Top 20 destinations to explore in your Twenties
Being in twenties is all about freedom to explore, power of adventurous activities, enjoy concerts and party forever. Trivoyage brings you top 20 destinations that you must explore in your 20s. We all have our bucket list and it’s time to slick on your wanderlust.
1. Austin, Texas
Austin is the Live Music Capital of the world and one of the best places to live in America.If you want you to be kissed by sun, Austin promises 300 sunny days. You will love Austin if you love history and art or you want to be a musician
Things to do: Rainey Street’s Bungalow Bars, Barton Springs Pool Dip and tour on electric mini-bike
Famous Events: City Limits Music Festival in October, Formula 1 in November, ABC Kite fest in March are events
Must try: Franklin’s Barbecue, clubs and live music at Sixth Street, smoked meat at Lamberts, Hoboken Pie for pizza.
Portland is known for the best street food diversity and freedom of life. Mount Hood is city’s skyline. City offers bundle of cultural offerings from stacks of books to stacks of breweries.
Things to do: Visit Witches Castle and ride on Portland Aerial Tram, Portland Japanese Garden, Multnomah Falls or say hi to friends at Oregon Zoo.
Famous Events: World Naked Bike Ride in June & Waterfront Blues Festival in July are main fests.
Must try:Downtown area for food pods, Salt and Straw ice creams and Stumptown Coffee Roaster.
3. Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville is a music city with honky tonks on broadways and food paradise for travelers with international taste and urban culture. Must see adventure science center. It is an epic destination if you are a fan of Taylor Swift and Faith Hill.
Famous Events:Nashville Comedy Festival in April, Music City Bowl in December, New Year eve with Jack Daniel
Must try: Authentic hot chicken at Prince’s, Yazoo & Jackalope brew works, West End for Ribs and Pork and the famous Blue Bird Café.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana
City of Jazz, art and beignets is what New Orleans brings you. Try on airboats and find the best cheap flight deals for bookings. It is a city of Mardi Gras so have lots of cocktails before you depart.
Famous Events: Mardi Grass in February, Satchmo Summer fest from July and Oak fests in November.
Must try: Fried Chicken and Beignets are must try, Creole Turtle Soup, Bourbon Street and food at Frenchman Street.
5. Las Vegas
Sin City is where you can find all the young blood. Hike at Red Rock Canyon or visit Hoover Dam. Experience lightshow at Fremont Street or ride a gondola. Visit Casinos or explore astonishing Chinatown. Mostly famous to get married as we see it in Hollywood movies.
Famous Events:Viva Las Vegas in April, Greek Food fest in September are famous fests and Vegas Uncork’d in April till May
Must try: Kobe beef at Bazaar Meat, Frozen alcoholic drinks at Taco bell and Italian cuisine at Lago’s
6. Kansas City Missouri
If you love making friends, visit the friendliest city in States and book flight tickets. With all the trendy bars on the street lighting nightlife and tourists dancing on the beat of jazz and interesting history about World War.
Things to Do: Have a stroll at Country Club Plaza, shopping at Westport and nightlife at Power and Light District. Not just it, visit Arabia Steamboat Museum and curiosity driven museum of miniatures.
Must try: famous BBQ at Char Bar and Jack Stack, try The Farmhouse and Green Lady Lounge
7. Denver Colorado
Denver is all about Rocky Mountains and urban outlook. Drive along Mount Evans and spend time on Larimer Square. Red Rocks Park for live concerts and a must visit 16th street mall. Visit Denver in April or September to get a chance to hike on lovely mountains.
Famous Events: Denver Day of Rock in May, The Big Wonderful in May, Beer fest in September, Comi-Con in June and the great american beer festival from September to October
Must try: Rocky Mountains Oysters and Capitol Hill District’s Restaurant Row.
8. Phoenix Arizona
City is for explorers, hiking on Cholla and Echo Canyon or the Dobbins valley. Night spots like Mill Avenue and Hot Air Balloon Ride are must visit. It is a destination to sit back and relax and enjoy Mexican eateries as it is right on the border.
Famous Events: Arizona Beer week in February, McDowell Mountain Music Fest in March and Arizona Taco Fest in October
Must try: Pizzeria Bianco and DeSoto Central Market food
9. Omaha Nebraska
Midwest adventure and underground caves will take you in the middle of Omaha. The city was names as the most hung-over place which makes it attractive to young guns.
Things to Do: Visit Old Market downtown, meet penguins and sharks at Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the famous Durham Museum.
Must try: Roja Mexican Grill has best traditional Margaritas and Fish tacos.
10. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
The Philly is filled with bumping nightlife, notable museums, beloved sports team and chains of restaurants lying on the streets and fly soon to see Observation Deck. In fact, Philadelphia has also served as Country’s capital
Famous Events: Best time to visit is March-May with Craft Beer fest in March, May and June and Blue Cross Summer fest from May-September, Philly Fringe Fest in September
Must try: try best pretzel and cheesesteak and trademark sandwich at South Philly.
11. Ocean City Maryland
One of the cheapest destination to visit in your twenties. Repliyes’ Believeit Or Not Museum and trip at Assateague Island National Seashore. Enjoy carnival and Trimper’srides or try Factory Outlets for cheapest shopping.
Best time to visit the city is in June till September and must visit eventsare: Kite exposition in April, concerts on the beach from July till August and Weird Contest Week in August.
Must try: Best seafood and Blue crabs at the Coastal Highway and Broadwalk, Dumser’s Ice-cream and Thrasher’s Fries.
12. Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole is for enthusiasts who wants hike and ski or get a close eye on magnificent animals at Elk Refuge and dip in Granite Hot Springs. The beauty of region is glimpsed on Lake Tahoe and Aspen and stays as a mountain beauty destination. If you go at the right time, you will find yourself skiing with Hollywood stars.
Famous Events: Elk Fest in May, County Fair and Teton Music Festin July
Must try: Snake River Brewery, spicy elk sausages and buffalo Wellington. Try their local drink called Tapas.
13. Albuquerque, New Mexico
Start with Old Town to Sandia Peak Tramway and Pack the best camera for Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Center. At heart, city is still like an old town with route 66 running along, Spanish and American culture mingling on the walls and Hispanic flavors on the corner of every street.
Famous Events: Southwest Chocolate and Coffee fest in March and International Balloon Fiesta in October.
Must try: Everything is spicy like the best original Mexican tacos. Try Green Chile Cheeseburger.
14. Atlanta, Georgia
Being the South of America’s heart, Atlanta is a high paced cosmopolitan city attracting youth towards cultural events and restaurants. The most famous spot World of Coca Cola, visit CNN studio or meet a panda at the largest zoo.
Famous Events: Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Fest in March, Beats and Knees music fest in May and fashion week in august.
Must try:visit West Midtown for food paradise, try Fried Okra, sweet tea, Buckhead and Korean food. Must try Bones, The Capital Grille steak houses.
15. Asheville North Carolina
Take a dip in Pisgah National Forest waterfall, long drive on Blue Ridge Highway in Ashville. If you are done with City’s breweries, you should wander off the River Arts District while adventure seekers can visit full-throttle hiking, biking, zip lining & whitewater rafting in one of the numerous parks and forests
Famous Events: Montford Mountain Sports Fest in May, Beer Fest in June, and Goombay fest in September
Must try: French broad chocolates for Mexican-style Oaxaca drinking chocolate and 12 bones smokehouse.
Starting from famous music, ‘Miami Beach’, little Havana could be your next stop. It is the colorful Floridian city showing diversity in arts and culture. Caribbean music in the air with Spanish homes.
Things to Do:Visit museum of science or spend your time at Brickell City center, Visit the zoo or Crandon park or Dolphin mall.
Famous Events: Miami fest in October and white part week from November to December. King Mango Strut in December, Ultra music Fest in March and a fashion week in May.
17. Anchorage, Alaska
Destination for skiers, hikers and wildlife watchers with Glaciers, iceberg tours and polar bears and surrounded by vast wilderness. If you want to be an exploreser, this is the place to start from. Tourists from all over the world are dazzled with Northern lights sparkling in the sky
Famous Events: Spring Carnival & Slush Cup and Oceans Summer Festival. To visit the city, book your flight tickets in advance.
Must Try: International House of Hotdogs, Moose’s Tooth Pub and Glacier’s Brew house are must try.
18. Honolulu Hawaii
Honolulu Hawaii offers vibrant culture, musical nightlife and white sand beaches. Young twenties can enjoy few fests like Hawaii Bowl, Ocean Fest in August and Food fest in October.
Things to Do: go for snorkeling and surfing on the beaches like Lanikai as friendly one, Kailua is water sports beach and Waikiki is for resting or hike on Manoa falls, or a must try Diamond Head State Monument known as Tuff cone.
Must try: Shave Ice, A Poke (raw marinated seafood), Kalua Pork and Loco Moco drink.
The Biggest Little City is one the border with Las Vegas and is a small flashy town full of lights. Dip in Lake Taheo or enjoy casino at Eldorado and Ski at Mount Rose.
Famous Events: Reno Jazz Fest in April, Reno Rodeo in June and Eldorado Italian Fest in October
20. Big Sur
It is just not another destination but a refreshing state of mind. With Pacific Coastline on the west and Lucia Mountain range on the east, Big Sur is your young destination with nature’s love.
Must Try: Chicken Apple Sausages and Grass-Fed meat
We concluded glimpse of major destinations that you would love to explore in your twenties and before you do, find best value on cheap tickets to fly soon!