With everything that’s going on politically in the United States right now, you could be forgiven for assuming the country is a no-go for tourists. But this couldn’t be further from the truth, and if you travel to the United States, you’ll be rewarded with astounding scenery, friendly people, and a huge variety of delicious food.
Few other countries have the natural beauty found in the United States, including glaciers, canyons, deserts, rainforest, beaches, and mountains- coupled with an unrivalled music scene, fascinating cities waiting to be explored, and more.
Here are some reasons why you should still travel to the United States this year:
Each day, smoked brisket and thick barbecue ribs will be served at Texas roadhouses, while some of the country’s most talented chefs blend Asian accents and organic produce at award-winning restaurants on the West Coast.
Locals grab their bagels and lox in Manhattan at a century-old deli, and in the Mid-West, locals enjoy fried eggs and plump pancakes at a 1950s-style diner. In Maine, you can enjoy steaming plates of fresh lobster, or head to California for champagne and oysters at a wine bar. Meanwhile, the Korean tacos are known to be incredible from a certain food truck in Portland.
In the United States, every state is so different that you may even feel like you’re in a different country when you visit. The culture is a huge reason to visit the states, and the country has made tremendous contributions to music and the arts.
New York and Chicago have basically become drawing boards for some of the best architects in the world, and the music is another great reason to visit, with soulful blues in the Mississippi Delta, Motown sound in Detroit, and of course bluegrass, country, and hip-hop.
Don’t get me wrong- there’s plenty of incredible scenic reasons to visit the United States. But for those who can’t get enough of big cities, this is the place to go. This is the birthplace of New York City, Boston, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, and LA. But there are also plenty of less-famous but still incredible cities worth visiting, such as Austin, Savannah, Portland, San Francisco, and New Orleans.
For those who love to get outdoors, the US has your back. The national parks are plentiful and great for hiking and camping. Head to the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, or the Florida keys. If you’re hoping to go the scenic route, your best option is to hire a car so you can pull over and admire the view whenever you need to.