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Cate, an encryption expert, moved to Anguilla in after completing a master's degree in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. Born in Washington, D. She naturalized as a Mexican citizen in , and gave up her U. She later faced difficulties getting a tourist visa to visit the U. People's Republic of China Hong Kong. Chan was elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in the elections to represent the insurance constituency. The Legislative Council Ordinance allows legislators in this and certain other functional constituencies to hold foreign citizenship; nevertheless, in the runup to the elections there was public discussion about amending the Ordinance to abolish this, and Chan renounced his U.

Chan moved back to Hong Kong after receiving a Ph. He attended college in the U. She and her then-husband Sanford Palay did seminal research in neuroscience in the s; however, they later divorced. Chan-Palay moved to Switzerland and became a member of the faculty of the University of Zurich in Born in India in , Chandran attended university there and in the Philippines before moving to the U.

In he moved himself and the company to Singapore to pursue opportunities in the Asian shipping market, and relinquished his U. Charles-Freeman is the daughter of Jamaican politician Pearnel Charles. Chen left behind a career as a judge in Taiwan to emigrate to the U. However, she later returned to Taiwan to resume her career as a judge, and relinquished her U.

She obtained a U. She would go on to become a member of the Council of Grand Justices. She naturalized as a U. In , President Ma Ying-jeou invited her to take up a policy advisor position in his government, which required her to give up U.

Chu was born in Shanghai in , and moved to Bedford, Massachusetts with his parents in He relocated to Hong Kong in for career reasons, and became involved in local and mainland politics. Kenneth and Robert Dart. Belize , Cayman Islands , Ireland. In the mids Kenneth Dart and his brother, Robert, both renounced their American citizenship.

Kenneth took Caymanian, Belizean and, later, Irish, citizenship. Robert holds Belizean and Irish citizenship, and resides in London. Davis was born in Bar Harbor, Maine. After serving in the U. Davis was born in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Tulane University in , he went on to play professional basketball in Europe and South America before coming to Taiwan in to join the Super Basketball League.

Dermer was born in Miami Beach, Florida in Dingman was born in Connecticut in He denied that this was for reasons related to taxation. Du Bois, a native of Massachusetts, moved to Ghana in at age 93 to manage the Encyclopedia Africana project.

State Department refused to renew his passport while he was living there, so Du Bois chose to naturalize as a citizen of Ghana in Some sources claim that he renounced U. D'Escoto, born in Los Angeles in , went into politics in Nicaragua in the s and renounced his U.

He held the post of Foreign Minister of Nicaragua from —, as well as that of President of the United Nations General Assembly from to Born in in St. He married Briton Vivienne Haigh-Wood the following year, and rose to fame as a poet and playwright.

He gave up U. Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia. A native of Belgrade , Princess Elizabeth lived in the U. Born in Germany in , Ernst lived in France for most of his life. He fled the Nazi occupation in and came to the U. He gave up his U. He died in Paris in German -born oil businessman []. Gade was born at Frogner Manor in Norway in to American diplomat parents. At age 18 he moved to the United States, where he went on to marry an American woman and serve four terms as mayor of Lake Forest, Illinois.

In , after five years of service as Norway's honorary consul in Chicago , he decided to move back to Norway and renounce his U. Ghani, a native of Logar Province , moved to the United States in to attend Columbia University , and pursued a career as an anthropoligist there. Gilliam was born in Minneapolis. In January he renounced his U. Bush administration as having created an environment "scarily similar to the Orwellian nightmare" of his film Brazil.

Gogulski, a political activist born in Phoenix, Arizona , moved to Eastern Europe in and then renounced his U. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. He returned to the U. In , he was convicted of spying on U. He was released in and placed on probation for three years. In April , during his second trip to Cuba since his release, he requested to be permitted to remain there with his family; the U.

Justice Department agreed on the condition that he renounce his U. Gorham, a native of San Francisco , moved to Japan with his wife and children in , where he worked as an engineer for various predecessors of Nissan before transferring to Hitachi.

He and his wife renounced U. Office of Naval Intelligence. Green, a United Workers' Party politician, has been involved in Dominican politics since the s. Hakimi was born in Kabul in , and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after graduating from the Polytechnical University of Kabul.

As fighting in Afghanistan's ongoing civil war intensified, he emigrated to the U. In he was named Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States. In , he was released to Saudi Arabia after agreeing to renounce his U. Han Ye-seul is the stage name of Leslie Kim, an actress born to Korean immigrant parents in southern California in She graduated from Cerritos College and then emigrated to South Korea, where she made her debut as a model in People's Republic of China.

In he became the first foreigner to naturalize as a citizen of the People's Republic of China. He was elected to the Parliament of Jamaica in the September election , and renounced his U. Heinecke was born in to a U. He came to Thailand in with his parents, and after graduating from the International School Bangkok remained in Thailand, first working in advertising before launching a hospitality industry business which grew into Minor International.

He served in the U. He emigrated from the U. They first lived in Prague before finally settling in East Germany , where in he renounced his U. A native of New York City , Heyman first came to South Korea in during the Korean War, and developed an interest in Korean traditional music ; he returned to the country in and devoted the rest of his life to musical research and composition, and received awards from UNESCO and the South Korean government in recognition of his work.

He naturalized as a South Korean citizen in , taking the name Hae Eui-man. Hite was born in Missouri. She went on to become a sex educator and feminist studies scholar. She moved to Germany in , stating that her decision was "my political protest, in line with many U. A native of California, Holley first came to South Korea in as a Mormon missionary , and then returned in to pursue a legal career. He naturalized as a South Korean citizen in , and later rose to fame as a television personality.

Hovannisyan was born in Brentwood, California to Armenian American parents. However, the processing of his application was delayed for nearly a decade; in , Hovannisyan forced the issue by renouncing his U. President Robert Kocharyan then gave in to pressure and issued a decree granting Armenian citizenship to him.

Born in Japan in to a Taiwanese father and an American mother, she did her secondary and tertiary education in the U. In , she moved back to Taiwan to become the party's Director of International Affairs. She renounced citizenship in the early s in order to take up legislative office in Taiwan.

Nevada, Missouri -born film director, screenwriter, and actor. Ingram renounced his US citizenship after his bribery jail sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter. Jawad, a native of Afghanistan, fled the country in after the Soviet invasion , eventually ending up in the San Francisco Bay Area , where he naturalized as a U.

In , he responded to Hamid Karzai 's call for help from the Afghan diaspora in rebuilding the country by moving back to Afghanistan and joining the new government. Born in Gwangju in , Jang moved to the U. He returned to South Korea in the s when doing consulting work for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Jeffers grew up on Nevis before coming to the U. In , Saint Kitts and Nevis' new National Assembly Elections Act mandated that all candidates for elections swear at the time of their nomination that they lacked citizenship in any other country; Jeffers renounced his U.

Jin was born in Shanghai , and moved to the U. He was elected member of parliament in and mayor of London in In , he unsuccessfully protested the imposition of capital gains tax by the United States on his home in London, and renounced U.

Born in Greensboro, North Carolina , Jolley moved to Canada in to avoid being after receiving a drafted to serve in the Vietnam War and renounced U.

He became a member of the Knesset on the Kach party list in the election. After his term as ambassador ended, he moved to Latvia to pursue a political career there, eventually becoming a member of the Saeima parliament. The brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai , he naturalized as a U.

A member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf , she renounced U. He obtained Japanese citizenship on March 8, , which required him to relinquish his U. Born in in Las Vegas, Nevada and raised in Whitehouse, Ohio , Keneally emigrated to Australia with her husband in , and became a citizen there in She gave up U. Kuan, a native of Taipei, studied in California in the s, and obtained a green card and then U.

He moved back to Taiwan in Born in Peru in , Kuczynski continued his higher education in the United Kingdom and the United States, where he later went into exile in due to political persecution. He remained in the United States working as an economist, and was naturalized in After returning to Peru in , he was appointed Minister of Economy and Finance and later Prime Minister until He was a candidate for President of Peru in In , he renounced his U.

Kurihara was born in Kauai, Hawaii in to Japanese immigrant parents. Labarge was born in New York City in She later renounced U. Langbroek was born in Belgium to a Dutch father and American mother, and grew up in Australia. Lau, a native of Guizhou , attended secondary school in Hong Kong before moving to the U.

Lee was born and raised in Hong Kong. She lived in the U. Lee was born in Taiwan and naturalized as a U. She held elected public office in Taiwan since , but resigned in due to accusations that she had maintained dual citizenship. A native of Taiwan , Lee moved to Tennessee at age 11, following his elder brother who already lived there, and later naturalized as a U. A native of South Carolina , Lee and his wife Sara emigrated to Ghana in and set up a dental practice, at the head of a wave of African Americans moving to the country to participate in nation-building as its independence neared.

He remained in Ghana until his death in Born in Taiwan, he naturalized as a U. Beijing -born film actor and martial artist. He moved to Singapore in for his children's schooling. He first came to Taiwan in to study at Tunghai University , and in renounced his U. He went on to become well-known in Taiwan for his photography, filmmaking, and his book about his experiences in the Republic of China Army , Counting Mantou.

Lo is a native of Miaoli, Taiwan and a formerly naturalized U. He rose to fame as a singer-songwriter in Taiwan in the s. Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece.

Born in London , Marie-Chantal inherited U. She spent her childhood in Hong Kong and Paris , and moved to the U. Mauch was born in Iowa City, Iowa to Swiss parents, and returned to Switzerland with them in her early youth.

She has lived in Zurich for over thirty years, and became a member of the City Council in the s before being elected mayor in A native of Sangerville, Maine , Maxim began his career as an inventor in Massachusetts before emigrating to the United Kingdom in to pursue the development of what would eventually come to be known as the Maxim gun. Menuhin, a world-famous violinist, was born in New York City in , but lived and worked in Europe for most of his life.

Miller, a native of Pittston, Pennsylvania , first came to Korea in with the United States Navy, and naturalized as a South Korean citizen in The founder of South Korea's first privately established botanical garden , he lived in the country until his death in Missick was born in the U. She renounced her U. Mitchell was born in Grenada , West Indies. State Department made a determination in that Mitchell had relinquished his U.

He went on to a career as an investor and emerging markets fund manager , moving to Hong Kong in to establish Mobius Incorporated. Moreno was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , to a Colombian father attending medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. He did his early education in Colombia before coming to the U. Nam was born in Uiseong , Gyeongsangbuk-do , South Korea in He moved to Southern California in , where he worked in real estate and also served in Korean American community organizations.

Negrini, a native of Chicago , fell in love with a Roman Catholic priest and moved to his native Italy to be with him in The priest renounced his vows to marry her; the two were excommunicated. Under Italian nationality law , she became an Italian citizen through the marriage.

The two later tried to move to California at the invitation of an organisation there, but this was thwarted by Negrini's renunciation of U. Nicholson migrated from New York City to Hong Kong in , where in he would go on to become vice-chairman of BOC International 's investment banking division, the first senior foreign executive in any Chinese bank.

Concerned by a "climax of nationalism " in the U. Queen Noor of Jordan. Born Lisa Halaby in Washington, D. She claims she automatically lost U. Army, but was quickly shipped off to Europe, just in time to see service during the Normandy landings. Okaikoi, a former Ghana Army captain, renounced his U. Daughter of American playwright Eugene O'Neill. Emigrated from the U. He emigrated to Israel in , where he went on to become a historian, military officer and diplomat.

Oskanian was born in Syria in , and graduated from the Yerevan Polytechnic Institute in before moving to Massachusetts to study at Tufts University. Park came to the U. He moved back to his native South Korea in , and renounced U. The son of a Greek immigrant , Perdicaris was born and raised in South Carolina. With the onset of the American Civil War , he moved to Athens , Greece and registered himself as a Greek subject so that he would not have to serve in the Confederate States Army.

He later lived in England , Germany , and Morocco. Bahamian politician; renounced U. Born in New York City to immigrant parents in , but left the country with them for Bulgaria when they were expelled in ; renounced U. Pitroda moved to the U. Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares. The adopted daughter of actors Fernando Poe, Jr.

She was later elected to the Senate of the Philippines. Poon, a native of Hangzhou , immigrated to Hong Kong after her middle school graduation.

She moved to the U. Born in in Jiangxi , Rao came to the U. Reed was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan to an American father and Japanese mother, a dual national at birth. Japanese nationality law requires those born dual citizens to renounce one citizenship or the other by age 22; Reed chose Japanese citizenship to continue representing Japan in ice dancing.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts in to an Austrian immigrant father, Rich rose to fame in the U. In , she moved to London and renounced U. She is listed in the Federal Register under her maiden name Denise Eisenberg. Roberts, a privacy activist was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He moved to Latin America in In June , he renounced his U. Consulate in Asuncion, Paraguay , and became stateless.

Born in Jamaica, Robinson lived in the U. In , she was removed from her seat by court order, but then renounced her U. Roengpithya was born in Bangkok , and studied there and in London before coming to the U. He returned to Thailand when his mother fell ill, and chose to make his return permanent. Born to a Korean American mother and Italian American father, he graduated from Seattle Pacific University in and played basketball professionally in Luxembourg and Germany before coming to South Korea in He naturalized as a South Korean citizen and relinquished U.

A native of Brazil, Saverin moved to the U. While attending Harvard University , he played a role in the founding of Facebook. He moved to Singapore in , and renounced his U. Born in Guatemala , Schakron became a naturalized U. Seaga was born in Boston, Massachusetts , in to Jamaican parents of Lebanese background , but grew up in Kingston.

A native of Afghanistan, Shahryar received a scholarship to study chemistry in the U. He later naturalized as a U. After graduating, he moved to Venezuela to continue his sports career in the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto. He naturalized as a Venezuelan citizen and gave up U. Shi, a graduate of Tsinghua University in Beijing , went to U.

D studies at Johns Hopkins University in the s, and naturalized as a U. In , he took up a professorial position at Tsinghua. He acquired the name "Sikol" upon his ceremonial adoption by a native family. Song was born in Daejeon in , and came to the U. Stcherbatcheff is a Chicago-born writer and best-selling author. She moved to London after graduating from university and naturalized as a British citizen.

She renounced her US citizenship in Stern was elected to the Parliament of Jamaica in In it came to light that he was a dual citizen of the U. Sir John Marks Templeton. United Kingdom The Bahamas. Templeton was born in Winchester, Tennessee. Templeton's renunciation had significant tax benefits, though he stated his emigration was motivated by the desire to get away from the pressures of Wall Street in order to improve his investment decision-making process.

He lived in the Bahamas until his death in Tien came to the U. After moving back to Taiwan, he refused two invitations by Lee Teng-hui to join Taiwan's government, before accepting an appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs under Chen Shui-bian in Tsay, a native of Kaohsiung , came to the United States in to pursue a Ph.

Taiwan's government blacklisted him due to his support for the Tangwai movement , leaving him unable to return home, so he remained in New York State and naturalized as a U.

After the end of martial law in Taiwan , he moved back to the island in , and renounced U. Tupper was born in Berlin, New Hampshire , and founded the Tupperware company in Turner was born in in Nutbush, Tennessee , and rose to international fame as a singer.

Embassy in Bern in October Born in Detroit , Utchenik's work in petroleum engineering brought him to Asia in He settled in Singapore five years later, where he founded the American-style food chain Botak Jones in He naturalized as a Singaporean citizen in August Ver moved to Tokyo, Japan in Embassy in Barbados, on the grounds that he had failed to prove his ties to his country of residence.

Embassy in Tokyo and visited the United States in Oliver Wallop, 8th Earl of Portsmouth. His four elder brothers all died without male heirs, the last in , so he returned to the United Kingdom in to take up his title.

Warmington had already renounced his U. Webster was born in in Glen Ridge, New Jersey , but raised in Jamaica, and naturalized there in A Denver-area real estate businessman frustrated by fruitless efforts to draw attention to alleged corruption and malfeasance by the Resolution Trust Corporation in the aftermath of the s savings and loan crisis , Wilfred emigrated to Canada and then New Zealand, where he renounced his U.

He later went on to a career as a writer of spy fiction. Born in the U. A lawyer and environmental activist, he is involved with the Green Party Taiwan , though due to constitutional limitations he is not eligible to run as a legislative candidate until 10 years after naturalizing. She is believed to have died in North Korea during the Korean War.

A native of Lacey, Washington , Wright became involved with opposition to the Vietnam War in the mids; his activities with Students for a Democratic Society caused the U. State Department to revoke his passport. He emigrated to Canada in , renounced his U.

He would go on to become mayor of New Denver, British Columbia. Yang was born in Taiwan. Learn to deal with the heat or come at winter , though, and Phoenix has plenty of desert-tinged and artistic attractions to get stuck into. Although Reno is known as the northern gambling center for Nevada the increase in California Indian gaming casinos has really hurt the casinos of Reno and Sparks.

While Sacramento formed as long ago as the mid 19th century, it was the gold rush that sent the city in to a state of fervor, and propelled thousands of newcomers into town to pan and dig for their livelihood.

The promise of riches, of course, are long gone, but the city remains a popular Californian draw, sunny and welcoming, and operating at a notably slower pace of life than much of the rest of the state.

Sat in the void between two mammoth mountain ranges, Salt Lake City is something of a hill-lovers Mecca, having hosted the Winter Olympics back in , as well as being famous as the heart of the controversial Mormon religion in America. The second largest city in California and the ninth largest in the entire US, San Diego is a melting pot of agriculture, tourism, telecommunications, ship-building, and more. Home to the world-renowned San Diego Zoo and the Pacific Fleet of the US Navy, the city somehow manages to maintains a calm, laid-back approach that makes it one of the best places to experience Southern California away from the hustle and bustle that is Los Angeles.

From the Victorian architecture to the notoriously steep inclines to the Pacific coastline and the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is one of the oldest, most beautiful, and amazing cities in California, and definitely the world. Sourdough bread, the piers, the seafood and California culture all combine into a city that is almost a culture until itself apart from the rest of the United States.

The capital of the state of New Mexico, and one of the most well-known cities in the state, Santa Fe is a complex mixture of colonial architecture, small-town atmosphere, scenic beauty, cultural diversity, and American history.

Once the capital of a Spanish territory, then Mexican, and then American, Santa Fe boasts a rich tapestry of cultural and historical events over the years, and when combined with the beauty of the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains makes for an absolutely perfect New Mexico vacation.

If there was a test to dictate cities that are somewhat of an anomaly, Scottsdale could apply for entrance into the club and pass without a question asked. George is a small community located in the southwest corner of Utah approximately miles northeast of Las Vegas. George has hot dry summers with mild mostly snowless winters. An energetic and invigorating corner of Arizona with an unsurprisingly hefty hint of Mexico spilling over the border to it, Tucson is cupped amongst craggy desert mountains and has a slight wild-west feel.

Home to the University of Arizona, the city also has a great student atmosphere, and is home to the kind of character-drenched, laid-back downtown that hosts plenty of cheap bars and tasty Hispanic-themed restaurants. Chicago is one of those great American cities that almost defies any sort of description you try to attach to it. Detroit is located in south east Michigan, is the states largest city, and is accessible by car, plane, train and boat.

Detroit is known for being the birthplace of the modern, mass produced automobile The Model T was produced here and for being home to The Detroit Three — General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Detroit is also famous for its music including Motown and modern rock, rap and electronica artists. Family vacations include indoor waterparks, arcades, riverboat cruises, and zip-line adventures.

You will also find year round festivals for all to enjoy. Welcome to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Here you will find a town that was settled by dutch immigrants. Join in the local scene. Head to the Grand River and enjoy the rushing water mixed with city lights. Go to the museums downtown and enjoy the city that Gerald R.

Ford once called home. Head to Gaslight Village or Eastown for some great food and one of a kind boutiques and shops. Enjoy the friendly and welcoming disposition of the Grand Rapids natives. Situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan and long known as one of the brewing capitals of the United States , Milwaukee has spent a significant amount of money in the past decade to include major additions to the city in hopes of diversifying its reputation and proving it has more to offer than just beer.

Milwaukee zoo is another great attraction, with all different types of animals. Projects like the Milwaukee Riverwalk, which is a continuous pedestrian walkway that follows the Milwaukee River through downtown Milwaukee, or the Milwaukee Art Museum have shown that the city takes great pride in the natural beauty of its environment as well as protecting the cultural aspects of the city for future generations. An arty city hemmed in by pretty lakes and home to a vivacious art scene, Minneapolis is all flashy skyscrapers and good time nights out.

Louis is now most noted for that iconic archway, an ultra-modern metallic curve next to the Mississippi River that stretches to ft.

You can even ride to the top and stare out over the city and across the Mississippi River into Illinois from the hair-raising tramway, before sampling the Museum of Westward Expansion at the base and taking in a quick film about it all. The town bearing the name Wisconsin Dells takes advantage of this natural beauty, and adds some major family-friendly tourist destinations to go with it. You can take a tour on the Wisconsin Ducks, to see both the land and water scenery of the area.

Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River.

It owes its location and historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, the first bluff upriver from the Mississippi delta. In addition to the natural protection, the city has a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and the southern agricultural areas. When people think of the state of Mississippi, their first thought is not of the water so Biloxi is a surprise for many people.

Biloxi is right on the Gulf Coast and its way of life revolves to a large extent around the water. In the last few years Biloxi has had to overcome some significant obstacles such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but it has bounced back and is still open for business. El Paso is a city in Texas with a population of more than half a million. It is one of the most important border cities in the world due to the Ciudad Juarez-El Paso crossing everyday.

It forms a huge metropolitan area with Ciudad Juarez, and the Rio Grande is their separation point. If two cities were ever more opposite it would be Fort Worth and Dallas, however together they provide the perfect combination of style and arts to please everyone.

Here you will almost always find live music downtown in Sundance Square, and artists from all over the south come to set up a stand and sell their creations. The laid back culture and fairly small downtown area allows you to walk from bar to bar and sometimes you will see more people standing around outside the bars listening to the music in the streets. The city of Galveston on Galveston island, is only about an hour drive south of Houston and is a great place for a quick getaway.

Houston, we have a problem… overpopulation, namely, which is forcing the city out of its boundaries and across the surrounding countryside at an ever increasing rate. That does make for multiple interesting districts, though, as well as a true, full-on big city vibe and absolutely no shortage of things to do, from watching the impressive local soccer team to exploring the ample galleries. Known as the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington has traditionally been dominated by the horse industry and is also heavily influenced by the University of Kentucky, the flagship state university and largest employer in the city.

The university sits immediately south of downtown Lexington. The horse industry has given Lexington an international reputation, a scenic countryside, and Keeneland Racecourse. UK has given it a college town atmosphere with a richer and more diverse culture than some might expect from its size and location.

Little Rock is the right size town with its share of entertainment and activities. Little Rock has the River Market downtown and plenty of parks surrounding. Little Rock is the Capital of the state for which you can visit the capital building. Louisville is situated in north-central Kentucky on the Kentucky-Indiana border at the only natural obstacle in the Ohio River, the Falls of the Ohio.

Because it includes counties in Southern Indiana, the Louisville metropolitan area is regularly referred to as Kentuckiana. A resident of Louisville is referred to as a Louisvillian. Although situated in a Southern state, Louisville is influenced by both Midwestern and Southern culture, and is commonly referred to as either the northernmost Southern city or the southernmost Northern city in the United States. It can easily become a city of sin, lively and liberal with plenty in the way of off-the-wall, raucous parties and gaudy, cocktail-infused, fast-paced lifestyles.

After all, few cities revel in the good times quite as much as New Orleans. Pick your poison, as the saying goes. You can visit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and explore the cultural side of things, or you can head over to the seven stories of botanical wonders at the Myriad Gardens.

There is also the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, not to mention a Six Flags amusement park if the local color starts to wear a little thin. In addition, Oklahoma City is one of those places where steakhouses exist nearly within spitting distance of each other, and it could be said that there is no place in U.

The city of San Antonio, Texas, is so heavily Hispanic that you could almost have drifted across the Mexican border already. In fact, had you come here a few hundred years ago, you would have been the other side of the border, and with this hefty heritage comes plenty to see, and ample, endless streams of tourists. Here you can rodeo, fiesta and explore the enchanting old Mexican buildings, all without ever leaving American soil.

FDi Magazine in ranked the city no. The Palace Theatre and The Egg provide mid-sized forums for music, theater and spoken word performances. Maryland is one of the most diverse states in the U. The state is broken down into five regions that are distinctly different from one another, and depending on the Maryland you want to experience, depends on where you head for your vacation or exploration trip. Having found itself at the heart of a number of cultural revolutions over the years, and a centre of anything from religious freedom to philosophy, Boston is nevertheless an averaged sized and unassuming city.

While in Buffalo, enjoy the cities vast displays of art galleries, theaters, and street festivals. Sample the cuisine that puts Buffalo on the map more then just a rust belt city and enjoy the splendid summer weather in one of its many parks. Buffalo is also home to two national sporting teams the Sabres and Bills of hockey and football respectively. One of the most well-known cities in the United States, long considered to be the first American boomtown in the heart of the country, Cincinnati has a history as one of the first major inland cities in the country.

Many individuals consider this to be the first true American city, due to the fact that it lacked the European influences of the East Coast with its continual influx of immigrants. These days it is home to several major sports teams, with a rich American history that has been colored over the years by a large number of events. Cleveland is located in the northeast corner of Ohio on the banks of Lake Erie.

This is one of the largest cities in the state. Sports fans have much to cheer with three major league teams: Educational opportunities abound at a magnificent art museum, a science museum on the lakeshore, and a large zoological park. Columbus is a melding of several unique aspects of American cultural and geographical convergences, and could be considered a literal fusion of ideas. The Plains, the Appalachia, the Bible Belt, and the Rust Belt all meet here, centered on a city that sits on the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers, and everything combined gives Columbus a unique approach on life that has it designated as one of the major centers for the surrounding area, with a focus on a wide variety of economies ranging from education, retail, technology, energy, logistics, and more.

If there is one city in the world that could be described as the pinnacle of achievement, showcasing the highs and lows of one of the greatest nations on Earth while at the same time epitomizing the American way of life, it is perhaps New York City. We are all familiar with their names from various movies, media, and popular culture: Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York.

It is has a two mile long boardwalk to enjoy the various shops and food eateries. Assateague Island is nearby as well as all of the Delmarva Peninsula. Very popular May to September.

Franklin even lends his name to the Science Institute in the city too, which is looked over by a 30ft statue of the great man, and is home to its own huge planetarium. The bizarre layout of Pittsburgh — divided by the confluence of two rivers to form the Ohio River and split into a selection of neighborhoods that squash in between the water — makes for an interesting and diverse playground, with more distinct districts than you might expect to find in a typical city.

It is difficult to conceive that Portland is the biggest city in Maine with its meager population of perhaps 65, Worse yet, its number one population status does not even merit it being the state capital that would be Augusta. However, Portland is truly the economic and cultural capital of this beautiful state and it is way too easy to fall in love with this special place, replete with old buildings and history and a continuing reliance upon the sea for much of its productivity.

After its industries left for the South in the s, it sprang back as a cultural center with a thriving arts community. Brown University anchors the East Side, and the commercial streets nearby are peppered with restaurants and shops that cater to the college crowd.

Richmond was the capitol of the American Confederate States, but since that time has been a remarkable place in the history of America as a Union of States. That history is worth exploring all over Virginia. From the days of early settlements to the Civil War to the formation of a Union, Virginia has been at the center of things. Richmond remains a place to experience that history.

Modern, with North and South ways, and an avenue of monuments from Robert E. Sandusky, Ohio is probably best known for the amusement park Cedar Point, which boasts 17 roller coasters, the most of any one amusement park in the world. While Cedar Point is probably the biggest draw to Sandusky, this town has much more to offer as well! An independent city nestled in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia along the Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach is the most populated city in Virginia, and is considered one of the most classic beach destinations in the United States, with a reputation for being one of the few family-friendly ocean-front destinations catering specifically to the family.

With a mild climate year-round, a resort theme, and surrounding countryside full of state parks, national wildlife refuges, and plenty of outdoor adventures to experience if the beach proves to be something you only want to spend half your time enjoying, Virginia Beach is easily one of the best places to choose when it comes to enjoying a mild and relaxing coastal holiday. Washington—more commonly known as Washington DC or the District of Columbia—is a city of possibilities.

Williamsburg, Virginia USA is a major tourist destination because of the historical significance of the area. Also, is offers state-of-the-art theme parks, outdoor fun, spas and golf.

The town itself is filled with culture. As you walk from gallery to gallery, you will pass amazing specialty shops and eateries each with their own style and feel.

Lets not forget to mention the great coffee shops and music venues for locals as well as national artists; something for everyone. Augusta is the second largest city in the state of Georgia. Birmingham is home to numerous cultural festivals showcasing music, films, and regional heritage. Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival brings filmmakers from all over the world to Birmingham to have their films viewed and judged.

This festival usually is scheduled in late August at eight venues around downtown. Screenings are concentrated at the Alabama Theatre. Boasting a historic downtown district sitting on a peninsula formed by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers as they flow on down to the Atlantic Ocean, Charleston is home to some of the oldest buildings in the United States, and lacks almost any skyscrapers dominating the skyline due to the height restrictions in place.

Downtown Charlotte, affectionately called Uptown by the locals, is the home of many bars, restaurants, and attractions, and is one of the cleanest and prettiest major city downtowns you will ever find. As you move out of the Uptown area, there are all sorts of museums, outdoor attractions, and little corners of the city to discover. From the giant old houses in Myers Park to the artsy folks in the NoDA, there is something in town for everyone. Chattanooga is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstates.

At a population of about , and a total area of The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Clearwater, is the beach!

The sparkling white sand and the crystal clear water makes this one of the most visited beaches in the area. To add to the attraction, the Pier comes alive every evening with street artists and vendors displaying their wares. As such it is centrally located to the rest of the state. The area is often cited for its high quality of life offerings, with its many cultural amenities, parks, and recreational features. Columbia is also home to the University of South Carolina. Daytona Beach is so much more!

With warm temperatures, 23 miles of beaches there is something for everyone.

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