San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. Known for its stunning architecture, exciting culinary scene and diverse culture, it’s no wonder why it’s such a popular travel destination. Actor and host of “Breaking Boundaries” Andrew McCarthy, is taking travel seekers on a cross-country tour of some of the United States’ most intriguing cities. The series, presented by the Venture Card from Capital One and produced by AOL Studios takes you inside some of San Fran and Miami’s most lavish hotels, hottest restaurants and unique shops and neighborhoods.
Chinatown is One of San Fran’s Most Unique Areas
San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood is home to the largest Chinese population outside of China, and is home to many restaurants, shops and other businesses owned and frequented by the neighborhood’s residents.
The City Has a Restaurant Scene That Can’t Be Matched
State Bird Provisions in San Francisco is a new husband and wife owned restaurant that recently won the prestigious James Beard Award for “Best New Restaurant.” Good luck getting a table though, reservations fill up months in advance and the walk-in line goes out the door and around the block.
Nobody Does Boutique Hotels Like Miami
If you’re going to visit Miami, do yourself a favor and skip the chains in favor of a boutique hotel. They line the strip of South Beach and the Villa by Barton G is one of the many lavish pads welcoming visitors.
Little Havana is the Go-To Place for Cigars
Miami has a reputation for sand and nightlife in its popular South Beach district, but the city is a melting pot of cultures, and Little Havana has some of the best coffee and cigar shops around. Cigar rollers perfect their craft rolling fine tobacco cigars for tourists and locals alike and a skilled roller can roll up to 100 cigars a day.