There are plenty of cities in North America that make it on to everyone's travel wishlist; most of us would give our right arm to see them all. The problem is, with so many cities to choose from, where do you go first? Unless you’re made of money, it’s unlikely that you’re going to visit them all at once! We’ve picked five of our favourite North American holiday destinations that should definitely be top of the list.
Famous for several things; Breaking Bad, Balloon Fiesta and the fact that it sounds like you’re talking about cookies when you mention its name. We love Albuquerque and not just for the reasons we’ve stated above. If you want something a little bit different, and not teeming with tourists, then this is the American holiday destination for you. Situated in New Mexico, the desert climate will ensure you get the heat we all crave when on holiday, unless you visit during their snowstorms through December and January. There’s an amusement park, ice rinks and a space centre to keep even the fussiest of travellers happy.
Who doesn’t want to go to Hawaii on holiday?! Honolulu is the biggest city in the state of Hawaii, and one of the best suited for tourists. There’s some rather incredible beaches, clear blue waters, sunny weather, lovely locals, delicious food… We could go on. If you’re bored of relaxing then there’s plenty of upbeat activities to take part in, such as surfing on Waikiki beaches or visiting one of the many hula shows, cabarets and theatre performances. There’s so much to say about the charm of Honolulu, but we think you should discover it for yourself.
One of the largest cities in the whole of the USA, Seattle will ensure you have plenty of things to do during your holiday. Any travel guide you pick up for this city will be split into different regions, just to cover the vast amount of area that makes up Seattle. We don’t have a whole lot of time left to write about all of the things you can do here, so we’ve picked just a few favourites; visit the Space Needle, go on an underground tour, visit one of the many museums and take a ride on the monorail.
Music City is the nickname of Tennessee's capital, Nashville. If you have a passion for country music, rap music, rock music; music in general, then this is the American holiday destination for you. Many famous bands have started off playing in the many pubs, bars and clubs in the Nashville area, before becoming the superstars that you see today. There are plenty of music museums here if you want to learn more about this city's rich culture. Alternatively simply head over to one of the local bars and listen to some live performances from tomorrow’s biggest bands.
5. New York City
We couldn’t conclude the list without adding in New York City now, could we? The Big Apple is the most famous city in America, with many people assuming it’s the capital (that’s Washington DC, by the way). Famous landmarks include the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and the National September 11th Memorial site. Many people avoid NYC because they think it’s too expensive, but you can get cheap hotels in New York if you look around.
These are just 5 of our favourites, although we could definitely have added a lot more to the list. Where will you be going on your next North American holiday?