If you’re planning a vacation, the United States has a lot to offer. This large country is a melting pot of culture and it’s home to nature’s most wonderful creations. From parks, canyons, beaches, skyscrapers, and more, the Land of the Free will be your host. So for this post, we will take you to a long ride with the top 10 cities to visit in USA.
1. Los Angeles, California
Topping our top 10 cities to visit in USA is Los Angeles. The city of angels isn’t just home to many celebrities. It’s also where the glitz and glam of America can be found. You can stick to the Hollywood state or drive to Malibu to spend a weekend on Zuma Beach.
Also, don’t miss the Sunset Boulevard and the Santa Monica Mountains. For Hollywood fans, a cruise along the Mulholland Drive is a must-do. It offers the picture-perfect view of the city and the Hollywood sign.
Also, this one’s for the books: see the stars at the Griffith Observatory.
2. Dallas, Texas
Dallas is more than just its oil, cotton, and barbecue. This modern metropolis on the northern part of the state offers a poignant atmosphere and a rich culture.
Dallas is always known for one thing: the assassination of JFK. In fact, you can visit the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, the same building on which Lee Harvey Oswald pulled the trigger.
If you want to stay away from the dark past, Dallas has lots of botanical gardens and natural museums to explore.
3. New York City, New York
The Big Apple is indeed big for one thing: Broadway. For musical fans, a visit in New York City isn’t complete without watching a Broadway show and going home with a signed Playbill.
Also, the panoramic view at the top of the Empire State Building isn’t one to miss. The classic Ellis Island where the Statue of Liberty stands is also a popular spot for tourists.
If you happen to visit NYC during December, make sure that you drop by the Rockefeller Center.
4. Seattle, Washington
As one of the biggest port cities in the country, Seattle is where the luxury of waterfront and laidback nature of forest reserves meet. Aside from the seaside spectacle, you should also witness the 5,540 acres of parkland in this city.
For your first day, lounging by the beach is a must-do. If you become famished, make sure that you try Seattle’s underrated teriyaki. It’s a cheap alternative to five-star restaurants if you’re vacationing on a budget.
Also, Seattle is home to the original Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Pike Place Market.
5. Miami, Florida
For those who are looking for the quintessential summer destination in America, head straight to Florida. Miami is a pastel-hued city with art deco buildings to ornate its vibrant atmosphere. Aside from great food, amazing nightlife, and colorful culture, Miami is also the gateway to other amazing places in FL.
When you’re in Miami, it’s a sin not to see the Miami Beach, the Bayside Market, and the Little Havana. If you’re with kids, you’ll definitely have a great time in Zoo Miami and the Miami Science Museum.
6. Chicago, Illinois
This city is really where “all that jazz” takes place. The city is dotted with jazz bars with live music performances, improvised comedy, and an exciting nightlife.
If you want to stay sober, you can go around Chicago to visit museums, parks, and its stunning North Avenue Beach.
For a unique experience, try the Adler Museum, SkyDeck Chicago, and 360 Chicago. If you don’t want to plan an itinerary, you can join the Chicago Architecture River Cruise.
7. Las Vegas, Nevada
When you go to Sin City, it’s a sin not to gamble. Try your hand in a casino or two along the Vegas Strip. Also, this is the best place to have a nightlife if you’re ready to go wild and wasted.
If you’re not much for a gambler, you can have fun at Fremont Street. You can also book a helicopter ride to fly across the Las Vegas Grand Canyon.
And in Las Vegas, you can also ride Venice-inspired gondolas in the Venetian Hotel.
8. Nashville, Tennessee
If you prefer to stay in the countryside, Nashville is the place to be. A.K.A. the Music City, Nashville is about live music, bluegrass, jazz, blues, and more. In fact, a visit here wouldn’t be complete without sitting on a stool inside a bar. We recommend Robert’s Western World. It’s the only honky-tonk that many city people usually go to.
Nashville is a laidback city where you can recharge while having an interesting tour. You can even visit a local distillery to taste the best spirits in town.
9. Louisville, Kentucky
If you’re headed in the northern part of the countryside, you should make a stop at Louisville. Your visit here wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Big Four Bridge or having a picnic at the waterfront. This is a very relaxing city where you can hit an arcade bar or watch a performance at Actors Theatre. For those who want a little adventure, Climb NuLu is a must-visit.
For those looking to recharge, a tour at the Ohio State Park is an excellent option. You can also end the day by visiting historic houses in Louisville.
10. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is also known as the City of Brotherly Love. Aside from love, fun is also a big thing in Philly. Start by visiting the Rocky Steps, The Liberty Bell, and taking a bite of the original Philly Cheesesteak.
If you’re headed to Philly, it’s common practice to visit the Independence Hall where the nation’s founding fathers signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
Also, you shouldn’t miss the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philly’s waterfront, and the idyllic Schuylkill River.
Aside from these 10 cities, there are more places to explore in the U.S. You just have to look beyond the typical attractions you’ll see on TV and magazines.
What do you think of the top 10 cities to visit in USA? Have you been to these places before? Let us know!