The Top 3 Tourist Destinations to Earn Money

Autumn’s crisp air inspires travelers to embrace the outdoors. If you’re planning to take a trip, use Upside to fuel up, grab snacks, or enjoy a meal.

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Not sure where to go? We’ve outlined an itinerary for three top tourist destinations in the U.S., to get you started:

- Chicago, Illinois

- Minneapolis, Minnesota

- Washington, D.C.

A day in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is known for its impressive architecture, amazing food, and iconic art scene.

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Start your day at the Pegasus Protein Juice Bar and grab one of their delicious protein shakes. Then head over to 360 Chicago for some breathtaking views 1,000 feet above the ground.

If you have an appreciation for art, you have to check out one of the exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, which is one of the oldest and largest museums in the U.S. Feeling hungry? Make your way to Broken English Taco Pub for lunch and try their fried chicken and carne asada tacos! Your tank is probably getting low at this point so head over to BP on Cermak Road to fuel up.

After a long day, head down to the Navy Pier for an evening stroll. Every weekend they have live music and fireworks! You can end the night with an Indian cuisine at Curry Theory. Make sure to try their Tikka Masala which is one of their signature dishes.

Top tourist destinations in Chicago, Illinois

A day in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis is known for its outdoor culture, friendly people, and affordable prices all around.

Fill up your tank at the Speedway located on Portland Avenue. You can then make your way to Mall of America, which is recognized as the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the world. Your kids can even go on some rides while you’re gallivanting on your shopping spree.

Grab some burgers and beers at Sports Page Bar & Grill. They have daily lunch specials from 11 AM-2 PM. After a big meal, head up to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to check out over 90,000 pieces of artwork! You can even grab some snacks at Lunds & Byerlys if your stomach is grumbling.

Take an 8-minute drive to Mill City Museum for a guided tour. You will experience spectacular views of historic buildings. After the tour, don’t miss out on some tasty Korean chicken wings which you can grab from Korean Bowl.

Top tourist destinations in Minneapolis, Minnesota

A day in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is not only the capital of the United States but it's known for its rich history, beautiful monuments, and an abundance of greenery. 

Stock up on some snacks from Streets Market & Cafe before heading down to the Lincoln Memorial. Make sure to take a lot of family pictures to capture the memories! 

You can grab some gas at Exxon Mobil on Benning Road before visiting other attractions. Then make your way to the United States Capitol, which is the meeting place of the United States Congress. Fun fact: America’s leaders held a nationwide contest to design the capitol. So you can only imagine what an impressive building stemmed from that competition.

For all you vegetarians out there, make sure you check out PLNT Burger, a fast-growing vegan chain. All of their products are plant-based

After you have recharged, head down to the International Spy Museum. They have a vast array of spy artifacts and plenty of interactive exhibitions. After a long day, have some dinner at Asia Nine and make sure to order their dragon roll!

Top tourist destinations in Washington, D.C.

We hope you enjoy visiting these attractions. Don’t forget to use Upside and earn cash back at all restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores listed above. Happy traveling!