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5 USA City names you are pronouncing wrong!

USA has always riled our imaginations and, for many, has remained the ultimate dream destination. It is not surprising considering the acres and acres of scenic views USA is home to. When you do head there, snazz up on your English and get those names right. Here’s a list of USA city names you have been killing – literally – and how to get them right ~

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Norfolk

Pronounced – NAW-fik

Norfolk
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A city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, don’t be surprised if you find embellished mermaids all over this city.

 Visit: Head over to the Ocean View Beach Park – for more than just the views! Concerts are regularly held here.

Do: Pick of the non-mainstream crop? The Naro is art-house-theatre you must head to. Airing indie and old films, this sure is a catch!

Eat: Tucked in Nordstrom’s third floor, head to the Nordstrom Cafe for your sip of caffeine and a dig into some sinful cakes and pizzas.

Boise

PronouncedBOY-see

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The capital of Idaho, Boise has been named America’s Adventure City by National Geographic. It is no surprise that it is the go-to spot for all mountain biking enthusiasts

Visit: With a little something for everyone, the Lucky Peak State Park has everything from water recreation, convenience stores, to picnic shelters, beaches and even a walking trail for pets.

Do: Often called the skier’s dream, the Bogus Basin is 3,000 acres snow, fun and adventure.

Eat: One of the most happening places to eat and down a pint or two, Tom Grainey’s Sporting Pub is three levels of happening! Great for weekends.

Louisville

Pronounced – LOO-i-vul

Louisville
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Kentucky’s largest, the city of Louisville sits on the Ohio river. Known for horses, disco balls, its unfortunate tidings with tornadoes, Louisville is also home to celebrities like Muhammad Ali and Jennifer Lawrence.

Visit: Get down here on the first Saturday of May to witness the annual Kentucky Derby featuring the best horses and the highest purses.

Do: For your dose of live entertainment here, head to The Louisville Palace hosting from concerts to art shows to even award shows.

Eat: Crave a meal indigenous to Louisville? Step into the Mayan Cafe serving both ancient Mayan and modern takes on Mayan dishes. Another meal to bucketlist is at The Bard’s Town dishing out great food and excellent theatre through its Shakespeare-themed menu.

Lafayette

PronouncedLaff-EE-yet

Lafayette
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Named after the French revolutionary General Lafayette who fought in the American Revolution, Lafayette is located in southwestern Louisiana, along the banks of the Vermilion River.

Visit: A bird sanctuary, botanical garden and bountiful scenic views for a drive through and walking trail all in one is the Avery Island for you!

Do: Go Cajun dancing at Randol’s restaurant

Eat: One of the most happening places to eat and down a pint or two, Tom Grainey’s Sporting Pub is three levels of happening! Great for weekends.

La Jolla

PronouncedLa HOY-a

La Jolla
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More of community, La Jolla is one of California’s priciest neighbourhoods. Located by the beach, it is known for its microclimate that doesn’t transcend 50 – 90 degrees.

Visit: For your fill of the theatre and entertainment, head to the La Jolla Playhouse on the campus of University of California.

Do: Glide off the cliffs of Torry Pines Gilderport toward the blue, blue ocean.

Eat: To the view of oceans below, tuck into the generous servings of sandwiches, soups and more at the Cliffhanger Cafe, atop the Torry Pines cliffs.