10 American Cities Worth Exploring On Your Own [SLIDESHOW]

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Spring is an underrated time of year to take a vacation. If your friends or family don’t want to join, traveling by yourself can be flexible and easy to plan.

If you’re interested, we did the work of vacation planning for you and compiled a list of 10 U.S. cities to explore by yourself over a long weekend.

OK, one isn’t exactly in the United States, but it made the list anyway. Toronto, Canada is just a short drive across the border. See the CN tower or Lake Ontario! Forget New York City; Albany is the best way to see the Empire State. Learn more about New York at its state capitol, or visit the New York State Museum.

Also along the East coast is Boston. The history and architecture of the city is incomparable to most others throughout the country. Cleveland, Ohio is our underdog, perhaps being the best comeback city around. Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or the bustling nightlife on East 4th Street or in the Flats.

Visit the mecca of modern country music, Nashville, Tennessee! See the Country Music Hall of Fame or the famous Grand Ole Opry. Head a little farther east and see Raleigh, North Carolina for its history and museums, if not for the weather.

Farther south, our next stop is New Orleans. Visit the famous Bourbon Street and indulge in some gumbo. Heading west, the first stop is Sacramento, California. Check out the Sacramento Zoo or the California State Railroad Museum.

Heading north along the West coast is Portland, Oregon. Experience the scenic parks and paths or invigorating art and music scenes. Last on our expedition is Seattle, where you can visit the iconic Space Needle or the first ever Starbucks, located at Pike Place Market.