Alley Plantation.

The program also features excursions such as a Cypress Swamp Cruise, a Creole Queen Dinner and Jazz Cruise and a Garden District Cemetery Walking Tour.

Prices start at $652 per person, double.

• The American Legends package focuses on the early lives of both Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln when they lived near St. Louis.

The package includes three nights' accommodations at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at Union Station including daily breakfasts and parking.

Highlights include visits to the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site, the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, Rockcliffe Mansion and the Mark Twain Cave.

This itinerary also features a Hannibal Co. Trolley Ride and a Gateway Arch Riverboat Cruise. The starting price is $523 per person, double.

• The Pacific Coast Highway: America's Favorite Scenic Road, a program covering the central coast of California, includes three nights' accommodations with daily breakfasts at the Paso Robles Inn in Paso Robles and includes visits to the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument (Hearst Castle) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The itinerary also includes stops at the towns of Cayucos, Harmony, San Luis Obispo, Cambria, Gorda and Big Sur. Prices start at $456 per person, double.

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