Christmas in Fredericksburg, Texas, combines German traditions passed down through generations with the charm of the Hill Country and all the fun things the town is known for.
The United States of America (USA) is the third largest country by geographic size on Earth. It is also our home. The second most visited country in the world, it’s a place we have traveled extensively, but there’s always more to see.
We love exploring things to do in big cities and smaller towns and sampling the best of the wine regions and craft distilleries that are booming across the country. Delving into US history is also a favorite for us, made that much easier by the fact that we live in Philadelphia, the place where the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were signed.
While we have traveled all over the US (Lance has been to every state once and the lower 48 twice), there are some destinations we return to over and over. We write frequently about:
Some of our favorite and most popular articles about things to do in the USA are about cities and states we visit regularly. They include:
- Things to do in Fredericksburg
- Top wineries in Fredericksburg
- Things to do in Dallas
- Things to do in Dripping Springs, Texas
Other fun trips
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has the feeling of a small town wrapped in a big city. Once known for its industries like tobacco and textiles, Winston-Salem has broadened its appeal as a center of art, culture, and food while still paying homage to its past.
Texas may not be the first place you think of for high-quality wine from the US. But you’d be missing out. These eight wineries offer remarkable scenery and award-winning wines.
Austin is like nowhere else in Texas. With ubiquitous live music and street art and a ridiculous amount of breakfast tacos and breweries, Austin is brimming with character.
Just a half-hour from Austin, Dripping Springs, Texas, combines some of the best outdoor activities in Texas with the food and craft beverages usually only seen in the cities.
Mount Airy, North Carolina–affectionately known as Mayberry–was Andy Griffith’s hometown and the inspiration for the setting of The Andy Griffith Show. This charming town offers good eats, excitement in the great outdoors, and unexpected history lessons, with a bit of moonshine thrown in.
Saratoga Springs is a city filled with music. It has fabulous parks, amazing food, and an overall joie de vivre.
The beautiful city of Annapolis is often overlooked in favor of its larger neighbors like Baltimore or Washington, DC. But Annapolis is a waterfront retreat, a college town, and a picture-perfect capital city full of fun things to do.
San Antonio has a unique blend of cultures that offers lots for visitors to uncover on a weekend getaway.