North America Travel Guide
The USA; land of the free, home of the brave and the place where dreams come true. If you’re planning to visit the world’s most multi-cultural nation then you certainly won’t be short of things to do. The United States of America is made up of 50 states and a federal district, spanning from Alaska in the northwest of the continent to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. It’s home to 308 million people and encompasses a variety of cultures; unsurprising perhaps as it’s the 4th largest country by area in the world.
English is the de facto language of the United States and in the most part you won’t need any other languages when visiting the country. Spanish is the second most used language in the country. The currency of the USA is the dollar (signified by the dollar sign $); it’s divided into 100 cents and notes come in denominations from 1 dollar up to 100 dollars.
North America is more than just the USA; Canada is the second largest country in the world and its southern border with the states is the longest common border in the world. Canada is made up of ten provinces and three territories and government by a democratic parliament which acknowledges Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state through a constitutional monarchy. It has a diverse economy based on natural resources and trade and has one of the highest standard of living indexes worldwide.
Canada has two official languages; English and French. Road signs in Canada are generally in English although in some areas, they use both languages. The currency of Canada is the Canadian dollar, (signified with the $ or C$) it’s divided into 100 cents and notes come in denominations from 1 dollar up to 100 dollars.
The Netflights top destination in Canada is Toronto; home to a wealth of museums and galleries as well as jumping nightlife, Toronto gives the best of both cultural and social experiences. If you’re looking to holiday in Toronto, just check out our cheap flights pages below.
Here are our suggestions for a North America holiday
Las Vegas: ‘Sin City’ – full of casinos, glittering hotels, over the top amusements and nowhere-else-in-the-world shows.
Los Angeles: home to the world’s most beautiful people and affectionately known as the ‘City of Angels’ LA is the place to go if you’re into celeb spotting and laid back glamour. Holidays to Los Angeles are bright, busy and exciting; see our cheap flights to LA here.
Miami: thrilling nightlife, stunning beaches and the proximity to the Everglades makes a Miami holiday so appealing. Check the cheap flights page for our best fares to Miami.
New York: the city where dreams really do come true, New York is truly exciting, from Manhattan to Queens, the whole place is buzzing. Check out our dream holidays to New York, or our cheap flights to the world famous JFK Airport.
Orlando: the most exciting place in the sunshine state, Orlando boasts wonderful weather, fab beaches and the magic of Disneyland. For a once in a lifetime Orlando holiday, check out the best flight deals we have on offer.
San Francisco: Cosmopolitan, cultured and with a can-do attitude, San Francisco is a must visit. To view the world famous Golden Gate bridge up close, check our cheap flights to this wonderful holiday destination.
Tampa: Florida’s Gulf coast boasts Tampa as its brisk, modern city; close to a range of beaches and a host of sporty activities, take a look at our flight deals for holidays to this year-round holiday destination.
Washington: Home to The White House and the most powerful city in the US, Washington is a fantastic city to visit. If you’re looking to visit the capital of the United States, have a look at our cheap flights.