Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Chicago get all the love. Tourists who choose to visit the Unites States usually go for the most popular and advertised destinations around, which is why those particular destinations always feel crowded and overpopulated with.. tourists. They have that, locals hate that, so why make your lives difficult? Opt out for equally beautiful and smaller cities, like the ones on this list. Sure, there are 13 of them, but that’s not neccessarily bad luck.
1. Bellevue, Washington
Bellevue is home to nationally recognized schools and arts and farm festivals that are fun for everyone, while being educational. Don’t go crazy, it’s not about the special clinic.
2. Ann Arbor, Michigan
This is your quintessential Big Ten college town, but that’s not all Ann Arbor has to offer. It is a growing metropolitan area with great schools, culture, amenities, and medical facilities.
3. Salem, Oregon
A great area for growing families, another great feature is that Salem is only an hour from the Cascade mountains, with coastal beaches on its west, and Portland to the north. Any witches around?
4. Santa Clara, California
A major plus of Santa Clara is its draw to the world’s most innovative thinkers because of all the creative energy and well-paid tech careers of the Silicon Valley. It reminds me of a Clint Eastwood movie; each with his own.
5. Provo, Utah
Provo offers a diverse arts and culture scene, with excellent shopping and dining locations found in the wonderful downtown area. Sounds pleasant.
6. Overland Park, Kansas
Overland Park offers an ideal balance between residential, office, and retail. With great school systems, amenities, and civic pride, Overland is continuing to grow. Count me in!
7. Greensboro, North Carolina
Greensboro is a city with excellent schools and a plethora of higher education options, with award-winning hospitals and a downtown that is picking up. That’s news to me.
8. Tampa, Florida
Tampa has natural attractions, like its location and constant warm weather, but it’s also a great area because it attracts less tourist than close areas like Orlando and Miami. This is one place I’d hang around all day long.
9. Pasadena, California
Pasadena offers natural scenic beauty, a vibrant cultural and academic environment; let’s not forget the lively nightlife within an architecturally rich setting. There’s a little bit for everyone.
10. Alhambra, California
Alhambra boasts creative leadership and quality services, ensuring desirable neighborhoods and a supportive business environment for its residents. I’m not sure about that, but those mountains in the background look superb.
11. Bozeman, Montana
Bozeman has a thriving downtown, where you can breathe in the fresh mountain air, and enjoy all the amenities they have to offer. I want want an American and traditionally cooked burger.
12. White Plains, New York
White Plains has a winning combination of urban and suburban amenities. This city provides a wide variety of recreation programs, quality parks and recreational facilities, and special events celebrations. Sold!
13. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Ft. Lauderdale suggests it is the “Venice of America, where it is the ideal place to live, to visit and to relocate a business. I just want an ice-cream and to lie on that beach ’till sunset.