The most Famous Cities of the United States

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Lluis Enric Mayans

America is one of those destinations that you dream of at least once in your life. The American Dream, the great American dream, has captivated many people for years, thanks to its large cosmopolitan cities, National Parks, the famous Route 66 and great natural beauties. IS' a country suitable for all types of travelers and to every travel need.

So let's find out together what they are the 10 most famous cities in the United States!


  1. New York
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Las Vegas
  4. Miami
  5. San Francisco
  6. Washington DC
  7. Chicago
  8. Boston
  9. Seattle
  10. New Orleans
  11. User questions and comments

1 - New York

The most famous city in the United States could only be New York City! Cosmopolitan city, cultural and artistic center, attracts millions of visitors every year and makes everyone dream! Impossible not to walk through its streets without imagining all the films and TV series that were shot there!

There are so many things to do and see and a month would not be enough, for this it is important to organize your itinerary well! If you are going to New York for the first time, you cannot miss the great classics: the Statue of Liberty with Elli Island, also enjoying a cruise with panoramic view on one of the most famous skylines in the world; the Empire State Building, symbol of the city (standard and priority access can be purchased online, to avoid long queues); the beautiful Times Square; Central Park, which gives its best between spring and autumn and which you can visit far and wide by renting a bicycle. Obviously there is no shortage of important museums, among the most famous in the world, such as the Guggenheim Museum, the Moma and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This city makes anyone fall in love!

  • Best time: all year round, as the city has events, festivals and activities to offer in every season. Do not miss the Christmas period and New Year's Eve, while spring and summer are perfect for outdoor activities
  • Main attractions: Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue of Liberty
  • starting from € 330,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -

2 - Los Angeles

And if we first discovered San Francisco, in Northern California, now we move to the southern part, where Los Angeles is! It is about one of the most dreamed cities in the world, for all the opportunities it offers to those in search of success! In fact, here are Hollywood and numerous production studios, including Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers!

Los Angeles is definitely a city that made us dream, which we have seen and reviewed in numerous films and TV series, the place where maybe our favorite celebrities live! If you want to discover all the secrets of this area, take a bike tour between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood! Among the things to see in Los Angeles, a visit to Griffith Park and Hollywood Hills, symbols of the city, is not to be missed! The Griffith Park is home to the Griffith Observatory, an important astronomical observatory and one of the main attractions (easily accessible thanks to the shuttle bus to and from Hollywood). Also not to be missed is the Getty Center, an architectural complex that houses very important works of art, dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.

  • Best time: in spring, from April to June, avoiding the summer characterized by hot days. The city is full of events of all kinds, from reminiscent of Macy's 4th of July Fireworks on July 4th, the Hollywood Christmas Parade in December and the US Open of Surfing between July and August
  • Main attractions: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Griffith Observatory, Disneyland Los Angeles
  • starting from € 380,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -

3 - Las Vegas

La city ​​of excesses, of gambling and casinos, of fun and long nights: we are talking about Las Vegas! Located in the Mojave Desert, Nevada, it is one of those cities to visit at least once in a lifetime with your friends because you know, "what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas". Location of numerous and famous films, will allow you to experience a completely different lifestyle, even just for one night!

The visit of the city can only start from Las Vegas Strip, the most famous street in the city and one of the most famous in the world! 5 km long, it is full of hotels, casinos and clubs and you can also find the Fashion Show Mall and the wonderful Bellagio Fountains. An absolutely unique way to see this street is with a scenic helicopter flight in the evening! Immediately after we find Fremont Street, which contains the oldest part of the city! Then the inevitable visit to some of the most popular and well-known hotels: we are talking about Caesars Palace, The Venetian and New York New York.

  • Best time: spring and autumn, especially March, April, October and November; to avoid the summer for too high temperatures. At any time of the year you will find events, shows of all kinds and casinos open 24 hours a day
  • Main attractions: Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street, Bellagio Fountains, Caesars Palace
  • starting from € 500,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

4 - Miami

We move to Florida in one of the most loved and dreamed cities by non-Americans. Accomplices, in addition to the beauty of the city, also the various TV series and films, Miami has become the most common American Dream, and it has always attracted many tourists, who come to the city to look for beautiful beaches and entertainment, but also culture and art, thanks to the many museums present here!

It would take several weeks to visit Miami, as in addition to downtown and Miami Beach, the surroundings are also absolutely worth a visit! Among the 10 things to see absolutely in Miami there are definitely the most characteristic neighborhoods: Little Havana, the Cuban neighborhood; Downtown Miami, the financial and administrative hub; and Wynwood, its artistic heart, full of art galleries, eclectic clubs, murals and craft breweries! Obviously, unmissable a few hours to relax between Miami's most beautiful beaches, where you can also rent rollerblades and have a movie experience.

  • Best time: from December to April, especially March and April, with pleasant temperatures and excellent for visiting the city and enjoying the sea. Must-see events include Bayfront Holiday Village in December and Ultra Music Festival in March - find out more
  • Main attractions: Miami Downtown, Miami Beach, Little Havana, Wynwood
  • starting from € 435,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

5 - San Francisco

A large metropolis, it is the fourth by population of California and the twelfth of the United States, but by population density it ranks second, immediately after New York.

It is mainly famous for its cultural vibrancy and architecture, as well as for hosting one of the symbols of America.
It is indeed mandatory take a photo of the famous Golden Gate Bridge! You can admire it up close thanks to the cruise of the two bridges, which sails along the bay passing under the Golden Bridge and the Bay Bridge, offering a wonderful view of the San Francisco skyline.

Furthermore, taking advantage of the comfortable tourist bus you will quickly reach the main attractions of the city, such as SFMOMA, the world's largest modern art museum and the Ferry Building and Mission districts, which you can then explore on foot!

  • Best time: all year round, excluding July and August as temperatures can reach very high maximums. Among the main events Into The Dark at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
  • Main attractions: Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, SFMOMA, Ferry Building District
  • starting from € 360,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -

6 - Washington DC

Washington DC will surprise you right away: despite being the capital of the United States, don't expect the classic big American city, the one that in our imagination is made up of tall skyscrapers and a hectic life! Washington it is a city within reach of man, completely surrounded by greenery, with huge parks and characteristic neighborhoods!

The heart of Washington develops around the National Mall, a green and tree-lined avenue 3 km long, which inside contains the main monuments of the city: at the two ends are the Lincoln Memorial and the Capital Hill (visit to the Capitol possible only by reservation or with an organized tour including the National Archives), in the center the National Monument. The best way to visit the whole area is by taking part in a complete city tour, or enjoying the monuments illuminated at night thanks to the panoramic bus tour in the evening!

  • Best time: the intermediate seasons, autumn and spring, when the National Mall is filled with flowers or colored leaves, making everything more fascinating. In this regard, the National Cherry Blossom Festival between March and April is not to be missed
  • Main attractions: White House, Capital Hill, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial
  • starting from € 375,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -

7 - Chicago

Chicago is a city of large numbers: it is in fact the largest city in the State of Illinois, the largest metropolis in the US hinterland and the third largest city in the United States by number of inhabitants! The city is characterized by a wonderful skyline made of impressive skyscrapers: right here is the second tallest skyscraper in the country, the Willis Tower!

So there are so many things to do and see in Chicago if you have little time available and you have a nice rich itinerary, we advise you to take advantage of the open-top tourist bus that will take you to the main attractions, also giving you a wonderful panoramic view. Thanks to this bus you can easily reach the Wills Tower, the 360 ​​Chicago (buy the ticket skip the line to the observation deck to avoid the long lines). Pay a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, the second largest art museum in the United States (Fast Pass ticket available online).
Finally, the best way to admire the city skyline, is to take part in a romantic evening cruise on the lake!

  • Best time: autumn, especially October and November. Spring is the wettest month, winter has cold temperatures and freezing winds, summer has high humidity and sultry days. Highlights include the Chicago Marathon in October, the Chicago Air and Water Show and the Lollapalooza in August
  • Main attractions: Willis Tower, 360 Chicago, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Art Institute of Chicago
  • starting from € 415,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -

8 - Boston

Capital and largest city of the state of Massachusetts, Boston is one of the oldest cities in all of the United States of America! It also played a fundamental role during the American Revolution. Today it is an important cultural and artistic city and home to some of the most important universities in the world, including the famous Harvard!

L'The town's main attraction is the Freedom Trail, or the Path of Freedom: this route retraces some of the historical monuments of the city and reaches some key places of the Revolution! For learn about the impressive history of American independence and of these places of the Trail, you can take advantage of the audio-guided tour, which will allow you to proceed at your own pace, dedicating all the time you want to the different attractions! Instead, to visit the whole city and easily reach the other main points of interest, you could opt for the characteristic experience of the historic tram, called Old Town Trolley! Finally, you cannot miss a relaxing walk in the Boston Public Gardens, taste typical food at Quincy Market and enjoy a wonderful sailboat ride in Boston Harbor!

  • Best time: from May to June and from September to October, intermediate seasons with pleasant temperatures and not excessively hot or cold as in summer and winter. Major events include the Boston Calling Music Festival in May and the Boston Marathon in September
  • Main attractions: Freedom Trail, Boston Public Garden, Quincy Market
  • starting from € 370,00-
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

9 - Seattle

On the west coast is the city of Seattle, the largest in Washington State, as well strategic starting point to explore the whole area! The city is in fact located on the sea but is surrounded by mountains, forests and national parks! Furthermore, it is an important economic and financial city: here are the headquarters of Microsoft and Amazon!

Seattle is a very big city, which often has little time, as the intention is to rent a car and explore all the nearby national parks! This is why we recommend that you get around the city with the hop-on hop-off bus, which arrives near all the main attractions!

Not to be missed is it Sky View Observatory, from which to admire a wonderful view. It is always besieged by tourists, so to avoid the long queues at the entrance, buy your ticket online. The Seattle skyline is unmissable, dominated by the presence of the Space Needle, the most famous building, built to host the 1962 World's Fair of the Expo. It is suggestive to take part in a cruise to admire and photograph the city skyline from another perspective!

  • Best time: summer, as it is the least rainy period; in general also all year round, thanks to the temperate climate, with cool summers and not too harsh winters. Also recommended in December, when Enchant Christmas Seattle is held
  • Main attractions: Space Needle, Sky View Observatory, Experience Music Project & Science Fiction Museum, Downtown Seattle
  • starting from € 520,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -

10 - New Orleans

We start this ranking from New Orleans, la famous city of Jazz located in the state of Louisiana, on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. The city, one of the best known in the United States, is famous for its nightlife, for music venues and big events and, finally, for the excellent food, resulting from aunion between French, African and American cultures!

The heart of the old city is definitely the French quarter, one of the most loved and most characteristic, whose main street is Bourbon Street. Another attraction are the city's cemeteries, called the City of the Dead. Ideal is to take part in a guided tour that allows you both to explore the neighborhood, or the oldest part of the city, and to discover the customs of burial in one of the oldest cemeteries in the world.
Finally, as we have already said, New Orleans is synonymous with Jazz, therefore a steamboat cruise is not to be missed, to enjoy the city also from a different perspective with typical background music!

  • Best time: from February to April, for the excellent temperatures and for unique events such as the Mardi Gras carnival and the Jazz Festival; avoid the summer, as it is hot
  • Main attractions: French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery, Jazz Cruise
  • starting from € 810,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -
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