In the first part of this blog, I mentioned some cities that you should visit if you come to the United States or Canada.
Some of the cities 1-20 you can do a 30 Plus Teams Tour , many of them no.
Here are the rest of the cities that you should visit starting with number 21.
21. QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS
This city isn’t pronounced QUIN-CEE, but QUIN-ZEY. It’s a subway ride away from Boston , so you can definitely do a day trip from the city. It’s the city that gave the country two presidents , John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams.
22. NEW HAVEN , CONNECTICUT
This city is a train or a bus ride from New York City . It has many museums and art galleries that are either free or very inexpensive . What’s the main reason to visit the city? It’s the home of the third oldest college in the country , Yale University . Many of the art galleries and museums in the city are located right on the Yale campus .
23. BOISE, IDAHO
When most tourists come to the United States , the state of Idaho isn’t one of the states they’re thinking of visiting . Same thing with most Americans . Idaho isn’t on the radar. The closest most Americans get to Idaho are the Idaho potatoes that we buy in the supermarket . Boise has the largest Basque population in the world next to Spain and France . There’s even a Basque Museum and Cultural Center in town.
24. MONTREAL , QUEBEC , CANADA
Like Quebec City , this is another place to practice your French , but you can get by with English . Visit another one of the most beautiful cities in North America . Have that comfort food , Poutine, which is French Fries with Gravy and Cheese Curds. You can even find it at McDonald’s in town. For another taste of the city, have a smoked meat sandwich at one of the many delicatessens . If you happen to go to Montreal in the colder months, do what a lot of Montrealers do- go to and fro via Montreal’s Underground City.
25. PITTSBURGH , PENNSYLVANIA
This underrated city on the Three Rivers (the Ohio, Allegheny , and Monongahela )might not be a choice for a visit, but surprised yourself by taking a bus, train, or plane ride there. Not only are there museums , and “The Nationality Rooms”, at the University of Pittsburgh , I would advise you to take a ride on one or both of the two working inclines in town, the Duquesne and the Monongahela. They start running at 5:30am and a lot of locals ride them to work, so get to know the city and it’s people by riding either one of them. Pittsburgh is all about their three sports teams, so be sure to pack something black and yellow with you .
26. ANNAPOLIS , MARYLAND
It’s the capital of the state of Maryland , the home of the United States Naval Academy, which you can visit , just bring some identification with you. It’s also the sailing capital of the country as it sits right on the Chesapeake.
27. CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
It’s old world charm in the country with all the horse drawn carriages, and their style of food called “Low Country”, which is a lot of good quality seafood and of course lots of barbecue since this is the South. Shrimp and Grits, Pulled Pork sandwhiches, anybody ? This is also the place where the first shots of the Civil War were fired , so make sure to visit Fort Sumpter as well.
28. BALTIMORE , MARYLAND
It’s down the road from Washington DC and Annapolis , Maryland . You could do a day trip by public transportation from DC if you wanted to , but visit “Charm City” for a few days without going to DC. Visit the Inner Harbor , Little Italy , Fells Point, and just do some shopping at Lexington Market, one of the oldest markets in the country . Learn about the story of the American National Anthem at Fort McHenry . The city is famous for its crab cakes , so be sure to have some no matter where you go in B’more.
29. BILLINGS, MONTANA
This is definitely “Big Sky Country ” . You’ll see a skyscraper or two, but you’ll mostly see people driving way above the 55 MPH speed limit. (Most people do 75 here.) Since it’s so close to the Canadian border , don’t be surprised if you see just as many Canadian license plates as you do American license plates. If you travel a little bit out of town, you’ll come to another part of U.S. history . It’s the location of the Battle of the Little Bighorn , which many an American knows as , “Custer’s Last Stand.”, in which 268 U.S. Calvary soldiers led by General George Custer were killed by an army of no less than 2,000 Lakota and Cheyenne Indians.
30. PROVIDENCE , RHODE ISLAND
It’s one of the smallest states in the country. Boston and New York City are about less than two hours away. You can do a day trip here and be sure to visit Federal Hill, which is the city’s , Little Italy. Take a stroll not only around the waterfront, but also around the transportation hub, Kennedy Plaza. Providence is also the home of another Ivy League school , Brown University .
31. CHEYENNE , WYOMING
Cowboys , Cowboys, and more Cowboys, that’s the state of Wyoming . It was, however , the first state to give women the right to vote in 1869, long before the rest of the country did in the 1920’s. They elected their first female governor in 1924. If you’re thinking about visiting in July, you’re just I time for a part of Wyoming’s history , the Cheyenne Frontier Days. It’s not just about cowboys,chuck wagon races , and rodeos . Oh no .How about going to Cheyenne Frontier Days and a Keith Urban , Jason Aldean or a Carrie Underwood concert breaks out? One or all of these Country and Western music superstars just might be there .
32. SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
It’s the home of the Girl Scouts of America and during the Civil War ,this is the city that the Union Army DIDN’T burn down because it was too beautiful a city . It still is. Take a trip for yourself and find out.
33. WILLIAMSBURG , VIRGINIA
Do you want to get an idea of how Americans lived before the Revolutionary War? Take a trip to Colonial Williamsburg . Basically most of the town is a step back in town with the majority of the people wearing period clothes from the 19th Century . If you take a guided tour or self guided tour of the town, you’ll see the blacksmith shop, the governor’s palace, and even slave quarters. Do you think that you or especially the little ones might get bored ? Busch Gardens amusement park is also located here.
34. BURLINGTON , VERMONT
It’s the largest city in the Green Mountain state of Vermont . The city’s waterfront is right near Lake Champlain , which is on the border of New York state and Vermont . You’ll also see where Ben and Jerry’s ice cream comes from. If you want to get really adventurous , grab your passport and head up to Montreal . It’s not that far either.
35. NEWPORT , RHODE ISLAND
The city isn’t far from New York City and Boston . However , it’s even closer to Providence . You can take public transportation at Kennedy Plaza and within no time you’ll be at the summer homes of the Vanderbilts and Astors, as well as the fictional home of Jay Gatsby , as F. Scott Fitzgerald set one of most famous novels here . You are allowed to visit the summer mansions of New York City’s rich and infamous for that , “oh my God, did they really live here!?”moment as you walk along the area known as Cliff’s Walk.
36. PRINCETON , NEW JERSEY
This town may sound very familiar to many of you , even if you don’t know that much about the country . It’s the home of the fourth largest college in the country , Princeton University . For four months , it was the capital of the United States . It was also the scene of one of the battles of the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Princeton. You can get there by a New Jersey transit bus from Port Authority bus terminal in New York City .
37. BUFFALO , NEW YORK
It’s the second largest city in New York state, and it’s the city that gave the worod, “Buffalo Chicken Wings”. You can visit Anchor Bar, the place where they were supposedly served first . If you want to visit the American side of Niagara Falls , it’s not that far. Neither is the Peace Bridge, which separates Buffalo from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Toronto isn’t that far from Buffalo either.
38. GETTYSBURG , PENNSYLVANIA
This town isn’t that far from Baltimore , and I would advise you to visit when you come to the United States . During the Civil War , the whole town was a battlefield . For three days it wasn’t only the troops from the North and the South who were fighting each other, it was neighbor versus neighbor . Take a tour of the city and be sure to visit the battlefields with tour guides who will give you a better understanding of what life was like during this time .
39. HARRISBURG , PENNSYLVANIA
This is the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania . While in town, be sure to visit the state capital building as well as the Civil War Museum if you can’t get to Gettysburg . While a visit to Gettysburg will only tell you about the Battle of Gettysburg, this museum tells you the entire history of this dark time in American history . If this is a little too much for you and the family , go an hour or so from town to the place known as “Chocolate City “. You got it, Hershey, Pennsylvania .
40. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
No visit to the United States would be complete without a visit to Sin City . Everyone who visits here should have this city on their bucket lust, just to see the neon lights at night, eat like crazy at one of the many buffets in town that seem to try to outdo each other with the amounts of food they serve , see the shows , or just dance the night away. You can even gamble, but guess what, you don’t have to . There’s so much else to do here. Where do you start ? Like everyone else, you start on the Las Vegas Strip just to gawk at all those hotels that look larger than life . Don’t neglect the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. You can even get out of town to Hoover Dam or even the Grand Canyon . There’s something for everyone , but please try to leave the little ones at home.
These are some ideas of what cities to visit if you come to the United States or Canada .
If you’ve been to either country before , what cities would you suggest that might or might not be on this list ?
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