A vast variety of travel opportunities populate North America. Guided tours from Grand European Travel put you in touch with them. The Rocky Mountains form this massive continent’s broad shoulders. Popular cities, from New York to San Francisco, from Seattle to New Orleans, rival any in the world. In the US, legendary Route 66 connects the 50’s with today. Travelers can experience Civil War battlefields and blues music in America’s South. 

Depending on where you are traveling, North America featuers many different climates.

The Western US
July, August and September are the hottest months of the year in the Western United States. Daytime temperatures in
desert areas, including Las Vegas, can exceed 110F (43C). Once the sun sets, however, temperatures may drop as low
as 50F (10C).

The Northeast
Temperatures typically range between 60-80F (15-32C) during summer months and 50-60F (10-15C) in the fall; however, be
prepared for the occasional extremes. A jacket and sweater are recommended for travel during the fall. The Southern States
Just about any time is the right time to visit the South. Spring (March-May) and fall (September-November) temperatures range from 60-80F (15-32C). Cool casual wear is recommended with a light sweater and jacket. Light showers in the summer and occasional heavy downpours in the spring and fall make a raincoat and umbrella a good idea.

Temperatures average 82F (28C) year round, with an average high of 85F (30C) in August. Winter is mild with an average low
of 78F (26C). Casual light cotton clothing and aloha shirts for men and muumuus for women are accepted everywhere.

The "Lower 48" (the contiguous United States - excluding Alaska and Hawaii) is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the East, the Pacific Ocean on the West, Canada in the North and Mexico in the South. The US has varied geography throughout with three major mountain ranges, the Great Lakes, deserts, Mediterranean like coasts of California, and the damp Northwest.

Major Holidays & Events
In addition to the customary holidays, the US traditionally celebrates:
Martin Luther King Day - third Monday in January
Presidents Day - third Monday in February
Easter - a Sunday in March or April
Memorial Day - last Monday in May
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - first Monday in September
columbus Day - second Monday in October
Halloween - October 31
Veterans Day - November 11
Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thrusday in November

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