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, Theatres and Museums
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
  • Columbus Circle
Chicago showing a city, street scenes and a high-rise building
Chicago
Known for Theatres, Museums and Art
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
  • Navy Pier
  • Soldier Field
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Known for Entertainment, Theatres and Sports
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 Historical, Museums and Monuments
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
  • Capital One Arena
  • National Postal Museum
Boston Common showing a city, a statue or sculpture and a park
Boston
Known for Basketball, Gardens and Scenery
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
  • Fenway Park
  • Boston Children's Museum
Philadelphia showing a city, a monument and central business district
Philadelphia
Known for Basketball and Art
Almost 40 million visitors come to this Pennsylvania city each year to see important sites of U.S. history and locations made famous by a popular movie franchise.

Reasons to visit

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • City Hall
  • Reading Terminal Market