50 In 50: These Are The Dopest Cities In Each State
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50 In 50: These Are The Dopest Cities In Each State

50 In 50 , solo travel , united states
Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie Oct 13, 2020

With 50 states in the U.S., there is an abundance of cities to satisfy every type of traveler. You don’t have to leave the country to discover a new way of life and culture. 

If you’re having a hard time deciding which destination in the U.S. you should visit next, The Discoverer has rounded up the coolest city in each state!

Birmingham, Alabama

Head down south to enjoy good food, music, art and history. Learn about Birmingham’s role in the Civil Rights movement by visiting the Civil Rights District.

Anchorage, Alaska

Enjoy time in nature while finding adventure by skiing, hiking and exploring the state parks.

Tucson, Arizona

Unwind and get your culture fix at the nearby wineries, restaurants, and art galleries. 

Little Rock, Arkansas

When in Little Rock, you have to visit the Old State House Museum, the Historic Arkansas Museum and if you’re into fashion, the ESSE Purse Museum, which is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to handbags. 

San Francisco, California

San Francisco is amazing because it’s home to diverse residents, the Golden Gate Bridge, iconic Victorian homes, and Fisherman’s Wharf. When here, you have to make the trip to the infamous former federal prison, Alcatraz. 

Boulder, Colorado

This city is ideal for those who love the great outdoors. Whether you’re into hiking, visiting the spa, or meditating, Boulder has got something for you.

New Haven, Connecticut

This college town is home to Yale University and the birthplace of the original hamburger. 

Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington is the biggest city in Delaware and is home to the National History Museum and the only contemporary art museum in the state.

Miami Beach, Florida

You cannot visit Florida without hitting up Miami Beach. With an abundance of art, delicious food, and beaches, Miami Beach is a destination you don’t want to miss out on. 

Athens, Georgia

When visiting Athens, you have to see the Georgia Theater which houses an art gallery, open-air rooftop bar, and venue space. Georgia Museum of Art and the State Botanical Garden on the campus of the University of Georgia are also must-sees.

Lahaina, Hawaii

Head to Maui to visit this amazing city with incredible restaurants, bars, and beaches. 

Boise, Idaho

Filled with galleries, markets and nature, Boise is a cool, laid-back city.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is one of the coolest cities in the country. With amazing architecture, shopping, and museums, the Windy City is an incredible destination for every traveler.

Lafayette, Indiana

There is no shortage of parks and outdoor activities in Lafayette. Head to the Farmers Market every Thursday evening during the summer for a super cool shopping experience. 

Iowa City, Iowa

Did you know that Iowa is the only state to possess a UNESCO City of Literature Crown? If you’re a writer or lover of literature, Iowa City is home to the Iowa Avenue Literary Walk and the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa.

Lawrence, Kansas

Residents of Lawrence enjoy hitting up museums and watching local sports. When visiting, you have to head to Massachusetts Street, where you can find Victorian-style buildings and a local brewery.

Louisville, Kentucky

Head to the Urban Bourbon Trail to tour a local distillery and follow it up with yummy southern food. Louisville is also where you can find the childhood home and museum of Muhammad Ali. 

New Orleans, Louisiana

When thinking of a good time, New Orleans almost always comes to mind. Not only are the parties and vibrancy of the city infectious, but the cuisine is downright mouthwatering. Head to the iconic Bourbon Street for an experience like none other.

Portland, Maine

This New England town has some of the best clam chowder, lobster, and fresh seafood in the U.S. 

Annapolis, Maryland

Annapolis is one of the oldest cities in the country and is filled with boutiques, cute shops, and an extensive history of the U.S. Navy.

Boston, Massachusetts

This historic city has dope museums, great shopping, and the Sam Adams brewery.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

This college town is home to the University of Michigan and the Huron River where you can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

Duluth, Minnesota

Explore the North Shore Scenic Drive, one of the most beautiful roads in the country and you’ll see breathtaking views of hidden waterfalls, forests, streams and cliffs.

Gulfport, Mississippi

Located along the Gulf of Mexico, this city has 62 miles of shorelines and lots of water activities to participate in!

Kansas City, Missouri

If you’re a foodie, Kansas City is for you! Trying all of the barbecues you can eat is an absolute must and follow it up with a visit to the American Jazz Museum.

Livingston, Montana

With only about 8,000 residents, Livingston is a perfect escape with views of Yellowstone National Park. Go hiking or kayaking at one of the many trails in the area.

Omaha, Nebraska

When in Omaha, eating a steak is an absolute must. Work off your meals at one of the many hiking and biking trails in the city. Take an afternoon stroll on the brick roads at the Old Market, where you can find museums, coffee shops, and delicious restaurants.

Reno, Nevada

Skip Vegas and head to Reno where you can find casinos and The Nevada Museum of Art as well as outdoor activities at Mount Rose.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

This New England city is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Visit a WWII submarine and museums while in this quaint city.

Ocean City, New Jersey

This resort town is perfect for the entire fam! Head to the boardwalk for yummy food and super cute shops.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Delight your sense in this southwestern city full of galleries, museums, amazing food, and shopping. The Georgia O’Keefe Museum is a must to see the largest collection of art from this influential artist.

New York City, New York

Arguably the coolest city in the world, New York City is filled with world-class museums, Michelin-star restaurants, impeccable shopping, a melting-pot of locals and incredible hole-in-the-wall eateries. There’s nothing NYC doesn’t have, making it timelessly cool.

Asheville, North Carolina

This charming city boasts views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is home to the iconic Biltmore Estate. To get your art fix, visit the River Arts District.

Fargo, North Dakota

Foodies and art lovers will absolutely adore Fargo. When here, you have to hit up the local wineries and breweries.

Cincinatti, Ohio

Home to Oktoberfest, the largest celebration of its kind in the country, Cincinnati is downright fun. 

Tulsa, Oklahoma

If you’re craving comfort food, Tulsa is your city. Walk off your meal at one of the amazing museums, the zoo, aquarium, or park. 

Portland, Oregon

Portland is effortlessly cool with a bustling craft beer scene, food carts coffee shops, and locally-owned bookstore, Powell’s.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This historic city is home to the Philly cheesesteak and is affectionally known as the City of Brotherly Love.

Newport, Rhode Island

Take a leisurely stroll along Cliff Walk or hit up one of the many restaurants and bars along Thames Street. Be sure to visit Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the country.

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Located just 15 miles from Charleston, this town is super chill and reminiscent of Southern California. Head to Folly Beach Pier for a view of the Atlantic and an unforgettable dining experience on the water.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The largest city in the state, Sioux Falls is great for those who love a healthy balance between city life and nature. The Sculpture Walk is a great way to explore the city while getting a brief history lesson on Sioux Falls.

Nashville, Tennessee

Visit this historic city, known as the birthplace of country music. When here, you have to visit The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery for noteworthy samples of bourbon and whiskey.

Austin, Texas

Known as The Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is a great destination for music lovers. To explore the outdoors in Austin, head to Zilker Metropolitan Park and Barton Springs Pool.

Park City, Utah

Park City is an awesome destination for skiing, with the largest ski area in the country. Park City is also home of the Sundance Film Festival and High West Distillery & Saloon. 

Burlington, Vermont

Home to Ben & Jerry’s, this city is amazing for enjoying the treats of life. Head to Magic Hat Brewing Company for a factory tour and unlimited samples of beer!

Arlington, Virginia

Visiting Arlington National Cemetery, home to over 400,000 military members, is a great way to learn more about American history. Head to the Clarendon neighborhood for great restaurants and bars.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle has cultivated a really cool art scene and is home to the headquarters of American’s favorite brands — Amazon and Starbucks. While here, visit Chihuly Gardens and Glass exhibit to see lots of colorful glass sculptures.

Morgantown, West Virginia

Home to the University of West Virginia, this town is filled with nightlife, trails, museums, and delicious pizza!

Madison, Wisconsin

Beer lovers will feel right at home in Madison, home to the Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival and Bratfest. Head to one of the farmers’ market food stalls or the State Street bars to also get your beer fix.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Located near Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, Jackson Hole is perfect for those who love the outdoors. When visiting in the winter, you can get an up-close view of wildlife at the National Elk Refuge.

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