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North America

Travel Guide
Canada which includes mountains

From sea to shining sea, the two countries of this continent offer large sophisticated cities, quirky small towns, historical sites and wondrous natural beauty.

Canada, the United States and Alaska stretch across North America from the Atlantic to the Pacific and up to the Arctic Ocean. Among their hundreds of national, provincial and territorial parks are the rocky eastern shores of Acadia National Park, the green western wilderness of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, North America’s tallest peak in Alaska’s Denali, and the Great Lakes, bison-filled plains and majestic Rocky Mountains in between. Enjoy highlights of the world’s favorite cities, including New York’s cultural arts, Quebec City’s unique French and English flavors, Los Angeles’ entertainment centers and lively beach towns along both coasts.

Popular cities in North America

New York
New York
Known for Entertainment, Theatre and Museum
Come to the “Big Apple” for a taste of many different types of urban culture in the heart of this world-famous metropolis.

Reasons to visit

  • Broadway
  • Times Square
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Chicago showing a city, street scenes and a high-rise building
Chicago
Known for Theatre, Museum and Urban
Chicago is a modern metropolis on Lake Michigan's shores with a pronounced fondness for art, baseball and blues. Stroll through the museums and parks during the day, and when the sun goes down, take in an evening of live blues in the bustling heart of Downtown Chicago. Or why not experience a lively sporting event and check out the hometown baseball teams, The Cubs and White Sox or the Chicago Bulls basketball team.

Reasons to visit

  • Union Station
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • Navy Pier
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Known for Shopping, Entertainment and Theatre
From celebrity-spotting to clothes shopping, the fabled heartland of the film industry offers substance as well as style.

Reasons to visit

  • Wiltern Theatre
  • Farmers Market
  • MacArthur Park
Washington
Washington
Known for Shopping, Museum and Monument
National politics, historic monuments, museums, theatres, art galleries and quirky festivals – the U.S. capital city has a lot to offer.

Reasons to visit

  • Union Station Shopping Center
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Capital One Arena
San Francisco showing a bay or harbour and a bridge
San Francisco
Known for Theatre, Museum and Urban
Tony Bennett famously left his heart here – and so will you. This city knows how to win your affections and keep you faithful to the last.

Reasons to visit

  • Oracle Park
  • Ferry Building
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Boston Common showing a city, a statue or sculpture and a park
Boston
Known for Sport, Tour and University
Boston has an important place in American history; considered by many to be the Birthplace of American Liberty, it played a major role of during the American Revolution. Boston now remains influential on the east coast, especially since the city is inseparable from science and education, and has the reputation of being one of the most affluent and most progressive cities in the United States.

Reasons to visit

  • Copley Square
  • Boston Children's Museum
  • Fenway Park