The USA is a huge place, filled with so many exciting cities to explore. It can be extremely hard to figure out where is worth discovering first, as it’s fair to say you are completely spoilt for choice.
Cosmopolitan cities, incredible national parks, glamorous sandy beaches, lively nightlife – where on Earth do you start?
A trip to the US can be amazing no matter where you go and how long for, but it helps to have an idea of some of the top cities worth exploring. So, whether you’re thinking of hitting the open roads and touring around for months, or flying over for five nights, here are some of America’s finest cities:
L.A is the home to glitz and glamour, known for its celebrity spotting and endless opportunities to mingle with Hollywood’ finest. Some of the most popular places in L.A to check out include Santa Monica, Malibu, and Sunset Boulevard, where you’ll find magical beaches and a glimpse at some of the most luxurious lifestyles.
It’s even child-friendly, with a day trip to Los Angeles Zoo and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter topping the attraction list.
Louisiana’s New Orleans is a place like no other. Along with being loved for its jazz roots, it’s a bustling place which suits every cuisine type. From its mouth-watering steak houses to some of the world’s best seafood eateries, you’re going to enjoy the dining out scene for sure.
If you like to experience a party vibe, then New Orleans certainly caters for the lively. Bourbon Street is party central, which is always packed with locals and tourist going in and out of the endless bars. New Orleans follows the ‘Napoleonic Code’ meaning it is legal to walk around the streets with a drink in hand. This New Orleans travel guide will help pinpoint some of the best places to stay to make the most of your visit.
Chicago may be known as the ‘windy city’, but it’s home to some fantastic outdoor spots which can be much more milder during warmer months. There are some beautiful beaches and parks dotted across the city which are fantastic to have a stroll around, no matter what time of the year you are here.
For music enthusiasts, Chicago is designed for you. You’ll find lots of live music, performances and theatres across the city, playing at all times of the day. The highlights include its straight-up comedy and extensive array of jazz bars.
Known as the ‘windy city,’ it’s also home to some fantastic museums, a beach, and stunning parks. Don’t miss the architectural boat tours and evening cycling tours around the city!
New York City
The city that needs no introduction! You’ll never have a dull moment in New York due to its vibrant and bustling agenda. First time visitors must check out The Empire State Building, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty, as well as making sure a shopping trip to Macy’s is had.
It’s true that is it the city that never sleeps, filled with so many fascinating landmarks. They say that New York City is one of those places everyone should visit at least once in their lifetimes, and we certainly agree.
If you’re into checking out the more relaxed, hippy side of the US, then San Francisco should be on your list. San Francisco is known to be a friendly and laid-back city, making it a popular holiday destination.
This city fuses a mix of art, food, drink, cultures, and people all together in one extremely beautiful place. It also has a focus on healthy and active lifestyles, meaning lots of cycling and running is encouraged. Just don’t hate on all the fit, slim figures you’ll spy strutting around the streets!
If you ever get the chance to visit Miami, make sure you do. It’s a Hispanic cultured place filled with glorious sunshine, exciting nightlife, soft pastel-toned art deco buildings, and plenty of places to dance!
It’s a busy, vibrant city where you’ll experience some of the nicest and spiciest Caribbean food, believe it or not. The main attraction here is that Miami gets around 3,200 hours of sunshine a year, so it’s pretty much always sun-drenched. Its winters are incredibly mild, making Miami a destination filled with sunny cheer all year round. What’s not to like?
If you’re still a little stuck which city to single out, why not look at planning a combined trip? Whether you choose to road trip across the states or fly to various cities, there are some great trips to be planned which can incorporate more than one fabulous place!
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