4 Perfect American Cities for the Budding Hipster Traveller


Do you actively tend to the lush expanse of beard on your chin? Or have a specific recipe of your own brand of coffee? Maybe you rely on your bicycle to take you everywhere, so much it even has its own maintenance budget?

If you answered yes to two or more questions, you are probably a budding hipster.

The hipster culture is fast gentrifying some American landscapes, and should you wish to meet more hipsters, then you will love the cities mentioned in this article. However, if you are a citizen travelling from any of the visa waiver countries, it is a pre-requisite to get an first.

  1. Seattle, Washington

Seattle tops other American cities for it high hipster culture. Thanks to the tech-savvy reputation of its younger residents and their deep love for high flatulin concept coffee, it is described as “ahead of the curve”.

This most hipster city in America, is a magnet for music lovers, Sci-Fi pop culture and home to several relics associated with musicians like Jimi Hendrix. It is also a haven for iconic costumes donned by actors of the original Star Wars movies. Some notable areas to ‘chill’ include Shorty’s and Cha Cha Lounge. Seattle hipsters are pushing into up-and-coming areas and taking decent new diners with them.

  1. Portland, Oregon

Once the main hipster capital of America, this heavy hipster city was knocked off by Seattle (with its 10 percent more independent coffee shops). Portland put hipsters on the map and even got an award winning TV show named after it. Look forward to experiencing the eccentric vintage fashion store in a double-decker bus.

There is also a bar where you can enjoy playing shuffleboard. Eco friendly tourists will love the organic pub whose customers contribute to powering it by pedalling stationary bikes to generate electricity! If you are young and wish to retire, Portland, Oregon is your best bet.

  1. San Francisco

San Francisco may be known primarily as the home of nerdy tech billionaires and the birth place of life-changing apps, but there is a new kind of inhabitant in this long gentrified city. The city can boast of being the ancestral home of the original hipster.

Look out for fashion forward trends like skinny ties and pencil thin jeans. Ditch your traditional dress shirts for plaid sleeves and obnoxiously large spectacles, and you are good to go.

  1. Portland, Maine

Yes, Portland again. It only seems logical that there is a connection somewhere. This New England state can be described as the upcoming younger brother of Portland Oregon. However, it is just as trendy. The north-woods locale entertains a flourishing foodie lifestyle and caffeine culture, where bushy-bearded hipsters bury their chins in freshly brewed coffee.

Dotted with several micro-breweries, local galleries, and eccentric street markets, fashionistas and art connoisseurs from all over are welcome to peruse at their pleasure. The nightlife is an effervescent gathering of youths dancing to their unique taste in mus


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