Must See, Must Do, Must Eat: USA & Canada

Natural wonders and man-made icons, historic sites and tasty food, North America has it all. Here we share our ‘must-see, must-do, must-eat’ tips, to help you pick the perfect trip.


Must see

Old Faithful – Yellowstone National Park

Perhaps the world’s most famous geyser, Old Faithful erupts every one to two hours. Head to the special viewing area and get ready to watch gallons of steaming hot water shoot into the air.

The Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras is the last day of the carnival season and one big holiday in New Orleans! Soak up the atmosphere and watch in amazement as elaborate floats parade through the city.

The White House

Washington’s White House has been the official home of every US president since John Adams in 1800. Although it isn’t open to the public, the sight of this iconic building is something you’ll remember forever.

Polar bears in the wild

Head to Churchill, on the edge of the Canadian Arctic, for a chance to spot polar bears in the wild. You can only get to this remote town by air, but trust us, it’s worth the trip!

Lake Louise

The turquoise-blue waters of Lake Louise are surrounded by rugged peaks and glaciers. Incredibly beautiful, it has to be seen to be believed – pictures just don’t do it justice.

Must do

Travel along Route 66

America’s Route 66 starts in Chicago and stretches for 2,448 miles, all the way to Santa Monica in Los Angeles. Get your kicks and take a road trip along part of this famous route.

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

The 1.7-mile-long Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937. It connects San Francisco with Marin County, and since it opened, more than two billion vehicles are said to have travelled across.

Stroll through Central Park

Covering 843 acres, Manhattan’s Central Park was created in the 19th century and is one of the world’s best-known open spaces. Take a leisurely stroll to discover Central Park Zoo, the lake and pristine gardens.

Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail

Uncover the history of the American Revolution by following the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail in Boston. Along the way you’ll discover 16 historical sites including museums, churches, parks and even an 18th century ship – the USS Constitution.

Discover the Capilano Suspension Bridge

Originally constructed in 1889, this 137-metre-long bridge hovers 70 metres above Vancouver’s Capilano River. Walk across and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding evergreen forest.

Must eat

Clam chowder in San Francisco

Head to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco and try the deliciously creamy clam chowder - served piping hot in a sourdough bread bowl.

New England lobster roll

If you’re in New England, be sure to order a lobster roll. This popular seafood sandwich consists of chunks of lobster, usually dressed in mayonnaise and served in a freshly baked bun.

Canadian BeaverTails pastry

BeaverTails pastry is a much-loved Canadian snack. Made with wholewheat flour, the dough is fried and stretched flat, then served with a variety of sweet toppings. Go on, treat yourself!

New York cheesecake

When you’ve explored the sights of the city, what could be better than a slice of New York cheesecake. Junior’s restaurants serve up some of the best, they use an original 1950s recipe and only the finest ingredients.