Tanya's Tips: American Cities and Nicknames

Many major cities in the U.S. have special nicknames. If you don’t know what they are, you may get confused when you hear Americans use them in everyday life.

I’ve put together a list of my favorite cities - see if you can guess their special names. Does the city where you come from have a nickname?


New York City

New York City
New York City is called the Big Apple because

Boston

Boston
Boston is called Beantown because

Chicago

Chicago
Chicago is called the Windy City because

New Orleans

New Orleans
New Orleans is called the Big Easy because

Denver

Denver
Denver is called the Mile High City because

Seattle

Seattle
Seattle is called the Emerald City because

Miami

Miami
Miami is called the Magic City because

Las Vegas

Las Vegas
Las Vegas is called Sin City because

Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Philadelphia is called the City of Brotherly Love because
Tanya Burovtseva

An international exchange alumna originally from Ukraine, Tanya started her career at InterExchange in 2011. Tanya is passionate about travel and cultural exchange and enjoys meeting J-1 exchange participants at InterExchange events.

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