This year has come to an end. After the New Year, it is time to start planning the next vacation spot. City life is a highly sought after experience of many, especially if they grew up in a more rural environment. Take time to see what the continental United States has to off in the big city. Here is a quick rundown of the top ten cities to visit after the new year.
New York, New York
The city that never sleeps, New York, New York is number one on the list for a reason. The city has everything! New York City offers an incredible nightlife, some of the best theater in the world, and shopping for days. The Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island, The Empire State Building, and hundreds of other attractions leave visitors with more than plenty to see. Just make sure to leave the car at home. Parking is outrageous and not always the safest way to commute. Take a yellow cab or call an Uber driver to do the driving.
Chicago, Illinois has its own vibe. The city is full of museums and free attractions. Chicago’s train system is also one of a kind. Ride within feet skyscraper buildings in the heart of the city. Lincoln Park Zoo and the lake life of Lake Michigan offer two excellent relaxing adventures in the middle of a booming metropolis.
San Francisco, California
The Golden Gate bridge is the centerpiece of a beautiful city in the hills of California. San Francisco is a hub for diversity and innovation. With a strong culture of art and a delicious array of eateries, this city is a must-see destination. Experience the Powell-Hyde streetcar and the gorgeous, colorful architecture of the city, before heading out for a stroll along the Golden Gate Promenade.
One of the oldest cities in the U.S is Boston, Massachusetts, and the city has aged gracefully. Boston is the home of the historic Fenway Park. Also a city of culture and art, Boston harbors the Freedom Trail. It is a short hiking trail riddled with historic sites along the way.
Though it may not be a cheap destination to reach, Honolulu is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It is home to a melting pot of heritage and cultural diversity. Experience the South Pacific, European, and Asian influences all in one place. Do not miss out on Honolulu!
Portland, Oregon is the place to go for fine beer. It has more breweries than any another city in the world. In addition to being a drinker’s paradise, Portland is rich with bohemian culture and plenty of ethnic foods. Located at the foot of the nation’s iconic Mount Hood, the city oozes beauty.
The city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, may be one of the most underrated cities in America. Take some time to explore the parks and museums this historic city has to offer.