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Unique US cities you might not think to visit

When you book your trip to the US, you might already have a list of popular tourist destinations that you want to see. For most travelers, these include cities such as New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Sure, these are all great places to stay and visit, but there is just one problem: so many tourists! Instead of heading to such big tourist hotspots, you might want to get off the beaten track and visit one of the US’s unique and under the radar cities. Here are some great options for you.

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Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

The capital of the state of Georgia is a huge city that is bursting with history and culture. It’s the home of Coca-Cola so you might want to visit the huge World of Coca-Cola to find out about the history of this legendary drink. It’s also a good base for exploring the natural landscapes of Georgia and neighboring South Carolina. The Riley Moore Falls and all the other exciting attractions mentioned on HD Carolina are just a few reasons why it’s worth jumping over the state border! When you are back in Atlanta, you can catch an evening show at the Alliance Theater.

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore has suffered from a bad reputation for the past few years. Sure, the city was quite gritty and rough around the edges. However, over the past couple of years, it has done a great job at tidying things up. There are lots of sights and attractions for tourists in the city, such as the Edgar Allen Poe House and the B&O Railroad Museum. It’s also a great place to take kids as it has a large zoo and national aquarium.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico

New Mexico is known for being a very laid-back state, and that is very easy to see and experience in Santa Fe. You will be able to easily spend a day just wandering around the city and looking at the beautiful Mexican inspired architecture. If you consider yourself a bit of an art aficionado, then you will certainly want to visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. There are also plenty of historic sites of interest as well, such as the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Buffalo, New York

Did you think that the only city in New York State worth visiting is New York City? Think again! You can also spend a few nights in Buffalo. This was once a very wealthy 19th-century town, but it ran into hard times at the turn of the 20th Century. However, that is very much in its past and there are now many reasons to visit this cool city. It’s the home to the National Buffalo Wings Festival and is a superb destination for foodies. You can also visit the General Mills Plant, where the cereal Cheerios is made!

As you can see, there are loads of cool cities to explore in the US. You don’t have to follow the crowd to NYC, Chicago, or LA!

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