U – Top Ten U.S. Cities

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I’m back with another highly subjective list!  There are so many places we’ve been around the country, but also so many places we haven’t, and I can only choose places I’ve been so feel free to recommend future trips!  The pics are mine 🙂

  1. IMG_2375New York City.  Jason and I had visited a few times before we lived in midtown Manhattan from May – October 2000.  We go back as much as we can, next trip June.  I love the energy.
  2. IMG_2376Washington D.C.  Jason and I met when we were both living in the DC area and lived there for 3 years (1995-1998).  I’d move back in a heartbeat if the opportunity arose. So much history and so much to do.
  3. san fran 050San Francisco, California.  I’ve been there twice, once in my 20’s and once in my 30’s and loved the coastal city both times.  Beautiful and charming.
  4. IMG_2373New Orleans, Louisiana.  One visit in high school (1987) was all it took to appreciate the charm and culture shock of this city.
  5. IMG_8730 (1)Boston, Massachusetts.  We visited a few years ago and I fell in love with the history and vibe of the city.
  6. IMG_2374Niagara Falls, New York.  One of my favorite places is standing under the Bridal Falls on the US side of the Falls.  After that I recommend heading across the border and spending the rest of your day on the Canadian side 🙂
  7. IMG_2377Santa Monica, California. Or somewhere around there.  I lived in West LA in the summer of 1994 and loved the access to so many of the beach communities.
  8. 010Kelleys Island, Ohio.  I love big cities, but we discovered a little 4 mile island on Lake Erie only an hour from Cleveland that enables us to disconnect and take a deep breath.
  9. IMG_0665 (1)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  We’ve visited here a few times because it’s so close to home.  Love the big city museums, the water, and the smaller city feel.
  10. A tie because I can’t make up my mind and I’m not wasting any more time one this 🙂  Burlington, Vermont, Denver, Colorado, or Houston, Texas.  What’s your vote?

What are your favorite US cities?

11 thoughts on “U – Top Ten U.S. Cities

  1. Kay says:

    Forget Houston and put Austin there instead! And if you haven’t been here, come. There’s lots to see and do – plus there’s me! LOL

  2. Brendan says:

    I agree with Kay on Austin > Houston.

    Los Angeles
    San Diego
    Las Vegas
    San Antonio
    New Orleans
    Washington DC

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I’m hoping to get to Savannah this fall! And Austin and San Antonio in the future. I’m one of the rare few who finds Las Vegas depressing. But maybe I just didn’t do it right 🙂

  3. Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin says:

    Pleased that I have been to almost all your cities. Definitely, add to the list CHICAGO. It is a clean, easy to navigate, great public transportation, food, culture….a city of neighborhoods and the architecture is amazing. During the #Challenge I write about a famous bookstore in Chicago that set the standard for how they work today. I must add as a PS: Charleston.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I’ve been to Chicago twice but didn’t really spend enough time to put it on the list 🙂 I’ll have to check out your posts! I’m hoping my hubby and I will take a Savannah/Charleston trip this fall.

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