North America is one of the most diverse countries in the world, especially as Americans have heritage from multiple countries. North America is made up of 50 states and offers visitors a wide range of different cultures, lifestyles and scenery. You can visit California or Florida to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and beaches, or you can visit Texas for a true feel of American country life.
Best Time to Visit
North America can be visited all year round. If you are looking to visit the Western states, the summer months are great for this as you can visit the beaches and really explore America. However, if you plan to go to places like the Grand Canyon, the heat in July and August can be extremely high for this type of place, so it’s best to go in Autumn or Winter as temperatures are cooler and sometimes snow begins to fall. If you are visiting states in the South and Florida, hurricanes can happen between June and November, so it is best to avoid going in these months.
The North American cuisine takes many influences from all around the world; it varies in each state. Many staples of the American cuisine do consist of a lot of barbequed or fried foods, especially in the Southern states. Lots of the dishes include foods and flavours from various countries – it’s very easy to find foods from South America and Europe, for example, like tacos and pizzas. Much more recently, street food stalls have become very popular especially in the cities, as well as the clean eating health food craze which is most popular in places like California. Many popular foods you can find when visiting North America are pancakes/waffles, Buffalo wings and barbecue sauce, fast foods like burgers and fries, cheesecake and peanut butter sandwiches.
History and Culture
North America’s history is a long and unique history as it starts with the Native Americans that lived there for many years as hunter gatherers, before the first settlers from Europe in Jamestown and Virginia that led to the colonisation of America from people all around the world, which is why so many American’s have mixed heritage. North America played a big part in the World Wars and also the Vietnam War. They have also been through many elections and had famous presidents that have made America what it is today.
America’s culture is probably the most diverse in the world as a majority of the population come from different backgrounds, so their culture depends on where they’re from. However, North Americans are very big on sports, especially American Football and Baseball. North America also celebrates lots of specific holidays, such as the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Labour Day and Memorial Day.
Things to Do
- Visit the Empire State Building, 9/11 memorial, and Central Park in New York
- Visit Disneyworld in Florida
- Go to the Hollywood sign, and walk down the Walk of Fame
- Go partying in Vegas
- Watch American sport, Football, Baseball, Ice hockey
- Ride horses in the South through the country
- Relax or try water sports on the California and Florida beaches