9 of the Best One-Day Trips in North America

When the weather warms up in North America, day trips become a lot more common. These allow you to explore the scenery and other destinations during a trip and make it back home by bedtime. These are some of the top daytrips to enjoy in North America.

1. Cancun to Tulum, Mexico

Cancun-to-Tulum

(photo by Erasmo perez)

Approximate distance: 80 miles

Tulum is well known as the world’s best-preserved ancient Mayan civilization. It’s located on cliffs above the Caribbean Sea and is a popular spot with locals and visitors alike. It’s an easy trip from nearby and it offers some wonderful scenery. Once you’re there. You’ll be able to step back into time and learn about Mayan culture and history.

2. Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, California, USA

Los-Angeles-to-Santa-Barbara

(photo by mhm_ce)

Approximate distance: 100 miles

A lot of people can only take so much of the hustle and bustle in LA. Once you reach that point why not explore some other areas of California and make your way the coast and take in the Spanish architecture of Santa Barbara.

The city is filled with interesting attractions. One of the most popular is the Mission Santa Barbara, which dates back to 1786. There are also numerous wineries to visit and several beaches to enjoy the sea, sun, and sand.

3. Saint John to Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, Canada

Saint-John-to-Hopewell-Cape

(photo by JarvisEye)

Approximate distance: 115 miles

You’ll be able to see the Bay of Fundy on this trip, which features the highest tides on the planet. If you head over to Hopewell Rocks at Hopewell Cape, you’ll really be able to see the difference between the low and high tides. The ride from Saint John is also quite scenic.

4. Miami to Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Everglades-National-Park

(photo by rossitza)

Approximate distance: 45 miles

The wetlands in southern Florida are famous for their diverse ecosystem. You’ll be able to see some of the region’s most interesting mammals and reptiles here, such as alligators, herons, tree frogs, bobcats, eagles, owls, and numerous other creatures that make their homes in the Everglades.

5. Vancouver to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Whistler-British-Columbia

(photo by exploreocanada)

Approximate distance: 75 miles

Whistler is one of Canada’s most popular regions all year round. It provides some of the best skiing during the winters and fantastic camping, hiking, and canoeing, etc. in the summers. There are many trails to bike along and to explore on horseback. The annual Jazz on the Mountain festival is also popular as it showcases the newest regional culinary delights as well as some great music.

6. Las Vegas, Nevada to the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

Grand-Canyon-Arizona

(photo by rajeshvj)

Approximate distance: 275 miles

One of the most popular trips for visitors to Las Vegas is to visit the Grand Canyon, which is one of the most attractive natural American landmarks. The Canyon, which sees about five million visitors each year, was carved out by the mighty Colorado River. The Canyon is about 277 miles long, the same distance from Vegas to the Canyon, and about 18 miles wide.

7. Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Niagara-on-the-Lake

(photo by djsuchomelly)

Approximate distance: 80 miles

Niagara-on-the-Lake is well known as one of Canada’s top wine-producing regions and is also a small, charming town. There are numerous wineries in the region with some of them producing the popular ice wines. The town also has several historical sites to explore such as the province’s oldest Anglican church and Fort George.

8. Calgary to Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Calgary-to-Banff-National-Park

(photo by NikonDavid2007)

Approximate distance: 80 miles

Banff National Park is the oldest in Canada as well as the most popular with visitors. The natural beauty of the park is enough to attract over a million visitors each year. It’s filled with scenic mountains, ice fields, coniferous forests, and lakes making it another ideal location for outdoor adventureenthusiasts.

9. New York City to Finger Lakes, New York

New-York-City-to-Finger-Lakes

(photo by nicoyogui)

Approximate distance: 235 miles

New York City is surrounded by a lot of fine countryside and you’ll be able to witness it during this trip. Finger Lakes, which is located upstate, is a wonderland for outdoor adventure lovers. It’s an ideal spot for biking, canoeing, camping, wine tasting, and museum touring.

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