Tired of visiting the same big cities and their tourist traps? Here are 10 places to see, scouted out by Lonely Planet with estimated travel cost provided by MONEY.
- River North (Denver, CO) Weekly Cost for Two: $2,350
River North or RiNo for short is an art and culture district with an industrial vibe. Old factories and warehouses have been transformed into bars, eateries, galleries, and music venues. Interested in punk rock music? If so, then this place is definitely your go to spot.
- Montavilla (Portland, OR) Weekly Cost for Two: $2,532
Here you will find the historic Academy Theater built in 1948. In addition to the quietness of tree-lined streets and classic homes, you will encounter lively farmers market, craft-cocktail and beer bars, and independent shops. Love blues jam, then be sure to visit Montavilla Station, a bar known for their weekend blues performances.
- South 1st Street (Austin, TX) Weekly Cost for Two: $2,586
Here you will find an assortment of old and new. Amy Balfour of Lonely Planet recommends checking out Torchy’s Tacos and indie coffee shop Bouldin Creek Café.
- Sunset Park (Brooklyn, New York) Weekly Cost for Two: $3,303
Want a great view of the Manhattan Skyline? Sunset park might just be the place. This area sits below Park Slope on the South and to the West of Green-Wood Cemetery. With 478 acres of land, Sunset Park offers plenty of real estate for activities.
- Capitol Riverfront & Yards Park (Washington D.C.) Weekly Cost for Two: $3,118
If you want an escape from the liveliness of D.C. then visit the neighborhood of Yards Park and the riverfront. The area is made up with the national park, and city’s major league baseball stadium.
- East Nashville (Nashville, TN) Weekly Cost for Two: $2,832
If you are into tattoos, street murals, and alternative music venues, go to East Nashville. Nashville is known for hot chicken, especially from Pepperfire, Bolton’s, and Prince’s, which you will find here.
- Frelard (Seattle, WA) Weekly Cost for Two: $2,834
With plenty of eateries and bars, Frelard is a joy to visit. In fact, Seattle was named one of Money’s Best Drinking Cities so if you find yourself in Seattle, be sure to swing by here.
- Point Loma (San Diego, CA) Cost to Spend a Week for Two: $2,518
If you find yourself in Sunny San Diego, then be sure to head over to Point Loma. Here you will find gorgeous ocean views at Sunset Cliff with tasty restaurants and breweries nearby. On the Southern Tip, you can find the Cabrillo National Monument which is a 144 Acre National park with trails and lighthouses to explore.
- Avondale (Chicago, IL) Cost to Spend a Week for Two: $2,728
Here you will find an assortment of architecture. Once a Polish Community, Avondale is home to the gorgeous Morris B. Sachs Building and the St. Hyacinth Basilica.
- East Liberty & Lawrenceville (Pittsburgh, PA) Cost to Spend a Week for Two: $2,448
This steel town has been modernized with the building of bars, restaurants, and hotels. Want to see something unique? Check out Ace Hotel in East Liberty Neighborhood where a former YMCA was housed. The hotel has kept the old-school gym where guests can still continue to do activities such as video games, cornhole, and ping pong.
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