A vacation in North America is a real delight. This land ever since its first discovery by Vikings around the year 1000 has seen constant blending, merging and colliding of cultures thus giving a shape to a historically colorful, culturally diverse and vibrant continent as it is today. Book cheap flights to North America today with FlyOfinder and enjoy holidays in some of its iconic places like New York, Washington DC, Mexico City, New Orleans, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Toronto, New Orleans, Las Vegas and San Francisco, to name just a few.
Plan a visit to this remarkable continent, situated in the Earth's northern hemisphere, and home to three countries (USA, Canada and Mexico) and three dependencies (Bermuda, Greenland and Saint Pierre and Miquelon). The geographical wonders, Mayan ruins, historical sites, majestic mountains, gorgeous beaches and world-class museums are set to amaze you on your North American sojourn.
Major Tourist Attractions in North America
North America is filled with plenty of must-see attractions. Tourists visiting this beautiful continent can look forward to visiting historic sites, natural landmarks, man made marvels, geographical wonders and several exciting places. Here are the major attractions in North America worth seeing:
- New York City, USA: Also called the 'Big Apple'. Popular for museums and shopping
- California, USA: amazing beaches perfect for surfing
- Whistler, British Columbia, Canada: famous for skiing in the winter, also popular for golf, mountain biking, and rafting during summer
- World Disney World, Florida, USA: hugely popular theme park offering an array of attractions for kids and families
- Las Vegas, USA: casino paradise with lots of entertainment options for tourists
- Yucatan, Mexico: famous for Mayan ruins and stunning beaches
- Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada: renowned for being the world's highest waterfalls
- Hawaii, USA: volcanic islands and gorgeous tropical beaches
- Rocky Mountains, USA/Canada: popular for skiing and winter sports
- Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada: one of the most adventurous places for outdoor enthusiasts. Widely popular for its wilderness and spectacular scenery
- Grand Canyon, USA: perfect for hiking and nature experiences
- Capilano Suspension Bridge, British Columbia, Canada: the walking bridge stretches 460 feet and rises 230 feet above the Capilano River in North Vancouver
- Kennedy Space Centre, USA: learn all about space travel and the planets
North America Facts File
Here are some of the important facts you need to know before visiting the continent of North America.
- North America is the third largest continent in size and the fourth largest in the world in terms of population.
- North America is located in both western hemisphere as well as northern hemisphere.
- There are 23 countries and 9 dependencies in North America, with a total of more than 550 million people inhabiting the continent
- Canada is the largest country in North America. It covers more than half of the continent's landmass. Canada is only slightly bigger than the USA
- Mexico City is the largest city in North America. This capital city of Mexico has a population of about 9 million. It is also one of the world’s largest cities with more than 20 million people living in the metropolitan area
- The island country of Grenada, situated in the Caribbean Sea, is the smallest country in North America. It has a population of only 10,000 people
- Greenland, situated in the northern Atlantic Ocean, is the biggest island in North America. It is also the world’s largest island
- Missouri River in USA is the longest river in North America. It covers an area of 2,341 miles and flows through seven states of the USA namely Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana
- Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes in the USA, is the biggest lake in North America. This fascinating lake is shared by the United States (to the east, south and west) and Canada (to the north). It is also the world’s third largest lake
- Denali in Alaska, USA is the highest mountain in North America. The mountain 20,310 feet or 6,190 metres above sea level, and is located in the Alaska mountain range. It was formerly known as Mount McKinley till 2015. Denali is also the world’s third most isolated mountain peak after Mount Everest (in Asia) and Aconcagua (in South America)
- English is the most widely spoken language in North America. However, many people in the USA speak Spanish and French, which are considered as a second language in the country. Spanish is the first language in Central America, while French is the first language in Canada