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Top Tips for Eating Healthy On-The-Go in America’s Best Cities

If you live an active lifestyle and love to travel, chances are you’re in need of a durable food container that won’t leak. The GreenTraveler is a reusable, eco-friendly, and food-safe storage container that not only separates your sandwich from your chips from your soup, it protects your food from being smashed in your bag.

 

No matter where you’re going, you’re going to be hungry. That’s why we want to share our favorite travel tips and lunch ideas to use with your GreenTraveler while you’re traveling the U.S., in and out of America’s best cities.

1.  Boston

Boston is an impressive city, offering beautiful sights, sounds, and experiences during all four seasons. In the summer, kayaking the canals and waterways is an amazing experience and the perfect way to see much of the city without the stress of traffic. Looking up at tall buildings, it’s easy to imagine the history of this old city - what the settlers must have experienced when they first arrived in this port town, a center of trade with jute ropes and wood instead of today’s masses of concrete and metal. Fashion a romantic lunch by tying your kayaks together and floating along slow moving rivers, enjoying fresh food from your GreenTraveler containers.

2. Chicago

As the third most populous city in the U.S., Chicago stands as the midwest's most loved metropolitan center, drawing visitors with its profound architecture and vibrant cultural attractions. On a day of sight seeking, pack a fresh salad in your GreenTraveler and take a walk through Millennium Park. Have lunch by Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate, the iconic mirrored silver bean (and don't forget your selfie stick). After a few days of exploring, shopping, and eating at some of the world's finest restaurants, hit the Palos Trail System, located just 30 minutes from downtown. With over 25 miles of trails for single track mountain biking and hiking, these trails will get your heart pumping and your appetite churning.

3. Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is one of America's most famous cities. Home to the country's most important buildings, monuments and of course, the President, Washington is perpetually at the center of American and international socio-political decision-making. On your first trip to the District, be sure to visit the White House, National Museum of Natural History, and the Capitol Building. Should you visit in the spring or summer, visit Yards Park and take a splash at the Capitol Riverfront. Then, enjoy a warm lunch from your GreenTraveler while your feet dry in the sunshine or opt for a picnic at the National Mall, where you can admire the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.

4. Dallas

Dallas, the economic and cultural center of north Texas, is the ninth largest city in the U.S. It's the perfect place for a weekend trip, especially if you've never been to the uniquely beautiful state. Choose from museums, shopping districts, endless barbeque restaurants, and over 406 city parks. Be sure to see an important piece of modern history at the Dealey Plaza Historic District, where President JFK was assassinated in November 1963. Another don't-miss is the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, boasting 70 acres of land devoted to cultivating unique and beautiful plants. Pack your GreenTraveler with fresh-cut veggies, hummus, fruit and nuts, and enjoy eating lunch in the Arboretum under a blue, cloudless sky.

5. Denver

Denver, the capital of Colorado, is perhaps most known for its fresh air, outdoor-oriented culture, and scenic views of the Rocky Mountains. Known as the Mile High City, Denver sits at 5,280 feet (exactly one mile in altitude) and offers 300 days of sunshine per year. Whether you love trail running, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, or horseback riding, you can do it here. If you can, try to catch a show at Red Rocks, one of the world's most amazing natural music venues. Nestled in the foothills, the amphitheatre holds historic and cultural significance, having hosted popular acts such as The Beatles, John Denver, U2, Stevie Nicks, and countless others. Pack your GreenTraveler with warm soup, tortilla chips, and maybe even a chocolate chip cookie for an evening of fun, food, and music.

6. Las Vegas

The City of Las Vegas, a legendary resort town, will forever be known for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife - What happens in Vegas stays there. If you prefer an active, healthy lifestyle, hear us out before crossing Vegas off of your list of cities to visit. Blue Man Group, Cirque Du Soleil and other dance and musical performance sure to inspire. Besides, Nevada is a gorgeous state, offering tons of outdoor adventures within a short drive from the city. Take your GreenTraveler with you to hike the Valley of Fire, kayak the Colorado River, tour the Grand Canyon by helicopter, golf at Angel Park, go boating at Lake Mead, or ski and snowboard near Mount Charleston. Especially adventurous types will enjoy racing dune buggies up, over, and down sandy mountains in the desert (though, if you want to avoid sand in your food you should probably wait to enjoy lunch after you've come to a complete stop).

7. Los Angeles

The City of Angels is one of California's most exciting cities! L.A. is a melting pot of cultures, colors, and our favorite - cuisines. In this town, you can find just about anything you'd like to eat, whether it's vegan concoctions, sushi burritos, farm-to-table dishes, or deep fried delectables. For unlimited menu options everyone will love, look for a food truck event. Ask vendors to fill up your GreenTravelers, instead of using disposable paper and styrofoam plates. Then, choose some place fun to relax and eat outdoors. Whether it's hiking at Runyon Canyon Park, people watching on Venice Beach, or catching a baseball game at Dodgers Stadium, your GreenTraveler can go anywhere you can.

8. Miami

Sure, Miami is an amazing metropolitan destination, with no shortage of museums, nightclubs, and five star restaurants. However, many people go to enjoy the warm weather, blue water, and white beaches. Here's a little known fact about Miami: you can't visit without having Cuban food at least once here. It's the law. Now that you know, you're sure to remember to pack your GreenTraveler, along with your swimsuit, sunscreen, flip flops, and sunglasses. Fill up with black beans, yellow rice, ropa vieja, sweet plantains, and a large side of hot sauce. Then, head to the beach, pick a spot for your umbrella, and soak in the Florida lifestyle.

9. New York

The city of New York is composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. While each borough is unique and special in its own way, together, they create the most famous city in the world. Whether you're checking out Manhattan's financial district, seeing a Yankees game in the Bronx, catching a taxi to the airport in Queens, picnicking in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, riding the ferry to Staten Island, the GreenTraveler is the perfect portable food container to take with you. Rest assured your carefully thought-out lunch won't get crushed while you're hopping subways and making your way through the busy streets of New York.

10. San Diego

The southernmost city in California, San Diego is home to over 1.5 million people and sits right on the border of Mexico. It is one of the most architecturally beautiful and culturally diverse cities in the nation. Pack your GreenTraveler full of your favorite snacks or lunch and set out for a day of sightseeing. Take a boat tour of Deepwater Harbour, an important trading port, to see the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet. Then head over to Old Town, a historic center that preserves life from the Mexican American period. Make a stop at Balboa Park, a beautiful destination offering lush green space, trails, gardens, stunning architecture, and 17 museums. If you're still ready for more adventure, the San Diego Zoo is one of the nation's finest zoos and one of the only places you can see pandas outside of China.

11. San Francisco

San Francisco has many nicknames; "The City by the Bay", "Golden Gate City", "Frisco". It's also ranked highest on world livability ratings, which means that technically, there's no better place to live. If you can't live here, you should definitely visit. Some of the must-see sights include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alamo Park, and crooked Lombard Street. Many tourists enjoy shopping, dining, and taking in the views at Pier 39, where you'll look out over the Pacific Ocean and also the famous Alcatraz Island. GreenTraveler founder developed the idea while sailing on the San Francisco Bay! Picnic on a boat with your friends and favorite snacks. Mission Dolores Park, the Palace of Fine Arts, and Baker Beach have been voted some of the top places to picnic in San Francisco.

 Enjoy your Travels!

Sincerely yours,

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