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Turned tables for Americans! What 10 U.S. sites would you recommend to visitors?

Mar 14th, 2002, 10:14 PM
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Turned tables for Americans! What 10 U.S. sites would you recommend to visitors?

Let's say vacationers from outside the U.S. wanted to "see the U.S.A.". They have unlimited resources and time to see 10 sites. What would YOU recommend?

My list:

San Francisco
New Orleans
New York City
Washington DC
The Badlands
The Grand Canyon
Savannah, GA
Chicago
the coast of Maine
and nothing in Florida
 
Mar 14th, 2002, 10:30 PM
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topping
 
Mar 14th, 2002, 10:35 PM
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While we are at it, gotta be...why of course...Honolulu City lights. And then hop a flight to...let's see...which one shall it be? Lihue, Hilo, Kahului, Kailua-Kona, Lanai City, or Kaunakakai? Bruddah, tough choice.
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 01:00 AM
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Grand Canyon
Painted Desert
Yellowstone
Petrified Forest
San Francisco
Maine
Vermont
Mohave Desert
Boston Mass.
Yosemite especially giant redwoods
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 01:30 AM
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Do you mean "sights"? Still a good question, and with time I could come up with ten. But Digital City is probably the one "site" that I would recommend for US visitors, followed quickly CitySearch and Time Out.
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 01:50 AM
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National Geographic Traveler listed these US places in their "50 Places of a lifetime issue" (Oct. 99).

In no particular order:
Vermont
New York City
Grand Canyon
Mesa Verde
San Francisco
Big Sur
Boundary Waters (a personal favorite after a 5-day canoe trip inspired by this issue)
Hawaiian Islands

There is also a "50 American Places of a Lifetime" issue (Oct. 2001)
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 02:46 AM
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top 10 sites/places.....that's kndfhard. I guess it depends on the person. For the best aquarium it would be Chicago. For musicals it would be New york. For movies Hollwood. Gambeling Las Vegas. Mickey Mouse Florida.
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 03:01 AM
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Did you know that Fodors has an entire board devoted to discussing travel in the US? Did you know that this isn't it?
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 04:16 AM
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Actually, I thik it's refreshing to wake up and find something you don't find here all the time. Do we "Euro-dites" have a different kind of list than others who travel the US?

Mine:

Yosemite

Hearst Castle

Muir Woods or Sequoia National Park or Calaveras county (CA), generally

Columbia River Gorge/Mt. Hood loop

Yellowstone

Arches and Canyonlands National Park (do this by by private plane fly-over)

Aspen

Jackson Hole

Santa Fe

Coeur d'Alene

Whitewater rafting, the Gauley (WV) or the American (CA)

Biltmore House

Niagara Falls

Cape Hatteras (see also beaches, below)

Hammond Castle and the north shore (Massachusetts)

Any of a number of good American beaches - - Hilton Head to Miami, though Europeans may find American atitudes about "skin" very weird - - we have still have excellent surf'n'sand (and I haven't ever been to Hawaii - - surely even more awesome - - plus volcanoes!)

the cities, naturally: SF; LA/Beverly hills/Orange County/San Diego; Chicago; NY; Washington; Boston or Philadelphia

and of course, Las Vegas - - which really doesn't count as a city, any more than Venice does - - it's a "something else".

One of the few places I would omit is New Orleans - - of great interest to Americans because it's America's most European city - - but thus, perhaps not such a big deal to Europeans. The bayous might be interesting, though - - one place I have never been but would like to.

I guess I went over 10. Sorry. It's a great country!

Best wishes,

Rex
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 05:36 AM
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Can't pick just 10! Please forgive!
San Francisco, Mamouth Caves, Blue Ridge Mountains,Okefenokee Swamp,L.A.,Seattle,New York,Reno,Las Vegas,Washington DC Williamsburg,Yosemite,Hollywood,San Diego,Oregon Coast,Boston,Hearst Castle,Sequoia National Park, Santa Cruz,Charleston.....so many wonderful places! Enjoy : )
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 08:42 AM
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Yellowstone
Yosemite
New York City
Washington, DC
Grand Canyon
San Francisco
New Orleans
Rocky Mountains
Oregon Coast
Key West
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 09:49 AM
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The Grand Canyon

New York City

Washington, D.C.

Charleston, S.C.

California coast - pick a spot

Either Yosemite or Yellowstone

Gettysburg - if we go to see the D-Day beaches and Verdun, then they should see our equivalent.

Rocky Mountains

Maine coast

Somewhere in the Midwest - either Chicago or St. Louis perhaps

If we expand this to the non-continental U.S., then Alaska and Hawaii would be two of my top ten.
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 11:22 AM
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My top ten:
NYC
La Jolla, CA
Vermont
Washington, DC
The Greenbriar (WV)
Colorado
Chicago
Napa/Sonoma
Chesapeake Bay
Nantucket

Truly all memorable, beautiful places.
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 11:36 AM
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Cities: New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, New Orleans, and Chicago. Possibly Los Angeles as well.

Nature: The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion/Bryce Canyon/Arches/Canyonlands, Big Sur, Hawaii. Add New England for the spectacular display of color if visiting in the fall.
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 03:02 PM
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Yellowstone Park
The Grand Canyon
Rocky Mountain National Park
Blue Ridge Parkway
Denali National Park, Alaska
New Orleans
Las Vegas
Maui
New York City
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 03:23 PM
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My top ten:

New York City
Washington, D.C.
Boston
Yosemite
Alaska
New Orleans
Acoma Pueblo (near Albuquerque)
Colorado Springs
Honolulu
San Francisco
Grand Canyon
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 03:56 PM
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My Favorite USA Sites:

New York City, NY
Napa & Sonoma, California
Maui & Kauai, Hawaii
Maine's Coastline
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Grand Canyon, Arizona
Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
Crater Lake, Oregon
Aspen, Colorado
New Orleans, Louisiana
San Francisco & San Diego, CA
Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Boston & Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Asheville, North Carolina
Washington State Coastline
Niagara Falls, New York
Miami Beach & Key West, Florida
Chicago, Illinois
Alaska
Puerto Rico







 
Mar 15th, 2002, 04:25 PM
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I'd have pick any ten from the following:
Athens, Georgia
Belgrade, Montana
Berlin, Wisconsin
Bern, Kansas
Brussels, Illinois
Cardiff, New Jersay
Copenhagen, Louisiana
Dublin, California
Edinburgh, South Carolina
Hague, Virginia
Lisbon, New Mexico
London, Arkansas
Luxemburg, Iowa
Madrid, Colorado
Moscow, Idaho
Oslo, Florida
Paris, Texas
Prague, Oklahoma
Rome, New York
Stockholm, South Dakota
Vienna, West Virginia
Warsaw, Alabama

And Humptulips, Washington, just down the road from Sappho.
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 04:36 PM
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You left out Glasgow, Verona and Florence - - all in Kentucky.

And those French places: Eau Claire, Des Moines, Baton Rouge and Terre Haute.
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 04:37 PM
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John, are you trying to get this thread censored? :~)

Humptulips is one of my all-time favorite names.
 

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