Things you can only do in North America! What's your favorite patriotic destination?

July 3 2012 by BW Innsider
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    56 Comments

    By Kyle on July 3, 2012 7:18 AM

    I love Whistler BC. Only been there once, but the air, land and activities are incredible.

    By Truly on July 3, 2012 7:22 PM

    San Diego has a special place in my heart. Originating from Toronto I worked in San Diego for a period of time and loved it.

    By Laura on July 6, 2012 8:43 AM

    I'm from B.C. and I love my home, but I also love California and visit as often as I can!

    By Sharon K on July 6, 2012 7:47 PM

    The Rockies are beautiful

    By lorri langmaid on July 14, 2012 6:04 PM

    I moved to San Diego, Ca. from New York. San Diego is a wonderful place to visit. There is so much to do. The famous San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and Sea World. The downtown/Gasamp area has so many wonderful places to eat and shops to visit. Indian Casinos give Las Vegas type fun without all the crowds. This place really is Amercia's Finest City.

    By bob langmaid on July 14, 2012 6:25 PM

    Born in Ca. As a Navy Brat, lived all over this country, but gotta say San Diego is the best place to visit. As a Military town, lots of patriotic site to see, likethe Midway and Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Along with all the wonderful place to see, like the World's famous S.D. Zoo.

    By kim langmaid on July 14, 2012 6:27 PM

    Gotta say San Diego, Ca. is just such a beautiful town.

    By gloria garelick on July 14, 2012 6:31 PM

    Hawaii. This is such a beautiful places to see and what is more patriotic then paying your respects to the site of Pearl Harbor.

    By Dustin Langmaid on July 14, 2012 6:43 PM

    I gotta agree the San Diego, Ca. is a wonderful place to visit. It is also a great place to live.

    By karen s on July 16, 2012 12:32 PM

    For my family, a visit to Arlington National Cemetery in VA is our favorite patriotic place to visit. It is rich with history and there are several memorials on the grounds of the cemetery. The Tomb of the Unknowns and The Space Shuttle Challenger Memorials are two that should not be missed. Several presidents are buried there (including John F. Kennedy) and it's amphitheater hosts Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies. If you have never gone, I highly recommend a visit...it is quite an experience.


    By Linda P. on July 16, 2012 1:05 PM

    Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island! It's beautiful and where we went for our honeymoon.

    By Jim on July 16, 2012 1:07 PM

    For me there is no place more beautiful than the Rocky Mountains.

    By Dave on July 16, 2012 10:59 PM

    I love San Francisco and the Bay Area.

    By David A. on July 25, 2012 12:17 PM

    I love Big Sur, but the entire California Coast is beautiful.

    By Phyllis Logan on July 26, 2012 9:02 AM

    My favorite patriotic place to visit would have to be our nation's capital. From the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, etc. etc. there's a wealth of our country's history. The Smithsonian is wonderful and you could spend days there seeing everything. There are a number of great hotels and restaurants to complete your trip. Additionally, Washington, D.C. is also within a comfortable travel distance to visit Arlington Cemetary, Mount Vernon, Monticello and many other interesting spots.

    By David on July 31, 2012 3:48 PM

    How about same place both countries....Niagara Falls?

    By Corrine Graves on July 31, 2012 3:49 PM

    Halifax Nova Scotia to me is a very patriotic place for Canadians to visit .. its one of the oldest cities in North America .. seeped with history . I would so LOVE to visit it :) !!!

    By Gayle Watkins on July 31, 2012 3:50 PM

    The Kennedy Space Center is a great place to travel to. There is a lot of history there, and the compound takes your breath away. You don't realize the enormity of it all until you visit and see first-hand. Also, it's on the beautiful Florida coast. US history and the beach! What could be better.

    By Staci Garcia on July 31, 2012 3:50 PM

    The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia! I would love to bring my boys there!

    By Angela on July 31, 2012 3:50 PM

    My absolute favorite destination is New York City. There's nothing like it! Visiting the 9/11 memorial is something that reminds you of the patroitism we should feel daily and the sacrificices that have been made in the name of our country not only for that event but for many years past. There's just something about new york... just a feeling.

    By Cheryl on July 31, 2012 3:51 PM

    The breathtaking CA coast is home but I'd like to see Montreal/Quebec and scarf down some Poutine.

    By Kristy DeVaney on July 31, 2012 3:52 PM

    I just love Williamsburg and Yorktown! Where the government of this country all began!! :)

    By Damian B. on July 31, 2012 3:53 PM

    I would say Newport, R.I. I recently got back from there and there is a lot of history there. That place has some of the oldest colonial homes in the States and is home to a lot of "the oldest..." something. I passed the oldest Tavern in the U.S. and was able to also see the former summer home of J.F.K. The place is a must-see for any history buffs.

    By Nick B. on July 31, 2012 3:55 PM

    I'd have to say Boston, it's such a gorgeous city and so full of great history. That being said, I'm yet to visit the Hollywood hills.

    By Randy Stenner on July 31, 2012 3:57 PM

    I love the Oregon Coast. It has beautiful Ocean views and some neat dunes!

    By Omar on July 31, 2012 3:58 PM

    Chicago! It's all about the food.

    By Eric Materi on July 31, 2012 3:58 PM

    I think my Fave place in the USA is Fort Lauderdale Florida. Just love it there

    By Stephen Wilson on July 31, 2012 4:08 PM

    Enjoy the awesomeness of Lake Superior from either the Canadian or American side!

    By Olivier Lamarche on July 31, 2012 4:08 PM

    My favorite place is the old Town of Quebec city

    By Sandy Avvari on July 31, 2012 4:14 PM

    My favourite place to visit is the Royal Canadian Mint building in Ottawa, Ontario. This is the house of Canadian currency and as soon as you walk in, you can feel the history and importance of this building. When you see all of the beautiful images on the coins that depict Canadian history, you can't help but feel emotional about it all! The best part is finding out that people from other countries go out of their way to collect Canadian currency because they love the scenery and landscapes so much!

    By Robert Santuci on July 31, 2012 4:22 PM

    Western New York and Niagara Falls - one of the great natural wonders of the world!

    By Ken on July 31, 2012 4:28 PM

    Is hot in St Louie

    By Becky on July 31, 2012 4:33 PM

    Charleston SC has some incredible historical sites, both civil war and revolutionary wars. If you get bored in this city, you're working at it!

    By Eva on July 31, 2012 4:36 PM

    I absolutely love big sur -- it is the most wild, picturesque and perfect place in California. There is nowhere else like it!

    By Kara on July 31, 2012 4:41 PM

    I love visiting the Vegas strip! It's not usually thought of as a patriotic place, but in represents many different places!! I always say that in Vegas you could go to New York City (NYNY), Egypt (Luxor), Greece (caesar's palace), etc any night of the week!

    By Cheyrl Parrish on July 31, 2012 4:49 PM

    Of course my fav destinations are in Canada! Being a Canadian, but having travelled around a bit, I must say we are so lcukcy as Canadians to be able to see so many different things in our very own country.

    From the beautiful mountain filled west coats of Canada, the Okanogan (sp?) Valley, Bannf, the mountains (any and all), across the prairies and all the wheat growing, the grain elevators etc. Then onto my home town of Ontario. How about Niagara Falls, a wonder of the world, a def. must see. The CN Tower in Toronto is an adventure like no other, the CNE in late summer is full of things to see and do as well. Wasage Beach.....great for a day trip to enjoy the longest freshwater beach. Ottawa, the Parliment buildings, the vast number of museums, the byward market...the list goes on and on.

    Quebec has some of the most beautiful old buildings to explore and see and is so rich in hstory and last but certainly not least our stunning east coast. The shoreline, the fresh seafood, the lighthouses, the iceburgs, the whales migrating. The red sand of PEI, with our wold renowned potatoes and the birthdplace of Anne of Green Gables.

    Sorry can't pick a few, be proud and explore your own country....there are so many beautiful things to see and appreciate! :)

    By Cheyrl Parrish on July 31, 2012 4:50 PM

    Of course my fav destinations are in Canada! Being a Canadian, but having travelled around a bit, I must say we are so lcukcy as Canadians to be able to see so many different things in our very own country.

    From the beautiful mountain filled west coats of Canada, the Okanogan (sp?) Valley, Bannf, the mountains (any and all), across the prairies and all the wheat growing, the grain elevators etc. Then onto my home town of Ontario. How about Niagara Falls, a wonder of the world, a def. must see. The CN Tower in Toronto is an adventure like no other, the CNE in late summer is full of things to see and do as well. Wasage Beach.....great for a day trip to enjoy the longest freshwater beach. Ottawa, the Parliment buildings, the vast number of museums, the byward market...the list goes on and on.

    Quebec has some of the most beautiful old buildings to explore and see and is so rich in hstory and last but certainly not least our stunning east coast. The shoreline, the fresh seafood, the lighthouses, the iceburgs, the whales migrating. The red sand of PEI, with our wold renowned potatoes and the birthdplace of Anne of Green Gables.

    Sorry can't pick a few, be proud and explore your own country....there are so many beautiful things to see and appreciate! :)

    By Donna Biting on July 31, 2012 4:57 PM

    Any 4th of July parade in any town.

    By Rich Hilliard on July 31, 2012 4:59 PM

    Any sporting event

    By Martha Doney on July 31, 2012 5:11 PM

    Savannah, GA, one of the original 13 colonies. So full of Southern Charm and eccentrics.

    By Todd on July 31, 2012 5:44 PM

    I have only been there once, but Pearl Harbor is definitely my favorite patriotic destination. The gravity of what happened there is amazing, and there is so much tradition and things to do and see around the Hawaiian Islands.

    By Chris on July 31, 2012 5:54 PM

    Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. Great memories of going there as a child and looking forward to taking my kids there too.

    By Kevin on July 31, 2012 5:54 PM

    Quebec! It's like going to Europe without the long flight!

    By Nathan St. Dennis on July 31, 2012 6:00 PM

    A must see in Canada has to be Banff and all the beautiful scenery that surrounds it. Another option is Mosiac Field and the Riders, haha.

    By Andrew Abrey on July 31, 2012 6:26 PM

    I love Victoria, British Columbia. Especially when the parliament buildings are lit up at night! So awesome!

    By Blake Kaplan on July 31, 2012 6:52 PM

    I love Shreveport, La., because of Barksdale Air Force Base. I grew up there watching air shows and learning about the military. It is a special place, and important for our nation. President Bush was brought there for a short time after 9/11,

    By mike reitsma on July 31, 2012 6:55 PM

    shopping at the mall of America. 540 stores of fun. They also have roller coasters and an aquarium inside. There is a fantastic Best Western across the street with a super fun waterpark and pool.

    By Dan Riley on July 31, 2012 8:38 PM

    The Colorado Rockies

    By Brian on July 31, 2012 10:02 PM

    Independance Hall, Philadelphia, PA

    By Barbara on July 31, 2012 10:11 PM

    Can't think of a more patriotic place to visit than New York City. Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, not to mention Ground Zero.

    By Sander on July 31, 2012 10:19 PM

    Going to San Francisco, wearing flowers in your hair!

    By Kathy Browning on July 31, 2012 10:35 PM

    My favorite patriotic destination would have to be Philadelphia, PA.

    By Emily on August 1, 2012 7:35 AM

    I think the National Monument in DC is the most patriotic place in the US.

    By Tracy DeMerchant on August 1, 2012 7:49 AM

    I love visiting Gettysburg!! I also love visiting the USA for any race weekend. I try to go once every year!! I love my trips to the US every year!!!

    By Larry lee on August 5, 2012 4:54 AM

    NIAGRA FALLS, WHAT A STUNNING SIGHT. THE AMOUNT OF WATER IS INCREDIBILE

    By Anne Lawrence on October 23, 2013 7:20 AM

    There are also a lot of California Indian casinos for people to visit. It's a lot of fun and you can even find things for your kids to do, if you can't leave them at home.


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