1. Asheville, NC
This mountainous North Carolina city has a little bit of something for everyone: outdoor pursuits, top-notch dining, and craft beer aplenty. Make sure you visit the historic Biltmore mansion and take a stroll through downtown.
2. Portland, ME
While the other Portland gets a lot of the attention, its Maine counterpart is full of amazing restaurants, breweries, and shopping. The stunning Portland Head Lighthouse is also worth a visit.
3. San Antonio, TX
Shop and dine along the beautiful River Walk, which sits below the city streets.
4. St. Augustine, FL
As the oldest continuously occupied city in the country, St. Augustine boasts beautiful Spanish-style architecture, historic forts, cobblestone streets, and charms around every corner.
5. Philadelphia, PA
If you’re looking for a northeastern city experience besides Boston, look no further than the City of Brotherly Love. Snap a selfie in front of the Liberty Bell, take a tour of Independence Hall, and chow down on a cheesesteak from Pat’s or Geno’s.
6. Charleston, SC
Charleston can be summed up in one word: charming. Its hidden alleys, colorful houses, and hundreds of years of history make it a magical place to visit any time of year. The dining scene is also second-to-none.
7. San Diego, CA
The 70s and sunny? That’s usually the weather you’ll find in San Diego, making it an ideal getaway from wherever you are in the country. Top attractions include the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, and Balboa Park.
8. Minneapolis, MN
Sure, the winters can be brutal here, but there’s so much to love about Minneapolis. Shopaholics can get their fix at the world-famous Mall of America, culture vultures will love the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and sports fans can catch a Twins game at Target Field.
9. Bend, OR
Outdoorsy types, this is your spot. Bend has everything an adventurer needs, from Tumalo Falls and the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area to the Deschutes River. After a day of exploring, relax at one of the city’s many breweries.
10. Boulder, CO
Speaking of outdoor activities, Boulder promises even more adventure: the Flatirons mountain range, Chautauqua Park, Eldorado Canyon, and more. And, like Bend, there’s beer here as well: Avery Brewing Company, Boulder Beer Company, and Twisted Pine Brewing Company.