Whether you’re a traveler from the United States looking to see more of the country, or a traveler visiting the states, you might wonder what some of the best cities to visit are. Here are 10 iconic American cities that are sure to make a memorable trip, as well as some suggestions for things to do in each!
1. Seattle, Washington
Located on the coast in Washington State, Seattle might be most recognizable for its iconic Space Needle. The city is home to plenty of other reasons to visit too, including some classic stops such as Pike Place Market or some more laid-back spots such as Golden Gardens Park. If you’re looking for a quirky addition to your trip, you may want to consider checking out a tour of the Seattle underground as well.
2. New York City, New York
New York is perhaps one of the most iconic American cities, and for good reason. Home to a variety of diverse and vibrant cultures, the city also isn’t lacking for things to do. Spend a day exploring the iconic Central Park, or get some shopping in and take some memorable photos at Times Square.
3. Los Angeles, California
Head over to southern California to experience this beautiful city! You’ll want to check out some classic attractions such as the Hollywood Sign or Venice Beach. The city also has a wide variety of great options for food and drinks, such as Perch and APOTHEKE MIXOLOGY.
4. Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona may be synonymous with hot weather, but this city has a whole lot more to offer than just heat! Home to countless attractions including museums, hiking trails, and more, Phoenix is a great option for those looking for a winter or early spring getaway. Temperatures will be milder and perfect for exploring the city.
5. Miami, Florida
Enjoy a vibrant nightlife scene as well as some relaxing beaches with a trip to Miami. One plus about this city is its relatively comfortable weather year-round, making it perfect for a trip any time of the year.
6. Chicago, Illinois
Museums, cocktails bars, and fine dining are just some of the things you have to look forward to with a trip to Chicago. You’ll want to consider checking out some popular attractions such as The Art Institute of Chicago and Millenium Park.
7. San Diego, California
San Diego is another gorgeous city in southern California. Perfect for a vacation any time of year thanks to its mild winters, this city has a little something for everyone. Relax on a sunny beach, check out Balboa Park for museums and dining, or enjoy one of the nearby hikes.
8. Houston, Texas
With no shortage of things to do, Houston is a great destination for your upcoming vacation. Known for being a hotspot for space exploration and research, you can look forward to checking out some notable museums. You’ll also want to experience some of the city’s dining options – consider a formal experience at Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse, or grab a casual bite to eat at Tacos Tierra Caliente.
9. Boston, Massachusetts
If you enjoy a vibrant arts scene, as well as history, Boston is the perfect city to visit! You’ll want to check out some of the city’s museums, such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The historical Boston harbor is also full of memorable attractions, such as all manner of shops and restaurants on the boardwalk.
10. New Orleans, Louisana
Looking for a fun, memorable, and lively vacation? New Orleans is one of the best cities in the country for this! Home to some iconic celebrations such as its Mardi Gras festivities, the party really never stops in this spectacular town!
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