Top 10 Cities Digital Nomads Should Explore in 2022
As a digital nomad, you enjoy the freedom to move where you want, when you want. However, with the literal world at your fingertips, it can be tough to figure out exactly where your next city of choice should be!
That’s why we asked our members to share where they were planning on heading next year to give you some inspiration as you kick off your 2022 bucket list. Check out their must-visits below!
1. Austin, Texas
It’s no secret—this Texas town is on the top of everyone’s list in the coming year. In fact, it was listed as the hottest housing market in 2021! While this designation is coming with steeper prices, the trade-off is absolutely worth it, as Austin offers its residents amazing food, an exciting live music scene, beautiful weather, and an up-and-coming tech market. Plus, if you’re working remotely, there are a ton of great coworking spaces in Austin to choose from.
2. Salt Lake City, Utah
Nature lovers will love spending some time in Salt Lake City. Not only does this city boast sunny weather and a population of college grads and young professionals, but there’s plenty to do outdoors all year round. Skiers especially love the city’s proximity to the Wasatch Mountains and easy access to top-tier skiing resorts like Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude. There’s also a ton of hiking and biking trails right outside of the city, in addition to several renowned national parks within driving distance. Whether you head to Salt Lake City in the winter or another time of year, you’ll have a blast exploring everything this city has to offer.
3. Boston, Massachusetts
This small but mighty city was another popular choice among digital nomads in 2022. While you may want to wait for the spring to call Boston home, this city truly comes to life once the snow melts. History buffs will love spending time exploring Boston’s Revolutionary War roots, and Boston’s sports scene is second to none (go Sox!). You’ll also have tons of chances to spend time outside, between gorgeous running trails along the Esplanade, ocean views along the Harborwalk, and flower-filled strolls through the Boston Common.
4. Denver, Colorado
One place you won’t want to skip for the winter is Denver. The skiing and snowboarding here is just as good as you’ve heard, with tons of mountains within driving distance from the city. Once you’re back in town, you’ll love Denver’s unparalleled food scene, breweries and cocktail bars, and unique coffee shops. Be sure to catch a concert at the exceptional Red Rocks Amphitheatre, spend a day or two exploring Boulder, and take every chance you can to admire the nearby Rocky Mountains.
5. San Francisco, California
Experience a taste of California living in San Francisco, the epicenter of technology pioneers and cutting-edge entrepreneurs in the U.S. This city has an expensive reputation, but residents love its world-class food scene, mild year-round weather, and tons of opportunities to spend time outside. San Francisco is surrounded by water, and you won’t want to miss its stunning sunsets. Plus, if you are looking to get out of town, there’s plenty to do nearby, such as Wine Country outings to Sonoma and Napa, day trips to Big Sur, or weekend trips to Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park.
6. Charleston, South Carolina
If you’re looking to head south, consider spending some time in Charleston! This South Carolina city offers locals quaint beaches, heaps of Southern charm, and beautiful neighborhoods you can get lost in for days—and we mean that literally. Charleston’s weather is nice year-round, which means it’s a good pick for staying warm in the winter months. Be sure to acquaint yourself with Charleston’s history while you’re in town and pay a visit (or two!) to Waterfront Park, Sullivan’s Island, and Charleston City Market.
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7. Seattle, Washington
Seattle is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.—and for good reason! It offers both residents and visitors outdoor attractions aplenty, from its unreal views of the Puget Sound to its water activities on Green Lake and Lake Union. While Seattle is known for its drizzly weather, that only means locals are twice as happy when the sun does show up. On clear days, you can even spot the towering Mount Rainier in the distance! There’s a ton to do right in Seattle, but if you bring a car with you, you’ll have plenty of access to the many hiking trails and ocean views the Pacific Northwest is known for.
8. Washington, D.C.
For political enthusiasts and history buffs, there’s no better place to spend some time than the nation’s capital. Living in Washington, D.C. for a few months means getting the opportunity to explore far more than what you’d experience on your eighth-grade field trip, from historical monuments and memorials to the many (free!) museums in town. Pro tip: Try to time your trip to around April and May so you can see the cherry blossoms. Trust us—your Instagram feed will thank you.
9. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Another popular wintertime destination, Fort Lauderdale is paradise for those looking for an escape from the cold. Spend your days soaking up the sun on one of its many beaches and enjoying its near-perfect weather. There’s more to this Florida city than just its sandy shores, though—locals love its vibrant arts and culture scene, growing nightlife, and even better shopping. Trust us, working remotely is a lot more fun when you have the striking blue waters of Fort Lauderdale at your doorstep.
10. Tempe, Arizona
Located just outside of Phoenix, Tempe is becoming an increasingly popular place for young professionals due to its affordability. Locals love its sunny weather and desert climate, so it’s a great place to check out at any time of year. You’ll also have easy access to hiking trails and the fun college atmosphere of Arizona State University.
Live your best digital nomad life with Landing
If you’re looking to live somewhere new for the new year, Landing offers digital nomads fully furnished apartments in over 375 cities throughout the U.S., along with flexible lease terms that make it easy to try out a new city, then move on when you’re itching to go somewhere else! Make 2022 your best year yet and browse Landing’s network of fully furnished apartments today!