Best Cities To Visit In The US In 2019

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24. Richardson, Texas

In addition to being a great place to live and retire (this city was voted #4 for Best Cities to Retire in America and #9 for Best Cities to Live in America), it’s also a great place to travel! Only a stones throw away from Dallas, Richardson is home to The University of Texas at Dallas. It also has tons of great shopping, lots of outdoor activities, and a few different places for the art-loving travellers. Retail therapy is a big hit in this city because it has some of the largest malls in Dallas including NorthPark Center and Galleria Dallas. It’s got everything from high-end stores, to vintage thrift shops, and even some Premium Outlets for those looking to save a few bucks. To enjoy the big outdoors visit one of Richardson’s 30 parks, many of which are connected to each other through hiking and biking trails. You can gaze at some of the local wildlife and wildflowers at the Spring Creek Nature Preserve and then take the kids to play on the animal sculpture at Galatyn Park Woodland Preserve.

If the parents want to sneak away for some fun on their own, or if you’re planning a weekend getaway with friends, there are some great golf courses in the area. Tour Texas recommends Sherrill Park which has two nationally-ranked courses at an affordable rate. Anyone into arts should check out a show at the Eisermann Center for Performing Arts where there is a constant streams of performances including concerts, plays, ballet, or art shows. After the show grab a beer at Richardson’s local craft brewery or take the kids and visit the Free Play Arcade where they can play one of 95 retro arcade games while the parents enjoy a drink from their extensive beer menu. When planning a trip here in 2019 be sure to plan a visit during the biannual Cottonwood Art Festival and the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival!

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