You tour other cities in other countries, exploring everything they have to offer. Why not do it in the States? And why not do an actual tour? There are so many different and out-of-the-box tours that U.S. cities provide that you may actually be missing out just because you don't want to be labeled "a tourist." Well, here are eight super unique and super interesting U.S. tours you might know about. And they just may stop you from thinking that "tourist" is a dirty word!
Did you know that after the Great Seattle Fire destroyed 31 blocks of the city in 1889, Seattle officials decided to raise the street levels during the city’s rebuild? As a result, the original city of Seattle was literally paved and built over! The old metropolis still exists beneath the modern-day city we all know, and you can actually take a tour of it...if you dare!
What better way to see wine country than on two wheels? Santa Barbara, which is known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, offers a tour that allows you to do your two favorite things — biking and drinking. Tours take riders on a bike ride through multiple stops throughout the glorious wine country, then finish it off with wine and a picnic!
If beer is more your speed, why not head to Grand Rapids, Michigan, aka, Beer City, U.S.A? With 37 breweries within city limits and 80 throughout Western Michigan, over the course of six hours, you can expect to try 12 different beer samples, in addition to learning the history of beer from the Prohibition Era to the explosion of artisanal craft brew.
Taking an airboat through the wetlands of southern Florida is an experience not simply forgotten. By the end of the day, you’ll have an extensive understanding of the history and culture of the Everglades, in addition to seeing birds, dolphins, and even alligators in their natural habitats. Oh, and did we mention, AIRBOAT?
The best way to get a feel for a city you are visiting is to experience the food. It's also the most fun way! Portland is known for its eclectic restaurant scene, in addition to its range of delicious food trucks.You can sign up for a walking food tour of the city, exploring neighborhoods while you explore the local cuisine. Win...win.
Thanks to the Chicago River that runs right through downtown Chicago, this architecture tour is the exact opposite of boring. The cruise takes you through all three branches of the river and provides up-close-and-personal glimpses (all while on the water) and amazing views of the city’s most impressive buildings, like the Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower. Definitely 'gram worthy!
Savannah, Georgia is notorious for the paranormal; that's why they call it “America’s Most Haunted City." Savannah’s macabre history includes brutal battles, disease epidemics, and unsolved murders, all of which you can experience on one of the city’s many ghost tours. Many even have a cemetery crawl!
The best way to see the beauty of red rock country is via Jeep, so why not make it a pink Jeep? Pink Jeep Tours takes you on an amazing off-road adventure into the backcountry of Sedona. With their customized open-air Jeep Wranglers, which can maneuver over the steep desert rocks with ease, this is one U.S. tour you surely will never forget, and one that will gladly make you say, "Yup, I'm a tourist and proud of it!"