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Best cities to visit in the USA




The United States is one of the most popular destinations for tourists, and there are many reasons why. Everyone needs to visit the USA at least once in their lifetime. There are plenty of things to do, from partying in Vegas, to hiking along the Grand Canyon, to visiting Disneyland and feeling like a kid again. Each state has something new to offer. Many people choose to do a massive road trip along Route 66 as well which goes from one end of America to the other. America is so big there are never ending tourist opportunities all year round.



A few key points:


  • Most people in America speak English

  • The country is generally a safe place. There are occasional theft incidents that happen, but that is common in a lot of tourist places. Avoid poor suburbs that can have occasional gang or drug violence.

  • Credit cards and debit can be used in most of America and there are lots of ATMs.

  • The currency is American Dollars





Must try foods:

  • The Hamburger

  • American Apple Pie

  • Deep Dish Pizza

  • Texas Barbecue



Here are my top places to visit in the US;





Las Vegas


Las Vegas is the ultimate city. It is so mind blowing and extravagant. It has the world class strip which is full of casinos, clubs, shops and places to eat. There is so much to see from just walking around Vegas. Vegas has amazing shows too, with its round the clock atmosphere, there is plenty to do. If you want to feel most alive, Vegas is the place to be. Las Vegas also has a quieter area if you aren't in the mood to party. There are plenty of hotels and restaurants that have a relaxed vibe.





Los Angeles


Los Angeles is the city where everything happens. From Hollywood castings, to movie premiers, to the best food and drink, Los Angeles has it all. This is also a city you need to see once in your life to see how the people of LA live. Los Angeles is a dream destination for many people, the weather is beautiful and so are the beaches. LA is home to some of America's best beaches. Venice Beach is one of LA's most popular beaches, best known for street performers and muscle beach. Downtown LA also has a wide range of shops and one of the most liveliest night lives.





New York City


New York City, also known as the big apple, is one of the liveliest cities in the world. As soon as you walk out into Times Square, you get immediately memorised by the skyscrapers. It really puts into place how small you are compared to other things. There is so much going on in New York, from fancy restaurants, to buzzing clubs and entertaining shows. It is also one of the leading cities when it comes to fashion too. There is something for everyone in the amazing city. Visiting New York is a once in a lifetime experience, and one not to be missed. Visit the Empire State building where you can go onto the top floor and get the most amazing views of New York, my recommendation would be to do so when it's a little bit dark as the city really comes alive at nighttime. If you don't want to go up that high, you can always visit one of the rooftop bars and get an amazing view too.





Chicago


Chicago has everything you want in a city. Alongside it's beautiful architecture, Chicago also has world class museums, amazing food, culture, art and entertainment. As well as New York City, Chicago has plenty of skyscrapers too and they are a part of the city's heritage, and with new ones being built all the time, the skyline is only going to get bigger. The city also features Lake Michigan, which almost makes Chicago feel like it has a coastline. The Lakeside trails are great to hike on, and usually host volleyball tournaments. Chicago also has a great musical history, it is well known for its Jazz and Blues scene. House music also emerged in Chicago in the 1980s, taking its name from a nightclub called The Warehouse.





Seattle


Seattle is a beautiful city that is waiting to be explored. The architecture is beautiful and it even has gorgeous mountains in the distance that you can see and access from the city, There is so much going on in Seattle and so much to see. They host 100 festivals a year to enjoy! Seattle hosts parties for food, drink, movies and music. Seattle is also popular from people who love the outdoors, it hosts sports such as hiking, cross-country skiing, sailing and canoeing. If you are interested in seeing Whales, the San Juan Islands are the best place to spot them.





Boston


Boston is a city that has it all, from history to successful sports teams to amazing architecture. This is the birthplace of the American Revolution, and it can be felt everywhere you go,this city is swimming in history. Even though Boston is a lot smaller than other major cities, the skyline is one not to be missed. You don't have to crick your neck and stare at the small skyline is in eye view and can be appreciated up close. It also has a mix of gothic churches in front of the buildings which add to the classic look Boston has. To get a stunning 360-degree view of the city, you can head to the top of the Prudential Tower. You can either go to the Skywalk Observatory the Top of the Hub restaurant to take it in. There are plenty of guided walks available too if you are interested.





Washington DC


Washington DC is a popular tourist destination for many reasons. Not only is it the capital of the USA, tt is also a vibrant city with fantastic history and culture. You can visit the Smithsonian Museums, Jefferson, and the Martin Luther King Junior Memorials. Additionally, If you are into politics, it's around every corner you turn, you can even watch the supreme court in action between October - April, visitors can attend and watch the argument sessions take place. There is also a fantastic food scene in Washington DC. It has tons of food choices, like steakhouses, pizza houses and pork restaurants. Weather in Washington DC during Spring time is beautiful, it is full of sunny days with no humidity. There is a National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC which lasts a whole month, and has a mixture of music, art, film screenings, and more.




Miami


Miami has been a popular tourist destination for years, and for good reason. It's full of culture, arts and food and it represents all destinations all over the world. There is a diverse mix of languages when you arrive in Miami too which can confuse some travelers but the city is bursting with luxury which attracts a lot of people. It's a stunning mixture of beach and city all in one. Miami hosts top class dining and accommodation, with gorgeous beaches and wildlife too. This city is perfect if you like to enjoy the finer things in life. Miami is also one of the cities that hosts fabulous sunny weather all year round, even when there is rain, it's almost always followed by gorgeous sunshine. For those who love to shop, the choices are endless. The shopping mall mecca can cater for all budgets. If you are a lover of the outdoors, there are so many excursions you can do, including tours, jet skiing, parasailing, golf courses, and paddle boarding. Miami is also known for its luxury nightclubs if you like to let loose in the evening.




Do you have a favourite American city that you love? Let me know in the comments.

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