A cultural melting pot, North America is a continent as large as it is diverse. From its people to the landscapes and array of climates, this region offers so much for the intrepid traveller.
For those seeking the ultimate beach holiday, there are few places on earth better suited than Mexico. The Riviera Maya is an exclusive area situated on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Close to famous Mayan archaeological sights such as Chichen Itza, the Riveria Maya also offers something for the culture vulture. It is also known for its selection of luxurious all-inclusive hotels. Travellers who wish to see more authentic Mexico should visit the paradise island of Holbox with its laid back boutique hotels and abundance of marine wildlife.
Another popular beach destination is the resort city of Cabo San Lucas famed for its beaches and glamorous nightlife. Cabo is a popular holiday mecca for the American rich and famous due to its spectacular setting on the Pacific coast and close proximity to the USA. Alternatively explore one of Mexico’s fabulous cities such as San Miguel de Allende, a colonial-era city famed for its baroque Spanish architecture. The city boasts an array of cultural festivals and a flourishing art scene.
The USA also boasts its fair share of beautiful beaches. From surfers paradise California to the art deco glamour of Miami’s South Beach, there are plenty of places to lay your towel. A little further afield the tropical islands of Hawaii are renowned for their rugged coastlines, rainforests and multicoloured beaches.
New England is another popular beach destination and can be combined with a city break to one of the East Coast’s cities such as Boston. Quaint seaside villages feature miles of remote sandy beaches, seafood shacks and light houses. Step back in time in the whimsical towns of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
Looking for the perfect city break? The major cities of the USA and Canada offer an eclectic mix of iconic landmarks, great food and even better shopping. Be sure to explore the cultural capital of the US and shopping mecca, New York. Take a stroll around Central Park before visiting the museums of Midtown. As the sun goes down enjoy the city’s famous nightlife with cocktails in trendy Tribeca or the Meatpacking District.
Washington DC is also great for the sightseeing fanatic with no shortage of cultural attractions from the Smithsonian Institution to the Lincoln Memorial and Museum of Natural History. Back on the West Coast, a city escape to Las Vegas promises the night of your life. Take in one of the famous shows, blow your holiday budget at a twenty-four hour casino or indulge in Michelin-star cuisine at one the world-renowned restaurants. It’s an adult’s playground where the party never stops.
Another fun loving destination, New Orleans fuses African, American and French cultures. Expect spicy cuisine, raucous nightlife and a vibrant live music scene. This Southern city is also home to the famous Mardi Gras festival which is renowned for its wild street parties and technicolour costumes.
For those who prefer some seclusion and enjoy the great outdoors, Canada is the perfect choice. From its dramatic mountain ranges to it vast lakes and jaw dropping national parks, there’s endless possibilities for the thrill seeker. It’s also home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, making it the perfect winter holiday destination. Whistler is one of the many resorts which boasts world class slopes and luxury hotels.