Cities like Nashville, New York, and Vegas grace almost everyone’s to-go list, as they should. However, there are some other options we’d like to point out—a few already popular destinations and others less frequently considered. I haven’t listed my hometown – Baltimore in this article.
A trip will require some proper planning, so be sure to do your research and plan for the unexpected. Planning will include luggage, accommodation, transport etc. Once you have your accommodation settled and you know what to take with you, it’s a good idea is to secure a car rental in NYC under 25 hours from your expected departure.
A great example of southern charm and hospitality, Richmond is an exceptional town. Long known for its rich history, it’s now a great place to try some artisan foods and craft beers. Additionally, the restaurants and galleries offer a mind-blowing display of creativity.
The November Theater (the oldest in the state) is a must see. Not only for its aesthetics, but also for the acts starring local actors. You can even take home an unconventional souvenir—in the form of a custom-made costume sold in their onsite boutique.
Portland features many budget-friendly activities, so you won’t have to spend a ridiculous chunk of your savings. However, it’s home to a multitude of craft breweries, boutique shops, and a diverse food scene.
While visiting in summer will allow you to experience the city’s love of the outdoors in full, winter is just as great of a time to visit due to the winter sports on Mount Hood.
All in all, it’s a great city for art lovers, intellectuals, and hipsters. Countless attractions ensure that you’ll find something to float your boat—no matter what you’re into.
If live music is your thing, this is where you want to be. The city offers a vibrant culture, world-famous festivals and an expansive food scene, which includes some of the best Mexican restaurants you can find.
They named themselves “The Live-Music Capital-of-the-World”, and with good reason—East Austin is littered with music venues and street art. You can explore the city by Segway, taking a bike tour, or even a paddle boat! If you’d rather go pub crawling, participate in Rainey Street’s bar hop game or look into the scavenger hunt they offer through the city.
San Antonio, Texas
Located close to Mexico and an excellent alternative to Austin. Some of the Mexican culture got integrated in this city’s art, food, and traditions. San Antonio offer a rich, multicultural experience which can be quite educational.
Immerse yourself in Tejano music, widely spoken Spanish, and the mass of street shops trading in Mexican cuisine and crafts. And, don’t forget to do the river walk—an approximately two-mile path on the border of the San Antonio River. The path is lined with restaurants, cafes, and tourist shops.
On top of everything, San Antonio is the home of frequent festivals and an exciting night life.
This is the perfect destination for the individual who loves outdoor activities. Whether you plan a visit in the winter or summer, there will be an adventure suited to your tastes.
White river rafting, eco tours and fishing trips are popular in the warmer months, while skiing dominates the winter scene. You can even take a relaxing dip in the Granite Hot Springs to warm up after a skiing expedition.
Other options include taking a dip in western culture through country dancing or taking a stroll through the National Museum of Wildlife Art to experience its expansive collection.
There are some fantastic places in the US to visit while you’re young but remember to do thorough research and preparation. This includes booking accommodation in advance, packing for the occasion, and booking a car rental in NYC under 25 hours from your departure.