So you’ve packed your suitcase and braved the long-haul flight. Now you have landed in the United States of America. Get ready to explore! But where should you go? The USA has so many exciting places to visit it’s hard for us to even make this list. However, if it is your first time, there are some cities that you just can’t miss. Read on for 5 amazing American cities worth spending a weekend getaway during your trip.
If you are in the US during the summer months, Chicago is one of the most fun and interesting cities to spend a weekend. Get a Chicago-style hot dog (an American treat) and check out tourist attractions like the Bean, a giant mirrored art installation that shows off the Chicago skyline. For those looking for something more relaxing, take an architecture tour and see the whole city from the Chicago River. Pro tip: Avoid visiting in winter if you are trying to stay warm. The weather in Chicago can get very unpleasant in the winter months. That’s why they call it the Windy City!
New York City
NYC is one of the most famous cities in the entire world. No matter what time of year you visit, a weekend in NYC will have something for everyone. If you like the Arts, visit one of over 80 museums in the city, or catch a live performance on Broadway. For more budget-friendly options, walk around Central Park or take the subway to Times Square. The people-watching is amazing there! In the winter, check out the Christmas window displays for a magical end to the weekend.
Whether you stay in a hostel, an Airbnb, or one of the fabulous Miami hotels, any weekend in Miami is sure to leave you smiling. For a romantic time, walk or bike along Miami Beach, taking in the beautiful Florida sunshine. And don’t forget the food! Miami is home to many different people from all over the world, and each has brought their culture and food to the city. Grab a Cuban breakfast while you walk around Little Havana or eat ceviche while you watch the sunset. Afterward, don’t forget to go enjoy the famous Miami nightlife, which will show you for certain why Miami is on this list.
A weekend in San Francisco offers many things, but one of the most special is how close it is to Wine Country where some of the best wine in California is grown and produced. Compare it to the great wine in Italy and other European countries and I’m sure it will stand up to the best of them. Back in the city, make sure to take a ride on the trolly. On a clear day, you’ll be able to see the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most recognizable landmarks in the US. In San Francisco, any picture you take will look just like a postcard.
The City of Angels is a cool place to visit any time, but especially in the spring when the weather is nice. Close to both the beach and Hollywood, LA has many activities to fill your weekend plans. It is the center of the US movie industry so there are many famous tourist spots to visit, such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If you like to do outdoor activities, you can even hike all the way up to the Hollywood Sign, to see that beautiful Los Angeles view. Who knows, you might even see a celebrity!
When you’re in the US, these 5 places are the “must visit” cities for a weekend getaway. A trip planned to any one of them will not leave you disappointed.