With such a vast array of marvellous places to visit in North America, from sunny Mexico in the south to the wonderful wilderness that covers much of Canada in the north to the paradisiacal isles of Hawaii in the west, it’s fair to say that choosing where to go among the range of beatific locations can be difficult.
Are you looking for adventure, sunshine, great food, amazing activities, pure peace and quiet, a buzzing nightlife, great shopping, culture, water sports, or a mixture of the above? Is it a romantic trip away you have planned, a solo trip, or something for the whole family perhaps? When you have an idea of who you’re going with and what you are looking for from your glamorous holiday, you can then narrow down where it is you might want to go.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next big trip to this immense continent, read on for seven amazing holidays you can take for a luxurious escape with all that you desire included.
A collection of paradise islands in the Pacific Ocean, around 2,000 miles from mainland U.S, the sublime state of Hawaii leaves visitors in utter awe. When choosing which of the main islands to visit, think about what you want from your trip and get ready to slow down and embrace the more relaxed way of life. Head to the ‘Emerald Isle’ for incredible scenery, from cascading waterfalls to lush emerald valleys, rich culture, and fantastic ways to explore nature’s gifts, and rent a luxury vacation home in Kauai to make your stay the best it can be.
From the nightlife and beaches of Cancun to the cultural hot spots and Aztec ruins of Mexico City to the beaches of Cabo San Lucas, bars and beaches of Puerto Vallarta, the Mayan ruins of Tulum, the iconic Chichén Itzá and so much more, Mexico is a country that really knows how to wow its guests. Mexico is a gay-friendly destination too and provides many an opportunity to luxuriate on white sand beaches, party the night away, and also explore some impressive historical sites while on a trip here.
New York City
The list wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of the famed ‘Big Apple’ to whet your appetite of all things lavish and luxurious. Stay in a plush five-star suite – there are plenty to choose from across the city – take in the delights of Fifth Avenue, Broadway and Central Park, explore the many famous museums and art galleries, and devour some top-notch food that is served up across New York City’s finest restaurants.
A major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s north-western shore, Toronto is a must-visit for its looming CN Tower and revolving restaurant, fun festivals, museums and art galleries, peaceful green spaces in Queen’s Park and High Park, and large Chinatown area. Don’t miss out on Toronto Zoo, St Lawrence Market, Casa Loma, and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and head to the likes of the Four Seasons, Fairmont, or The Ritz-Carlton for a luxury stay.
The home of the US’s famed film and television industry, film buffs will be in heaven, with behind-the-scenes set tours, the Walk of Fame and the odd celebrity to spot here providing much joy for those Hollywood fans. The nightlife here is certainly worth visiting for, as are the stretches of sand that straddle the Pacific. Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier, Universal Studios Hollywood, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are all worth a visit.
This Louisiana city on the Mississippi River is famed for its Mardi Gras carnival, excellent cuisine influenced by its French, African and American cultures, exquisite 18th century buildings, jazz clubs, and nightlife. The ‘Big Easy’ is best enjoyed through food, music and its cultural hot spots including New Orleans Museum of Art, Jackson Square and the National Museum of WWII.
This Florida-based city blends the best of both worlds, from the buzz of a thriving city to the beauty of a beach-side haven, in one glorious destination. The warm climate, Latin American influences, party atmosphere, and gorgeous white sand beaches make this city a very welcoming prospect for those looking for a fun-filled trip. Rent out a villa, take out a boat and make the most of the glorious location during a stay here.