The United States of America is arguably one of the most interesting countries in the world. Offering a plethora of amazing experiences, cultural attitudes and peoples, America truly is the melting pot of all the world’s diversity and life. Whether you’re looking for great food, great amusement parks or fantastic getaway retreats, America has the best of all three.
But sometimes, as a tourist, it’s tempting to go off the beaten path, and exploring new things you might not initially think of doing. Each state has their benefits, and attractions you must see, but if you’re truly looking for an alternative, fun time to have in the States, you need to look no further than this list.
Go Drinking In Chicago
Chicago is not the city many people would consider the premium destination in the States for bar culture, but it really is a great one. Not only is the comedic culture alternative and hilarious there, but it has local access to some of the greatest microbreweries around today.
Chicago is famed for its amazing theater culture too, and so going to a show there might perfectly contemplate this activity. Chicago is often a city that new tourists to the states overlook in favor of hotspots like New York and Washington D.C, but if you’re really open to a good time with real, genuine people who have a story to tell, Chicago could be just your city.
See Comedy In L.A
L.A comedians are some of the best in the world. Joe Rogan, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, Joey Diaz and Louis C.K are some of the biggest names that always draw a massive crowd, and for good reason. All of the best comedians flock to L.A to test their mettle and stand on the stages that some of the greatest of all time have. If laughing hard tires you out after a couple of nights, consider checking out more of what this state has to offer by checking out the best of L.A.
Travel Route 66
Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway or Mother Road, was one of the initial highways within the U.S road system. Running through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois, a long travel holiday along this road in a rented vehicle is a perfect way to get a taste for some of what this great nation has to offer. Just be sure you’re willing to put in the road miles, and that you have the two weeks it’s generally accepted the journey will take.
Hike In Colorado
Colorado is famed for its mountainous geography and is a prime spot for travelers looking to get in the wild and escape the frantic beck and call of city life. Not only will a long journey help you get some exercise, but is also immensely healthy due to the air quality there. There is a real lack of pollution that can take your breath away if you’ve lived in a built up environment for a good part of your life, and it’s worth checking out.
An extended stay in Northern America can be a wonderful thing. If you’re already a resident, it’s likely you haven’t explored all your state has to offer, let alone the next 49. Making the effort to explore the great, historical nation you’re in or are traveling to is a great way to unwind, relax, and find that sense of adventure you crave.