Parent page: Finding the Ideal City Break
Comprising of millions of square miles, North America has some of the best tourist hot-spots in the world. From amazing architectural wonders to areas of stunning natural beauty, there is something for everyone in North America.
San Francisco is a warm and welcoming city that has so much to offer. Perhaps best known for the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, once home to one of the most formidable prisons in the world, San Francisco is more than just a fantastic photo-opportunity, and a well-visited tourist trap. The food, the beaches and the forest areas, help to make San Francisco one of the most famous cities in the world for tourists.
Banff is famous as a winter holiday destination. It has a vast range of skiing and snowboarding spots, and the après ski always goes down well. One of the most photographed areas in Banff is Lake Louise, and it is not hard to see why. The crystal-clear waters are often so still, it is hard to separate the surroundings from the reflections in the water. Truly breath-taking.
New York City
New York is likely to make the top five of anyone’s must-see travel destinations. The city that never sleeps is so versatile, whether you love snowy Christmases, fantastic architecture, great shopping experiences, sightseeing, museums or areas of natural beauty, New York has it all. No one ever seems to visit just once. The city has a way of drawing you back in, time and again.
Honourable mentions on this list include several areas of natural beauty; the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the Everglades, all have something different to offer the visitor, and each should undoubtedly be visited at least once in your life. They also prove that you don’t need paradise beaches to experience breath-taking nature.