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10 Glamourous Towns and Cities That Are Worth a Visit Author: Savy Huynh

Anything exuding the quality of being fascinating, alluring, or attractive can be described by the word “glamorous”. Using this definition, natural wonders, amazing restaurants, and impressive buildings can be examples of glamorous things. They are also reasons to venture out to discover some spectacular destinations. If you need a first-class getaway packed with cool adventures and visually stimulating cities, consider the following glamourous places.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket may be small but most certainly does not lack any charm. This island city is a National Historic Landmark District and popular seasonal destination, attracting many tourists in the summer with its pristine beaches and average temperature of 75°. Travelers flock to Nantucket every year to walk among the narrow rows of wood-paneled houses, bike out to the lighthouses that ring the island, and explore American history in various museums and galleries.

Newport, Rhode Island

The City by the Sea is home to extravagant clifftop mansions where wealthy Gilded Age residents like the Kennedys lived. Be mesmerized as you see some of the most magnificent houses line Bellevue Avenue. If that wasn’t fancy enough, don’t forget the city’s glitzy yachting harbor, a world-famous sailing hub that has hosted the America Cup.

Manhattan, New York

Surrounded by the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers, Manhattan Island is geographically the smallest, yet the most densely populated borough of New York City. Many top attractions can be found here such as the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center, and Times Square. Considered one of the world’s foremost commercial, financial, and cultural centers, it is renowned for many points of interest including Broadway, the financial district of Wall Street, Greenwich Village, and Central Park. The United Nations headquarters and various cultural and educational institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University are also located here. It’s not a surprise why the rich and famous call this place home.

Chicago, Illinois

The Windy City paints a pretty picture with captivating skyscrapers and spectacular views over sparkling Lake Michigan. With an abundance of Art Deco buildings that date back to the 1920s, you’ll have plenty of photo-worthy images to capture. Be sure to head out to the 103rd-floor viewing deck at the Willis Tower to appreciate Chicago’s urban beauty.

Seattle, Washington

The Emerald City is known for its lush evergreen forests, innovative modern designs like the iconic Space Needle, and its robust coffee culture. Seattle is home to some of the best well-established restaurants in the US, as well as some fantastic newer up-and-coming restaurants. Seasoned culinary connoisseurs and fresh foodies alike will find something here to enjoy.

Malibu, California

Stretching for more than 30 miles along Highway One, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains, Southern California’s Malibu is home to several celebrities and top athletes. Zen and sun is guaranteed in this laid-back coastal town, making it an ideal place to sit back and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby big cities. Famous for its multiple beaches and enthusiastic surf scene, beautiful scenic hiking trails and upscale luxury hotspots, the mellow city of Malibu has its own unique, alluring, and easygoing vibe.

Dallas, Texas

Dallas has a little bit of something for everyone. From spectacular museums and awe-inspiring art venues in the Arts District to the thriving nightlife of live music at cool bars in Deep Ellum, you won’t be disappointed. Food is also a big deal in the Big D with international offerings from Southwestern Tex-Mex at Agave’s Restaurant to Greek delicacies at Zorba’s Café. Whether you go Uptown, Downtown, or anywhere in-between, whichever neighborhood you visit, there's always something delicious, creative, and authentic waiting for you.

Miami, Florida

Golden beaches and glorious homes put Miami on the map easily as one of America’s glamorous cities. Known for its over-the-top living style, vibrant nightlife, and luxurious shopping excursions, Miami is a popular destination. With more cocktail bars, lounges, and nightclubs than any other city in the U.S., this beachfront metropolis attracts more than 10 million tourists annually. It is also home to many entertainment venues, theaters, museums, parks and performing arts centers for those who want a little culture and education along with the glam.

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah offers a unique mix of glamour and old-world Southern charm. In this delightful city off the Georgia coast, horse-drawn carriages drive down cobblestone streets lined with historic architecture, transporting you back to the 1700s. The riverfront radiates romance, and the city’s parks and squares are bursting with oak trees dripping Spanish moss as well as relics from the Civil and Revolutionary Wars.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia is an iconic American city filled with rich history and culture, but make no mistake about it, Philly is not stuck in the past. The birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, this World Heritage City boasts notable museums, a buzzing nightlife, beloved sports teams, and a booming restaurant scene that makes it an ideal destination for the entire family. The City of Brotherly Love has been listed on TIME Magazine’s list of “World’s Greatest Places” more than once – we’d say that’s pretty glamorous, wouldn’t you?

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