New York, Orlando, New Orleans, We are all aware of the big cities that we as tourists have visited for numerous years. These destinations will remain popular for many years to come but what cities within the USA are about to get their time in the spotlight.
The USA city breaks that I will discuss below have all been awarded destination on the rise awards from Tripadvisors travelers choice awards. Let’s see if it is worth getting in before the crowds?
Park city – Utah
While many of us would have heard of or even visited Salt Lake City, Park City is actually only a 35-min drive from this currently well-known destination. Park city is a multi-season city with ski resorts during the winter and open-air concerts, film screenings and cultural events covering the summer months.
Why not try the year-round Bobsled ride from the 2002 Utah winter games at the Utah Olympic Park.
Columbus – Ohio
The capital city of Ohio, Columbus offers a creative-minded affordable and down to earth city break experience.With its critically acclaimed food scene and beautiful neighborhoods Columbus is a relaxed and enjoyable USA city break. If you are into you food like I am why not check out the Short North Arts district where you will find some of the best restaurants in the city.
Alternatively, if like my wife you will also find great little boutique shops around most corners. Whilst in Columbus please do take in a show at the Ohio theater and if you have time check out the Governors residence for a step back into history.
Portland – Maine
Portland, Maine Is an old Fishing city situated on a peninsula extending into the Casco Bay. This charming city is built around the old Port District and boosts ornate mansions, Lighthouses and charming ocean views. Popular for its locally brewed craft Ales and fresh lobster, the summer months offer a fantastic city retreat.
I would highly recommend taking a two boat trip out into the bay for some great views of the Light house and a spectacular Maine sunset. Just relax, unwind and enjoy the respite from the crowds within the city.
Louisville – Kentucky
This Authentic Southern city, sits on the Ohio river and is Kentucky’s largest city. Full of history, Louisville is fast growing in popularity, with beautiful outdoor parks and world-class museums. During May the Churchill Downs race course hosts the famous Kentucky Derby, but aside from this fantastic event Kentucky has plenty to other.
Well known for the racecourse and Derby museum, Louisville is also home the Slugger factory and museum world renowned for making the Lousisville Slugger baseball bat. Why not also try out the fantastic Kentucky Bourbon tasting?
USA City Breaks
When people suggest to me that they are looking to have a city break, my first reaction is one of surprise. I have found over a multitude of years that most City travel is not a break at all. However, once you have been to the majority of the top city breaks, I do find that some of the less established tourist cities can provide exactly that.
The majority of these up and coming cities have something to offer a destination or attraction that most people would like to see and experience. They may not have like NEW York twenty different attractions that you want to visit and in my opinion this is actually a good thing.
I like to find out about local cultures and explore the city a little, when you are running from one attraction to another that is very difficult to do. With the lesser known cities it normally allows you the time to explore and enjoy the local cafes and bars, of if my wife the local shops!!