American Essentials: Which City Is For You?

If you’re trying to figure out where you visit in America, it’s hard to narrow down your options. It really is a country full of incredible experiences, people and places – but here are some tips to help you decide where your next vacation location should be…

New York City, New York State

American Essentials: Which City Is For You?

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FOR YOU: Is there anywhere in the world that’s more exciting than New York City? It feels like the center of the universe – it’s full of culture, exciting people, incredible cuisine and tons of history. No matter how long you want to spend on vacation, you won’t have enough time to explore NYC as much as you want to.

NOT FOR YOU: If you aren’t a fan of big cities and the thought of traveling by metro makes you nervous, maybe give NYC a miss for the time being.

Portland, Oregon

American Essentials: Which City Is For You?

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San Antonio, Texas

American Essentials: Which City Is For You?

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FOR YOU: Texas is often seen as a politically conservative state but San Antonio is a hubbub of diversity and culture that’s an incredible place for any tourists to visit. The Alamo, a World Heritage site, is an absolute must-see: it was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836 and is now the site of an excellent museum. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that’s only three blocks from the River Walk, check out the Comfort Suites Alamo/River Walk – San Antonio, TX is absolutely the most hip tourist destination around at the moment.

NOT FOR YOU: Texas can be prohibitively hot over the summer – if you’re the sort of person who tends to wilt in the heat, you should probably wait until the weather’s cooler to visit.

Washington DC

American Essentials: Which City Is For You?

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FOR YOU: Other than NYC, DC is where it’s happening in the USA. The White House, home of the president, is there (despite the fact that the First Lady hasn’t managed to move in there yet) and there are years of history for you to explore in DC. Go in springtime for milder weather – and to see the glorious cherry blossoms that bloom and that make DC one of the most beautiful cities in the States.

NOT FOR YOU: If you aren’t into politics, you should probably give DC a miss – although you could always take a visit anyway for the incredible food, the great range of bars, and the fact that it’s a hip, thriving city that welcomes all newcomers and is always buzzing.

 

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