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Where To Go In The USA? Give Me Ideas!

Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:14 am

Hi guys,

My parents want me to go with them to the USA this year. They basically said that we'd spend around 2 weeks there, 1 week in one place and 1 week in the other. I don't really want to go anywhere in the United States (the problem is, i'm getting bored of family holidays, ya know?), but some suggestions would be cool..

I want to go to Hawaii, but my parents don't. Boston looks ok... NYC of course, Florida... I wanna go to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, would be fun.. but I doubt we could spend a week there.. Big grin

Cheers

Dan

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:19 am

I suggest ... hmmm ... Guantanamo  Big grin
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:28 am

My choice would be to bypass the lower 48 and head west to Hawaii...but your parents say no. Some nice places to go are Southern California, Southern Florida, anywhere with a beach really, lol.

Though, Hawaii is the crown jewel of the United States. Seriously try to coerce them into going. Seeing as you are from England, you can fly United from LHR to LAX, and from there to any of the Hawaiian Islands (LIH, HNL, OGG, KOA).

Whatever happens, I hope you enjoy your trip!
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:28 am

It depends on what floats your boat...do you want to lie on a beach or do more sightseeing??????? Need a little more idea into that before I can offer a few suggestions...and yes, Cedar Point rules but the lines there are soooooooo long...

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:36 am

You could easily spend a week at Cedar Point and surrounding areas. In that general region you have South Bass Island. IMHO, Put-In-Bay, Ohio alone is worth the trip. Take the Jet Express across from Port Clinton. There is something to be said for going 55-65 mph in a 100 foot boat. The Great Bear Lodge is a multi-million dollar log cabin resort with it's own water park. One of the big attractions in the Lake Erie area also are the Light Houses. You could easily hit Canada and some of the other Islands around the South Bass Island area. I also know there is a wine museum/winery on one of the Islands but can't think of which one. (besides the one on SBI) There are some beautiful islands with some really nice houses in that area. Since you like photography take PLENTY of rolls of film.

Lots of little airstrips with island tours. Any more questions let me know.

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:51 am

Chicago
Colorado
Montana
Northern California

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:51 am

Come to Texas! Seriously, if you're into history or anything like that, spend a few days in the big city of your choice (i'd suggest Dallas or Austin) and then go all along the highways that aren't interstate. The hill country is absolutely beautiful. Lots of different ethnicities in Texas. Germans in Fredericksburg, Czech's in West, Norwegians in Meridian, etc. It's an interesting place, Texas. There's something to do for everyone in Texas, and it's not just a slogan. You have to be in the right place.

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:58 am

Cedar Point is good for a three day trip, perhaps, but the rest of the week you will want to use it as a starting point for one-day trips. http://www.cedarpoint.com/

From Cedar Point (one way driving time):
Cleveland, Ohio = 1.5 hours
Toledo, Ohio = 1.5 hours
Lakeside, Ohio = 1 hour
Lake Erie Islands = 2 hours (1 hour drive to ferry+ 1 hour ferry ride)
Detroit, Michigan = 2 hours
Windsor, Ontario, CANADA = 2 hours + customs
Chicago, Illinois = 4 hours (not really a day trip, but you can leave in the early afternoon headed west and get there that evening)

Attractions:
Cleveland - Cleveland Museum of Art (free); Western Reserve Historical Society; Crawford Auto/Aviation Museum; Great Lakes Science Center and IMAX theatre; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Flats Entertainment District (food & beer) and Warehouse Entertainment District (same, a little more upscale) (Sorry, the sports events usually sell out, although you might be able to get an Indians baseball ticket the way they've been playing) http://www.cleveland.com For information about Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, e-mail me or visit http://www.geocities.com/bandimal/airports/kcle/hopkins.html

Toledo - Toledo Museum of Art http://www.toledoguide.com

Lakeside, Ohio - United Methodist Church community with arts, crafts, and religious education; gate & auto fee total less than $20/day; 19th and early 20th century "camp meeting"-style cottages in a small village; camping, swimming, and fishing available http://www.lakesideohio.com

Lake Erie Islands - Kelleys Island (Glacial Grooves State Park, arts community, Kelleys Island State Park beach, bicycling); South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay, Perry's International Peace Monument, wineries, bicycling); Middle Bass Island (winery) http://http://www.lake-erie.com/

Detroit - Detroit Metro Airport, plus more! http://guide2detroit.com/

Windsor - Casino Windsor and more! http://www.windsorstuff.com/index.html

Chicago - O'Hare and Midway Airports, plus more! http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Tourism/


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Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:06 am

Yeah....Middle Bass Island.... Why couldn't I think of that one. That had the winery that collapsed.
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:08 am

I have been to 38 of the 50 United States. Most in the past few years. Here are some favorites / must see list (in no particular order)

1 - Florida Keys / Key West

2 - Maine, specifically the islands along the southern / mid-coast. Casco Bay, Bailey Island, Bar Harbor, Acadia Natl Park, Baxter State Park (recommend this to be a summer destination).

3 - San Francisco

4 - And the rest of California (the William Randolph Hearst Castle in sp? San Simeon), Hollywood, Beverly Hills, San Diego

5 - Chicago

6 - Boston and other nearby points in New England

7 - New York City

8 - Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, Natural Bridge, Skyline Parkway

9 - Washington, DC

10 - Las Vegas (you don't need to go anywhere else, they have plastic Paris, plastic New York, plastic Egypt, etc) and the Grand Canyon

11 - New Orleans

12 - The Rocky Mountains of the wild west

13 - Last but not Least, TEXAS!!! If you have to choose just one area, make it the San Antonio / Hill Country / Austin region. No other place better represents the culture and beauty of TEXAS!

When do y'all plan to visit the US?

FYI - on a recent solo driving tour of the US, I visited 20 states, logged 10,000 miles on my car in one month.

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:09 am

You can't go wrong with NYC and LA. The best of both worlds.

From NYC, it is only a short drive to Boston, Philly, and DC.

From LA, only a few hours to the desert, MEXICO, the vineyards of California, and several National Parks.

 
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Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:24 am

I want to add one more place in California - the town of Solvang. It is truly one of the most unique places in North American - a Danish enclave. I just thought the place was really neat.

Of course, Dan, residing in the UK, you are nearby (relative speaking) Denmark.

Solvang is approx. 100-150 miles north of the Los Angeles area (IIRC) and if you drive between So Cal and the Bay Area, it is worth a stop there for lunch.

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:27 am

Okay, I live in Texas, but you should not really come here. I mean, Dallas, where I live is a GREAT city. Kinda like the NYC of the south along with Atlanta. But, only the locals really know the great places to be, and only the locals really appreciate what we have. It's not too obvious. SO....My recommendation for two cities are, NYC of course and SFO. NYC is the cultural mecca of the United States. Our most fabulous hotels are here, and the best entertainment is here. It's a must, especially if it's your first time. SFO is a BEAUTIFUL city. This city has it all and then some. Great hotels, great entertainment, and wonderful places to eat. Don't listen to people who say come to Houston, Waxahachie, or Kalamazoo. If you are just doing the highlights of the US, go to the obvious places. The Florida keys are of consideration, and if you are coming in early Spring, late fall, or winter, hit up Aspen Colorado.

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:31 am

NYC and MIA

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:39 am

Without a Doubt I would do the Northeast Corridor. Start in Boston then take the train to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Any questions don't hesitate to ask.
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:41 am

Please don't come to Houston! Houston is a great place to live, horrible place to visit. No spotting areas at IAH anymore, ugh! Nothing much to see besides large shopping malls, large super markets, and endless urban sprawl.

DO consider Dallas! The Big D is truly a world class, cosmopolitian, 5-star city. Many great places to eat, bars, and other sites to see.

Pre 9/11, Houston's JSC (Johnson Space Center) at NASA had spectacular tours of Mission Control, crew training facilities, and more. But I would not reccomend Houston as a #1 US destination. San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas, YES! Those places are great!



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Mon Feb 10, 2003 10:20 am

How about the Southwest? Go to Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. You will see the Big Country that the U.S. is known for.

If you head toward the "four corners", you will have the opportunity to see deserts, forests, the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon and other canyons, meteor craters, Native Americans, Mexican culture, a few vibrant and booming cities, really good Mexican food, etc.

Also, you'll be able to see a few derelict airliner sites in Arizona and New Mexico. You'll be able to take a peek at a few major Air Force bases as well as the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Anyway, that's my pitch.
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2003 10:35 am

I suggest ... hmmm ... Guantanamo

Ohhhh, hilarious Sebolino  Yeah sure

Maybe while he is visiting Guantanamo he can drop by and say hello to the French members of Al-Qaeda (your relatives, perhaps). Big grin

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 10:54 am

stay away from arizona unless you enjoy nature/hiking or golf...its not much fun here...go to cali man...san diego, san francisco
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:04 pm

Go stay in New York City...
Boston is a short hop north, DC is a short hop south west, Philly is west
They are all close to each other.

Then go stay in San Francisco...
Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, So Cal, LA

You have so many wonderful cities that represent the majority of the United States so well within reach of the "hub" cities of NYC and San Francisco.

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:17 pm

Portland, OR. Beach is one hour one direction, mountain is one hour the other direction, desert is 2 hours in the same direction, Columbia Gorge is 45 minutes in a slightly different direction. Crater Lake is about 4-5 hours in another direction.

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:18 pm

Boston, San Francisco, NYC, Orlando, Miami Beach, Key West, Ft.LAuderdale, Seattle, Washington DC, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Monterey, Napa Valley, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Glacier National Park, Arcadia National Park.

Also Montreal ,I know it's Canada, Quebec but the City is absolutely beautiful and it's only about 45-50 Miles from the US border. And the Drive from Boston and NYC to Montreal is fabulous. If you leave from Boston you go through New Hampshire and Vermont, if you head North from NYC you go along the Hudson river, past Lake Champlain and into the Adirondacks/ Lake Placid region.

Amtrak's Adirondack train from NYC to Montreal was voted one of the most scenic rail journeys in the World.

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:19 pm

It really depends on what you'd like to get out of the trip, but I'd spend 2 days each in Boston, New York, and Washington. In between, if its during the summer, hit the beaches in New Jersey, or, if its winter, maybe some skiing in the Catskill Mountains.

The other week I'd spend in the Southwest, preferrably a few days in Phoenix, then Vegas, and hopefully ending up at the coast around either LA or San Diego.

Either way, have fun, and since this is a.net I have to ask: who do you plan on flying?
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Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:42 pm

honestly, I have traveled around the most of the US Before and I can name numerous destinations... Mostly we have explored the vast richness of this counrties nature. If you like Hiking,nature,outdoors please consider the National Parks. they are all over the US

Yet, Here are the two absolutely best for tourists coming to the US!

Washington DC---train/plane---New York City (Week 1)

Colorado---Rocky Mountains (Denver, Colorado Springs)
Arizona/Utah/New Mexico---Native Americans and spectacular canyons (Bryce and grand Canyon) (Best Bet would be to tour the west in a rental RV--its the only way to go out west!)

Have a great trip

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 1:05 pm

Colorado-A week in the mountains will leave you happy, plus some nice skys if you want to spot, or just take some wonderful pictures of nature and such.

But, if you don't want to be in the great hights of the rockies, then go to Glenwood springs, a nice open pool are, sulfer pool or something like that. Although the area burned down in the forest fire near, I think it should still be a nice getaway.
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Mon Feb 10, 2003 1:10 pm

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park is also nearby. This is more of a nature oriented trip but it is truly impressive. As a citizen this is the best part of the country I've seen so far.
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2003 1:30 pm

These suggestions are -- for the most part -- great. I also urge you to consider Arizona and the Southwest in general, a truly unique and breathtaking part of the country, both in terms of nature and culture.

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Photos: Arizona Office of Tourism (Official Site)

Of course, if you have some time for a road trip, Arizona is a perfect gateway for attractive Southern California, from where you can travel to San Francisco via beautiful Highway One. I did that twice and loved it each time.
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2003 1:33 pm

I have no idea why the pics aren't showing up; they worked when I previewed my message. I've posted outside images many times before and I've never had this happen.  Sad

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 2:52 pm

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico

San Antonio and the Texan Hill Country

San Francisco,

New Orleans

These are a few of my favorite places.

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 3:06 pm

I say go to Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. from USA - Arizona">PHX, you will see the classic Sonoran Dessert that America is know for. 3 hours drive north you will find yourself at the Grand Canyon. That really is one hell of a sight to see!! I live in USA - Arizona">PHX, so if seeing the southwest appeals, I would be happy to help you out with any questions. Remember you can take Speedbird 289 from LHR-USA - Arizona">PHX!

Now than, out in Los Angeles you can go to Six Flags Magic Mountain which is honestly a better off park than Cedar Point. So many reasons why!! Very diverse roller coasters, some that Cedar point have not even thought of doing yet... like X, and Superman. Another reason is your right there in the Pacific Ocean area! You can visit Some of the most breath taking shoreline in the world! San Diego is only an hour or so drive south of LA. really west side is the best side when it comes to the USA!
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2003 3:58 pm

Some pictures of grand teton and yellowstone:


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Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:47 pm

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Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:57 pm

Washington DC, and surrounding areas, Virginia, Maryland,

Los Angeles/San Diego or Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon/Grand canyon.

One East one West.

Orlando & the space coast would be good as long as you weren't travelling in summer.
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Tue Feb 11, 2003 5:20 am

New Orleans, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco are the best cities in the U.S. Each has TONS of things to do and to see. But since I'm from New Orleans, I'll say visit my home town. Plenty of history, great live music, great food, lots of attractions. And a good majority of the clubs are open 24 hours a day, so there's no shortage of fun to be had.

Go to www.neworleanscvb.com to learn more about it.

Enjoy your trip!


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Tue Feb 11, 2003 5:29 am

Go to California, in 1999 and in 2000 I made a nice tour with our forum member Herbman.

We arrived at San Francisco, there we rented a car and went to:

- Lake Tahoe Area
- Sacramento
- Santa Rosa
- Lompoc
- Santa Barbara
- Los Angeles
- Las Vegas (by plane with National Airlines)

It was nice and cheap because Herbman has family in all cities except in Las Vegas, there we had to stay in a hotel. It was a really great trip!

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Tue Feb 11, 2003 6:00 am

If you like hiking and nature stuff, come to the Northwest. Seattle and Portland have city stuff to do and nature stuff to do. We don't have any theme parks (Do Oaks Park and Wild Waves count?) but Rose Festival is coming up in June in Portland and SeaFair is in August in Seattle. The Columbia River Gorge and Mt. St. Helens are fascinating too.

One thing about the beaches here, they are not like the beaches in Hawaii or Florida. More like the beaches in Norway--COLD!!

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Tue Feb 11, 2003 6:30 am

If you are only going to be here for 2 weeks, hit New York, San Francisco and Hawaii. This is the best, especially if you don't know when you will be back.
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2003 6:45 am

Will Rogers, the late great American humorist, proclaims these cities as "unique":

Boston, MA
New Orleans, LA
San Antonio, TX
San Francisco, CA

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Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:04 pm

I guess the HTML code has been fixed, so here is my post again (hopefully the pics will show up now):

These suggestions are -- for the most part -- great. I also urge you to consider Arizona and the Southwest in general, a truly unique and breathtaking part of the country, both in terms of nature and culture.

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Photos: Arizona Office of Tourism (Official Site)

Of course, if you have some time for a road trip, Arizona is a perfect gateway for attractive Southern California, from where you can travel to San Francisco via beautiful Highway One. I did that twice and loved it each time.
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:05 pm

It still didn't work, even though the preview screen looked fine... Sorry!
 
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Fri Feb 14, 2003 5:53 pm

I hope that the pics will finally show up now. Here, for the last time, is my post:

These suggestions are -- for the most part -- great. I also urge you to consider Arizona and the Southwest in general, a truly unique and breathtaking part of the country, both in terms of nature and culture.

















Photos: Arizona Office of Tourism (Official Site)

Of course, if you have some time for a road trip, Arizona is a perfect gateway for attractive Southern California, from where you can travel to San Francisco via beautiful Highway One. I did that twice and loved it each time.
 
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Fri Feb 14, 2003 6:52 pm

Don't go

I know a good place for you…America, a small town in the southeastern part of the Netherlands…

I wouldn't go to the USA, a country that's in war…or rather, WILL be in war…

But if you do, don't forget to bring your gas mask and other equipment that might protect you if the place you're at is being attacked since half the US population seems to think that that's gonna happen…

No way I'm gonna bring 1 single $ to a country that will spend it on war.

There's a million other places in the world that do have history and culture, if you wanna spend time on the beach there's a million other beaches at least equally as nice…

It's up to you.

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Fri Feb 14, 2003 7:03 pm

Klm-md11 wrote:

"There's a million other places in the world that do have history and culture, if you wanna spend time on the beach there's a million other beaches at least equally as nice…"

That is one of the most idiotic things I've ever seen. The US has plenty of history and culture; to see some examples, just check the photos in my post above (reply 40). Anyone who denies that fact that is an uneducated moron.

"It's up to you."

Yes, it is up to him, and unlike some, he is not an America-bashing idiot, so he will not base his decision on hate, ignorance, and prejudice. By doing what you urge him no to do -- travelling -- he will move beyond silly stereotypes and meet real Americans who are friendly, decent people.

"But if you do, don't forget to bring your gas mask and other equipment that might protect you if the place you're at is being attacked since half the US population seems to think that that's gonna happen…"

This is as stupid as that person who canceled a school trip because she thought that Germany was dangerous.

In that other thread, we've seen anti-French idiocy at its worst; now we see anti-Americanism at its worst. Both are equally revolting.

Attack America's policies any day (I also oppose the war), but by insulting America as a nation, you are only degrading yourself.



Source: Conrad Suckow and Flags of the World (fotw.vexillum.com). Used in accordance with that site's copyright policy.

[Edited 2003-02-14 11:30:05]
 
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RE: Where To Go In The USA? Give Me Ideas!

Sun Feb 16, 2003 3:49 am

Do NOT go to Dallas! It would drive you brits crazy as you must have a car to get around and there isn't squat in the way of tourism.

My advice: Washington DC, New York, Boston, and Kennebunkport, Maine. The US east coast is very scenic.

Washington DC is incredibly beautiful and has features a lot to do. I highly recommend visiting the Smithsonian and maybe stopping alongside the Lincoln Memorial. A little visit to Capitol Hill might be nice. You could probably do DC in 2 days if you wanted to(fly in late afternoon, have to visiting days, fly out late the second day).

New York has a bit of everything. I recommend Times Square, a visit to the top of the Empire State Building, a walk through Central Park and a visit to Museum of Modern Art. The top of the Empire State building has some of the best views of Manhattan. There's a big tourist thing there.

Boston is like New York, but more English and less cluttered. Walk the Freedom Trail which is a 2 mile walk featuring the places where you all lost to us  Smile. It does seriously though, show you a lot of the finer points of interest in the city. The Boston Duck tour(although a bit childish) takes you several places and it doesn't take all day either. It maybe takes about an hour. Boston has a lot of good restaurants. I highly recommend visiting the Charles River.

Maine is much more tucked away, but is maybe a 1.5-2 hour drive from Boston. Kennebunkport is somewhat of a tourist area and features a lot of one-of-a-kind type shops. It can be crowded, however. I recommend staying at the Beach House which is right on the water. Unfortunately, the main part of the town is farther inland although I think there is bus service from the sea to inland, if there is, take it as parking can be a pain. There is one small parking area and it costs an arm and a leg. I recommend taking a .5-full day trip to a big outlet area in Maine(unfortunately, the town has escaped my mind). There you can find LL Bean's flagship store and just about every other designer you can find. Mable's in Kennebunkport has some great Clam Chowder and Clam Shack has great fried shrimp and clam strips.

If there is any place to eat sea food on the east coast, it has to be Maine.

I recommend visiting Hawaii, but that seems like you parents do not want that. Hawaii, being such a tourist location, features unbelievably high airfares and hotel prices.

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RE: Where To Go In The USA? Give Me Ideas!

Sun Feb 16, 2003 4:18 am

Washington D.C. is a must, and there's so much to see and do there, that you could spend two weeks there and not see everything. New Orleans is nice too, but the humidity is horrible. My recommendation is somewhere some people don't even think to go to, South Dakota, especially the Black Hills.
You've got Mt. Rushmore:


The Crazy Horse Monument (currently in progress):


The Flinstone's theme park:


You can even visit the bar where Buffalo Bill Cody was killed in Deadwood. And there are numerous caves and Native American sites as well as several dinosaur sites too.
 
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RE: Where To Go In The USA? Give Me Ideas!

Sun Feb 16, 2003 6:03 am

I recommend taking a .5-full day trip to a big outlet area in Maine(unfortunately, the town has escaped my mind). There you can find LL Bean's flagship store and just about every other designer you can find.

Freeport, Maine. Situated between Portland and Brunswick on US Route 1 among towns named Cumberland, Yarmouth, and Falmouth. Freeport = Quite a tourist area, but Beans is great.

If there is any place to eat sea food on the east coast, it has to be Maine.

The seafood – we call it Finestkind

I was fortunate enough to spend the vast majority of my childhood in Maine (Bailey Island). The State of Maine is one of the most beautiful, tranquil, pristine places in North America.

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RE: Where To Go In The USA? Give Me Ideas!

Sun Feb 16, 2003 6:08 am

Do you need help in finding the correct flight to go to the USA?
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