With the summer months fast approaching, it’s the perfect time for a vacation.
And why jet across the Atlantic or the Pacific when you can head on down to the US and explore?
With that in mind, here are five fantastic US cities you should visit this summer.
- New York
New York is one of the most popular cities in the world for tourists – and rightly so.
It’s a bustling and beautiful metropolis filled with fantastic landmarks waiting to be explored and some of the most iconic spots include Times Square, Central Park and the Empire State Building.
New York is also home to lots of fabulous green spaces such as Battery Park, where visitors can take a break for the busy city and enjoy fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower.
- San Diego
With wonderfully warm weather all year round, San Diego is the perfect place for a summer city getaway.
The city is home to over 70 miles of coastline, so a trip to the beach is a must. You can relax and soak up some sun or try out some fun water sports activities.
Thrillist Travel regularly raves about San Diego’s foodie delights and it’s no surprise it’s well-placed for serving quality cuisine,, since it’s surrounded by farms and oceans that provide chefs with access to fresh high-quality ingredients.
Detroit is the birthplace of Motown music, where artists such as Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye built their careers. The city continues to enjoy a thriving music scene making it a must-visit place for music enthusiasts.
It’s not all about the music though– like any great city, Detroit is home to fabulous restaurants, shops and other tourist attractions. And with the new QLine streetcar system in place, getting around couldn’t be easier.
Orlando was recently named the number one summer travel destination by AAA. And as home to some of the best theme parks in the world, such as Walt Disney World and universal Orlando Resort, it’s the perfect place for a fun family vacay.
There are some exciting new attractions coming this summer, including Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure (Universal) in June, and the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Disney) in August. You can find out more about the new and upcoming attractions on the Visit Orlando site.
Chicago is a fantastic city filled with world-class museums like the Art Institute of Chicago and the DuSable Museum of African History – whatever you’re in to, you’ll find it here.
There are also over 200 theaters where you can catch a show or play, and no trip is complete without visiting the Magnificent Mile, where you’ll find hotels, restaurants and shops which range from purse-friendly to premium.
Traveling to the US
Hopefully this list has inspired you to hop on a plane and jet to the US.
You’ll find cheap flights on sites like Skyscanner.net and affordable airport parking on sites like Looking4.comwhich enables you to travel in the chilled-out comfort of your own ride.
What are your favourite US cities? Share them in the comments section.