The United States of America is a vast and diverse country, offering travelers a wide range of experiences. From the graffiti walls of Austin, Texas to the soul food and traditions of New Orleans, there is something for everyone. Nick & I have been to every state in the US and have compiled a list of the 13 best cities to visit in the US. Whether you're looking for deep-dish pizza in Chicago, unique experiences in New Orleans, or incredible views in Seattle, these cities have something for everyone.
Chicago is known for its deep-dish pizza, but it's also home to world-class architecture and Wrigley Field. Spring and summer are when Chicago really comes alive, so take an architectural river cruise or watch a baseball game at the famous Wrigley Field. You can also admire the views from the John Hancock Building's observatory terrace. New Orleans is a melting pot of cultures and is the birthplace of jazz. Live music of all kinds permeates the city, day and night.
There are also great places to enjoy the flavors of New Orleans, from Commander's Palace to Emeril's or Restaurant August. Don't forget to try some of the must-eat foods in New Orleans. Seattle is a great place to visit in the Pacific Northwest. From downtown Seattle, you can quickly take a ferry to the San Juan Islands or even to Victoria, Canada. It's a fun place to walk around and has an incredible view of the Puget Sound and the mountains in the distance. San Francisco is a vibrant city by the sea with views for miles and a truly unique urban environment.
You'll find people in business suits mingling with free spirits, all enjoying their city together. Spend time strolling through Fisherman's Wharf, riding the historic cable car, eating Ghiradelli chocolates, and shopping in Union Square. There's plenty of seafood to eat plus fantastic craft beer and lots of wine from Sonoma and Napa Valley. Miami is known for its incredible weather and beautiful beaches, but it also has a very Caribbean atmosphere with lots of parties in both Miami and South Beach. Relax on one of Florida's best beaches such as South Beach in Miami, Clearwater Beach on the Gulf Coast or along the Florida Keys.Washington DC is full of history and politics but also has an eclectic atmosphere with plenty of Ethiopian food, microbreweries and markets.
There are 50 great things to do in Washington DC including non-touristy activities such as biking through Central Park or visiting the Empire State Building.New York City is known as the food capital of the US with plenty of bars and lounges, nightlife and touristy things to do such as admiring Times Square or watching Broadway musicals. Art lovers will love visiting The Metropolitan Museum of Art or any other art galleries around town.