When you visit a country, you usually want to see the most beautiful cities and leave with the feeling that you have seen the best. However, in the United States that is complicated, since we are talking about the fourth largest country in the world, only surpassed by Russia, Canada and China in terms of square kilometers.
Be that as it may, in this article I will tell you about the 10 cities that most often attract tourists, either because of their skyscrapers, their monuments or their natural beauty.
They say that it is the American city that most resembles the European ones , something that can probably be explained by the simple fact that its deepest roots are Irish. We can highlight its parks, its restaurants, how easy it is to go shopping or the privileged place occupied by art and culture, which is not surprising considering that there are some of the best universities, such as the prestigious Harvard .
The third most populous city in the United States boasts of youth. Although we sometimes associate it with gangsters, the truth is that it is a very safe and lively city that stands out for its imposing skyscrapers. In addition, you may be surprised by the gastronomy of Chicago, since 23 Michelin stars are distributed there and fantastic gastronomic events take place, such as the Taste of Chicago (summer) or the Chicago Gourmet (fall).
" What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas ". It is the phrase that is repeated the most in a city in which some are made of gold and others are ruined. The casinos work on a piece-rate basis throughout the year and the lights invite you to enjoy their parties until the wee hours of the morning. In fact, you can even get married dressed as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe.
75 kilometers of coastline, more than 300 museums, the letters of " Hollywood " in the distance … It is a must, especially if you are one of those who are looking for good weather. You can swim in very beautiful beaches, stroll surrounded by famous mansions such as those in Beverly Hills and go shopping in malls, stores, outlets and markets. In the city of contrasts it is impossible to get bored.
The eighth most visited city in the world in 2017 is the most populous in the United States. You will fall in love with its skyscrapers from day one, as is the case with such iconic places as the Brooklyn Bridge. In the city that never sleeps, you can live the American dream more intensely than in any other city in the country.
In southern California, very close to the border with Mexico , we came across this city that Mediterranean people like so much because of its similar climate. It is a modern city with extensive beaches that attracts you for its museums, for its history and for its cultural mix. Being so close to the neighboring country makes the Latin culture deeply rooted, so it won’t be difficult to find people who can speak Spanish.
For many it is the most beautiful city in the United States , even ahead of New York. Its main attraction is the Golden Gate, but we must also highlight its steep streets, its trams or the famous Lombard Street, a unique street that has a section of eight turns that draw a meandering path that test the direction of the car.
The California Riviera is at the foot of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Its architecture takes us to the past, specifically to the time of colonialism. You can see that the Spanish passed through there. It is 150 kilometers from Los Angeles and does not stand out for tall buildings like most major cities in the United States. There are low houses and an incredible beach that does not lack palm trees that create a paradisiacal picture.
From the 184 meters high of the Seattle Center’s Space Needle you can contemplate the beauty of this city that we associate with grunge music, since the most influential bands of this musical style were born there in the early 90s, as is the case of Nirvana or Pearl Jam. Known as "Gateway to Alaska", it is home to some 600,000 people.
The capital of the United States is attractive for the simple fact of being the home of the most powerful man in the world, who is supposed to be the president. The White House, the Capitol, the Pentagon, the Washington Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial… There is a lot to visit, so it is a must if you are going to move around the east coast of the country.
Do you think there is a city that deserves to be on this list and is not there? We await your comments.
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