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Discover North America's diversity on Travel Notes. From majestic mountains to vibrant cities, use our US travel guides for an unforgettable travel experience.

Visiting North America

Explore the Wonders of North America - Top Destinations to Visit:
Discover North America with our guide to the best in travel. From festivals to historical landmarks, explore the vibrant diversity that defines this continent.

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From Alabama to Yukon, theme parks to National Parks, there's plenty of things to see and do in North America.

From here, you can also visit neighbouring Canada, Mexico or The Caribbean.

Around The United States

North America Travel Bliss - Top Destinations You Must Not Miss:
Whether your interests are natural wonders, vibrant cities, historical sites, or cultural experiences, these North American destinations create memories to last.

USA by State

Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - California - Colorado - Connecticut - Delaware - District of Columbia - Florida - Georgia - Hawaii - Idaho - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Minnesota - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nebraska - Nevada - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New Mexico - New York - North Carolina - North Dakota - Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - South Carolina - South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Utah - Vermont - Virginia - Washington - West Virginia - Wisconsin - Wyoming.

North America Overview

North America is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and almost entirely in the Western Hemisphere.

The third-largest continent in the world, North America is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and South America to the south-east.


The continent of North America is home to 23 countries, including the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as various territories and dependencies.

The largest country by land area is Canada, while the United States is the most populous.

Other significant countries in North America include Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.


North America is a hub of economic activity, with several of the world's largest economies located within its borders.

It is also a center for innovation, with many of the world's leading technology companies headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.


North America has a diverse geography, with vast mountain ranges, expansive plains, deserts, and coastal regions.

The continent also has several major rivers, including the Mississippi, the Rio Grande, and the St. Lawrence.

It is also home to a wide range of flora and fauna, including bears, wolves, moose, deer, and various bird species.


The history of North America is rich and complex, with numerous indigenous cultures that predate European colonization.

The continent was first colonized by European powers in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, leading to significant conflicts with native populations and the eventual formation of modern-day countries.

North America Travel

Whether you're looking for nature, culture, adventure, or relaxation, North America has something to offer for everyone.

US Travel Guides.

Travel guides to popular destinations in the United States with local tourist information, fun attractions and things to do, events and entertainment, and places to stay in the area.

US Visa Waiver Program

From 12th January, 2009 all nationals and citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries - including the UK - will be required by law to obtain a travel authorisation prior to travelling to the United States under the VWP.

Popular Travel Destinations in the United States





Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Home to Hollywood, the Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, and Disneyland, Los Angeles offers endless entertainment options, as well as beautiful beaches and outdoor activities.

New York City

New York

New York City is known for its iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and Central Park, as well as its world-class museums, theaters, and restaurants.



San Diego

San Diego

San Francisco

San Francisco

Home to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco is renowned for its vibrant arts scene, diverse neighbourhoods, and stunning views.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC

Yellowstone National Park

One of the world's most famous national parks, Yellowstone is known for its geysers, hot springs, and wildlife, such as grizzly bears, wolves, and bison.

Popular Destinations for Visitors to Canada

Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Toronto, Vancouver.


Famous for its charming old town, European-style architecture, and diverse food scene, Montreal is a cultural hub with festivals, museums, and art galleries.


Toronto is known for its iconic CN Tower, multicultural neighbourhoods, and world-renowned museums such as the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


Located on the west coast of Canada, Vancouver offers scenic natural beauty, such as Stanley Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge, as well as cultural attractions like the Museum of Anthropology and Granville Island.

Popular Destinations for Visitors to Mexico


Situated on the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is a popular beach destination with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and numerous water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving.

Travel USA by Bus

Buses are more frequent than trains, and they go to just about everywhere. Be warned though, some of the bus stations may be located in grotty areas.

Adventure Bus

Designed for people who like the outdoors, nature and meeting other travellers who don't mind sleeping on the bus at night; to miss the boring highways and have more time at the national parks.

Adventure Bus has been delivering folks to great hiking and biking trails, and scenic wonders throughout the West for over twenty years on unconventional road trips that celebrate both the journey and the destination.

Go to Bus

GotoBus offers a centralised booking site for bus travel in the USA, using the same model to purchase bus tickets that reservation websites use for airline tickets. With tickets for many independent bus companies in the database, it's a great alternative to Greyhound travel.


The iconic brand of Greyhound is synonymous with affordable long-distance bus travel up and down the States from Canada in the north to Mexico in the south; and coast to to coast across America, from the Mid-Atlantic to the Pacific Coast.

Travel USA by Car

Interactive Driving Distances

If you're planning a Road Trip across the United States, try our Interactive Driving Distances tool for major U.S. cities, in miles or kilometres.

National Scenic Byways

National Scenic Byways were established by Congress in 1991, to preserve and protect the nation's scenic but often less-travelled roads and promote tourism and economic development along them.

Administered by the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation recognises National Scenic Byways for their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and/or scenic qualities.

Road Trip USA

Road Trip USA celebrates the great American road trip, and gives you the tools, resources, and inspiration to make it your own.

You can visit the website for free or buy a copy of Road Trip USA by Jamie Jensen on Amazon, to keep in your glove compartment when you're on the road and your Internet connection fails.

Travel USA by Railroad

Trains are a lot more fun than buses and let you see much more of the country, in a shorter time, than you would by car or plane.

Many wonderful long-distance trains operate in the United States, often travelling through wildly spectacular scenery not easily accessible any other way.


Amtrak rail passes are one of the best travel bargains around, and the North America one also covers Canada.

With more than 30 train routes throughout the United States, and some in Canada, Amtrak travels to over 500 destinations in 46 states, giving you the best views North America has to offer.

Whether you want to visit big cities, small towns or places you can only see by rail, Amtrak can take you there.

Tourist Trains

The Tourist Trains Guidebook, by Trains Magazine, details hundreds of popular train attractions, museums, and railroad vacation destinations in the United States and Canada.

This unique travel guide will appeal to train buffs, individuals interested in historic trains and sites, and families looking for kid-friendly vacations.

USA by Rail

USA by Rail author, John Pitt, does have a personal USA Rail Travel website.

With 25 long-distance train journeys across the United States, and a further 12 in Canada, this is an essential handbook for anyone planning to explore the United States by rail.

USA Rail Pass

The USA Rail Pass is still one of the best travel bargains around. Even though Amtrak no longer participates in the North America Rail Pass, that used to include travel on both Amtrak and Via Rail Canada for 30 days, you can still travel to Montreal and Vancouver with Amtrak.

All you need to do is plan your trip.

Touring the United States

Southwest USA

When you visit the Southwest cover-up your skin, drink plenty of water, and eat plenty of food to keep your electrolytes intact.

The Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, and Glacier Bay are the greatest National Parks in North America.

About America

The forming of the United States. American Civil War, and African American Heritage.

U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions.

US Accommodation Listings

You'll find some accommodation listings on our state pages.

Historic Hotels of America

Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels.

Member hotels must be located in a building that is at least 50 years old and listed in, or eligible for, the National Register of Historic Places or recognised locally as having historic significance.

US Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Eastern USA Lonely Planet Western USA

USA Travel Guides - US Maps.

Weather in the United States:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around the United States.

Weather Warnings

Get immediate access to all available warnings for the United States from the National Weather Service, and don't say you didn't see it coming.

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