Last Updated on February 26, 2021
Traveling to the best cities in the U.S. is something you must add to your bucket list asap! It’s the best way to know new people, new cultures, new places, new gastronomy. To be honest, any reason is a wonderful reason to pack your bags, get into a plane and fly to new adventures, or you can just make a road trip, which is superb and allows you to make small detours anytime you feel like it.
Among all these reasons, there are some niches and architecture is one of them. You know, city architecture is like a fingerprint, something unique that will tell you a story about that city’s history. Who decided to build some massive tower in the middle of a city, what was it used for, what happened there when there were no tv cameras to record it?
If you are an architecture enthusiast and want to know your own country better, read this article as I’m about to tell you the 10 best cities in the U.S. for architecture lovers!
1. New York City, New York
Let’s start with the, probably, most known and one of the best cities in the U.S.: New York City! Every year people rush to be part of New Year’s Eve celebrations. True is that this U.S. city is almost completely covered by concrete, except for Central Park. And if this isn’t the place for nature lovers, architecture lovers will have the time of their life in this city.
Some of the buildings I’ll mention are as good from the inside, as well from the outside: Empire State Building and Chrysler Building if Art Deco is something you love; neoclassical style is powered by the Museum of Modern Art, the Woolworth Building, or even the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If gothic is your style, you have to see Trinity Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
And, of course, you MUST visit where once you could find the World Trade Center and contemplate the monument built to honor all those who lost their lives in 2001.
2. Charleston, South Carolina
If church architecture is something that moves you, visiting Charleston, SC, will make your day! There is one reason this city is also known as “Holy City.” Charleston is also known to be very rigid when it comes to historic preservation, like churches, Civil War sites, and houses.