Activities, Tours, and Day Trips in North America
Types of Activities The countries of North America offer plenty of terrific sights and activities to keep travelers busy. These countries tend to be large and diverse, and somewhat costly compared to other nations. The U.S., Canada, and Mexico are all very large countries with not just a diverse set of activities and destinations, but travel costs as well. Some of the cities can be affordable, while others are very expensive. If you're on a tight budget, plenty of activities and day trips are available at affordable prices, and they are a great deal of fun, too.
Cities The big cities of North America offer a great mix of local culture, historical sights, and nightlife right along with modern conveniences. Urban centers such as New York, Boston, Miami, L.A., Montreal, Mexico City, and Vancouver contain thriving art and music scenes, world-class restaurants, accommodation options for every budget, facinating architecture, a dynamic and intracate history, a raging nightlife, and more. Walking tours, Segway tours, bike trips, historical overviews, and other activities await your arrival.
Outdoors The countries of North America offer plenty of outdoor activities. Most of these countries have large national park and natural areas where the scenery and wildlife is preserved and protected. In the region you can trek through mountains or along the coast to see wildlife, amazing vistas, and alusive birds. Furthermore, the coastlines of these countries are filled not just with great beaches, but protected marine refuges and park areas. Also, travelers can visit local towns and communities as well as the mountains of the interior for hiking, trekking, camping, fishing, or biking.
Winter Sports The Rockies cut through the western half of North America for thousands of miles, and offer easy access to these world-famous and gorgeous mountains. With snow much of the year, it's no surprise that skiing and snowboarding are popular here. From Colorado all the way up to Jasper National Park in Canada, ski resorts can be found everywhere. Also, the eastern mountain ranges offer skiing even though the mountains are not as dramatic. And prices tend to be a little less, too.
Water Sports The coastal areas of the North American countries is what often what draws visitors to this region. Both the east and west coasts of Mexico is an attraction for millions of visitors every year. They abound with beaches and other water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, fishing, and sailing, not to mention ancient ruins in a few spots. The beaches of the U.S. are also visited by millions of tourists every year, and in Florida many of the beaches can be enjoyed year-round. Surfing and nightlife are also popular with tourists. It's not hard to find someone to take you out into the water - whether it's for a romantic dinner cruise or an adventure with the creatures under the sea.
Food and Cuisine The cities and the rural areas of North America are home to world class culinary treats. The cities of New York, Quebec City, Washington D.C., Chicago, Seattle, and Victoria, just to name a few, have multiple restaurants that are world famous. But if you're on a budget, don't worry, there are plenty of hole-in-the-wall places with exquisite options as well. Try out a food tour to hop through a variety of restaurants in one day to taste it all. Or perhaps a bar crawl is more your style? Either way, make sure that you take the time to experience some of the best food in the world.