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6 of the Stunning Cities in the US to Visit on Your Next Vacation

When you live in the US, you are fortunate enough to have a wealth of amazing vacation destinations on your doorstep. This makes taking a short city break a breeze, with the sole exception of having to pick which of the many locations to travel to first. To help get you inspired for your next trip, here are six superb cities to put on your list.

1.Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of South Carolina’s 60-mile Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is a fantastic choice if you want plenty of sun, sea, and sand on your vacation. Some of the other top things to do in Myrtle Beach include taking a ride on the SkyWheel, strolling along the boardwalk, hiking in the State Park, and teeing off on one of the area’s fantastic golf courses. Those who enjoy a glass of wine or two might also like to sample their way through a local winery during their stay.

2.Nashville, Tennessee

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Known as the home of country music, Nashville is the location of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame, the Johnny Cash Museum, and the National Museum of African American Music – to mention just a few. As well as soaking up the music scene in the honky-tonks, you can browse stylish boutiques, sip a local craft beer, and explore sprawling green spaces.

3.Chicago, Illinois

The Windy City has plenty to keep travelers occupied, including world-class museums, art galleries, and renowned improv comedy theaters. Be sure to catch a baseball game at Wrigley Field, and take a stroll through the greenery of Millennium Park with its iconic structure known as ‘The Bean’. After a day of sightseeing, you can tuck into authentic Chicago-style pizza and raise a glass of local craft beer from one of the city’s 160+ breweries.

4.Las Vegas, Nevada

Synonymous with hedonism, Las Vegas is well worth a visit whether you’re a gambler or not. The Strip is a veritable hotbed of entertainment, with live shows featuring big-name stars, decadent casinos, and a wealth of fine dining establishments. Don’t feel constrained to the city though – if you take the time to head out into the desert, you can explore stunning canyons and vast open plains on your vacation too.

5.Seattle, Washington

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The perfect blend of urban cool and natural beauty, the Emerald City is a dynamic and friendly place to vacation. Some of the wealth of unmissable attractions here include the striking Space Needle with its panoramic views, the Museum of Pop Culture that pays homage to local icons like Kurt Cobain, and lush Discovery Park with its network of hiking and biking trails that lead you through gorgeous meadows, beaches and forests.

6.New Orleans, Louisiana

Hometown of jazz, cocktails, and epic Mardi Gras parties, the Big Easy certainly knows how to celebrate. NOLA is also a feast of gastronomic delights, from mouthwatering po’boy sandwiches to puffy beignet donuts. Ride the classic streetcar, stroll through the colorful French Quarter, shop on Magazine Street and – if you’re feeling brave – take a voodoo cemetery tour or ghost tour after dark.