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Travel to the USA: 4 Underrated cities that you need to visit

May 20, 2022

A trip to the US is a long-desired dream for many of us with a touch of wanderlust. The influence the US has on us all is undeniable from childhood TV shows through to global politics – it’s up there firmly on everyone’s radar.

Of course, the ubiquitous influence that the US has on us all makes it hugely appealing as an international travel destination. I mean, who doesn’t want to walk through New York like the cats of Friends, or visit a pub in Boston like the team in Cheers? Partly due to this massive, international influence through media and TV New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago are the most popular destinations among tourists who have never been to the US.

In this post, we will explore some of the lesser know American cities that don’t receive nearly as much hype as maybe they should. If you’re thinking about heading to US in the next few months, why not consider checking out some of these low key destinations? One great way of exploring such places is by using the help of an on-call car hire company. Booking car rentals with Enjoy Travel ensures that you will waste no time stressing about transport or getting from A to B. Their prices are reasonable and you’ll be able to travel direct to desired bucket list destination without the stress and chaos of using public transport. Here are a few amazing yet alternative destinations for you to consider…

City 1:  Salem, Massachusetts

Salem is a prosperous American city, full of history, life and culture. However, this wasn’t always the case. Salem is famous for the macabre and cruel deaths of people who were accused of witchcraft. Many novels, movies and documentaries have been inspired by the history of the area. Check it out for eye opening stories of days gone by and many tales of spooky goings on.

City 2: City of Aspen, Colorado

The ultimate destination for fans of the great outdoors. If you enjoy adventure and winter holidays, get Aspen up there on your must-see destinations. The ski resort in the Aspen area attracts visitors from around the globe keen to get their fix of winter sports, like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledging and so much more. Even if you are not a fan of winter sports, you can kick back and admire the impressive mountainous landscape. What’s not to love?

City 3: Portland, Oregon

Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon. This bustling city is also known for it’s lush nature parks and quirky ethos. There can’t be many cities that blend urban and natural landscapes perfectly. A truly unique place. Make sure you add the Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Multnomah Falls and Forest Park to your list of things to do.

City 4: Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City might be small as cities go but it still packs a punch! Kansas City has built a reputation for it’s art and galleries – whether you enjoy fine art or graffiti you can spend hours wandering the streets taking in an array street art, sculptures and murals. Why not check out some of the renowned distilleries as well, many of which go back to the times during Prohibition, when alcohol was banned in the United States. You know you’re onto a winner when history, politics and alcohol are involved!

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