Top Travel Destinations in North America for 2020 [video included]

These are some of the top travel destinations in North America for 2020. I wanted to select some lesser known, but equally remarkable places that might not be on everyone’s radar. This is indeed a subjective list, but I think after watching the video, you will agree that each are pretty special in their own way.

Top Travel Destinations in North America for 2020

With dynamic nature, dramatic shoreline, awesome adventures, impressive architecture, meaningful symbols, awe-inspiring landscape, unique cultures and colorful cuisine, North America is an exciting continent to explore.

Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick, Canada

Swallowtail Lighthouse station on Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick Canada by

Accessible only by ferry, Grand Manan is one of my favorite places in New Brunswick. This tranquil getaway is located within the Bay of Fundy in northeast Canada. Grand Manan offers some dramatic views, cool coastal hikes, kayaking, whale watching and some sensational lighthouse sunsets. Click the following link to learn more about doing a New Brunswick Road Trip around the Bay of Fundy.

San Juan Islands in Washington State

San Juan Island is one of the top destinations in north america to visit in 2020

On the opposite side of the continent are The San Juan Islands, which are snugly ensconced between Northwestern Washington and Vancouver Island. Just four of the hundred and seventy two islands can be reached by ferry, the rest are only accessible by private boat. Activities include zip-lining, wine tasting, whale watching, sculpture gardens to sailing and stupendous sunsets.

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Vicksburt is one of the top travel destinations to visit in 2020

History and Southern hospitality are the hallmarks of Vicksburg. Its most iconic attraction is the National Military Park where you can learn about the Civil War and Vicksburg’s pivotal role in the outcome. The Mississippi River, Blues music and Antebellum homes are other features that make this southern city so desirable.

Moab, Utah

Moab is one of the top destinations in North America to visit for 2020. Windy Hwy 128 in Moab is one of the most scenic roads in the world. Photo by:

Moab can rival any place in North America for its copious natural beauty.  There are so many outdoor activities that you’ll want to come back again and again to try something new. Regarding beauty, there are two distinctly different, both equally awe-inspiring National Parks—Canyonlands and Arches. Both will leave you speechless. Click the following link to read more about doing a Southwest road trip to this amazing part of North America.

Traverse City, Michigan

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Traverse City, Michigan embodies everything a road tripper could want—there are curvy roads that induce a desire to see around the next bend. Roadside farm stands spilling over with fresh produce; Cobalt blue water set against a backdrop of hardwood trees set ablaze by the changing season—to dramatic psychedelic sunsets.

Los Cabos, Mexico

Top things to do in Los Cabos

Los Cabos is located at the tip of the Baja peninsula, where the desert meets the sea in spectacular fashion. Whether you want to relax at a luxurious resort, or play until your heart is content with the plethora of outdoor activities, Los Cabos is the destination for you.

Page/Lake Powell in Northern Arizona

Southwest Road Trip to Lake Powell (near lone rock) by

Page/Lake Powell is located in northern Arizona and is home to some spectacular scenery, most notably, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe bend. The lake itself is a stunning body of water, which has more coastline than the entire west coast. Nearby is Amangiri, one of the most exclusive resorts in the world. Day trips include the splendid Monument Valley, which has one of the most recognizable roads in the U.S. and the Vermilion Cliffs. Click the following link to read more about doing a Southwest road trip

South Lake Tahoe (California and Nevada)

travel recap to South Lake Tahoe

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains South Lake Tahoe straddles two state lines, Nevada to the east and California to the west. No matter what time of year you visit, this is one sensational place to explore. With a gondola ride in the middle of town, you can be skiing one minute, and on the lake the next. With a burgeoning craft beer scene and endless array of activities, South Lake Tahoe might just become your home-away-from-home.

Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama is one of the top travel destinations in North America for 2020

Huntsville, Alabama may not be the first destination that comes to mind when thinking of a vacation, but the unexpected discoveries are part of the appeal. Huntsville is a city known for its connection to NASA and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, but you’ll also find a rich art scene, lots of festivals and live music, a wonderful botanical garden, Antebellum homes, peaceful parks and some great BBQ.

Colima and Comala, Mexico

Volcano in Colima Mexico, one of the top destinations in North America to visit in 2020. Photo by: Mike Shubic of

Comala and Colima are two neighboring villages in the southwestern part of Mexico, where you can have a truly authentic Mexican experience. The region is known for its active volcano. The best outfitter for Volcano Hiking and other activities is Admire Mexico Tours. Jupiter, the owner, also runs a fantastic inn in town called Casa Alvarada.

The Comala Colima region is also known for superb coffee, sculpture gardens and lively festivals. These quint communities are rich in traditions and worth a look when exploring the southern parts of North America.

Well that’s it from some of the top destinations in North America for 2020. I’d like to thank Allianz Travel for sponsoring the video portion of this post. Click the following link to see some of the top European destinations to visit in 2020, which includes a video as well. If you have any questions about these top destinations in North America for 2020, please leave a comment below.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.