Love to mix travel and good food? What better way to kick off the New Year than a getaway to somewhere new? Whether you're looking for a place with the most current eats or would rather stick to the classics, these cities have it all, making them perfect destinations for foodies.

1. Charleston, South Carolina

As one of the most up-and-coming food scenes in America, Charleston is definitely worth the plane ticket. Not only can you find traditional Southern classics like shrimp and grits or biscuits and gravy, you can also find tons of healthy options such as fruit-loaded smoothies and trendy Buddha bowls. 

2. New York, New York

If you've ever been to New York, chances are you've had a homemade bagel or slice of pizza. For New Yorkers, these are delicacies. What also makes New York an ideal foodie destination is the wide range of eateries there are for you to choose from. From sushi burgers to spaghetti grilled cheese, New York has it all.

3. New Orleans, Louisiana

As the center of soul food, New Orleans is definitely bucket list worthy. Here you can enjoy the best of Creole and Cajun foods, from crawfish at Jazz Fest to Louisiana gumbo at Galatoire's. However, a trip to New Orleans isn't complete without a beignet from Cade du Monde or a King Cake (a Mardi Gras staple) from Tartine

4. Los Angeles, California

As a major hotspot for the health conscious, Los Angeles is the perfect place to kickstart your clean eating goals. Before hitting the beach, pick up a fresh pressed juice or açaí bowl from places like Nekter and Juice Served Here. Or, join the latest trend and grab yourself a poké bowl from any of these go-tos. 

5. Chicago, Illinois

As the home to the legendary deep dish pizza and the taco in a bag, Chicago is definitely the place to visit if you're up for trying something new. 

6. Austin, Texas

The live music capital of the world also has some seriously good eats, especially tacos. Stop by any of these top taco joints for a meal perfect for any time of the day. And if you're in Austin, make sure to check out its food truck scene. With over 1,000 trucks to choose from, any craving will be satisfied, guaranteed.

7. Seattle, Washington

Not only do we have Seattle to thank for Starbucks, but the city is also full of great eats such as grilled chocolate sandwiches at Hot Cakes, and made-to-order donuts at Lola. And while you're there, make sure to make a pit-stop at Dick's Drive-In, which has been a Seattle classic since 1954.