Note from the editor: I’m still traveling in Europe, so I may not be responding to comments immediately.
Recently, some neighbors were discussing foreign exchange students. Host families are encouraged to show visiting students local points of interest (or even not-so-local points of interest). The discussion got me thinking about where I would take a foreign exchange student living in my house. If the student had never been to the U.S. before, these are five cities I would visit with them.
New York City
New York City, the city that never sleeps. We’ve taken our kids there twice. It’s exhausting, dirty and overwhelming. But it’s still fabulous and a must-see!
San Francisco is a beautiful city! The hills, the cable cars, the food….
I went to San Francisco with my kids a few years ago. We had a blast.
Hooray for Hollywood, right? Los Angeles has mountains, the ocean, and SO MANY THINGS! I lived in the area for almost 5 years in my 20s. Aside from the horrendous traffic, it was almost like being on a perpetual vacation. (Also see my son’s guest post about his trip to Hollywood last year).
New Orleans has unmistakeable architecture and ambiance. I visited when I was a teenager, and again five years ago. I’d love to take my kids.
San Antonio may not be on everyone’s radar. But as a Texan who has visited several times, I highly recommend it. The downtown River Walk is lovely, plus the historical landmarks in the area are interesting. See my hotel review from our recent trip.
What city would you add or take off from this list?