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Best of both: US cities with nature right next door

Love Exploring Logo By loveEXPLORING staff of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 31: The USA is home to some of the most exciting cities in the world, but when the bright lights, bustling crowds and blaring traffic get a bit too much, we long to escape to nature. Luckily, we’ve found 15 American cities where you can enjoy the best of both worlds. These places combine urban excitement and natural landscapes, but if you're planning a trip, make sure to check opening times and additional COVID-19 safety measures if you're crossing state lines.

Get the best of both worlds

The USA is home to some of the most exciting cities in the world, but when the bright lights, bustling crowds and blaring traffic get a bit too much, we long to escape to nature. Luckily, we’ve found 15 American cities where you can enjoy the best of both worlds. These places combine urban excitement and natural landscapes, but if you're planning a trip, make sure to check opening times and additional COVID-19 safety measures if you're crossing state lines.

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