Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016

Are you sick and tired of Orlando and Miami? Here are some other amazing places you can visit in the USA. You won’t be sorry.

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comWhen it comes to traveling in the USA, lots of tourists, whether North American or not, end up picking the popular Miami and its incredible beaches and its neighbor Orlando, that promises great shopping around the many outlets scattered throughout the city.

But the US does not rely on these two cities alone, right?  I’ve asked for the support of the professor Elisabeth Wada, master and doctoral coordinator in Hospitality of the University Anhembi Morumbi in São Paulo, and also the Brand USA Brasil team, a marketing public-private organization that’s responsible for promoting the US as a travel destination, so that I  could list the 10 best North American cities for you to visit and post pictures of on Instagram. Check them out!

Nashville

Hospitality and endless music

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comThe second most populous city in the state of Tennessee, it’s located in the core of the state, on the banks of the river Cumberland.

Known as the American capital of country music, Nashville offers lots of places for entertainment (mainly for tourists). Speaking of that, the most popular neighborhood is actually called Entertainment District, where you can find most of the city’s attractions.

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comOne of them is the Country Hall of Fame and Museum. That’s right: a museum that is completely dedicated to the country music. It’s totally worth visiting, after all it means learning the music history of the city and also of the US.

And after appreciating the culture of the place and feeling like dancing, you should head to the Wildhorse Saloon. This dance venue relies on instructors that teach some steps so that you won’t be a disaster when the doors open for the public.

New York

Attractions for all tastes

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comAh! How to not love – or not consider visiting, at least this time – this city? The Big Apple, as it’s also known as, works 24/7 and has places for all tribes.

And do you want to know where these people meet up? Central Park. Considered to be the first public park in the US, there you have the options of self guided walking tours, bike renting, visiting historical sites, like the Belvedere Castle – a castle that dates back from 1865 that houses a great natural history collection.

Visit the zoo with 130 animal species. Besides dozens of sculptures spread throughout the park, like the bronze piece from 1959 that pays homage to the characters of Alice in Wonderland.

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comAnd speaking of culture, there’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the best art museums on the planet. There’s also the Moma (Museum Of Modern Art).

Last but not least, there’s the 5th Avenue, one of the most famous in the world, that features the greatest clothing brands, other than being a landmark.

Well, you definitely won’t run out of attractions in New York. From culture to bars and restaurants.

Chicago

Culture itself

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comChitown, as it’s popularly known as, features lots of sculptures around basically every corner. Besides, you can find museums about industry history (Museum of Science and Industry), that’s so important to the city.

It’s also possible to stumble upon the art of the greatest artists ever, like Renoir, Edgar Degas, Van Gogh and others in the traditional Art Institute of Chicago, which features over 300 thousand pieces.

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comLooking for theater plays? So run to the Chicago Theatre. You can also stop by a bar and listen to the best of blues and jazz.

The sports fans will like a nice bike ride in the Grant Park. And if you feel tired, you can sunbathe on North Avenue Beach.

San Francisco

Enjoy the cool weather of this quiet city

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comThis is just the place for lovers of cold weather! The fourth most populous city in California, San Francisco has a very peculiar pace. So much that you should go about the city on foot. Forget the car!

If you love healthy cuisine, then your choice is more than right. Because San Francisco is known for its healthy cuisine, with natural and organic ingredients.

Just finished breakfast or lunch? How about looking for a beautiful park? And there are just many. A suggestion: the Golden Gate Park. There you can enjoy the Califórnia Academy of Science and the Young Museum.

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comNight has come. Then you can expect things to liven up even more. And don’t forget the city offers places for all tribes. Mission, for example, is a hipster and latin area. Castro, in turn, is the neighborhood that concentrates the LGBT community, and the atmosphere is just party.

Enjoy the hippies? Then you must visit Haight-Ashbury. North Beach is, traditionally, an Italian district, while Chinatown is where Asian descendants live. To put it simply, there no such thing as no fun.

New Orleans

Nightlife, music and  lots of outdoor attractions

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comFounded by French explorers, this city in the state of Louisiana is located in the south of the Pontchartrain Lake and is considered to be a very unique and enticing place, as well as one of the best touristic destinations in the US.

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comI suggest to, first of all, stop by the French Quarter, the cultural and artistic center of the city. That’s where the so-called Bourbon Street is located, a place where you can take the best of what the night has to offer.

And when dawn breaks, pick a walk along the Royal, Chartres and Conti Streets. They are packed with very good stores and restaurants, like the Antonie’s, one of the oldest there.

Boston

A place to go to if you want to meet Brazilians

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comThat’s right! The 22nd most populous city worldwide is filled with Brazilians. Mainly students, who are eager to brush up on their English or to specialize in their fields of study.

But, putting studies aside for a while and focusing on the best part, that is, tourism, Boston has a lot to offer in terms of culture and sport. Examples? The Museum of Science, regarded as one of the most interactive museums in the city, it has technological rides and displays that call all the attention of the visitors.

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comNow, for the baseball fans, watching a match at the Fenway Park, the stadium of the Boston team, is a must . There you can do a guided tour. So cool!

If you’re unafraid of heights, I recommend running to the top of the Prudential Building and visiting the Skywalk Observatory. Open from 10am to 8pm in winter, and from 10am to 10pm in summer, you can see the whole city from the top and savor a beautiful dusk.

Honolulu

Sun and sea

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comCapital of the state of Hawaii, this city is very requested by surfers and people who are after sun and breathtaking beaches.

Looking for fun?  In this case, stay near the Waikiki Beach. There you’ll see huge skyscrapers, streets packed with brand stores, shopping centers, fine restaurants and luxurious hotels.

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comAll of this can be seen from the top of the crater of an extinct volcano: the Diamond Head, from which you can have one of the best panoramic views throughout the entire island.

If you’re interested in the history of your destinations, I suggest the ‘Iolani Palace, a kind of museum that tells how Honolulu was founded in detail.

We also recommend the acclaimed Base Pearl Harbor, where you can visit the museum and a ship sunk during World War II.

Las Vegas

Bustling nightlife

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.com“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. This memorable saying summarizes all the adventure this city can offer.

In most hotels, it’s possible to find casinos. And you can hop from one casino to the other with no problems. Good luck!

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comThe Grand Canyon is another tour you can’t miss. The largest and most spectacular canyon on the planet holds astonishing views of the nature that surrounds the place. It’s 446 kilometers long and 29 kilometers wide, with cliffs that can be as deep as 1600 meters.

Are you into roller coasters? Then you have to visit the Stratosphere Tower. You’ll find one of the highest roller coasters on Earth on top of a 353-meter tall tower.

Austin

Modernity amid Texas

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comCradle of the University of Texas, one of the largest campuses nationwide, there over 50 thousand students go around the city, turning it into a more modern place in contrast with the rest of the state.

And where do these young people go? One of the places is the Zilker Park. There you’ll find the Botanical Garden and the Barton Springs pool, which is formed by a cold water spring.

For sports fans, the Hike and Bike Trail is a great choice. The walking and bike trails sit on the bank of the Colorado river and present a dazzling view.

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comEver heard of the bats of Austin? That’s right! There is a colony of over a 1.5 million bats under the Congress Bridge, the bridge that links Congress Ave from north to south.

Every day from April to October (with its peak in August), the little things come out to eat when night falls. You can enjoy their going from over the bridge and from the banks of the river.

Pittsburgh

Passion for sport

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comOur last pick is located in the state of Pennsylvania. The first tip is to visit the city from the top. From the Mount Washington. To climb it, you can take either one of the two railways.

You should go there at night to see the entire city. With its amazing colors and, who knows, you can even stumble upon some firework display.

Another very interesting visit is to the Senator John Heinz History Center. It’s nothing less than the museum of Pennsylvania, and it tells the history of the brand Heinz along with objects and decorations that refer to each of the times, like cars, snack bars and so on.

Tired of Florida? See 10 Cool Places to Visit in the United States 2016 : Travel | https://www.royalfashionist.comAnd now we’re talking: for the baseball fans. The visit to the PNC Park is more than recommended. There you can watch Pittsburgh Pirates in full action.

And you: have you got any tips of a nice place to visit? Tell us.

Daniel Navas is a Brazilian journalist ( from São Paulo) and a lover of great gastronomy, sports and culture. He has already worked with different media sites like Men's Health and GQ, showing readers the latest news on welfare. As a editor in chief for Dieta Já! magazine, he immersed in the world of nutrition and today he wants to show everyone different ways to have a healthier life.
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