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10 Delicious U.S. Travel Destinations for Foodies

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Kristina ByasGuest Blogger
September 16, 2016 · 2.8k Views

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Everyone is different, but the one thing everyone has in common is that they eat food. When you look at how food has brought people together over the years, it would be agreed that a good meal is the easiest way to unite people from all walks of life. While many people only eat because they have to and don't really like to be adventurous, there are foodies out there who want nothing more than to eat a meal that is full of flavor and contains items that they have never tried before. Of course,  if you really want to take advantage of the variety of food that is being offered, this will require you to get out your city and venture to different parts of the country.

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1. Miami, FL

With Miami being so close to Cuba, you can find a lot of Cuban-themed restaurants here that serve some delicious meals. Craving a Cubano or café con leche? It may be time to head on down to Miami for a life changing experience.


2. New Orleans, LA

When on the hunt for some of the best food in the US, New Orleans must be considered. This lively city is a hot spot for people looking to have a good time, but also those looking to enjoy some delicious food. Because there are so many restaurants serving up oysters, Po Boys, gumbo, and more, this is the perfect destination for anyone who simply loves to indulge in a good meal for a great price.


3. Memphis, TN

Memphis is a city that has a lot of history, but also tons of great food. Many people come here looking to enjoy some of the city's popular seafood dishes and some soul food, but if you are especially interested in BBQ, then add Memphis to your list of places to visit.


4. Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee is a city that can offer a foodie a lot of different options for every meal. Known mostly for its great selection of beers and cheeses, a foodie can really indulge in a variety of tasty dishes in this city. When visiting Milwaukee, you'll want to aim to at least enjoy a brat and some cheese curds, as these are two food items that have become staples in the diet of anyone living here.


5. San Francisco, CA

This small city is full of cuisines from all around the world, and its home to some of the most top-rated restaurants in the country. San Francisco is an oceanside destination, so you're sure to find amazing seafood wherever you go. Whether you're craving Mexican or Asian food, seafood, or innovative dishes you can't find anywhere else, this northern California city is the way to go.


6. Chicago, IL

Similar to many large cities in the US, Chicago has a lot to offer. However, foodies will probably want to try out some of the city's most famous dishes during their visit. At this foodie destination, you can enjoy a Chicago - style dog or a deep-dish pizza.


7. Philadelphia, PA

Meat lovers will really enjoy taking a trip to Philadelphia because they can get their hands on an authentic Philly cheesesteak. You can get a cheesesteak sandwich in pretty much any city, but when you go to Philly, you get the real deal. But if you can't make it, you can actually get your cheesesteak shipped to you thanks to Campo's Deli.


8. Portland, ME

Seafood lovers will find that Portland, Maine is one of the best locations for flavorful seafood. There are some great seafood shacks and restaurants that are serving up freshly-caught fish, lobster, crab and more.


9. New York, NY

With New York City being so large, the number of restaurants is almost impossible to count. Luckily, for those dedicated foodies who travel to here, the number of restaurants works in their favor because there is a lot of food to be tasted. You'll want to ensure you enjoy some of the city's iconic dishes, including pastrami on rye from Katz's Delicatessen and a slice of pizza from the restaurant of your choice.


10. Los Angeles, CA

When visiting LA, you may have a hard time trying to figure what exactly you will eat while there. With there being a lot of cool places to dine, this decision should not be taken lightly. Many people enjoy the fact that they can try the city's fusion cuisine, but there are some who just want to stop at In-N-Out for a simple burger and fries.


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Kristina Byas is a Milwaukee native who has written for Female Intel, Shepherd Express, Scandalous Women and more. She suffers from a severe case of wanderlust and has difficulty purchasing items at full price. You can learn more about her by following her on Twitter: @KristinaByas