Summer is upon us, and it’s serving up wanderlust in spades. You know you want to get away, but where do you get away to? We’ve done the research, so you don’t have to! Listed below are ten of the hottest travel destinations in the United States.
If you’re a beer aficionado, then Milwaukee is a must visit city. You can tour the Miller and Lakefront breweries, pair your beer with all types of delicious sausages and cheeses, and you can experience authentic Wisconsin beer cheese soup.
9. Los Angeles
With so many must-see attractions, Los Angeles is definitely a travel destination to enjoy this summer. Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Bowl, the Walk-of-Fame, Rodeo Drive, and Venice Beach are all waiting for you! And you can take a bus tour to sightsee the homes of your favorite celebrities. Enjoy a star-studded vacation in Los Angeles.
The Windy City hosts four Arts & Entertainment must-sees: Art Institute of Chicago and Aspect Ratio will interest the artist within, and with Second City (Sketch Comedy), and Steppenwolf Theatre you can enjoy an entertaining night out. Relax in Lincoln Park, enjoy purusing records at the shops in Logan Square, and don’t forget to visit the Magnificent Mile!
7. Las Vegas
With more casinos that you can throw a pair of dice at, Las Vegas is the perfect destination for high-stakes gamblings. And if you want to take in a show, Cirque de Soleil is waiting. There’s also plenty of high-end shopping to be done at the Caesars Palace Forum shops, and more than enough restaurants serving up delicious food.
6. New York
The city that never sleeps is great for travellers suffering from insomnia. It’s also great for its museums, plays and concerts, parks and gardens. As well as its breathtaking views as seen from the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock observation decks and Brooklyn Promenade etc. Least of all, the thousands of restaurants. And if you’re having trouble staying awake after a day filled with adventure, you can purchase a cup of coffee 24/7.
5. New Orleans
Since Katrina, New Orleans has made an impressive comeback. With its breathtaking architecture, 1400+ restaurants, and popping music scene, this southern city deserves your attention. Yes, New Orleans has Mardi Gras and the French Quarter, but there’s also the Musician’s Village, Crescent City Park, and the Promenade. NOLA is full of rich history, flavorful dining, stimulating music, and more shops than you have money to spend.
4. San Diego
San Diego is one of the must visit cities in the United States. This west coast city has many things to offer.
This year, the San Diego Zoo is celebrating its 100th anniversary with new exhibitions all year long.
If you’re a foodie, or just hungry, then you’ll want to walk around Little Italy (more inclusive that just italian dishes) and sample the foods from various cultures. And don’t forget to try the fresh seafood and Old Town Mexican cuisine that San Diego is known for.
You can also take a day trip to Mexico via the San Diego Trolley and immerse yourself in authentic Mexican food and culture, just don’t forget your passport.
Known as the gateway to the Americas, Miami is spectacular and has a myriad of activities. You can visit Art Deco on Ocean Drive and the Lowe Art Museum and Miami Art Museum are a must for art lovers. Moreover, you can take in a performance by the Florida Philharmonic, Miami City Ballet, or New World Symphony Orchestra.
You can get a taste of Cuba in Little Havana or visit Coconut Grove at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens to experience Europe without leaving the country.
Lincoln Road Mall is a great place for snacks and shopping. And there are plenty of eateries for casual and fine-dining that offer South American cuisine.
Honolulu the breathtaking epicenter of the Hawaiian Islands. It has incredible blue skies, white beaches, lush flora, and surfing! Not to mention it’s vibrant arts and culture scene as well as historic landmarks and monuments—the Aloha Tower, the King Kamehameha I Statue, Iolani Palace, the Kawaiahao Church monuments. And the shopping!
You can enjoy Chinatown’s underground bars and art galleries, or sample authentic Hawaiian cuisine with the fine dining and theatre of Waikiki. If you’re more adventurous, you can hike Diamond Head or visit Manoa Falls. There are so many activities in Honolulu, you’ll never be bored.
One of the most consistently popular travel destinations, Charleston, South Carolina graciously welcomes you and visitors of all ages. Charleston harkens back to an earlier time with its cannons and carriage rides—the city is best travelled on foot, and makes every tourist feel like they’re visiting family with its abundance of Southern hospitality.
If you like sightseeing, or taking pictures that make your friends back home envious, then you can walk from downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant, and vise versa, by way of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, which overlooks Cooper River; you can also mosey down King Street and visit the local mom and pop stores as well as view some of the most beautiful homes in the United States. You can stop to relax at the waterfront promenade, the Battery, and stare out at the water with a view Fort Sumter in the distance.
If you’d like to sample the local cuisine, the weekly Marion Square farmers’ market never disappoints, and there are a plethora of hot restaurants located in this southern gem.
What are some of your favorite travel destinations?