The Best US Cities For a Car-Free Holiday


If you are planning a trip to the US, then where do you start? With fifty states to choose from, all offering something different, then it can be tricky to know which part of the country to visit. Not to mention that it can be quite an expensive trip, depending on where you go to.

USAThere is also the fact that if you’re under 25, then it can be mega expensive to rent a car over there, if the rental car company will even let you do it. So where can you go if you’re not able to hire a car? Obviously, a road trip is out of the question. But the good news is that there are plenty of cities that make great holiday destinations for a car-less trip. Have you been to any of them before?


New York City

This one had to be on the list, right? It is the ultimate in car-less, as there are yellow taxis and Ubers all around. You can use the subway too, which is quite unique for the US, as not many cities have one. The city itself is pretty small in relative terms too, so walking from one spot to another isn’t going to be ridiculous, depending on where you choose to stay.



Pittsburgh isn’t somewhere that you might naturally think of when it comes to a holiday destination. But it is a city with a beautiful skyline, an impressive entrance, tasty restaurants and very friendly people. It houses sports teams, festivals, marathons, and concerts which is a good reason to visit, for an all-American experience.

From staying somewhere like Pittsburgh Airport Marriott as soon as you get off the plane, to moving more into the city, it is a place that doesn’t require a car. Pittsburgh is vibrant throughout the seasons in every way!


San Antonio

The Texan city has many reasons to visit, from the good weather (being close to the Mexican border has its perks), as well as it being known for its historic preservation. But the good news is that it is a great city to visit if you like being outdoors and exploring. There is a large cycleway, so hiring bikes could be a good option. As well as hiring Segways, or getting out onto the San Antonio River.


Las Vegas

Unless you plan on exploring more of Nevada, then there really is no need for a car in Las Vegas. So it makes it a great spot if you’re under 25 (though make sure that you’re over 21 to be able to enjoy it to its fullest).

The strip has everything you would need from accommodation, restaurants, clubs, bars, casinos, and shopping. It is located very close by to the airport too, so a cheap taxi ride would be all that you need.



The city in the state of Oregon is a cyclists dream. So if your dream US holiday is more about the great outdoors and getting back to nature over shopping, then Eugene is a great choice. It has over 30 miles of off-street paths to cycle, and nearly 100 bike lanes. Making it one of the best ways to get around the city.

Have you been to the US before? Let me know where you’ve been in the comments below.


*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post that is part pre-written.


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