Many people dream of traveling the world, but a trip around the U.S. can be just as much a cultural experience as visiting a foreign land. From Seattle to New York City, there are many cities in the U.S. that are worth a visit in your lifetime. Here are a few of the finest cities in the U.S.A.
Nashville: Heart of Country Music
Nashville is considered the heart of country music in America, and it’s known as “Music City” and the “Songwriting Capital of the World.” Beyond serving as a launch pad for aspiring musicians, Nashville has plenty to offer the average tourist. Visitors can check out a show at The Grand Ole Opry, visit the famous Farmers’ Market and, of course, take a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Seattle: A Great Place to Stroll the Streets
Seattle is one of the best cities to visit if you’re into wandering the streets. The city’s downtown area is walkable, with easy access to the famous Pike Place Market and historic Pioneer Square. The view is also impressive, with the Puget Sound nestled between two mountain ranges—not to mention the Space Needle visible in the skyline.
Chicago: World-Famous Pizza
There are plenty of things to do in Chicago, and trying the city’s world-famous, Chicago-style pizza should be near the top of your agenda. Millennium Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo and Wrigley Field are also worth a visit while you’re visiting this fine city, known for its easy, laid-back lifestyle.
Las Vegas: Home of Incredible Night Life
Las Vegas is best known for its casinos, but the city has so much more to offer. From taking in shows to watching the sunset, Las Vegas is a trip you won’t soon forget.
New York City: Captures the Heart of America
New York City is home to several major tourist attractions, including its famous Times Square, which is lit up by revelers every New Year’s Eve, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the Museum of Modern Art. New York City holds a special place in every American’s heart after the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center. Visiting the 9-11 Memorial is an emotional, yet rewarding experience for any traveler.
New Orleans: Perfect for Culture Lovers
Everyone should visit New Orleans at least once during a lifetime. The city is famous for its culture-rich French Quarter and authentic Creole cuisine. If you visit during the early part of the year, you may get to witness the incredible spectacle of Mardi Gras Carnival, which takes places 47 days before Easter each year. It’s also a great place to take in jazz, blues or Cajun music—performed by street performers or artists in professional venues.
These six cities offer drastically different experiences, showcasing the variety of cultures and ways of life that exist within the United States. A trip to these cities provides any traveler with a picture of just how varied lifestyles are and provide experiences that you won’t ever forget.