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The United States is a well-known country in North America. It has diverse cities and attractions to fascinate every visitor. Most of the destinations are considered worthy to see before you die. If you get a chance to plan a trip to the USA, you will find a perfect combination of history, nature, fun, and glamour. Such a wonderful adventure is worth remembering for a lifetime.

One way to show that you’re not as smart as an American is to make some comment about how you want to see the country on your one week trip. Americans know exactly how long it takes to get anyplace in their country. Ask instead what’s great to see in the region. They can then point you to a place that’s no more than a day away that you may have missed.

For scenery you cannot find better than Arizona, for wide open skies Kansas, for beautiful sea shores there is Maine and Oregon, for amazing flowers there is the South and for historic places there is an abundance in the North East.

best cities to visit in USA

Here are some famous cities to visit in USA.

1. Chicago, Illinois


Chicago is one of the most exciting place to visit in United States. It is one of the most visited cities in USA. Large number of tourist and visitors from all over the world visit this place. Chicago offers a view of the modern city with huge sky scrappers on the sides of roads. It is known for its vibrant arts scene, numerous cultural attractions, excellent shopping, and interesting architecture.

It’s a very clean city for being so large and there’s so much to see and do. It’s near Lake Michigan, which is so huge it looks like an ocean. There are many museums and it has Millennium Park, which is a must see and also the Chicago river and last but not least is the Mag mile (Michigan Avenue)!

This city is objectively gorgeous. The juxtaposition of Lake Michigan and the impressive skyline is stunning. It’s hyper diverse with massive immigrant communities from all over the world, and it has some beautiful homes. There are so many awesome restaurants, and the city is very walkable. The suburbs are also nice too, with many having downtowns and historic homes.

Chicago has so much going for it. It would be much more populated if it didn’t have the reputation of being Chiberia, and even that is not as bad as it used to be due to climate change. Chicago has a bit of a NYC vibe along with the feel of a beach town in the summer. Drive up and down Lakeshore Drive on a beautiful summer day.

One one side—tall and often historic buildings— an Alpha+ level, world-class downtown. On the other side, a beautiful lake with beaches, boats, tons of people, and stunning lake views. Imagine thousands of people over 30 miles of beach, playing volleyball, jogging, picnicking, riding bikes, dining at restaurants and carts along the beach… it’s a great place to just people watch.

Add in a beautiful, extraordinarily blue lake (because it has no river silt flowing into it) and it’s an amazing place to spend a day, week, or entire Summer. Chicago is a wonderful summer destination, set on the shore of Lake Michigan. It has amazing parks and beautiful waterfront. Its artwork, cultural attractions and fantastic shopping make it a popular place throughout the year.

The most fascinating area of the city is Magnificent Mile, located along Michigan Avenue. It is known for its luxurious stores, galleries and outstanding architecture. Its culture can be depicted in jewelry and artwork. Jewelry is presented in traditionally designed custom jewelry boxes wholesale to fascinate the visitors. Other tourists' highlights include Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Willis Tower SkyDeck and Art Institute of Chicago.

One of the best places to visit in Chicago is the Willis Tower SkyDeck which offers outstanding panoramic view of the entire city. This is one of the major tourist attraction to visit as you can get to see the stunning skyline of Chicago.

The hub of the Midwest is not only an affordable destination but flights to its O'Hare and Midway airports are reasonable, too. Chicago is, at heart, a working-class town, where locals know how to have fun on a shoestring. It also has cheap public transit, and, since many of its trains are elevated, they allow for great and affordable neighborhood tours.

Don't miss trying the city's famous deep-dish pizza in one of the best places to eat in Chicago, and remember one slice of it is like two (or more) slices of a regular pie, saving you money, though not necessarily calories. Hot Tix sells discounted theater, comedy, and cabaret tickets, and cards such as Chicago CityPass or Go Chicago are worthwhile, flat-rate investments.

They get you discounts and head-of-the-line perks at the SkyDeck in the 103-story Willis Tower, the Chicago Art Institute, and other attractions. The lake beaches are very exotic in summer, and in winter, the snow is very beautiful. The skyscrapers are great!

The Cloud Gate, known colloquially as the bean, is a sculpture by the artist Anish Kapoor that does not leave one indifferent. Visitors feel irretrievably attracted by this brilliant steel creation of 20 m long by 10 high and 110 tons of weight. Its surface reflects the buildings and the people that surround it. Stand below it and see its bulging, shiny belly, sensational giant mirror.

2. Washington DC


Just seeing the US Capitol, Supreme Court and White House is alone worth the visit. There’s also the magnificent Lincoln Memorial, solemn Vietnam memorial, impressive Korean memorial and the best of all the WW2 memorial. There’s also the many Smithsonian museums (one has the hope diamond). All these buildings/monuments are all in the National Mall (a big park).

You need to spend several days just to see the highlights (there’s a free tour of the Supreme Court and US Capitol). The Arlington Memorial is close by, where is the tomb of the unknown soldiers buried, and JFK and other historical figures in US history. If you fly, fly into JFK airport, you’re you’re right in the city. And stay right next to National mall, so you don’t have to take a cab to get to all the sites.

3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Among the famous landmarks in North America, the home of the Liberty Bell, Independence Park in Pennsylvania takes you back to the times of the founding fathers of USA.

Kinzua Bridge State Park offers visitors the opportunity to tour the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk. Located in McKean County, this park is home to the newly reinvented Kinzua Viaduct. The viaduct, once the longest and tallest railway structure at 2,054 meters long and 301 feet high, was known, was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003.

The engineering masterpiece was reinvented as a new pedestrian crossing, where visitors can stroll 600 feet over the remaining peer support towers, miles out into the Kinzua Gorge as well as look down on the partial glass platform at the end of the walkway. The Kinzua Bridge Scenic Byway is designated as a shared use walk/runner trail.

If you mean to see the battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park has maps with distances. The Billy Yank trail is about 10 mikes long, and gets you to the main points of fighting south of town, e.g. the Peach Orchard, Little Round Top, Pickett's Charge. A 14 mile itinerary will include the sites north and west of town, where they fought on the first day, as well as a walk through Gettysburg itself.

Several of these hikes start and end at the Visitors Center, where you can find parking, too. Bring binoculars, especially if you mean to go up any of the three towers for panoramic viewing. In the Park, not much in the way of food or water, so be prepared. Early to mid fall is your best bet for good weather. If you want what the soldiers experienced, sun and upper 80s temps, then Summer time is for you.

4. Charleston, South Carolina


What is Charleston and what does this city of South Carolina have in store for you? It is impossible to leave here without eating a classic pancake. Among the things to do in Charleston, Rainbow Road is the street of 16 houses painted pastel. As if that was not enough, Charleston has other streets to drop in and fill your instagram with beautiful photos.

The weather in Charleston is practically pleasant all year round, especially in the spring. Leaving Charleston without seeing the Pineapple fountain is like going and not knowing anything about its colonial history. The Kiawah island is another option, an island of jetties, kilometric beaches and Polly Pocket mansions.

The southern city, the second most populous of South Carolina in the United States, has practically everything to make your Instagram overflow with joy. This important port city also boasts the first museum in the United States and its famous Arthur Ravenel Bridge, the longest bridge in North America.

It is no wonder that Condé Nast Traveler named it the best small city to visit in the United States. By the way, Charleston was also the scene of another great love movie, Gone with the Wind.

The city of Columbia could say that it does not have a river. It has three rivers! At the height of the downtown, converge the Saluda and Broad rivers to give origin to the Congaree river. Stroll along the Three Rivers Greenway that runs between the confluence of the three rivers and the Columbia Channel. The Saluda River reaches Columbia from the east and flows here from Lake Murray.

Not only is it a leisure place to sail or fish, but it also has Dreher Island State Park. Among things to do in Columbia, in the rivers, canoeing is practiced or just walk or ride a bicycle. On the northeast, the Broad River, which rises in southwestern North Carolina, flows into the Columbia and flows southeast until it joins the Saluda River to form the Congaree River.

And here we have Congaree National Park which protects the bottomland hardwood forest. Congaree National Park is a very nice park to visit although it can be exceptionally hot there during the summer months. Because of the river and wetlands, it can also have a lot of mosquitoes in the summer. They even have a mosquito meter on site. But the hikes there are wonderful and the river is great if you kayak or canoe.

Start with the Boardwalk Loop Trail. It will provide a nice overview of the park and the river.

The Congaree River together with the Wateree River form Lake Marion on the eastern bank of which is the Santee National Wildlife Refuge. This lake through a canal supplies Lake Moultrie, from which rises the Cooper River, to the east of which is the extensive Francis Marion National Forest.

And finally, this river empties into the Atlantic Ocean north of the city of Charleston, where you can taste the delicious Lowcountry cuisine.

5. Baltimore, Maryland


Baltimore is the city of dreams. That’s why it developed the nickname, Charm City! A colonial city, Baltimore got this gritty, rust-belt vibe, but it also feels like a city on the rise. It’s dense and pretty walkable and chock-full of American history. The city surrounds the bay beautifully. Definitely one of America’s most underrated cities.

Maryland Blue Crabs are very popular, and are delicious steamed or boiled. Buy them by the bushel, serve them with beer, Maryland sweet corn and creamy coleslaw.

6. Cleveland, Ohio


Cleveland is a city on the shore of the great lakes that has an important cultural offer. Bet on a visit in summer, as the weather in Cleveland can be particularly unpleasant during the other seasons. Cleveland offers its visitors numerous cultural attractions. It has two important museums, a zoo, numerous concert halls as well as impressive parks and green spaces. The city is not called "forest-city" without reason.

In addition, Cleveland hosts many festivals. As in Chicago, the Saint Patrick's Day is very famous. The famous Cleveland fashion week is the most famous in the United States after that of New York fashion week.

The extreme northeast corner of Ohio is one of the best places to see autumn leaves due to its dense deciduous forests and sparse population. For the best views, head to Ohio's only national park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located between Cleveland and Akron that boasts some of the best nature displays in the region. Geauga County, located south of the Lake and Ashtabula counties, is another great place to see autumn leaves.

This largely rural county rewards visitors with scenic farms, rolling hills, Amish communities and a host of antique shops. Chester Township in Geauga County includes the communities of Chesterland and parts of Kirtland and Chardon. The area features rolling hills, horse farms, production stands and lots of fall colors.

Lanterman's Mill, part of the Mahoning County Metropark system, makes another lovely fall encounter from Cleveland. Located just outside the small community of Youngstown, you can enjoy many autumn events in this historic landmark.

Return to the Wild West at Malabar Farm State Park, located just outside Mansfield. During the fall, the farm (now a state park) features hay rides, special autumn color hikes and barn dances. The property's agricultural market also offers abundant apples, pumpkins, squashes and other autumn products.

Autumn offers one last chance to enjoy the islands of South Bass, Middle Bass and Kelleys before the cold triggers access until spring. Your efforts will be rewarded with less crowd, fresh autumn lake air and a panorama of beautiful red, yellow, orange and purple leaves. In addition, sunsets are much more lively during the cooler fall season.

7. Portland, Oregon


Portland is the capital and the largest city in Oregon. Kick back Pacific Northwest style in Oregon's biggest city. Straddling the Willamette River, Portland is arguably one of the healthiest American cities, with bike lanes crisscrossing friendly neighborhoods, and buses and a light-rail system helping to preserve the refreshingly clean air.

On weekends, you can sample local, seasonal delights in farmer's markets. And craftspeople have been selling their handmade, affordable wares at the riverside Saturday Market (which is also open Sunday) since 1974. Grab a Willamette Week newspaper to find out where to catch fun free shows, many of them outdoors during the temperate Northwest summers.

And, thanks to the city's food trucks (also called pods), you can fill up on gourmet-quality fare for less than $10.

Nearby you will find Mount Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon Coast and the wine region. It is also considered one of the greenest cities in the United States. Portland gives off a creative and youthful energy, with its many slow food restaurants, food trucks, craft breweries, the predilection of the bike over the car and the sustainable development in all its facets, which makes the city ​​be especially nice.

Maybe the atmosphere, a bit too hipster, can be unbearable, but in any case, the quality of life there is very good. The artistic and cultural institutions of Portland are highly respected. In the morning, visit Stumptown or any of the new coffee shops that are all over the city for coffee. For lunch, we recommend visiting Alder Street's Food Cart Pods, where a huge number of food carts meet in one place.

Finally, in the morning or in the evening, go to the famous Voodoo Donut (and order maple with bacon) or Blue Star Donuts (and order basil with bourbon and blueberry). Among the weirdest things to do in Portland, you can attend a presentation at the Oregon Symphony or the Portland Opera. Watch the dancers dance across the stage at the Oregon Ballet Theater.

Get to know the culinary scene of Portland by visiting the Saturday Market, which is set up in Chinatown every weekend and where you can find art, gastronomy, crafts and lots of street culture. Take a tour of the 89 breweries or their pubs, where they offer good promotions to eat at happy hour, which often takes place twice a day in the bars of Portland.

The American pub has high ceilings, bright lights, booze bottles on display, and numerous affectations like brass taps and strip lighting and in some cases even real brick and wood. You’d be lucky to find one that doesn’t have a screen somewhere, too. American pubs are either too big or too small, and they’re always too crowded either way.

American pubs are hotspots. Instagrammers are going to show up there. Tourists. Influencers. Pregaming idiots who wouldn’t appreciate a good beer if they drowned in it. Out-of-towners. Posers.

8. New Orleans, Louisiana


A stay in the Big Easy is like a stay with a big happy family: good times on the cheap. The French Quarter in New Orleans and adjacent areas such as the quaint Faubourg Marigny and the busy Central Business District are peppered with accommodations for all budgets. Riding the famous street car is like riding a piece of history; hop on for a scenic tour of St. Charles Avenue’s many mansions.

Back in the Quarter, stop by the one-of-a-kind Café du Monde for beignets and café au lait, then stroll through one of America's oldest neighborhoods to check out art galleries and antiques shops, see and hear street performers, and sip a sweet cocktail while people-watching.

There are food cities, and then there is New Orleans. The Big Easy is, and has long been, defined by food - gumbo, jambalaya, muffalettas, and po’ boys, to name a few. Thanks to filling po'boy sandwiches and large portions of filé gumbo and crawfish étouffée, you will eat so well (and affordably) that you will wish you had another stomach.

Taste Oysters Rockefeller. Imagine fresh oysters (usually Moondancer or Great White) in just the right balance of white wine, garlic, butter, shallots, spinach, Pecorino Romano, and SarVecchio Parmesan, cooked just long enough to remain juicy but achieve that crispy crust on top.

The Mardi Gras of New Orleans is the best-known carnival in the United States. Fat Tuesday, is the last day of the Carnival season, since it always falls the day before the Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

Dress yourself and it is important to wear a mask, a key element for all those who wish to participate fully in Mardi Gras. On the other hand, you know that many of the streets through which the parades pass are quite narrow so you must be careful before large accumulation of people.

If you go with small children avoid these streets and focus on those larger ones, in the same way as at the start and finish of the routes. During these parades, from the floats, all kinds of gifts are thrown to the spectators, so many say that you have to go prepared with bags to keep everything like toys, stuffed animals, necklaces. The necklaces are very coveted, before they were made by stones from Czechoslovakia.

New Orleans is home to one of the largest lakes in the world. Lake Pontchartrain is actually an estuary connected to the Gulf of Mexico, but the pride of New Orleans. A causeway that crosses the lake (technically, the longest bridge in the world), offers to the anxious explorers Mandeville and the North Shore where they will find quiet communities for the love of boating, fishing and life in the lake.
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11 comments:

  1. I don’t what to say. How did New York City not make it on this list? Please help me understand. I’m so sad. It’s the greatest city on earth! Lavern Moore

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  2. I've been to a few of these amazing cities and yes you're absolutely right, they should be on this list. There is a lot more for me to see...Can't wait.

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  3. I would like to visit texas.. its more country right? Been to the big cities and just for a change..;)

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  4. Wow they all looked interesting to visit! I really should start saving, thanks for sharing!!

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  5. I have been to US many times. From your list I have visited only Virginia. Will plan the others too. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. USA is one of my bucket lists. Those cities you've mentioned are really beautiful and I love to visit there also. Thanks for sharing this information!

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  7. These cities seem wonderful. I would like to visit some of these x

    Laura
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  8. I love everything on your list and it seems like an interesting places to see and explore. Hope to be there, one day!

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  9. I hope to visit US next year again and your list has a lot in common with what I want to see. Texas is on my list, I am fascinated by that state

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  10. USA is the best place to traveling and enjoy our vacation in many cities. hope to be there in one day.

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  11. I would link to visit this cities!

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