8 Bustling US downtowns to explore

Boise, Idaho

Boise's downtown features a convenient mix of shops, bars, restaurants, and entertainment in a historic area that's accessible and bikeable. This downtown continues alive when office workers go home

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Athens, Georgia

 The 40 Watt Club, Flicker Theatre & Bar, Hendershot's Coffee & Cafe, and The Georgia Theatre host local and national performers most evenings. 

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Vancouver, Washington

Artists may enjoy the vibrant murals on practically every street corner, while history aficionados may enjoy Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Pearson Field and Air Museum, 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Many contemporary restaurants, including Eater-recommended Sonny's Famous Steaks, provide Philly cheesesteaks. You must see Philadelphia's Second Empire-style city hall. 

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Boise, Idaho

This 32-acre park in the Historic West End offers stunning views of Reedy River Falls from Liberty Bridge. Next, visit Main Street for 10 blocks of stores and restaurants

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Greenville, South Carolina

ou might even find some fun surprises along the street, like the Mice on Main scavenger hunt. For real animals, hit up the nearby Greenville Zoo, home to lions, giraffes, orangutans and red pandas.

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Montpelier, Vermont

Vermont State House, with its gold dome and towering Abraham Lincoln monument, is another noteworthy place. Visit it and the 160-year-old House and Senate chambers with authentic interiors. 

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Fargo, North Dakota

Shopping, restaurants, pubs, and cultural attractions like the Plains Art Museum are in downtown Fargo. The city's history may be explored on a self-guided walking tour of notable structures.

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