The beaches of Santa Monica make Los Angeles one of the best places in the US for a luxury vacation ... photo by CC user 33389938@N00 on Flickr

Out of all the places one could go on a top-tier holiday, the United States of America, ranks near the top of the list. This should come as no surprise, as it is one of the wealthiest nations in the world. As such, the holiday infrastructure at the high end of the market ranks highly compared to other countries, but even if you know this already, you might not know where to go on your getaway.

The following are the best places in the US for a luxury vacation in our humble opinion, so check out the entries below and find the spot that’s right for you.

2) Los Angeles

Looking to spend some time amidst the stars in the City of Angels? There are many luxury LA villa rentals where you can vacation like a celebrity, as they have choice views at places like the beach in Santa Monica, or up in the heights of the Hollywood Hills. When you aren’t lounging in these opulent surroundings or on the beach, the stores of Rodeo Drive will beckon you, as will the exquisite art present at the Getty Center or at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)

2) Miami

Swaying palms, white sand beaches as far as the eye can see, and sizzling nightlife after dark – Miami offers all of this and more. Luxury hotels that includes the Trump brand, as well as cute boutique destinations share space on the long strip that defines Miami Beach. The outstanding weather has attracted the best chefs in the land, and with cover charges and strict dress codes for many lounges keeping standards high at night, your time away from the beach will be well spent.

3) Chicago

If you want to discover the Windy City this year, there are many qualities to this aplha world city that make it especially suitable for the jet set. The Magnificent Mile contains all the top shelf luxury hotel brands that you have come to know and love, as well as some of the best luxury shopping in the nation and its finest dining. Cultural hounds will be kept busy by some of the world’s most awe-inspiring museums, all of which are housed in classic or under modern buildings.

4) Colorado

Those that have an affinity for the outdoors, but seek to do it in relative comfort will find some of the best rural luxury amenities in the state of Colorado. From the ski resorts of Vail and Aspen, to the big city amenities of Denver (located within a short drive of the mountain front for those looking to have it all), this mile-high paradise will allow you to bond with nature while allowing you to come back to a well-appointed hotel room at night.