Where to go in America - Top 10 things to see

As Voted By Trek We've been criss-crossing North America for 40 years and done darn near everything under the sun, so we thought it high time we let you in on a little wisdom with our Top 10 list of unmissable experiences.

If this is your first time to the States then make it the trip of a lifetime by ticking off a few of the boxes below; and if you've been before, see if you've managed to score a 10/10.

If you haven't done the list, then you haven't done North America.

1) Rusty & Betty's Cowboy Camp

  • Experience life on the open range with a night under the stars at our authentic western cowboy camp, complete with horse back riding and a traditional chuck wagon dinner round an open fire. Learn to throw a lasso and line dance at one good ole' country ho-down, before curling up to the sound of coyotes in the distance calling across the Sonora Desert. For a true western experience, it simply doesn't get more authentic than this!

    Get down and dirty on the Wild West 10 days or Southerner 21 days
Betty & Rusty

2) Yellowstone's Boiling River

  • Lay back and enjoy the soothing natural hot springs of Yellowstone - the world's first and finest national park. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a view of abundant wildlife; including bison, bear and moose, and the extraordinary geothermal activity like Morning Glory Pools and the famous Old Faithful Geyser.

    Get back to nature on the Mountain Trail 14 days or Rocky Mountain High 21 days
Dirty Group

3) A Night with the Navajo

  • Step back in time and onto the set of countless Western movies on a guided overnight tour of the Navajo Tribe's sacred home - Monument Valley. Explore regions otherwise inaccessible to travelers, and experience a night in an authentic Navajo Hogan, complete with traditional meal, music and ceremonial dance.

    Go native on the Westerner 14 days
Native American Headress

4) New Year's Eve in Las Vegas

  • Join the masses and hit the Strip to celebrate the biggest night of the year amongst the bright lights, bursting fireworks and thunderous roar of none other than Sin City itself, Las Vegas! The haunt of Hollywood's A-list and home of 'anything goes', there's no city better equipped to rock in the New Year in style.

    Party on the California Vegas New Year 8 days or Canyon Vegas New Year 9 days
Las Vegas Stretch Limo Tour

5) Wilderness Canoeing in Canada

  • Grab your paddle and canoe across one of the Canadian Rockies pristine glacier fed lakes on an overnight wilderness canoe trip. Load into traditional 'Indian' canoes and make your way across crystal clear waters, destined for the solitude of a primitive camp amongst evergreen trees in this remote wilderness paradise.

    Go wild on the Mountie 12 days or Canadian Parks West 19 days
Wilderness Canoeing

6) Scream at Cedar Point Amusement Park

  • Push the barriers of fear and test your mettle at Ohio's famous Cedar Point, voted the world's best amusement park for the past 10 years running! With 74 rides, 17 roller coasters (more than any other theme park on Earth), 2 water parks and all the cotton candy floss you can eat, the thrills and fun just won't stop.

    Have a scream on the Best of the East 14 days or Northern Trail 21 days
Roller Coasters

7) Texas, where Everything is Bigger

  • Make sure to stop by the quirky but cool Cadillac Ranch, an interactive art display where you can graffiti one of the many cars buried nose down in the desert dirt, before dining at the Big Texan Steak Ranch along the old Route 66; home of the Big 72oz (2 kilo) steak. If you can finish it in 1 hour you eat for free!

    Everything's bigger on the Southern Sun 21 days or Coast to Coast South 35 days
Cadillac Ranch at Amarillo, Texas

8) Extraterrestrial Highway

  • No close encounter of America's Desert Southwest would be complete without a visit to Roswell, New Mexico - synonymous with UFOs and home of the 'Crash Site Cafe'. Need more proof than that? Travel the Extraterrestrial Highway, stopping by Rachel, Nevada and the 'Little A'Le'Inn' Restaurant. It's out of this world.

    Get out of this world on the Americana Road Trip 28 days or Grand Trek 43 days
Extraterrestrial Highway

9) Grand Canyon Sunrise

  • Alright, sunsets can be just as good, but first thing in the morning you often have the view to yourself and the whole day ahead of you to explore! What better way to start off your day than a hot cup of cowboy coffee and a cool desert breeze while peering off into one of the World's greatest natural wonders?

    Hit the jackpot on the Westerner2 14 days
Grand Canyon Sunrise

10) Get Down in the Deep South

  • Where America's colourful past and present converge. Where the ideals of the Confederacy can still be found and the musical heritage is at the forefront of society. From New Orleans' Jazz, and the Mississippi's Delta Blues to Nashville's Country and Memphis, home of The King; the Deep South is sure to charm.

    Get down on the Atlantic Dream 14 days or Cross Country BLT 21 days
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