There are many reasons why a person chooses a vacation destination. Some seek rest and relaxation at an iconic oceanside resort. Others, meanwhile, opt to challenge themselves by kayaking, hiking or rock climbing. A growing number of travelers, however, are making the decision based solely on their gut. Food tourism is gaining in popularity worldwide, with expectations that it could grow by nearly 10% in the coming years. America has become a go-to for gastronomes, and with 30 coastal states and nearly 100,000 miles of shoreline, it’s not surprising that it’s gaining a reputation as a seafood center. Here are three cities that deliver the most delicious dishes.
While most of America’s seafood stars are located along a coast, Dallas’ lack of proximity to the sea makes it a curious addition to the list for some. The city is out to prove it has more to offer than succulent steaks and the best barbecue, however, and it’s accomplishing that by serving the nation’s freshest seafood. Take a break from the Tex-Mex on your next trip to the Lonestar State and treat yourself at a fish, lobster or crab restaurant Plano or elsewhere around Dallas.
The seaside city in South Carolina is known as one of the best places to eat in all the South. Among its most famous fare are fresh oysters, low country shrimp and she-crab soup. Be sure to visit 167 Raw, considered by some as America’s best seafood restaurant.
Located on Puget’s Sound, Seattle is making noise as one of America’s seafood hotspots. The city is famous for its coffee, but specialties like salmon and shellfish aren’t far behind. No visit to Seattle would be complete without a stop at Pike Place Market. Visitors from around the world flock to the market to catch a glimpse of its flying fish.
While you can find a seafood dinner anywhere, some cities do it better than others. These are three of America’s best bets for fresh fish and succulent shellfish.