metroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1065 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3998 times:
After my first trip to the USA and Canada ever in January, I have been itching to go back, and I now have a few days from tomorrow until next Tuesday to go live the dream!
The thing is, I've been to all of the places that immediately occurred to me. I went to San Francisco, San Diego (on a whim), Seattle, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and New York. I'm thinking of heading down to Austin or Memphis to take in some Americana and some genuine American music, but my friend reckons Miami is the way to go.
Of course, there are hundreds of places and things I would love to see and do there, but I have only a little time!
Any suggestions are much appreciated. I'm very keen on the West Coast excepting LA, as I have no car and one of my criteria is that it's walkable. So please, go nuts!
PI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 599 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3918 times:
MEM and MIA are not walkable. The same for most other popular points in FL I could otherwise recommend for warm weather and beautiful beaches, but little or no public transport to rely on.
I vote for Washington, DC as well. Weather forecast is for generally nice weather and is the heart of America's history. A great city to see and do things free. Accomodations may be a bit pricey but a great choice of a "walkabout" city. Baltimore just up the road (bus or train) offers a beautiful waterfront area easily navigated by foot and great seafood.
Come on over....the weather is fine and we'll treat you right! Good Luck with your trip to see us.
Longhornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3201 posts, RR: 45 Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3908 times:
AUSTIN!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll love the music scene, if that's what you want. Great food, great bars, great music, and great scenery. Can't be beat, especially this time of year, the wildflowers are off the charts this year.
At least yours was worthwile! We went SLC-LAX/DL (non-rev) and LAX-LHR on Virgin (codeshare at the time).
We took the tube into London and got off at Hammersmith. Coming out of the station, immediately across the street was a store selling Doc Martens. If I had been smart, we would have bought them there, turned around, got on the tube and gone back to LHR and gone home. But, I wasn't.
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