North America

AMERICAS – North America

General Info / Resources – North America

Recommended Books (Selected) – North America

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – NOrth America

Wikipedia – State fair (Canada and USA) –

Tours (Selected) – North America

• Trek America (Canada, USA and Central America tours) –


General Info / Resources – Canada

Canadian Air security –
Canada Great walking trail –
Parks Canada – and shop –
Transport Canada –
Weather network – Canadian road conditions –

• Montreal Botanic Garden (One of the best Botanic gardens in the world) –
Moose travel (Canada based tours) –
– Brochure –
• Ski Canada –

Recommended Books (Selected) – Canada

Recommended Souvenirs (Selected) – Canada

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Canada

Les Jardins de Metis
Jardin Botanique de Montréal

National Parks

Banff nat pk
Canada side of niagara
Glacier np
Jasper np
Lake louise
Salmon run
Yoho np

Queen street west (Hip and design focused area) – Toronto

Railtown – Vancouver
Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel), Quebec

Northern Lights – Alberta and Yukon regions –

Sports (Spectator) – Canada

Ski / Snow – Canada

• Wikipedia – List of Ski Areas and resorts in the Canada (Comprehensive List) –

Local Transportation – Canada

• Vancouver – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Toronto – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Montreal – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Quebec – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

Shopping – Canada

United States of America

General Info / Resources – United States of America
CNN – NYC in 24hrs special –
Humans of New York –
LA Weekly –

Moon maps – United States (Excellent portal of United States maps especially) –
Neighbourhood Scout (Portal of United states town safety) –

NASA Facilities (Texas and Florida) –

New York Travel Show –

NY Mag – NYC Visitors guide –
Not for Tourists guides – New York

Roadtrip USA (Online guide to roadtrips in the United States) –

United states archives –

United States Road trips (Discover America) –

USA Tourist –

Visit the United states –

Wifi – Link nyc (Free wifi in NYC)-

Recommended Books (Selected) – United States of America

Recommended Souvenirs (Selected) – United States of America

Concerts, Music events (and more) ticket portals- United States of America

AXS – Music concerts, music events, musicals and more tickets –
Broadway (New York Boradway Show Portal) –

NYC – Broadway shows –

Public theatre – New york –

Theatre Development Fund – (Portal of New york Broadway shows – including the TKTS discount ticketing, summary of broadway shows and more) –

Theatre people (Performing arts portal) –

Ticketstarter (Major events and concerts booking) –

Wikipedia – Broadway Theatres –
Wikipedia – Off Broadway Theatres –
Wikipedia – Off Off Broadway theatres –

Television Show Tickets / Audience – United States of America

– Late Night shows
– Day time chat shows
– Morning news shows

1iota (Television taping tickets) –

ABC USA – Audience –

• Doctors (The) (Hollywood, California) –
Dr Phil –
• Ellen DeGeneres Show (Burbank, California)-

On Camera audiences (Portal) –
• Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon (New York)-

• NYC Tourism Authority – New York City Show Tapings Info Summary –
• NYTix (New York Show Tapings – Various Audience Tickets portal) –

• TV Tickets (For California / Hollywood based filming – includes Dr.Phil, Big Bang Theory) –

Visit California – Live TV shows and taping –
Wendy Williams show –

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – United States of America

Citypass –

San Francisco
Tampa bay

-New york photo safari tour –

• New York Tourist Pass –

New York Tv location tour –

• Big Apple Greeter service (Free New York City guides) –
• On location tours (New York city TV locations tours) –
• The Tour and The Ride New York – Innovative New York city Bus tour (Multimedia and side facing modern bus – each of the two tours offering a different route) – and
• Starline tours (Hollywood homes and attractions bus tours) –

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – United States of America

Overall United States

Tourist Attractions in the United States –

National Parks:

American hiking society –
American national park service – http://www.find your
American park network – Oh ranger US national park guides –
National park foundation –

National parks conservation association –
Nature conservancy United States –

United states recreation service –

United states department of the interior –

United States bureau of land management (Recreation spaces in the United states) –

United States Fish and Wildlife service –

United States Forest Service –

United States National Park Service America – and Find a park –
– Events –

United States National Park Service America – Grand Canyon –

USA national parks

Antelope canyon
Appalachian mountains
Badlands national park
Big Bend – Texas
Big sur
Blue hole – santama
Colorado hot springs
Colorado river np
Colorado rockies
Crazy horse monument
Dealth valley np
Everglades nat pk
Grand canyon nat pk (and Grand Canyon skywalk)
Grand tehon np
Great lakes
Great smoky mountains
Hawaii volcanoes
Kenai fjords nat pk – Alaska
Lake tahoe
Mesa verde np
Monument valley
Mount rushmore
Niagara falls – – usa side of Niagara
Olympic np
Rocky mountain np
Theodore Roosevelt np
White sands nat monument
Yellowstone nat pk
Yosemite nat pk
Zion nat pk

Mt Vernon
Longwood Gardens
New York Botanical Gardens
Roosevelt Estate and Gardens

New England states – Autumn Leaves

Specific United States – States


• Mendenhall Glacier Caves
• Northern Lights

• Antelope Canyon – Navajo land east of Page
Grand Canyon
• Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon National Park
• Horseshoe Bend
• Wave (The) – Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness near the Arizona-Utah border



California – Summary of theme parks –
Theme parks of California –

San francisco
– Golden gate transit ferry
– Alcatraz
– Lombard street – curvy street

Embarcadero area, San Francisco
Alcatraz Island – San Francisco
Balboa Park – San Diego
California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco
California’s Great America – Santa Clara
Disneyland Resort
Disney California Adventure

Ferry Plaza farmers market, San francisco
Fisherman’s Wharf/Golden Gate Area – San Francisco
Getty Center – Los Angeles
Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco
Golden Gate Park
Griffith Observatory – Los Angeles
Griffith Park
Hearst Castle
Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles
Hollywood Sign
Hollywood Walk of Fame – Los Angeles
Joshua Tree National Park
Knott’s Berry Farm –
La Jolla Cove – San Diego
• Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada
Legoland –
Lombard street (Curvy road)
Mission (The) district
Monterey Bay Aquarium
• Napa Valley (Wine Region) –
Painted ladies (Colouful homes Near Alamo square)
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Francisco cable car system
Sansalito waterfront
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
SeaWorld – San Diego
• Sequoia National Park
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Universal Studios Hollywood – Los Angeles
Venice boardwalk – Los Angeles
Walt Disney Concert Hall
• Yosemite Valley National Park

• Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness




Florida – Summary of theme parks –
Theme parks of Florida –

Amelia island
Barefoot heads – bonita springs
Biscayne – water national park
Emerald coast
Flea world – USA largest flea market
Fort Meyers
Gainsville – market
Iami jazz festival
Palm beach
Perez art museum
St pete Clearwater

Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida
Wynwood walls – Miami
Dry tortugas national park
Fort meyers beach
Miami – Wynwood walls east district
Anna Maria Island
Busch Gardens – Tampa Bay
Cape Canaveral Air force station
Clearwater beach
Discovery Cove – Orlando
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Orlando
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Downtown Disney – Orlando
Driving the east coast of Florida
• Dry Tortugas National Park
Epcot Centre
Everglades National Park
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – Coral Gables
Florida Aquarium – Tampa
Florida Keys
Gatorland – Orlando
International Drive – Orlando
Kennedy Space center
• Latin American Art Museum – Miami (Opening 2016)
Lego Land –
Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa
Museum of Discovery and Science – Fort Lauderdale
Salvador Dalí Museum – St Petersburg
SeaWorld – Orlando
Southbeach – Miami
Universal Studios and Resort – Orlando
Villa Vizcaya – Miami
Walt Disney world
Wet ‘n Wild Orlando



Hawaii Maps – Moon maps –
Hawaii drive guides –
Hawaii snorkelling guide –
Eat the street Food trucks –
International marketplace factory outlets –

Molokini Crater, Maui
Bishop Museum – Honolulu
Diamond Head Volcanic cove – Honolulu
Foster Botanical Garden
• Haiku Stairs of Oahu
Haleakalā National Park – Maui
Hālona Blowhole – Oahu
Hanauma Bay – Oahu
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Hawaii State Capitol – Honolulu
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park – Hawaii big island
Hulihee Palace – Honolulu
Iao Valley – Maui
Iolani Palace – Honolulu
Kilauea Volcano
Koko Crater Botanical Garden – Oahu
Kualoa Ranch – Oahu
Lanikai Beach – Oahu
Mauna Loa Volcano
Molokini Ocean volcanic crater – Snorkelling
Nā Pali Coast State Park – Kauai
Nu‘uanu Pali – Scenic Lookout – Oahu
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor – Honolulu
Pearl Harbor – Honolulu
Poipu Beach Park – Kauai
Polynesian Cultural Center – Honolulu
Rainbow Falls – Hilo
Sea Life Park Hawaii – Honolulu
USS Arizona Memorial – Honolulu
Wai’anapanapa State Park – Maui
Waikiki Beach – Honolulu
Wailea disrict – Maui
Wailua Falls – Kauai
Waimea Canyon State Park – Kauai
Waipio Valley – Hawaii big island
Wet’n’Wild Hawaii – Oahu



Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago
Navy Pier – Chicago
Willis tower (and skydeck) – Chicago






New Orleans art market (Held on the last sat of each month) –
Aquarium of the Americas
Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin – Baton Rouge
Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
City Park
French Quarter – New Orleans
Jackson Square
Lake Pontchartrain
Mardi Gras World
New Orleans Museum of Art
Oak Alley Plantation




Cape Cod National Seashore
Faneuil Hall Marketplace – Boston



Mall of America – Bloomington



• Glacier National Park



Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Las Vegas
Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas strip -
List of Las vegas strip hotels –
Production shows in the Las vegas valley –

Las vegas show tickets:
Las Vegas Show tickets –
Vegas – Shows –
Las vegas – Shows and events –
Best of Las vegas – tickets –

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico
• Carlsbad Caverns

New York

New York City

Fodors Brooklyn –
New Yorker – Go – New York travel portal –

Notable sights:

Annual Five Boro Bike Tour (
Citi Bike ( – Bike sharing
Bike NYC (
Central Park Bike Rental (
Brooklyn Flea market
Hudson yards New York –
New york public library –

New York City Parks –
NYC Free –
NYC Restaurant week –
Greenways (, bike paths set off roads

Brooklyn Markets –

I Bike harlem –

Chelsea flower market
Chelsea gallery district
Coney island
Brookfield place
American Museum of Natural History – NYC
Apollo Theater
Battery Park
Broadway shows
Brooklyn Flea Market – Willamsburg, NYC –
Bronx Zoo
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Bridge

Bryant Park
Carnegie Hall
Central Park
Central Park Zoo
Chelsea Market
Chrysler Building
Cloisters (The)

Coney Island
Cooper Hewitt collection
Discovery times square
Ellis Island
Empire State Building
Flatiron Building
Governors Island
Grand Central Terminal

Green Market, Union Square
High Line
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Le District (French district) –
Little Italy
Madison Square Garden
Metropolitan Museum of Art – NYC
Metropolitan Opera House
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) –
Museum of the Moving Image
Niagara Falls
New York Botanical Garden
New York Hall of Science
One World Trade Center and Observatory
Prospect Park
Queens area (Latin America)
Radio City Music Hall
Rockefeller Center
September 11 Memorial & Museum
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Staten Island Ferry
Statue of Liberty National Monument
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Times Square – NYC –

Midnight Moment – Nightly countdown and visual effects on the electronic billboards in the lead up to midnight

Top of the rock (Rockerfeller centre – observation observation deck) – NYC –
Washington Square Park
Yankee Stadium

New York state other
– Niagara Falls

North Carolina

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

North Dakota





Andy Warhol museum – Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota
Badlands National Park
Empire Mall, Sioux Falls

Smoky Mountains, North Carolina/Tennessee


Texas Highways –

Austin – Food trucks (600 of them)
• Alamo – San Antonio
• Barton Springs Pool – Austin
• Cadillac Ranch – Amarillo
• Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden – Dallas
• Dallas Museum of Art – Dallas
• Hamilton Pool – Austin
• Houston Museum of Natural Science – Houston
Houston – Space center –
JFK Dallas Museum
• Lake Austin – Austin
• Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center- Houston
• Moody Gardens – Galveston
• Natural Bridge Caverns – San Antonio
• Seaworld – San Antonio
• San Antonio River Walk – San Antonio
• San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium – San Antonio
• Zilker Park – Austin

Atlas – salt lake city skiing
• Bryce Canyon
• Zion National Park



Washington (State)
• Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, Washington

Washington D.C (Federal District – City / Region)

White house tour
– For Australians – Contact the Australian embassy in DC to get help with making a written request

United states – house of Representatives – Washington DC visit resources –

International Spy Museum
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
Martin Luther King Memorial
National Air and Space Museum
National Archives Building
National Building Museum
– National Mall and Memorial Parks
National Museum of African Art
National Museum of Natural History
National Portrait Gallery
National Postal Museum
National World War II Memorial
National Zoological Park
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – Washington DC, District of Columbia
National Gallery of Art – Washington DC, District of Columbia
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Smithsonian Institution Building
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
United States Botanic Garden
United States Capitol
United States Capitol Visitor Center
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
United States National Arboretum
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Monument
West Potomac Park
White House

West Virginia


• Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, USA)

Local Transportation – United States of America

MTA – New York Subway Map –

New york metro – alerts and service updates –

MTA – New York public transport and neighbourhood maps – and

NYC transport –

Shopping – United States of America
• Aloha Swap meet (Hawaii) –
Marks and spencer

Sports (Spectator) – United States of America
• Baseball – April to September –
• American Football – September to December –
• Ice Hockey – October to April –

Ski / Snow – United States of America

• Wikipedia – List of Ski Areas and resorts in the United States (Comprehensive List) –


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