Portland is known for many things: its eccentric culture, its incredibly creative restaurants (that have only gotten more exciting post-pandemic), its theater and arts scene, and its outdoor beauty top the list of reasons to visit. The best things to do in Portland are long, but some of our favorite activities include eating and more eating. Visit one of the area's best restaurants, opt to experience the zillions of food trucks, indulge in a gourmet doughnut or stop by a brewery or two. When you want to get moving, hop on a bike to tour the town, hike through one of the many parks or take a stroll through an art museum.
You could spend a lifetime traveling America and not see all that's worth seeing, which makes coming up with the list of best cities in the USA a tough task. Every region is home to its own trip-worthy urban destinations that boast natural wonders, impressive architecture, and incredibly diverse restaurants.
From coast to coast, we've rounded the cities that top our list of recommendations when plotting out your USA travel bucket list. New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco are obvious for a reason—they stand as American icons and offer endless must-see attractions. If you're looking for something even sexier, head to Las Vegas for gambling and pool parties, or Miami for rooftop vibes and beaches packed with some of the fittest people you've ever seen. To experience a taste of the South, there's bustling and historic New Orleans, filled with a celebration of culture and music every day of the week. At the same time, cities like Nashville offer Southern charm, live music and hearty fare that will make you feel right at home.
Whether you crave nightly live music to keep you dancing, are an art lover looking to explore galleries and museums, or are more interested in eating your way through town, our handpicked selection of the best cities to visit in the USA has you covered.