America is a vast, incredibly diverse country. When you visit America, it is nearly impossible to get the full American experience unless you visit every state in the nation. American culture, traditions, accents, landscape, and climate differ from one state to the next. When planning a trip to America, it is best to identify exactly what kind of experience you want to have before settling on any one city or area.
If what you’re craving is the sandy beach, tons of sun, and a laid back vibe, San Diego in Southern California is your best bet. If you want the same kind of beach vacation but with a lively and diverse nightlife, Miami, Florida is where it’s at. Maybe you are a history buff, and you are itching to dig into American history. If learning more about colonial America is your thing, New England is a great place to start. If the history you seek is more deeply rooted, look into the American southwest, where you can experience Native American culture and history that is thousands of years old.
If you aren’t quite sure which of the 50 states you want to start in, take a gander at this list of 10 US cities worth considering visiting. This just might inspire your next great American adventure.
1. Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, the smaller of the two largest New Mexico cities, has something unique and almost magical about it. The adobe houses are expertly hidden by the natural terrain; the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, that rise up proudly from the desert are a great ski locale; and the mix of desert and forest is a sight to behold.
Santa Fe is rich with Spanish and Native American culture and how best to experience that than with a tour of the Loretto Chapel, with its beautiful and mysterious staircase. Round out your trip with some authentic Mexican cuisine and some wine from the many local wineries.