America is a vast country split across four time zones. It has some very distinct geography and each county offers something a bit different and unique to the last.
It would take someone a lifetime to explore even half of it yet there are some cities that you have to visit. Below we give you four, starting from east to west, that you really should take the time to explore while in the States.
The city of Buffalo is overlooked due to it being located in fairly close proximity to some more popular tourist attractions but the place has a lot of charm and even more to offer the discerning traveller.
It is home to a population of some 261,452 people according to the 2010 census and is the largest city in the region. It is a popular base for those wishing to head north and visit Niagara Falls which is right on the border with Canada.
Sport in Buffalo
Buffalo has two major sports teams with the Buffalo Bills representing the city in the NFL, where they have made it to four Super Bowls and, famously, never won any of them. While the Buffalo Sabres are the NHL Ice Hockey team.
Cuisine in Buffalo
If you are heading to Buffalo there is one thing you must try and that is the famous Buffalo wings. This city invented the famous at the Anchor Bar back in 1964 and they have spread to world fame ever since.
Situated in the state of Ohio, Cincinnati lies on the confluence of the Licking and Ohio Rivers. It is home to a population of 296,943 people and is another great city to visit while travelling across the country.
If you are visiting then you should check out the riverboat heritage in the city which is a famous part of the city tradition. The Tall Stacks festival, which takes place every three or four years, is a brilliant opportunity to see some of the most beautiful boats in American riverboat history.
The Belle of Lousiville by Bryce Mullett (copyright free)
Sport in Cincinnati
There are three major teams in Cincinnati with the Bengals playing in the NFL, The Reds representing the city in Major League Baseball and FC Cincinnati being part of the ever-growing Major League Soccer.
American Ball Park, home of The Reds, is a very famous ball park and should be on the list of places to visit.
Cuisine in Cincinnati
With a number of German immigrants making up part of the city’s past, it is no surprise to find Goetta, a type of meat and grain sausage, considered one of the delicacies on offer. There is a yearly festival known as Taste of Cincinnati that attracts around 1,000,000 visitors and would be an ideal time for a visit.
There is never a bad time to visit Vegas. The city has so many different activities for people of all tastes, you are bound to find something that suits. Clearly, a trip to Las Vegas wouldn’t be the same without a trip to the casino. If you are an inexperienced casino-goer then it would be worth taking advantage of some of the free bets available at Oddschecker to brush up before you go. You certainly won’t be stuck for choice when it comes to practising your skills on the famous casino strip.
Sports in Las Vegas
There is only one major team currently in Vegas with the Vegas Golden Knights playing in the NHL. The team made it to the Stanley Cup final in the first ever season but eventually lost to the Washington Capitals.
Cuisine in Las Vegas
There is literally anything on offer when it comes to food in Vegas from steak to spaghetti, you will find a great restaurant serving it.
The final city we come to is in the state of Washington. It is famous for being the home of the sitcom Fraser and is also the birth place of grunge music. Known as the rainy city, Seattle is home to more than 700,000 people and, as of July 2016, was the fastest growing US city at 3.1%.
Sport in Seattle
Seattle has three major sports teams with a fourth on the way. The Seattle Mariners are the MLB team showing for the city while the Seahawks are the hugely successful NFL franchise. The Seattle Sounders play in the MLS and an NHL is soon to arrive to, once again, bring ice hockey back to the North West.
Cuisine in Seattle
There is some great food to be had in Seattle but it is more famous for a certain beverage. Coffee plays a huge part in Seattle’s history and you will be spoilt for choice when looking for a good coffee house.