Guest post by Claudia Lonjedo
Planning a holiday to the United States? The following list points you in the direction of some of the trendiest places to visit in the US to see right now. Keep in mind it will be hard to see it all – most people who have spent years and years living the US still have cities and regions they want to explore. Try focusing on one city, or perhaps two near each other, to give yourself time to really get to know the local culture and trends.
New York City
New York City is a must because, well, it’s New York City! The collision of creative energy, cultures from around the world, and the constant desire most residents share of wanting to be on top of what’s next make it an exciting place to be. Explore the West Village for some of the trendiest eateries in the city, SoHo for shopping and Lower East Side for non-stop nightlife. If you’ve seen the Manhattan sites before, try venturing into Brooklyn for a little something different.
This bay city is one of the most desired places to live in the US these days, attracting the brains (and money) of nearby Silicon Valley, as well as trend-conscious young people. The city was the birthplace for the hippie movement and has a thriving arts scene, not to mention trendy eateries and shopping districts.
A list a trendy US cities for visiting on a holiday would be noticeably incomplete without a mention of Los Angeles. It’s home to Hollywood, a slew of celebrities and some of the best shopping in the country. Also of note is the Los Angeles food scene, which is one of the trendiest and most inventive in the country.
Austin hosts one of the trendiest annual music events: South by Southwest, also abbreviated to SXSW, every March. Even when it’s not the week of South by Southwest though, good music of every genre can be found in the city. The city’s residents also have a notable entrepreneurial energy, which always keeps things interesting. Austin residents make no secret of their love for the city – “Keep Austin Weird” bumper stickers can be seen everywhere.
Miami residents pride themselves on living in a city with a culture totally different to that of any other US city. It’s a fast-moving city heavy on nightlife, shopping and the beach, and Spanish is almost as commonly spoken as English. For those looking for a vacation in Florida, Miami is a great option.
For hip holidays USA destinations provide some of the most happening options on the planet. All of the above cities are where to be if you’re looking to take a break. But of course, every city has something interesting and trendy, and seeking it out is the perfect opportunity to talk to locals.