North America is home to Mexico, Canada, and the United States, making it the third largest continent in the world. This means there’s a huge amount of things to see in North America, and there really is something for everyone. You can enjoy Florida beaches, go sailing in Mexico, ski in Canada or explore the tropical island of Puerto Rico.
It would be impossible to do it all in one hit, so plan many short trips or be prepared to take your time!
What To Expect
The United States Of America: Iconic in so many ways, visiting the USA can feel a little like you’re visiting the set of a movie. Watch a Broadway show in New York, drink sweet tea in South Carolina or take a road trip along the Californian coast. Each new state you enter has a slightly different vibe, so there’s always something new to experience here.
Canada: Known for it’s incredible mountain scenery, hiking trails and ski resorts, Canada is an outdoor lovers paradise. Banff National Park attracts thousands of visitors a year, drawn to the incredible lakes and mountains. Resorts like Whistler boast huge areas of ski terrain, or you can enjoy city life instead in Vancouver or Toronto.
Mexico: Mexico is famous for it’s beautiful beaches,sunshine and all inclusive package deals! It’s a popular destination for North Americans as it’s only a short flight away, and many head there for Spring Break.
The Caribbean: A tropical paradise, The Caribbean is a beach lovers dream. With huge stretches of white, sandy beach, crystal clear seas and incredible snorkelling, you’d be hard pushed to find a better tropical paradise. There are 30 islands to explore here, each with it’s own history and charm. Why not take a sailing trip to explore lots of different islands in one trip!?
Check your visa requirements in advance. Getting into America isn’t always the easiest, so make sure you’re well prepared in advance so you can get your visa sorted.
One of the easiest ways to get around America is to hire a car. The roads are long, wide and straight and tend to be pretty quiet (except in the major cities) Car insurance can be pretty expensive though so buy online before you go and make sure you bring copies of the policy.
There are lots of great national holidays across America but here are some of the most famous.
Independence Day –Saturday, July 4
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26
Christmas Day – Friday, December 25
The Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit will depend on where you’re going and what you’re planning on doing there!
If you want to ski in Canada then the winter months (December – March) would be your best bet at getting some decent snowfall.