Top 10 Places I want to visit in the USA

Everyone loves a good top 10 list and this is one I have had as a note in my phone for a bit. Here are my top 10 places I want to visit in the USA that I have never been. These are in no particular order…

1. Chicago 

 One of the few major cities I have never been to. I want to experience the culture, food, Wrigley & Soldier Field, as well as the many other iconic sights in the city. Now that I am in Ohio this is a drivable trip so this may happen sooner rather than later. 

2. Grand Canyon

Can’t pass up a chance to see God’s beautiful creation like this. I would love to get to see it up close and personal. Now, I am not into heights or white water rafting but horse back riding or camping in the canyon would be extraordinary. If nothing else I want to see it. 
3. Hawaii

 Truthfully, this is a trip I want to take with one person and one person only…my wife. Maybe for our 10 year or 15 year anniversary. I want to head to a beautiful 5 star resort, swim in a pool, swim in the Ocean, and eat some expensive food. I also want to experience some Hawaiin culture. Definitely want to go to a luau and eat some spam!

4. Los Angeles

 LA sometimes gets a bad wrap on the east coast but it makes my top 10. I would love to get to visit Beverly Hills to shop, Hollywood to check out the stars on the ground, the beaches, and beautiful California sunshine. I want to go to in and out burger as well. And there are some churches I want to hit up while I am there not least of which would be Hillsong LA and the Dream Center. 

5. Seattle

 I don’t think I am cool enough for this trip but am certain it would be a blast anyway! I would love to catch a fish thrown at the market, go to the original Starbucks, and visit the space needle. But a huge draw for me is one of my favorite preachers, Judah Smith, his church is in Seattle and I would have to attend a Sunday he was preaching. 

6. Baton Rouge

 This is a different experience that you can’t have anywhere else in the country. The French quarter! The architecture, the food, the history, the city and country side are so unique. I have never had crawfish and there is not better place to have them then Louisianna!

7. Boston

 Does it get any better in terms of history? Maybe Philly but Boston is still a must on my list. I want to head to Fenway, see some of the colonial era history, check out some museums, and take in the city. I would also love to visit Harvard and my cousin at MIT. This trip will be “wicked hardcore” (I just said that in my best Matt Damon accent from Good Will Hunting).

8. Minneapolis 

 This destination is selfish for me. I want to visit Andy and Melissa (my bro & sis in law) and see where they call home. I’d love to venture into the state fair, experience the city, and all but I would also like to experience some of the natural beauty the state has to offer and maybe camp for a weekend, too.

9. San Diego

 This trip would offer authentic Mexican cuisine, beautiful beaches, and gorgeous weather. You could go cultural/city or beach resort or both on this trip. San Diego Zoo is a must see attraction while we are here. 

10. Texas

 Everything is bigger in Texas and I am not sure where to start. I definitely want to see a few of the major cities from Dallas to Houston to San Antonio to Austin. Each city is so different this may take multiple trips. I definitely want to grab some Texas BBQ and have the chance to see some real cowboys. I also need to take in some history and have a must stop at the Alamo. 

That was my list and I can’t wait to check one of these off my list soon. 

Please, comment below and share the places in the USA that you have never been that make it on to your top 10 list. 

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