Top 21 Cities You Should Visit In Your 20’s

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Traveling the country is always fun but how do you decide which cities you should visit in your 20’s. There are some cities that are better to Visit when you are of a certain age. Las Vegas may have been fun when you visited as a teenager but the experience gets 100% better after you turn 21.  When you are over the age of 21, most cities will open up a whole new world to you. Places that may have seemed ordinary before now seem extraordinary.

If you don’t know where to start visiting, check out this top 21 list of cities to visit in your 20’s. You have a blast checking off each city as you make your way through the country.

21. New York City, New York

At least once in your life you need to visit the city that never sleeps. New York City is full of life from sun up to sun down. You can start your day anywhere in the city and be immersed in great culture and fun.

20. Las Vegas, Nevada

If you went to Disneyland as a child then you know what a great feeling it was. Visiting Las Vegas as an adult brings all those memories back. Las Vegas is like Disney for adults. You almost feel like you have been dropped in an alternate world when you visit Las Vegas. Everything is bigger, better and grand!

19. Miami, Florida

Miami is such a beautiful city with the most spectacular beaches. There are pubs and restaurants all throughout the city. You can go on a pub crawl and then head to the beach to watch the stars.

18. Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles is where the rich get richer and the famous get more famous. Don’t forget to put this city on your bucket list. Los Angeles is like the New York City of the East Coast.

17. San Francisco, California

San Francisco is much more mellow than Los Angeles but it still a great city to visit. You can head to the Fisherman’s Wharf and order a lobster with a nice cold beer.

16. New Orleans, Louisiana

You cannot visit New Orleans without taking a stroll on to Bourbon Street. It’s no wonder that with a street name like Bourbon that they are infamous for their party scene. The partying is the main reason why it’s on this list for cities you should visit in your 20’s.

15. Boston, Massachusetts

You may think of Boston as the city with great hospitals and schools. You wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that, but Boston is so much more than that. Head to Faneuil Hall and you can catch a glimpse of history while enjoying a fresh beer and watching a Red Sox game.

14. Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is the third most population city in the country. This is a must see city because of its great nightlife and atmosphere. Downtown Chicago is jam packed with restaurants and bars that you will have a great time in.

13. Washington, D.C.

Just because the President of the United States works in Washington, it does not make this city a work only zone. The nightlife in Washington is fun and exciting. If you visit Georgetown Waterfront, you can admire a beautiful view and drink a delicious glass of wine.

12. San Diego, California

Nightlife in San Diego is always bustling with college crowds. College students are always looking to blow off some steam and San Diego is the place to let loose and enjoy yourself.

11. Nashville, Tennessee

This city is home of music and concerts! Some of the best artists and music have come out of this city. It would be a shame not to visit.

10. Portland, Oregon

When you are in Portland, you need to go to a karaoke bar and challenge your friends to some fun. Portland may be a nice and quaint city but it is bursting with fun.

9. Denver, Colorado

The Mile High City is full of fun and history. You can take the bus to downtown Denver and visit the shops and museums. You can check out the Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park is a fun way to enjoy your time in Denver,

8. Seattle, Washington

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There are two things that come to mind when you think of Seattle, one is Grey’s Anatomy and the other is Christian Grey and his fifty shades. Although both of these are fiction, you can help but want to visit the city that created such great works of art.  

7. Orlando, Florida

For all the adults that are kids at heart, visiting Orlando as an adult is so much fun. You can visit Disney World and have a whole new experience than you did as a child.

6. Eureka, California

Eureka is known as a cool and mellow city. You can grab a beer and chill while smoking. You can visit the smoke shops around the city.

5. Austin, Texas

When you are in Austin the livelihood of the city comes to life. While you are still young, head to the Barton Springs Pool and dive off of the rocks. You can also climb Mount Bonnell and get a glimpse of the beautiful outdoors.

4. Ocean City, Maryland

Vacationers head to Ocean City every year to enjoy some fun under the sun. You can be another face in the crowd or you can be the life of the party. If you are over 21 years old, then the bars on the boardwalk are calling your name.

3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If you are a history buff then you should definitely visit Philadelphia. You can visit the Liberty Bell and see where the Declaration of Independence was signed by our Founding Fathers. After your sightseeing, head to the local bars and grab a nice cold beer.

2. San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio has some of the best dance clubs around. You can party until the sun comes up. This fast growing city will have you wanting to come back for more adventure.

1. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sitting on top of the list for cities you should visit in your 20’s, Minneapolis!

Minneapolis is one of those cities that a must see while in your 20’s. You can take a nice bike ride around the different lakes of the city. If you are in for a laugh, then head to the Acme Comedy Club and have a blast.

Written by Rachel Pearson

Rachel reports on a wide range of topics from the United States and around the world. She keeps a close eye on the rapidly pour in of new headlines to get the best research and sources possible.

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