Last year, statistics showed that Kansas City and Richmond were, surprisingly, among the trendiest cities to visit in the US. With the new year, here’s a batch of new cool destinations, including hipster retreats and food-lover’s paradise:
1. Portland, Oregon is a new food paradise
With more than 70 breweries and countless food carts, you could spend all of time in Portland eating. You can also head out of town to Oregon wine country, but just make sure not to leave before trying a famous “Voodoo Doughnut.”
2. San Antonio is low-key Texas
Home of the Alamo and plenty of other interesting historical and Native-American related sights, but still suffering from less crowds than other Texas cities, you’ll be able to relax at the lush area around the River Walk.
3. Raleigh, North Carolina is a southern belle
Energized by college sports due to the nearby universities, the city also has a lot of small-town southern charm, including some of the best friend chicken and waffles you’ll every find.
4. Albuquerque is “bad”
Anyone who loved the hit TV series, Breaking Bad, simply must visit Albuquerque. Aside from the Spanish and native charm, check out the annual hot air balloon festival or annual Native American pow-wow the “Gathering of Nations,” which draws together people from all over the country to New Mexico.
5. And Denver, Colorado will get you high
The city’s famous concert venue, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, will eventually feature someone you’ve been dying to see perform. Don’t miss the Denver Art Museum or Washington Park, two highlights in one of the cities with the most relaxed marijuana laws in the US.