Canada is by size, the largest country in North America, second in the world overall (behind only Russia). Renowned worldwide for its vast, untouched landscape, its unique and tolerant blend of cultures and multifaceted history, Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest countries and a major tourist destination. While USA, with its history of mass immigration dating from the 17th century, it is a “melting pot” of cultures from around the world and plays a dominant role in the world’s cultural landscape. It’s famous for its wide array of popular tourist destinations, ranging from the skyscrapers of Manhattan and Chicago, to the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Alaska, to the warm, sunny beaches of Florida, Hawaii and Southern California.
Places to visit
Heading up Grouse Mountain for a panoramic overview, as well as clambering over the dizzy heights of the quivering Capilano Suspension Bridge, from which you can eye the Douglas Firs and try to keep your vertigo in check 70 meters above the river. The city’s botanical gardens are spectacular -Skiing, fishing, eco-tours, snowmobiles, whale watching, skydiving and bungee jumping will keep adventure lovers happy, while the locals famed aversion to staying at home in the evenings makes for an equally alluring entertainment scene, which draws in everything from sport and rock music to dance and performance arts. The city’s symphony orchestra is particularly notable, as is the Fringe Festival, which annually welcomes a plethora of offbeat influences to Vancouver’s many stages.
There’s fun for the whole family in beautiful, Anchorage! Visit the country’s largest indoor waterpark, H2Oasis, dig for dinosaur bones at the Alaska Museum of Natural History or visit with a bear at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Scenic day drives, walking tours, fairs and festivals are all fun, outdoor activities to investigate during your visit to Anchorage.
With its white sand beaches, surfing and gorgeous skies, there is much to do in beautiful Honolulu. Take in the sights at the Manoa Falls or hike Diamond Head by day and see the Legends in Concert Waikiki by night. For history/military buffs, visit the Pearl Harbor National Monument or the USS Missouri Memorial. Relax at night with some sunset yoga before attending a luau.
New York City, New York
The Big Apple is a must-see for anyone. From Times Square and Rockefeller center to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Broadway, the city that never sleeps has attractions and excitement 24-7.
Los Angeles, California
Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Bowl and the Walk-of-Fame are just a few of the attractions of California’s most famous city. Take a walk along Venice Beach, have a drink at the Beverly Hills Hotel or stroll the shopping on Rodeo Drive. Want to see where your favorite celebrities live? There are plenty of bus tours to show you who lives underneath the Hollywood sign!
Las Vegas, Nevada
Whether you’re a high-stakes gambler, or just looking to take in a show, Las Vegas is a fabulous city with great food, high-end shopping and endless fun and excitement! Visit the MGM Grand to gamble, do some shopping at Caesars Palace Forum Shops, or take in some Cirque de Soleil. Kids love the rides at Circus Circus, or the roller Coaster at New York New York.
Even if you don’t ski, Denver has lots to do all year long, from the Botanic Gardens and the Denver Zoo to the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Coors Brewery Tour. Visit the U.S. Mint or the Buffalo Bill Museum. Of course, there are always fun snow activities, such as snowmobiling, tubing and ice-skating!
Home of the Magic Kingdom, Orlando Florida is a great vacation spot. Visit SeaWorld or Universal Studios or one of the many Disney theme parks. Sunny Orlando has lots of fun and exciting adventures for the whole family!
San Antonio, Texas
From the beautiful Riverwalk to the Alamo, San Antonio is a mecca of history and nightlife. There’s fun for the whole family, too, with the San Antonio Zoo, Six Flags San Antonio and SeaWorld San Antonio.
New Orleans, Louisianna
From Bourbon Street to a Mississippi River Cruise, New Orleans has much excitement and fun even after Mardi Gras. Enjoy the Creole cuisine, the Po’ boys and the mint julips. Golf or shop by day and enjoy some jazz by night in the French Quarter. New Orleans has night life and festivals all year long!