Top U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018

The United States is vast and diverse, with so many travel destinations to choose from.

Where should you go? North or south? East Coast or West Coast? Big city or small town?

Restaurants, bars, museums, outdoor activities, and festivals… we know what it takes to have a good time. These cities from all over the country are our picks for places that have something to offer everyone for 2018.

9. New Orleans

Girls Trip, anyone? New Orleans turns 300 this year, and what better way to celebrate than by attending its largest festival, EssenceFest? Instead of hitting Bourbon Street, try exploring outlying neighborhoods like Uptown and Bywater. But if the French Quarter is your jam, Bon Appétit named Turkey and the Wolf, one of the city’s sandwich shops, the best new restaurant in the country. And don’t forget to stop by Café duMonde for their world famous beignets. 2018 will surely bring plenty of special events, concerts, parties, and fireworks. (Members of the Original Big Seven Social Aid & Pleasure Club march down North Villere Street at Frenchmen Street on June 1, 2013, in New Orleans, Louisiana.) (Photo by Rusty Costanza/Getty Images)