Whether you’re an American or live abroad, there’s little doubt that the USA has plenty to offer people looking for a fun adventure. This, after all, is a country that has something for everyone, especially those people who want to do nothing other than experience fun times after fun times. But of course, it’s not as if every corner of the United States offers equal levels of fun.
So where should you visit? In this blog, we’ll run through some of the finest destinations that thrill-seekers should visit.
Most cities have a sprinkling of fun on top of what is a regular urban environment. Las Vegas is different. Sin City was designed and constructed with pleasure as the objective, rather than a happy side effect. So what can you do there? Well, everything, more or less.
Art galleries, world-class entertainment shows, and outdoor adventures are what bring people to Vegas, and then there’s the whole matter of the casinos, which are among the best in the world. If you’re an inexperienced casino-goer, be sure to play casino games online using free bet offers before your trip, so you’re ready to hit the tables for real when you arrive.
First-time visitors to Vegas will want to book a stay at one of the leading hotels on the strip — and perhaps consider pushing the boat out slightly by upgrading to a suite, which will make your trip all the more memorable.
Ask people who live in New York their opinion of the city, and you’ll invariably hear that it’s a stressful place to be. But then ask if they’d live anywhere else, and they’ll tell you: “absolutely not.” There is simply too much to see and do to consider moving elsewhere, and let’s remember that The City That Never Sleeps doesn’t just provide plenty to do — whatever is on offer will be among the best in the world. That’s all pretty enticing for residents, and outright spellbinding for visitors.
There’s an edge to New York that other cities don’t possess, which almost adds to the charm, but in any case, visitors are usually having too much fun to notice.
If you’re looking to have an all-out New York experience, then look at visiting during Springtime, and be sure to stay central. Your days will be filled with romantic walks similar to what you might expect in cities like Paris, along with cocktails, shows, and days in the park. The city always provides the framework needed for a magnificent, memorable day, and it doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been there, either. It is simply enchanting.
New York is fun but tough. San Francisco is fun yet loving. If you’re there at the right time of year, which would be early summer, then you’ll find that fun times come effortlessly. There aren’t too many things better than crossing the Golden Gate Bridge (and then relaxing in Golden Gate Park), exploring Union Square, riding the cable car, or wining and dining at some of the best restaurants in San Francisco.
The weather tends to be enjoyed all year round in San Fransisco, especially in the months of Fall, making it a great city for an urban stroll or walk the Lands End Trail. This is a leisurely paced place, where eating, walking, and chatting are all part of the fun.
Is there a city in the United States that can rival New Orleans when it comes to spirit and atmosphere? If there is, then we certainly haven’t been there. This is a city that has music running through its veins, and there are times of the year — especially during Mardis Gras and Jazz Fest — when it feels like the city is enjoying one long party.
If those festivals are a little too rowdy for you, then take a trip during one of the many smaller festivals that allow you to have an exciting time, yet also explore all the year-round attractions that the city provides. If you’re a food lover, then the Creole Tomato Festival comes especially recommended.
So far, in this article, we’ve focused exclusively on big cities. And while there’s no doubt that cosmopolitan areas can provide a lot of fun, it’s not as if they have a monopoly on good times. Other spots across the United States can provide a different type of pleasure.
Take Colorado. This is a state that provides just about everything (including big-city goodness, if you visit Denver), but the real draw is the great outdoors. If you have good hiking boots and outdoor equipment, then you’ll find no shortage of outdoor adventures waiting for you. One of the highlights of the state is the Rocky Mountain National Park, but it’s also worth visiting the dryer part, which lies in the west — National Monument, for instance, is a terrific outdoor playground.
Our final suggestion is going to be a bit of a left-field choice, but who doesn’t want to mix things up from time to time? The big-hitters will always get the most attention, but there’s something to be said for the smaller destinations. Often, they provide something that the bigger and more famous spots just can’t.
Take Mackinac Island, for example. This is a small island in Northern Michigan where it’s virtually impossible not to have a good time. For starters, there are no cars. On this island, everyone gets around on a bicycle or by horse-drawn carriage. So there’s a novelty factor there. The island is also 80% state forest, and there are plenty of top-of-the-line bars and restaurants.
Being in the upper part of Michigan, it can be a little difficult to get to Mackinac Island, but that’s part of the appeal. When you step off the boat, it’s as if you’ve stepped back in time, where all the usual rules of society no longer exist. All you’ll have to do is focus on cycling, swimming, playing frisbee, and watching the world go by.
This was far from an exhaustive list. There are plenty of destinations that we could have included, but we feel pretty confident that visitors to the destinations that we’ve outlined above would have plenty of fun during their travels, so long as they travel with an open and adventurous spirit, that is!