US Cities: Loves & Lusts


Good morning!

We meet again for Wanderlust Wednesday travel linkup hosted by Kate, Kerri and myself. I hope you will join us by sharing your favorite travel-related posts and hopping over to read the travel adventures shared by other bloggers. Although I've traveled quite a bit throughout my life (yet still not enough) I'm running low on new places to post about due to lack of picture taking before becoming a blogger.

Over the past few years I've been trying to cover some ground on the US map and I've been to some cities that have just blown me away so I wanted to share a few of my favorites along with some cities that I've been dying to visit...some of which are already booked for this year.

Loves

San Francisco
I've  visited San Fran twice recently for work conferences but found some free time to be a tourist and explore. It's hard not to fall in love with this city. Here's my San Francisco travel recap.



Savannah, GA
 K and I drove up to Savannah for my 30th birthday a few years ago and had an amazing weekend exploring the history and indulging in some of the best food I've ever tried. Read more about our adventures in Savannah.



New Orleans
K and I made our way over to New Orleans last year to celebrate his birthday which falls on a long weekend. NOLA is another city with amazing food and a rich culture that's worth checking out.


New York City
Well isn't NYC a given? I visited New York for the first time for our 1-year anniversary and I was so amazed by the density of the city and the buildings as we flew in. I'd never seen anything like it. We did all the tourist things possible and really took in all that New York has to offer. 


Chicago
K and I visited Chicago with Kate and her husband in 2014 and once again did all the tourist things we thought were interesting. Some of my favorite things were exploring the Navy Pier, a scenic architectural boat cruise, going to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, having a bloggers lunch with Nikki for some deep dish pizza, and lots more. Chicago is another city you can't help not falling in love with.



Lusts

Denver
Luckily we have a trip booked for the end of this month! Although I still haven't actually planned some fun things to do on the trip.

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Boston
I was hoping to make it to Boston in July when K has to go for a work event but his schedule is way too busy for this trip to make sense so I'm hoping to make it there sooner than later.

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Nashville
Nashville is another trip we have booked for later this year to visit some friends and explore Music City. I can't wait!

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Charleston
I've been dying to check out all the charm and history Charleston has to offer so hopefully I can make a trip happen in the near future.

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Key West
 Key West is just a drive away for us but still a 6-7 hour drive so we still haven't found the right time to make it there. I have been before over 10 years ago for Spring Break in college so I think a return trip is much needed at this point!

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What are your US City travel loves and lusts?


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26 comments

  1. What a cool list! I've only been to nyc on this list but a few others are on my must see

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  2. Chicago is one of our all time favorite cities! I enjoyed New Orleans too, but my hair didn't enjoy the humidity haha.
    Love your lust list. Charleston is totally worth a trip! We have Nashville on ours as well :)

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  3. Chicago is my favorite city! I am lusting after Boston, too...and Nashville...and Charleston! Just so many neat places to go!

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  4. I've been to 5 of these with Chicago being the favorite..we only live 2 hours from there so go often. My top priority to to get to San Fran..when we finally make that happen, I may email you for advice, you are my travel queen!!

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  5. Charleston is on my lust list as well! I hope you make it to Boston sooner than later, and Nashville too so fun!

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  6. I have been to Nashville, Savannah and New Orleans and loved all of them!!! The rest are certainly on my bucket list!

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  7. a great list indeed! i still need to see if i can think of some fun denver places since i pretty much lived there for a year. i need to go to nashville and charleston still! chicago is so fun and savannah - oh my heart!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. I'm really excited to see Nashville this year - sad we'll be missing each other by a few weeks!! I haven't been to Chicago in years so that's one I'd like to do for a quick weekend trip! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. You have so many exciting trips planned for this year, and I hope that you love them all! Nashville is such a blast, and I'm pretty sure that Chris keeps on talking about how that was one of his favorite trips last year! That's a bummer that you couldn't make a trip to Boston work with K's work trip, but hopefully you'll make it there very soon!

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  10. San Fran is one of my absolute favorite cities, and of course I love Chicago being from there! This post is giving me serious wanderlust, I especially want to visit Charleston one day - sooo badly!

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  11. Nashville, Savannah, and Seattle are all on my future list!

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  12. I LOVE Chicago and NYC! We have some of the same lusts too...Charleston looks so adorable and I hear Nashville is SO fun. I haven't been to Boston since I was a teenager and when I went with my family I remember loving it so I can't wait to go back as an adult!

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  13. I have always wanted to go to Chicago!! You totally need to come to Boston, I think you would love it. So much to do and see.

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  14. Charleston is on our list!! I want to get there so badly!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  15. SO much fun in Chicago with you guys, still my fav U.S. city (when it's warm lol)! Yay for Denver and Nashville this year, and the FL Keys are always a great idea for a relaxing getaway <3
    Green Fashionista

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  16. You have been to so many fun places and looks like you have some fun destinations coming up too! Chicago was such a blast meeting up with you and Kate!! I have wanted to go to Charleston for so long, hoping I can make it there soon! NOLA is my favorite spot, can't wait to go back there sometime soon!

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  17. UM, yes to ALL of this! I LOVE NOLA! It's my favorite US city so far! We just got back from San Francisco. We had a good time, but I generally enjoy smaller cities a little more. I have less patience for public transportation and walking than I should! hehe I definitely agree, I want to go to Charleston so much. It's been climbing my list. South Florida too. We are headed to Savannah/Tybee/Jekyll in a month and I am SO excited to finally make it out there! Checking out your recap! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  18. Charleston is the city that I have been wanting to visit forever and haven't gotten to yet. I was so bummed last year when Chris did a residency interview there and I couldn't go! Savannah looks super beautiful, too! Of course, you know I love that you have Chicago as one of your loves.

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  19. Stopping by from the link up! So many great cities featured here! Reminds me that I have a lot of traveling I need to do in the States. Nashville is so much fun, Chicago is great, and I grew up 80 miles from NYC - my fave!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  20. I recently went to Nashville and Key West so let me know if you want any suggestions. Charleston, Chicago and Boston are on my lust list for sure! And New Orleans is always my favorite since I live here!

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  21. I've been to Chicago, Charleston & New York City. I REALLY want to make it to New Orleans soon :)

    Sarah
    The Midwest Darling

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  22. Fun post with some great cities listed. To pick a few different ones, my USA city loves: Santa Fe NM, Fort Worth TX, Washington DC, Moab UT...and my lusts would include: Seattle WA, San Francisco CA, NYC.

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  23. I loveeee Boston!! I'm headed back for a week for work next month! I'd like to get up to New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine! I keep trying to convince my husband to go to his college reunion in NH next month... but I haven't succeeded yet! ;)

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  24. nola is my fave US city. i love it there. and i want to visit key west too!!

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  25. Boston is a great city, so much to see and do. And Nashville has THE best food, hands down. Although, NOLA comes in a close second.

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  26. San Fran and Chicago are both on my list of places to visit. My cousin just moved from Chicago and Im kinda bummed.

    Curious. Any city you dont particularly care for?

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