Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard about huge cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. These aren’t the only U.S. cities worth visiting though. There are many others that have just as much to offer tourists and all other forms of adventure seekers.
Here are the best four cities in the U.S. that are often overlooked:
4. Boulder, Colo.
If you’re a fan of winter sports, this is a good place to visit or live. With breathtaking scenery and lots of outdoor activities from snowboarding to trail rides, Colorado is one of the best kept secrets in the West.
Finding your next fun activity never takes long, and, if you decide to smoke a green, leafy substance, you don’t have to worry about cops hassling you.
3. Asheville, N.C.
With extremely low land prices, this is definitely one of the most overlooked cities in the U.S. Also known as Beer City, Asheville is an excellent destination for beer connoisseurs, and it also has a lot to offer those who appreciate the arts.
The architecture is beautiful, and its population consists mainly of laid-back artsy types. With a low cost of living, this is one of the best places in the country for young entrepreneurs and other work-from-home types to start off their professional careers.
2. Pittsburgh, Pa.
Looking to party like you used to back in college? Well, Pittsburgh is an excellent destination for that. With over 65 colleges and universities around, finding a decent party to crash won’t be a problem. Prices are economical, and there are many fun destinations for everyone. Venues like the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for the artsy ones, and lots of bars, clubs, and, oh yes, one of the best football teams in the country.
1. Houston, Texas.
Take a quick visit to Houston, and you’ll quickly learn that there is more to Texas than cowboys and rodeos. One of the most diverse cities in the U.S., Houston is a culturally rich city with pretty much every corner of the globe represented.
It’s also home to the University of Houston Cougars, Houston Rockets and Astros. Downtown Houston is packed with all sorts of clubs and bars from country, to salsa, to pop music. Houston also has lots to offer more sophisticated visitors like the Theatre Under the Stars, the Houston Grand Opera, and, of course, the Johnson Space Center.
Prices are affordable in and around the city, making it an excellent place to visit or live.