Top Ten Tuesday: 4th July Special

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

In honour of the 4th of July holiday, I thought I’d do a different take on this weeks topic. I could easily spotlight my favourite American books and authors since most of the books I have read are written by Americans. However, I thought this week I’d share with you the places I’d love to visit in the States. Some of these locations have been inspired by books, others have just piqued my curiosity. So, here are the top 10 bucket list locations in America.Image result for san francisco

1. San Fransisco, California: Move over Los Angeles cause San Fransico is the place to be. I’ve always been drawn to this city. There’s just something about it that appeals to me more than LA does. It just has more charm to it, and between the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Lombard Street, there’s plenty to explore in this city.

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2. New Orleans, Louisiana: I feel like this city is just like a year-long festival. I’d love to experience Mardi Gras, but more than that I’d come to this city for the jazz and blues music scene. I’ve developed a love for this music over the last year or so and New Orleans seems to be the hub for this music. On top of that, the cultural vibe in New Orleans seems so different from the rest of the States.

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3. Portland, Oregon: Talk about picturesque. Admittedly, the TV show Grimm solidified my need to visit Portland. The scenic views and parks surrounding the area just speaks to my soul. It’s almost like a walkers paradise.

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4. Boston, Massachusetts: How could I not have this city on my list. Boston has been on my bucket list for years now. From the colonisation of the city to the American Revolution, Boston has so much history to it that my inner history nerd is dying to explore. Image result for salt lake city utah

5. Salt Lake City, Utah: A recent addition to the list and I can’t pinpoint the exact reason why. As a city, I feel like Salt Lake has something that appeals to everyone. You’ve got the ski slopes (not that I know how to ski), some epic hikes, and everything in between. What’s not to love about that.

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6. Nashville, Tennessee: The home of country music. I am not ashamed to admit that I am a country bumpkin and do love some country music, so of course, I have to visit Nashville at some point. How could I not want to visit the Grand Ole Opry? Plus I’m sure being in Music City I’d be able to catch some epic live music there as well.

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7. Denver, Colorado: The adventurer in me loves the idea of going to Denver. To start, the city itself has some pretty epic museums I’d like to visit, but also within the region you can visit Georgetown and Colorado Springs. Plus, Colorado is the gateway to the Rockies and who wouldn’t want to the Rocky Mountain National Park?

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8. Vermont: I blame Sarina Bowen and her True North men for this one. I have no specific destination in mind for Vermont, but I think if I was looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, I’d go to Vermont. I’d love to explore the countryside, visit some orchards, drink cider, and maybe snag myself a grumpy farmer that goes by the name of Griffin. 😉

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9. Washington D.C.: I couldn’t have a trip to the states without visiting the capital. There are so many monuments to see in the area that I’d probably spend a day just ticking them off the list one by one.

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10. New York City: Now, New York City isn’t at the top of my list. I’d visit just to say that I’ve had that New York experience. I feel like I’d get swallowed up in that city. However, this girl would LOVE to go to the Natural History Museum and I think a winter trip would be pretty cool, especially with the frenzy of Christmas.

*All images are taken from Google.*

Those are the locations I’d like to visit in the USA.
Where would you like to visit?

 

19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 4th July Special

  1. What an innovative spin on the topic! All these places look fantastic and I’d love to go to any of them haha. Especially Boston cos it looks stunning 😍

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  2. Yay for Portland!! I did my exchange semester when I was 15 like an hour away from Portland. It’s such a great city. I can really recommend Seattle as well 😀 And Nashville and New Orleans are on my list big time as well! Also, Nicholas Sparks really made me want to visit North Carolina.

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    • Portland just looks so lush and vibrant. I was actually going to include Seattle on the list, but couldn’t find a reason beyond the fact I wanted to go as a reason haha. I’d go to both Carolina’s for the beach vibes. There’s something peaceful about the Carolina’s that appeals to me

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      • Portland is most of all weird (I am serious, there slogan is Keep Portland Weird) and I love a place that can embrace that motto. Hahaha and I get it. Finding arguments for a place isn’t always easy haha

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  3. I visited Vermont last summer – you have to visit Quechee Gorge it was absolutely stunning. Vermont is also home to the headquarters of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. This might be weird but I like to visit cemeteries while I’m on a trip – and Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland is absolutely stunning.

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    • I had no idea the B&J headquarters was in Vermont? That’s so cool. I’m glad I’m not the only one with a fascination for cemeteries. I think I just like seeing the different designs in the graves, especially with some of the older ones.

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  4. Oh my! What a great list – it could have been mine because I would have put nearly all these cities in too with NY at the bottom too and San Francisco and New Orleans in the first and second places. I agree that San Francisco has more charm than LA. These tramways, hills and foggy atmosphere are something special not to mention all the culture. I would also visit New Orleans for music and food. Anne Rice, the author of “Interview with the Vampire” was born there, and I have heard her house looks eerie and beautiful. Thanks for the amazing post!

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    • I feel like I’d get swallowed in LA. I’ve just never been drawn to that city and I’d much rather focus on San Francisco and San Diego. I’ve not read an Anne Rice book but it sounds really interesting and I feel like New Orleans is just such a unique place to visit.

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