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Welcome to Travel Tuesdays! The United States is the 4th largest country in the world, which can make picking a destination to visit within its borders, overwhelming to say the least. There are so many great cities from coast to coast, with varied terrain and atmospheres, but nothing beats this country’s metropolitan areas for food, entertainment, and culture. So, without further adieu, we bring you our five must see cities in the USA, starting with…
Which is located on the east coast of the United States and is rich in history, culture, arts, and education. You can immerse yourself in its rich history by taking one of the many walking tours available, such as the Freedom Trail which takes you to many historical sites like the Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and Boston Commons. But Boston is by no means stuck in the past, which is evident in its equally rich arts and entertainment scene. From museums and art galleries, to sporting events and breweries, there is something here for everyone. There are also many options for day trips from Boston, which makes this city a great base camp to visit the northeast coast.
Is located on the Pacific Northwest Coast of the US and is known for its coffee and rain. It’s also known for being surrounded by beautiful mountains, having lovely parks, and many landmarks and museums. You can get out on the water and go whale watching, or you can take a ride up to the top of the Seattle Space Needle, but no visit to Seattle is complete without stopping by Pike Place Market where you can enjoy delicious foods, coffees, art, and one of the most wonderful flower markets available anywhere. While at Pike Place Market make sure to stop Starbucks most famous location for a coffee, souvenir, or just a quick snap for Instagram. If you’re a photographer, make sure to stop by Kerry Park, for a great view of the skyline and if you’re lucky, Mt Rainer.
Is located in the midwest on the shores of Lake Michigan, and is known for being the Windy City and for its delicious deep dish pizza. This city is diverse and rich in culture; from its ever growing arts scene, to museums and parks, as well as its architecture new and old. There is definitely a sports culture in this city with 5 major league teams covering four major leagues. They have the Chicago Cubs & the White Sox representing the MLB, The Chicago Bulls for the NBA, The Chicago Blackhawks for the NHL, and lastly the Chicago Bears for the NFL. If sports aren’t your thing, no worries, Chicago has much more to offer. We suggest taking the Architecture River Cruise, spending time in Millennium Park, and getting 360 degree views from either the Willis Tower or John Hancock Center.
#2 Los Angeles
Is located on the West Coast of the US and is best known for being home to Hollywood, Celebrities, shopping, and beaches. And yes, it does have all those things, but there are many more layers to the city of angels. LA has a thriving arts scene, and its fair share of museums, galleries, beautiful parks, and unique, modern architecture. It’s a diverse city with many neighborhoods representing different nationalities from across the world, and one of our favorite ways to immerse ourselves in those different cultures is through food. You can get everything from street tacos to Michelin starred restaurants, and you will love every bite. No trip to LA is complete without spending some time with you toes in the sand, and soaking up the sun. We’d recommend Santa Monica Beach, but you really can’t go wrong here.
#1 New York City
Is located on the east coast of the US and is known as the city that never sleeps. There really is no shortage of attractions in New York City, from the Statue of Liberty to Central Park, and everything in between. New York is a diverse city and it truly shows in its many neighbourhoods and boroughs. This makes the food scene one of the best in the world. From cafes to street vendors and yes, even Michelin starred restaurants, you can truly broaden your palette here. The arts and culture scene is truly amazing as well. With heavy hitters such as The Met, the Guggenheim, Museum of Modern Art, Broadway, and Radio City Music Hall, just to name a few. You’ll leave New York feeling as if you’ve travelled the world, without leaving the country, and longing for your return visit.
Woohoo. Awesome places to see!