12 States That Attract Visitors With Their One Famous City

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Each state in the United States has at least one city responsible for heavy tourist traffic. A few states have multiple, such as Florida, California, and Colorado. However, according to the internet, at least 12 states only have one city that carries its reputation. Here are their picks!

1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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Jackson Hole used to be just a sleepy little town nestled in the foothills of the Grand Teton Mountain Range, but three excellent ski areas that offer some of the best skiing and other winter sports in America turned this location into the most visited city in Wyoming- drawing many celebrities along the way.

But it is more than just a winter destination; the summer activities available keep bringing people back for more. Visitors can whitewater raft through the Snake River Canyon or put on their hiking gear and climb the Tetons.

2. Nashville, Tennessee

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Hands down, Nashville, is the most popular city in Tennessee, and visitors flock to it like moths to the neon lights regularly. Home to the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Hall of Fame, and a myriad of bars and restaurants owned by celebrities, this country music oasis, surrounded by rivers and lakes, is a hotspot for tourists to eat some great food and listen to live music on every corner. Who knows, you might run into the queen, Dolly Parton!

3. New Orleans, Louisiana

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Who doesn’t love a fresh beignet primed with a pound of powdered sugar? New Orleans’ jazz scene, nightlife, and Cajun cuisine attract millions of seasoned and first-time travelers year-round.

You can fill your itinerary with trips to historical museums such as The National World War II Museum, tour an above-ground cemetery with reserved tombstones jutting out of the ground, and watch street performers demonstrate their talents in front of the haunted St. Louis Cathedral.

4. Atlanta, Georgia

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In addition to Hollywood and New York City, Atlanta serves as a famous filming location for several movies and television series. Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, and Anchorman were all filmed in “The Big Peach.”

“Over six million people live in the Atlanta metropolitan area. So it’s hugely important economically as a commercial airline hub. In addition, it is capable of hosting major world events like the Olympics, World Cup, Super Bowls,” one commenter shares.

5. Las Vegas, Nevada

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Planted in the middle of arid desert and snow-capped mountain tops, we have Las Vegas. The Nevada metropolis drives the state, bringing in millions of tourists yearly and housing over 600 thousand individuals.

Reports indicate that Las Vegas is the 25th most populated city in the United States. With tourism, delectable dining, and unforgettable live entertainment, Las Vegas is Nevada’s most famous and most visited city.

6. Seattle, Washington

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Washington’s largest city is none other than “The Emerald City,” or the coffee capital of the United States. Lake Washington and lush forests surround the futuristic city, inviting visitors to peer out onto the blue expanse of freshwater or to lace up their hiking shoes and head to one of the iconic trails or national parks offered in the state.

If you’re more of an indoor activity person, check out one of Seattle’s famous coffee shops. The Starbucks Roastery is one of the largest locations in the world.

7. Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, housing 40% of the state’s population. Tourists find themselves looking for wild moose, spotting glaciers, visiting Alaska’s most significant museum (Anchorage Museum), and celebrating local cuisine, all in the parameters of this northern city.

The best way to soak in all Anchorage offers is by renting a bike and peddling through the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The 20-mile bike path sits beside Cook Inlet, a bay connecting the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage, where you may see whales fluking and brown bears roaming. While peddling through the path, look out for moose, Mount McKinley, and a fault line from an Earthquake in the 60s.

8. Salt Lake City, Utah

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A large part of Utah’s tourism comes from Salt Lake City. Several landmarks, including Temple Square, This Is The Place Heritage Park, and the Salt Lake Utah Temple, attract and invite guests to explore.

If you enjoy visiting various religious tourist spots, Salt Lake is the perfect place for you, as you can learn all about the Mormon religion at their U.S. headquarters.

9. Indianapolis, Indiana

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Have you ever heard of the Indy 500? This city hosts the world-renowned racecar competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway every May. However, if you aren’t into racing, don’t fret!

Indianapolis houses the world’s largest children’s museum, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, War museums, Central Canal, and the Crown Hill Cemetery, where the 23rd President Benjamin Harrison lays to rest.

10. Chicago, Illinois

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Each year Chicago hosts Lollapalooza, one of the most prominent music festivals in the world. After four days of tunes, visitors tend to take a look at some of the sights only found in “The Windy City.”

Millenium Park holds The Bean, an infamous metallic statue of a bean. The stainless steel sculpture reflects the city’s skyline and everyone mulling around the landmark. If you’re feeling daring, visit the Willis Tower and head to the 103rd floor for a chance to stand in a suspended glass box while looking out over Chicago.

11. Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston is considered the birthplace of the American Revolution. The city shows its historical relevance with the Boston Teaparty Museum, Paul Revere’s house, and The Freedom Trail, along which you see where the Boston Massacre occurred.

Aside from history tourism, Boston draws in students from around the world who attend Boston University, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Tufts. Students and visitors alike visit Fenway Park to catch a Red Sox game and Fanneuli Park to shop, dine and indulge in the brisk Boston air.

12. Portland, Oregon

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“For us, Portland really is Oregon. It is far and away the weight of the state economically, culturally, and politically,” a Portland resident says.

This Northern city thrives with a bustling music scene, an eco-conscious atmosphere, and beautiful scenery, including a Japanese garden, many waterfalls, and wondrous bridges.

“Portland, Oregon. I don’t know any other city or form of entertainment in Oregon other than Portland,” someone else writes.

Here Are 12 Cities People Voted as the “Snobbiest” in America

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America comprises of small towns, medium-sized cities, and huge metropolitan regions. Some places are known for being warm and welcoming. In contrast, other sites have well-earned reputations for being incredibly “stuck up.” When users from an Americana-themed discussion forum were asked to name the most pretentious areas in the country, they were more than happy to offer their opinions.

Here Are 12 Cities People Voted as the “Snobbiest” in America

15 Dangerous Cities in America You May Reconsider Visiting or Moving To

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You’re excited about planning a trip or considering moving to a new city. Still, you need to learn more about your destination. So it’s beneficial to keep up-to-date about how safe your chosen location is. We all know cities have their vibe and cool stuff, but there’s also the not-so-fun side of potential risks. Violence and property crimes make up the issues currently facing the following cities.

15 Dangerous Cities in America You May Reconsider Visiting or Moving To

10 Cities That Hold the Title for “Best Mexican Food” in the U.S.

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Who doesn’t love Mexican food?! Over hear, we live for tacos. According to a recent online discussion, here are what people think are the best U.S. cities for Mexican cuisine — in no particular order.

10 Cities That Hold the Title for “Best Mexican Food” in the U.S.

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