America is a vast, incredibly diverse country. There are so many amazing US cities, that it’s impossible to fit them in just one list but these should get you started and just might inspire your next great American adventure.
1. SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Santa Fe has something unique and almost magical about it. The adobe houses are expertly hidden by natural terrain, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are a great ski locale. Santa Fe is rich with Spanish and Native American culture. You may do a tour of the Loretto Chapel and round out your trip with some authentic Mexican cuisine and some wine from the many local wineries.
2. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
The Bay Area is an ideal location for travelers seeking a temperate climate, incredible food and attractions, and diverse culture. A unique activity to do when in San Francisco is to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, the view of the city and the bay is spectacular.
Other sights that can’t be missed are Lombardi Street, China Town and Alcatraz.
3. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Boston is the place to visit if you want to walk the streets that whisper secrets of the American Revolutionary War. Check out Paul Revere’s house, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, and Beacon Hill. Boston also is known for its food, one must try traditional Boston Cream Pie and Boston Baked Beans and don’t forget the New England clam chowder and the lobster!
4. NASHVILLE, TENNSESSEE
Nashville, known for its country and honky-tonks, is steadily becoming a very hip place to visit and even live. Hot chicken is a local favorite, so when visiting, digging in is a must. Check out the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Parthenon.
5. MIAMI, FLORIDA
Prime travel months are december through may when the chance of hurricanes are low. Miami was found bya a woman and is known for its Cuban influences. In fact, it isn’t a trip to Miami if you don’t try a traditional Cuban sammie. Florida also is famous for its pristine white beaches and The Everglades National Park.
6. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Visit the Willis Tower, you can see an amazing four states on a clear day from the Skydeck, the deck floor is completely see-through! Chicago is famous for its deep dish pizza and cheesecake. Make sure to check out the “bean,” or more accurately, Cloud Gate in Millennium Park.
7. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Seattle is a vibrant city known for diverse food options, lots and lots of rain, and, of course, Starbucks. Visit the original Starbucks at 1st and Pike and then take a stroll through the lively and vibrant Pike Place Market. No trip to Seattle is complete without seeing the Space Needle. There is an admission fee to climb the tower but it be worth it. Do not forget check out the Chihuly Garden and Glass art exhibit.
8. SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
San Diego has the perfect weather for strolls on the beach or on Mission Beach Boardwalk. also makes for a great time at the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and San Diego Bay. Not too far from San Diego is Legoland, which is a family favorite.
Check out the local food scene. Do not miss Taco Tuesday in SD. In fact, you might just want to plan your trip around tacos.
9. AUSTIN, TEXAS
Another great locale for more temperate weather is Austin. Dig into some mouth-watering barbeque at one of the many local joints and then enjoy some live music in the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Check out the Instagrammable I Love You So Much wall then consider a “weird homes” tour. You might get a glimpse of Elijah Wood’s home.
10. SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
The best time to travel is fall, but spring in Georgia is known for its beautiful blossoming flowers. One of the best things to do in Savannah is to experience its rich history by walking through the Historic District. The south and Savannah are known for fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and fried chicken. Wrap up your stay in the south by marveling at the Spanish moss in Forsyth Park.
Have you ever been to any of these destinations?