If you are looking for places to travel on your next college vacation, then you are definitely going to want to know about some of the best cities to visit for college students. Of course, you don’t really need to wait for a break if you’re earning a degree, but you might want to just in case you have a hard time working and having fun at the same time.
Here are 5 amazing cities every college student should visit.
Los Angeles, CA
There’s nothing like the city of angels, and it doesn’t matter what you’re into, there’s something in LA for you. Whether you are a huge movie buff and you want to go to Universal Studios, or if you’re a huge Disney fan and you want to visit Disneyland, or if you want to catch a baseball game at Dodger Stadium, those are just a few things you can do. LA is also great because there’s a bright and bustling art scene, so you can check out tons of museums and galleries for a little bit of cultural enrichment.
New York, NY
As the song states, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere.” Indeed, New York is a tough town that requires one to have a little bit of grit and tenacity, but if you can weather the snowstorms and navigate the subway system, then you should love New York City. Of course, it’s always best to visit in the spring or the fall when the weather is mild, but it’s the place to be if you’ve never seen a Broadway show if you want to catch a Yankees or Mets game, if you want to see some of the world’s most celebrated art collections, or if you want to eat some of the best food in the world.
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco is another great city for foodies – particularly if you are into eating very healthy, fresh, and local food. This city is much like a European city in its look and feel. There’s ample public transportation, there’s a ton of diversity, and it’s about as socially liberal as you can get in the United States. If you are a cyclist, then you definitely have to rent a bike and ride through Golden Gate Park, the Mission district, and Noe Valley. There’s nothing more romantic than a bike ride through this gorgeous city.
Portland is another great city for those who love to cycle and love to eat fresh, healthy food. If you are a big vinyl junkie, then you’ll definitely want to check out Mississippi Records in the Mississippi/Williams district. This area is also known for its famous restaurants, bars, and shops. If you’re into zine culture, this is definitely the city to be in – you’ll find all kinds of independent book shops that carry all kinds of DIY zines from people all over the world.
If you love warm weather and a vibrant nightlife scene, then you’re going to love Miami. The art deco architecture, the pulsing Latin rhythms, and the euphoric spirit all around are enough to make anyone feel like they want to stay forever. Plus, it’s become home to one of the most famous art festivals in the world, Art Basel Miami.