Each state in the U.S. has a unique charm all its own. We set out to feature one cool local thing to do in each state, and it’s quite a list.
Get ready to live out the ultimate bucket list by checking out all of the awesome local spots below.
Hang with Burlington locals at the must-see vintage-inspired Atomic Bar & LoungeÂ where you can choose from about a dozen costumes to wear while you have a drink.
You’ll enjoy the funky decor and themed drinks, too!
Get your hiking gear from AMH, a locally run outdoor gear shop in Anchorage.
Go to Phoenix in March for spring-training games and beautiful weather.
P.S. Be sure to check out Old Town Scottsdale for a little pre and post-game fun if you visit the Scottsdale Stadium!
Play pool at the original Barneyâs Beanery in West Hollywood — a California classic for food and fun since 1920.
Barhop the microbreweries on Boulderâs historic Pearl St.
Order the white clam pizza at one of the Fran Pepe Pizzeriaâs scattered across the state.
Camp out at the Firefly Music Festival at the Woodlands in Dover in June.
Tool around Ybor City in Tampa, and celebrate Floridaâs history, culture, and cuisine at the oldest restaurant in the state, Columbia Restaurant.
Grab some shrimp and grits at Savannahâs Olde Pink House, and say hello to the mansionâs former owner whose ghost is rumored to appear in the dining room.
Eat, shop, and beach in Kihei, a small town set between Kaanapali and Wailea on Mauiâs South Shore.
Take in sites like the Boise River and Ann Morrison Park as you bike down the Greenbelt and into downtown Boise.
The best local thing to do inÂ Indianapolis is to hang with the artists, musicians, shop owners, and restaurateurs in Fountain Square.
Head to âDead Moinesâ to gnaw onÂ Zombie Burger + Shake Lab âGOREmetâ eats.
Visit Overland Park on the third Friday of any given month for one super cool local thing to do. You’ll experience their LOCAL LIFE event that offers live music, shopping, eating, and drinking in support of local downtown businesses.
Get your cod on at Moby Dick, a popular local fish-sandwich eatery. Who would have thought that Louisvillians eat more cod than any other city in the U.S.
Take an afternoon stroll down Magazine Street in New Orleans to shop vintage dĂ©cor and eat at the local hole in the walls.
Take the kids on a hike and watch the sunrise at Eastern Promenade in Portland.
Hitch a ride on a boat and cruise up to Cantlerâs for some local crab.
Take in an art house film at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Boston.
Go to Hell (a small town on 40 acres of recreational land). Pay $100 to become âMayor of Hellâ for a day.
Grab a beer, and listen to some blues at The Lyric Oxford.
Do not go to St. Louis without hitting the local favorite Pappyâs Smokehouse for some mouthwatering BBQ.
The local thing to do here is eat, shop, drink, and browse art in Omahaâs Old Market District.
Grab a cocktail and eat raw seafood at,Â Other Mama, an off-the-strip favorite of on-the-strip restaurant chefs.
Live out your teenage years at the American Classic Arcade Museum —Â the Largest Arcade in the World, according to Guinness — in Weirs Beach.
Hit the Yankee Doodle Tap Room in Princeton for a history lesson in English pub-ery #yesimadethatwordup, which has been open since 1756.
Sit at the breakfast bar, and enjoy the Huevos Rancheros at the Duran Central Pharmacy in Albuquerque.
Take a self-guided food/pub crawl through Chelsea Market.
Do not miss Carolina BBQ at the Skylight Inn in Ayden, touted by Time and Southern Living as one of the best in the country.
One cool local thing to do is visit Unglued in Fargo to buy one of the many indie crafts sold to support local artists.
Help the local economy of Columbus by attending one of the many festivals in June, including the Columbus Arts Festival and ComFest.
Get some music education at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa.
Grab a book (there’s literally over a million to choose from) at Powellâs City of Books in downtown Portlandâs Pearl District.
Take in some of the best jazz in the city at Chris’ Jazz Cafe in Philly.
Fulfill your seafood craving by sitting down with Moules-fritas (mussels and fries) at Loie Fuller’s.
Stroll through Marion Square Farmers Market, buy local souvenirs from the talented artists, and eat at one of the food trucks.
Hike to the top of Little Devils Tower in Custer State Park for spectacular views.
Listen to the local musicians at the Bluebird Cafe’s Monday night open mic night.
Ski into High West Distillery for a much-deserved drink after a long ski day.
Meander through Burlington Bay Market & Cafe as you lick on a ‘creemee’ from one of the soft-serve creameries. #thatsicecreamtoavermonter
Take in the outdoor gallery of modern art and the James River as you wander through the Shockoe Design District in Richmond.
Go thrifting for some cool vintage finds in Seattle.
Check out a local band play 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown.
Pick up a bounty of veggies, meats, cheeses, and locally-made crafts at the Dane Country Farmersâ Market.
Grab a table on the rooftop at Lift’s Restaurant to take in the Snow King Mountain views as you eat the comfort food Jackson Hole is known for.