This great continent is the land of diversity and our top ten is no different!
We've picked out ten of the best 'must-do' experiences that you can enjoy with Grand American Adventures; these unique places are definitely ones to add to your bucket list.
Watch Old Faithful erupt in Yellowstone
No visit to Yellowstone National Park is complete without witnessing one or more eruptions of Old Faithful Geyser. One of the most iconic geysers in the world, Old Faithful erupts approximately every 90 minutes and shoots water up to 185ft in the air! Yellowstone National Park is the world's first national park and was originally protected for its high concentrations of geothermal wonders, such as Old Faithful itself! Enjoy this on the Best of the West tour.
Stroll aroud the south rim of the Grand Canyon
This is a great leisurely walk that really lets you admire the beauty and size of the canyon and offers unrestricted views across to the other side of the canyon! There are many vantage points that are also a great place to stop to watch the sunset and be amazed as the canyon walls turn into amazing shades of red and orange right before your eyes. This is a sight that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime! Experience this on the Canyons and Indian Lands tour.
Stay on a Western Ranch in Texas
The true Western Experience - a two night stay on a traditional ranch! There's no better way to experience the 'wild west' than from the saddle, with the wind in your hair and the horizon opening up in front of you. You'll go horseback riding into the undiscovered Texan plains, and enjoy classic Tex-Mex cowboy cuisine with hearty home cooked meals. This is definitely the life! Experience this on the Texas Ranger tour.
Drive the Icefields Parkway in Canada
The Icefields Parkway is one of the most scenic drives in the world; you'll pass through a vast wilderness of ancient hanging glaciers, pristine mountain lakes, sheer rock walls and broad sweeping valleys. The road itself takes you from Jasper to Lake Louise, through the heart of the Rockies, inbetween Jasper and Banff National Parks. Experience this on the Canadian Rockies tour.
Snorkel with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands
This is snorkelling with a difference as you come face to face with the playful and energetic seals in the waters of the Galapagos Islands. These creatures may look to wobble on land as they plod along with their huge flippers, but they transform once they enter the water and are more than happy to show off their amazing agility and speed! You will not fail to fall in love with these cute and characterful creatures! Enjoy this on the Galapagos Islands Cruise tour.
Listen to live jazz in Bourbon Street, New Orleans
Saunter down the famous Bourbon Street, New Orleans, for a real taste of the music that made it famous! Bourbon Street itself is full of bars and restaurants, most of which have live music so you can wander along and simply follow the notes you like best! Then it's time to sit back, relax and let the laid back vibes wash over you - the quintessential New Orleans experience. Experience this on the Deep South and Delta Blues tour.
Raft through the Grand Canyon
See the Grand Canyon from a totally different perspective; right at the bottom! Raft down the Colorado River, through the entire length of the Grand Canyon, exploring areas only accessible from the water, including immense caverns, emerald pools and waterfalls. With class IV white-water rapids, opportunities to hike and swim in side canyons all in the shadow of one of the world's natural wonders, this is the ultimate adventure experience! Experience this on our Grand Canyon Rafting tour.
Las Vegas All-you-can-eat buffet!
Las Vegas is the birthplace of the all-you-can-eat buffet, where it was creatediIn the early 1940s by an ingenious hotel owner as a way to keep customers stay late into the night. This was swiftly copied by other hotel owners and the rest is history. Today almost every casino has their own buffet where you can choose from a huge array of world foods and enjoy an eating extravaganza - just make sure you are hungry! Enjoy this on the Western Explorer tour.
Walk the Appalachian Trail
Walk the 'backbone' of the northern Appalachians, the White Mountains of New Hampshire on the Franconia Ridge Hike, known to hikers all over the world, both for its stunning scenery and constantly changing weather. Scale the three peaks of Little Haystack, Mount Lincoln and Mount Lafayette, rated as one of the best hikes in New England, and from the top there are panoramic views of three states, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Experience this on the Appalachian Trail Walk tour.
Kayak amongst the icebergs of Alaska
Close encounters of the glacial kind! Spend a day kayaking in the magical Alaskan wilderness where you kayak into an icefield. You will paddle your way through the icy waters to locations inaccessible by motorised boats, past floating ice and even up the to the edge of a glacier. You might see sea otters and harbour seals laid out on ice floes and if lucky enough spot sea lions, bears and even whales! Experience this on the Alaskan Highlights tour.