As a developed and modern country, the attractions in the United States (US) is not merely a matter of sophisticated cities and amusement parks. Stunning natural beauty is owned by Uncle Sam, who each year can suck thousands of tourists from around the world. As the second largest country in the world, Canada offers breathtaking natural scenery and unique sites that always included in the traveler's bucket list.
In Western Canada, the Rocky Mountains, Vancouver city, Calgary and Victoria will dominate your travel itineary. In Central Canada, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec are the popular sites. Here are some of the best destinations that you must visit in the United States and Canada.
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San Francisco (USA)
Home to the famous Golden Gate Bridge. The culture in this City by the Bay is influenced by variety of ethnic and social movements. Explore to each corner to understand it. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, delicious cuisine, cozy cafes and glamorous nightlife that you can see from Cable Cars.
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Walt Disney World Orlando (USA)
The happiest place on earth. See the famous Disney parade, Rivers of Light, and the water parade at Animal Kingdom. Take a picture with Queen Elsa in Frozen Ever After to satisfy your kids imagination. You need few days to explore the whole area. Hence, it is recommended to stay in the nearby area.
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Old Montreal (Canada)
Lined with beautiful old buildings, horse-drawn carriage, and cozy cafes. Interesting places to visit include Rue Bonsecours and Marché Bonsecours in the middle of city hall, Church of Notre-Dame with complex yet beautiful architecture, romantic Place Jacques-Cartier and 1870s City Hall.
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Banff and the Canadian Rockies (Canada)
Canadian Rockies stretch from British Columbia to Alberta, and is one of the most impressive mountain circuits in the world. You will be treated to view of the majestic mountains adorned with white snow, reflecting on the clear blue lake and completed with mysterious old pine forests. The highest peaks are perfect for ski enthusiasts.
Niagara Falls (Canada)
The most famous waterfall in the world and only an hour drive from Toronto. It has the highest flow rate and the water falls over the vertical drop of 57 meters. Niagara Falls is also popular for the daredevils who attempt the plunge over the famous falls. You can enjoy a spectacular view from the side, or walk down the Clifton Hill to the bottom of Niagara.
Gros Morne (Canada)
This National Park is located in Newfoundland and far from the city, but the beauty of the mountains and the magnificent canyon makes it worth to visit. This UNESCO World Heritage site has a steep rock walls, waterfalls, spectacular rock formations, sculpted by glaciers flow. You can cruise around to enjoy the scenery, or hiking and kayaking for more adventure.
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Old Quebec (Canada)
Known as Vieux-Quebec, this UNESCO World Heritage Site consists the Upper and Lower Town of Quebec with row of historical buildings. Along the St. Lawrence River, stood the beautiful Château Frontenac. The Upper Town is located on the 100-meter-high cliff, home to the Citadel, the Plains of Abraham, Place d'Armes, and Parque Historique de l'Artillerie.
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Toronto's CN Tower (Canada)
Located on the banks of the Ontario River in Canada's largest city. It is the most famous landmark in the country. This tower is one of the world's tallest structure, with a height of 533 meters. You can enjoy fine dining with views of the city and lake, also enjoy the panoramic city view from the LookOut and Glass Floor. The CN Tower looks glowing with the colorful lights at night.
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Universal Studios Orlando (USA)
Feel the sensation to sip Butterbeer from Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, explore the world of cartoons and heroes of your childhood at Universal's Islands of Adventure, and ride a 3D thriller like Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Revenge of the Mummy, or the Amazing Adventures of spider-Man.
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SeaWorld Orlando (USA)
A giant aquarium with a collection of exciting attractions, such as the touch pool, sharks and dolphins show, SeaWorld is a favorite family attraction in Orlando. Test your adrenalin in variety thrilling water rides like Journey to Atlantis, a three roller coasters, as well as the Kraken and Manta roller coasters.
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New York City (USA)
Long list of cool museum, theater and bars that offer more than just a cheer drink is a reason to come and enjoy the time in the Big Apple. Step foot in the East Village and Brooklyn to see the latest fashions and visit the Fifth Avenue to admire the collection of high artistic value there. Jogging in Central Park is a must thing to do.
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Yellowstone National Park (USA)
You will find the flow of the geysers, pools in different color, and natural hot springs in this famous national park. Choose one of the hiking trails and you will be enchanted by the natural beauty of the home of Grizzly bear. You can do camping, fishing, or visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center to learn about the wild life.
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Grand Canyon (USA)
The most inspiring scenery in America with an area of 29 km, 446km wide and 1.6 km deep. This giant chasm in northern Arizona is an amazing natural wonder. Explore the Bright Angel Trails, do rafting on the Colorado River or take a flight to enjoy the stunning view from above.
Yosemite National Park (USA)
Located in the Sierra Nevada, California where you can find giant sequoia trees in Mariposa Groove (the tallest tree is 87 m), the spectacular Tunnel View, magnificent Bridalveil Fall, and granite cliffs at El Capitan and Half Dome. In Yosemite village, you can find small shops, restaurants, Yosemite Museum and Ansel Adams Gallery.