The neighboring North American countries of Canada and the United States feature fascinating metropolises, welcoming small towns, forested wilderness and large lakes. Relax on delightful beaches along the Atlantic or Pacific ocean or Gulf of Mexico, ski on eastern or western mountains or venture into the far north’s frozen tundra.
New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. are large U.S. cities providing a sampling of American arts and culture, with tall skyscrapers, impressive museums and art galleries, numerous entertainment centers, varied ethnic restaurants and professional football, basketball and baseball teams.
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Québec offer similar Canadian attractions and incorporate a French influence in language and customs, along with large Chinatowns. See ice hockey at its finest in the big city arenas and frozen outdoor ponds of Canada. Learn about the First Nations people who inhabited the northern parts of the continent long before Europeans arrived.
Drive across the continent and stop in small towns. In both countries you’ll find residents proud of their local points of interest, from the Giant Moose in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Canada’s Narcisse Snake Dens and New Mexico’s Pie Town, a whole town devoted to luscious desserts. The tourist stops are merely advertisements for the true attractions of the towns, the friendly residents. Wander down any North American small town main street and you’re likely to make a new friend.
Away from urban areas, the continent’s natural wonders include preserved forests and parklands with mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, caves, ravines, lakes and seacoast. Visit impressive and iconic U.S. national parks including northwestern Yellowstone with geysers and wildlife, the deeply etched southwestern Grand Canyon, the mangroves and crocodiles of the southeastern Everglades and Acadia’s northeastern windswept Atlantic island.
Canada has Banff’s western mountains and glacial Lake Louise, Prairies in the center part of the country and frozen tundra in Ivavik. Spend months or years touring the more than 40 Canadian national parks and nearly 60 U.S. national parks.
The two countries share the vast Great Lakes, popular for boating. Ski the Appalachian and Laurentian mountains in the east or the Rockies in the west.
Plan your North American visit to celebrate with local residents for Canada Day and U.S. Independence Day in early July, or Thanksgiving harvest celebrations in October and November.
This New York City hotel located on Seventh Avenue at 33rd Street is across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.
This 52-story Midtown New York hotel is a half-block from Times Square and Broadway; Fifth Avenue is less than 2 blocks east, Rockefeller Center is 5 blocks away, and Central Park is a mile north.
This Theater District hotel is at the corner of West 45th Street and Eighth Avenue, 1 block west of Times Square and 6 blocks west of Rockefeller Center.
Centrally located in midtown Manhattan, this New York hotel is within walking distance of Times Square, Fifth Avenue shopping, the Broadway Theater District, Radio City Music Hall, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and Central Park.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Times Square is the only all-suite hotel on Broadway, in the heart of Times Square, steps from Broadway theaters, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Hard Rock Cafe, and much more.
Located at the corner of East 45th Street and Madison Avenue, the Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, provides ready access to shopping, as well as Broadway theaters, 3 blocks away.
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Palace Theatre and Broadway. Times Square and Ed Sullivan Theater are also within 10 minutes. 49th St. Station is only a 2-minute walk and 47 - 50 Sts - Rockefeller Center Station is 7 minutes.
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Ed Sullivan Theater and Carnegie Hall. Central Park and Broadway are also within 10 minutes. 7 Av. Station is only a 2-minute walk and 50 St. Station is 3 minutes.