9 American Cities You Didn't Know You Need to Visit

October 15, 2015

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to cities — even the smallest ones have had an impact on our world. You can now find and own all these cities and others voted by YOU in the brand-new MONOPOLY: Here & Now U.S. Edition game!

 

1. Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia residents already know that a piece of paradise is just off the shore of their beautiful state, whether it’s surfing in the Atlantic or taking a shopping trip and enjoying a plethora of restaurants on the historic boardwalk. End the day posting gorgeous sunset pictures from the Fishing Pier or catch your favorite artists playing live at the outdoor amphitheater.

 

2. Indianapolis, Indiana

Sure, the capital of Indiana hosts one of the most famous races there is, but one visit, and you’ll see it has MUCH more to offer! There’s no shortage of amazing restaurants that are a foodie’s dream or architecture (that can be seen from a freaking gondola!) — and if you’re craving even more #nofilter visual beauty, explore the famous outdoor sculptures at the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres.

 

3. Cleveland, Ohio

Because, if you haven’t yet heard, Cleveland rocks! To (literally) see how, spend an afternoon wandering around in the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. After, grab dinner at one of the many trendy restaurants on East 4th Street or stroll through Willard Park to gaze (and snap) the famous Free Stamp statue…FOR FREE!

 

4. Pierre, South Dakota

Located just off the beautiful Missouri River, the capital of South Dakota has as many fun activities to do as it does picturesque views. The locals know how to do food right, whether you prefer freshly made pasta at La Minestra or a steak while enjoying the river view at Cattleman’s Club. And, every summer, get competitive at the annual music and arts festival that includes the South Dakota Conrhole State Championships or see DIY at its best at the cardboard boat regatta.

 

5. Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a seaport named after a governor of Portsmouth, England, perfectly embodies New England quaintness and historic charm. Visitors should never miss seeing the iconic tugboats in the harbor, checking out the city’s living history museum, relaxing and people-watching in Market Square, and getting a taste of local seafood and farm-fresh fare!

 

6. Waconia, Minnesota

Located about an hour outside of Minneapolis, Waconia — or “Tree City USA” — is anything but a small town. First, explore all that is awesome on Lake Waconia with kayak rides, the “Cape Cod” atmosphere at Lola’s Lakehouse, or Happy Hour cruise with your friends on of Waconia Lake. And with fun-filled events like the Taste of Minnesota, the Carver County Fair, or the abundance of classic cars at the All Ford Car & Truck Show, you’re bound to have some good ol’ Midwest fun!

 

7. Little Rock, Arkansas

With its rich history and endless activities, there ain’t nothin’ little about the capital of Arkansas. If you wanna have a lot of experiences in one location, check out River Market District’s endless shops and restaurants, where you can also have a ride on the trolly. If that isn’t enough, be sure to head over to the Main Street Food Truck Festival, with 30 food trucks to sample from! Or, for the history buffs, check out the Civil Rights Memorial, the Clinton Presidential Center, or The Old Mill (which is featured in the opening scene of Gone With the Wind).

 

Click here to view the full list from buzzfeed.com.

 

 

 

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