My 2 cents worth, as someone who lives in an American summer vacation destination (western Montana, halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone National Park).
I would go with some of the previous advice and plan on the PNW between San Francisco and Seattle. Lots of good breweries, great food, excellent sites, and of course MLB in San Francisco and Seattle. Sonoma County and wine is good, as well as Russian River and Bear Republic.
Lots of other great places to see in this fine country as others have seen, but if you are coming from England, you should go see something completely different. The east coast resembles England enough already.