3 more Popular US Cities

by Female Abroad

The United States is one of the most diversified nations in the world and is home to many unique tourist destinations, from the skyscrapers of New York to the beaches of California, the natural wonders of Yellowstone, Florida, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, as well as Atlantic City, which are havens for gamblers. The variety of attractions makes it difficult for visitors to know where to begin and how to proceed, so here are three more cities to take a look at.

  1. San Francisco, California
    This Northern city is the principal financial and cultural hub of California and it is due to these features that it has become one of the most expensive cities in the USA to visit. With its tourist destinations like the barking seals, seafood, Alcatraz, bristos, gardens, and museums, this wonderful city is well known across the world. The city has such an iconic city so I highly recommend taking in a tour that fills you in on the general history, filming locations, or one that is more LGBTQ+ orientated. You could even take tours that focus on individual neighbourhoods around the famous city like Fisherman's Warf, Chinatown, the Castro, Little Italy, the Mission District, and more.

    To visit every location, you could walk, bus, or take the world-famous trolley around the city. The trolley's are expensive but it is such a touristy thing to do to jump onto them, then jump off as where you need to go. There are a few set stops but most people just jump on and off as needed. When I was there for business, there was no way I was going to be hiking up the mountainous streets of the city in heels so the trolley worked for me at that time.

    If you want to visit places like Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, The Walt Disney Family Museum, or Exploratorium then I recommend the San Francisco CityPass as it will help you save on them. Alcatraz is very hard to get tickets for so if you are unable to score any then you could take this tour of the bay where you will get to see the island (from the water) as well as the Golden Gate Bridge.

    It is also not all that far from the wine country cities of Napa and Sonoma so make sure to grab a wine tour if you drink. This tour is one of my favorites as you also have time to explore the old growth red wood trees at Muir Woods. If wine is not your thing then you could always do a day trip to Yosemite.

  2. Phoenix, Arizona
    Appropriately referred to as "the valley of the sun," this city experiences year-round sunshine which in turn, makes it an ideal vacation spot. It also features some of the country's top resorts and golf courses and with the majority of the attractions located in the city's downtown area, it is super easy to get around. The main neighbourhoods you will most likely visit are Downtown, where all the eateries, stores, and sports facilities are, the Glendale District, and Heritage Square with the last two being home to many of the city's historic buildings and monuments. The city is also home to a number of tourist destinations, including the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hall of Fame Firefighting Museum, and the Arizona Science Center.

    Taking a hot air balloon ride while you are in town is extremely popular with the morning rides booking up fast. If you are looking for something different then I recommend this Sedona Red Rock and Native American Ruins Day Tour, or taking in the Apache Trail and a ride on Dolly the Steamboat. If you are looking for something more athletic then you could go Kayaking on the Salt River or Saguaro Lake, take a TomCar out in the Sonoran Desert, or head out into the desert on an ATV.

    Nearby is the city of Tempe which is home to several entertainment venues that are bustling with nightlife. Scottsdale is also fairly close and this tour will take you around Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale so you can get your barrings. It is also a stones throw from the Grand Canyon so perfect for a day trip!

  3. Baltimore, Maryland
    Found on the east coast of America, it is the location of a significant port with a sizable harbour. In this city you will find multiple tourist attractions like the inner harbour, city centre, Camden Yards, Jonestown, the historic buildings of Mt. Vernon, and the Fells Point neighbourhood which is widely known for its nightlife. Some of the well-known must-see tourist destinations are the national aquarium, the Basilica of the Assumption, Robert East Lee Memorial Park, and the Maryland Zoo Safari Experience is another must-do. The famous Patapsco Valley Wine Region is also closer to downtown then you may realize but if wine isn't for you then you could visit a brewery instead. Not exactly sure where to start or what you want to do? Then starting with a city tour is a great first step.

No matter what kind of travel you are interested in, these destinations are likely to surprise you.

Through our affiliation with Viator, a Tripadvisor company, we are able to suggest the highly rated tours that are linked for your convenience. For more information on any of the items mentioned, click the blue link to visit Viator's website for more information, to check availability and prices, as well as to purchase.