Discussions of popular and exciting cities in the U.S. always seem to include the likes of Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. These mainstream cities continue to get exposure and praise while other exciting cities are ignored and over looked. Below is a list of six cities that are also exciting and interesting to visit.
1. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Not many people mention Minneapolis when they are referring to their travel agendas. This city may seem like an outcast compared to the more popular cities, but there is much to appreciate about this area. A historical part of Minneapolis is the Sculpture Garden. This city also possesses many beautiful lakes, such as Lake Harriet and Lake of the Isles. Lake of the Isles is a great attraction for walking and jogging and has a great view of the downtown area.Minneapolis is also the home of the Riverview Theatre, which is reminiscent of the 1960s.
The ideal time to visit Minneapolis is usually during the summertime between the months of July to September. During this time there are many festivities such as block parties and the Minneapolis Aquatennial and the state fair. While visiting you can check in at the Hilton Garden Inn or the Doubletree Suites.
2. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Another underrated city that happens to be a place worth visiting is Pittsburgh. This city is well known for Heinz Hall, which is a venue that hosts symphonies and concerts, etc. If you appreciate the fine art of orchestra, the Heinz Hall should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Pittsburgh also is the host of a historical attraction known as the Monogahela Incline. This Incline is designated for transportation, and been around since 1870.
The best time to visit Pittsburgh is during the winter time. If you are present during this time, you can visit the PPG Place and get in tune with the Christmas spirit while ice skating in the presence of a gigantic Christmas tree. There are many hotels to choose from such as the Doubletree in Downtown Pittsburgh, the Wyndham Grand, and the Renaissance.
3. Tulsa, Oklahoma
This city has many exciting things to offer such as the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and the performing arts center. This center offers a variety of entertainment such as ballet, opera, and films. Another attraction that is family friendly and extremely fun is the Spring Town trampoline park. This park mixes aerobics and basketball with trampoline jumping. They even have a foam pit!
One more place in this city that is worthy to check out is the New Heights Rock Gym, a place where you can participate in rock climbing. This city has many options of hotels to choose from such as the Marriot Hotel Southern Hills, the Doubletree, and Embassy Suites.
4. Tampa, Florida
When we hear about Florida, many of us automatically think about Miami or Orlando. Tampa seems to be another over looked city. The main attractions of Tampa include the Florida aquarium and Ybor City. Ybor city is a great place for the nightlife scene because it offers a variety of options for clubbing and great restaurants to dine at.
If you visit Tampa during the summertime you will be able to experience the excitement of Adventure Island. This attraction is a water park that is perfect for the entire family. Some hotels in Tampa include the Hyatt Place hotel, and the Embassy Suites in downtown Tampa.
5. Lincoln, Nebraska
Another great over looked city is Lincoln, Nebraska. Although it is the capitol of Nebraska, you don’t hear many people mention Lincoln as the frequent travel destination. Anybody who is a fan of the show Walking Dead, can represent and show their zombie spirit during a zombie walk at zombie fest. This is the only city I know that offers this unique event. At this event many will dress up as zombies and walk the streets as onlookers watch the festivity. If you would like to be a part of the growing tradition then you have to come out during the month of July.
Another great attraction that is great for the family is Laser Quest, an enjoyable establishment that consists of stages of laser tag fun. Some choices for hotels include the Comfort Suites, the Comfort Inn, and the Holiday Inn Downtown.
6. Tucson, Arizona
This city has plenty of beautiful aspects of nature to visit and admire. Catalina state park is one of many attractions of Tucson that delivers many options for excitement. You can partake in horseback riding, hiking, and camping. Tucson also offers the Pima County Fairgrounds. Here you can experience equestrian events, concerts, and much more. The Doubletree, Hotel Tucson, and the Hotel Congress are among some options for considering if you want a hotel in Tucson.