North America

Travel Guide
Canada showing mountains
From its highest peak in Alaska down to its lowest point in Death Valley, North America is all about extremes, with spectacular scenery and super-sized attractions.

Officially, North America comprises Northern America, Central America, and the Caribbean. But because two of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Canada and mainland USA, make up the bulk of the continent, that’s what most people think of when planning a vacation here.

This northern region takes in all that lies between the Arctic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Atlantic to the east. The interior is a fascinating patchwork of rolling hills and fertile valleys, deep rocky canyons, arid deserts, swampy Everglades, snowcapped mountains and lofty forests.

For many, visiting Northern America is all about iconic natural wonders such as the Rocky Mountains, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone’s geysers. Others say you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge, CN Tower or other famous man-made landmarks.

Visiting the USA tops the list for people from all over the world. Whether you fantasize about an epic road trip along Route 66 or walking in the footsteps of Elvis in Memphis, a visit to Disney World or Las Vegas or living it up in the Big Apple, you can make it happen in the USA. There is so much more to do and see, that you’ll need a lifetime to take it all in.

Neighboring Canada is all about discovering the great outdoors, whether you are into skiing, mountain biking or hiking. In this easy-going country, you can still find large swathes of untouched wilderness, from British Colombia in the west to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia in the east.

Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City are French-speaking and feel like a world away from the very multicultural cities of Toronto and Vancouver.

Of course your North American adventure doesn’t need to end there. Technically, North America also includes Greenland with its Inuit and Danish customs. And if you consider Mexico and the Caribbean to be part of the continent as well, your options are endless. Come and enjoy the spirited Latino culture and cuisine or pick any island for a sun-kissed getaway on an idyllic beach.

Popular cities in North America

New York
New York
Known for Entertainment, Theatres and Museums
The city that never sleeps is a non-stop rush of culture, history, and cosmopolitan flair.

Reasons to visit

  • Times Square
  • Central Park
  • Broadway
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Known for Entertainment, Theatres and Sports
Palm-fringed neighborhoods and star-studded sights make LA one of America’s most stylish destinations. 

Reasons to visit

  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Long Beach Cruise Terminal
  • Crypto.com Arena
Chicago showing street scenes, a skyscraper and a city
Chicago
Known for Theatres, Museums and Art
A modern metropolis on the shores of Lake Michigan that’s defined by a love for fine art, baseball and the blues.

Reasons to visit

  • Navy Pier
  • McCormick Place
  • Millennium Park
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Known for Dining, Casinos and Shopping
When Las Vegas calls, pack your sunglasses and leave your watch behind. This party town shines brightly under a desert sun by day and neon lights by night. 

Reasons to visit

  • Bellagio Casino
  • Fremont Street
  • MGM Grand Casino
Miami
Miami
Known for Beach view, Shopping and Sea
From sexy South Beach to jet-set Brickell, Miami is a city that’s made for the spotlight. 

Reasons to visit

  • PortMiami
  • Ocean Drive
  • Hard Rock Stadium
Orlando which includes signage, a city and night scenes
Orlando
Known for Family-friendly, Shopping and Theme parks
Rediscover your inner child at Walt Disney World® Resort, swim with dolphins at SeaWorld® Orlando and explore the universe at the Kennedy Space Center, all in one place!

Reasons to visit

  • Walt Disney World® Resort
  • Walt Disney World®
  • Walt Disney World® area