Best Cities for Foodies

Many people travel to see local attractions. Others travel to destinations in order to experience something new. Another class of traveler, “foodies”, travel primarily to enjoy the local dining and food offerings. If you consider yourself a "foodie" and let your stomach guide your travels, take a look at our top foodie cities.

New York CityNew York City Hot Dog Stand

New York City is one of the favorites for any traveler who wants to make enjoying food part of the traveling adventure. You can find any cuisine imaginable on the streets of New York, including Asian, African and spots in between. Not only can you dine at top-rated (and top dollar) establishments, such as Masa , Alan Ducasse at the Essex House or Le Bernardin , you can also dine on those well-known New York hot dogs and pizza.

While in New York, you can attend cooking classes at places such as the DeBustibus Cooking School in Macy's Department Store. Practice what you learn in class back at the fully equipped kitchen in your New York City vacation rental before heading out to your next Big Apple culinary adventure.


Believe it or not, Portland, Oregon is quickly become a food-lovers destination and paradise. This city, located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, is full of a wide array of dining choices, including plenty of laid back cafes and hip breakfast places like Carafe, Noble Rot and Sinju Sushi . Don’t forget to check out the high-end wine producers and vineyards in the area.

Las Vegas

When you step onto the streets of Las Vegas, you may feel like you've been transported around the worldWelcome to Las Vegas sign in just a few short blocks. On the famous Vegas Strip, you'll find casinos with names such as the Paris, New York New York and the Bellagio. You can just imagine all the mouth-watering delights these establishments can offer to the discerning palate.

Some of the more famous restaurants you will want to visit include Wolfgang Puck's world-famous Spago , located in Caesar's Palace; Rao's Las Vegas location, also in Caesar's; and Le Artistes Steakhouse at the Paris. Venture off the Strip and you'll find just as many tasty options including Rosemary's, Panevino and Raku .


Hit the desert and the lights of Scottsdale, where you'll find a plethora of dining places close to your vacation rental. If you are looking for a romantic atmosphere, visit Coup des Tartes where contemporary American blends with classic French for a taste explosion. Another romantic option is Quiessence , where you can stroll through romantic gardens before enjoying a sophisticated meal that features fresh produce and ingredients from the area.

If you love experiencing new foods and tastes, be sure to book your next vacation rental in one of these best foodie cities. The food may be so good that you want to make it an annual trip.


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