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

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

Mar 15th, 2002, 05:19 PM
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John
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I was only listing capitals. Evidently there are no Bratislavas, Minsks, Zagrebs, Ljubljanas, Vaduzes, or Helsinkis in the US. I forgot San Marino, California, and ignored the Baltic states entirely. Sorry.
There is a Vatican in Louisiana, though, but I don't want to bring up religion. There are also several Tokios, but this is the Europe board.
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 09:58 PM
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Art
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There are so many unique places in the US it is hard to pick only 10, but these are my choices.

Active volcano in Hawaii
The Redwoods (Northen Calif)
Monument Valley
Grand Canyan
Yosimite
Brice Canyan
Yellowstone
Coast of Maine
Death Valley
Niagara Falls

Since cities in Europe are so much older than ours I guess that I would only pick New Orleans
 
Mar 15th, 2002, 10:13 PM
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dt
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I very much liked Ashly's list of favourite US cities. A very good mixture of places in the US country. I did not like john's unhumourous list.
 
Mar 16th, 2002, 12:54 AM
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euro
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Hate to say it but Niagara Falls is much better viewed from the Canadian side, more spectacular falls and not so tacky.
 
Mar 16th, 2002, 02:04 PM
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Muriel
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Notta - Ascolando used the term "site" correctly- it simply means a location. "Sight" is not synonymous - it implies something you go specifically to look at or see, like perhaps Mount Rushmore or Niagara Falls. If you're going to the USA (or anywhere), you want to do a lot more than see - you want to smell, hear, taste, feel, and think as well.

Sorry of the off-topic reply, I just think it's kind of cute that someone is of recent enough vintage to think that the word "site" only refers to "locations" found on the internet!
 
Mar 16th, 2002, 03:07 PM
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Cape Flattery, Washington
Bennington, Vermont
Plains/Americus area, Georgia
Oroville, California
Saratoga Springs, New York
Cape Disappointment, Oregon
Crater Lake, Oregon
Most of Arizona
Fayetville, Arkansas
Missoula/Billings/Bozeman, Montana

 
Mar 16th, 2002, 03:53 PM
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Muriel, you were so kind to Notta, but I don’t find his/her criticism cute; it was rude and all the more so for being erroneous. As Pope said, "A little learning is a dangerous thing..." (And, no, Notta, that’s not the Pope, that’s Alexander Pope.)
 
Mar 17th, 2002, 07:38 AM
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top
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to the top
 
Mar 17th, 2002, 01:34 PM
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Linda
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For the lower 48:
Washington, D.C.
New York City
San Francisco
San Antonio
New Orleans
St. Augustine
Grand Canyon
Yellowstone National Park
Rockies near Colorado Springs
Oregon
 
Mar 18th, 2002, 08:23 AM
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Here is my list
 
Mar 18th, 2002, 08:30 AM
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GPWWO
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Ack stupid putter, now for my list

The sunset over the Great Plains in October.

The Henry Dorlyy Zoo in Omaha NE

Colonial Williamsburg

San Francisco

Savvanna GA

Washington DC

The Rocky Mts.

Yellowstone, specifically Bridal Viel Falls on the WY side.

The Black Hills of SD, Crazy horse, Mt. Rushmore

The Amana Colonies in central IA
 
Oct 20th, 2002, 11:55 AM
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This depends on what type of sight you want to see. Here's my 10 favorites:

Cities:
Washington D.C.
Williamsburg, VA
Chicago
San Francisco

Geographic "Wow"ness:
Grand Canyon
Yellowstone
Yosemite
The Rockies (just about anywhere)

Places to soak up atmosphere away from the crowds:
BWCA
North Shore of Lake Superior
Washington's Olympic Coast

Oh, that's 11....can't decide what to cut...this list could be endless!






 
Oct 20th, 2002, 12:12 PM
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MONROE, LOUISIANA

Home of the LA Purchase Gardens & Zoo,
the scenic Ouachita River, and
the Harvard of the South (ULM).
Also...great food at Ray's PeGe !
And birthplace of Delta Airlines.

Enjoy

 
Oct 20th, 2002, 12:14 PM
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There is nothing European about New Orleans, it is the epitomy of America. Lots of crime, lots of poverty, lots of drugs, lots of drunkeness.
 
Oct 20th, 2002, 01:19 PM
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right
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Funny, you make it sound european.
 
Oct 20th, 2002, 01:20 PM
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xxx
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Right, I guess you have never been to Europe.
 
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:14 PM
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beth
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Ok,

People got most of my top ten, so I spare you another list of the same cities and National Parks, but would add Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska by Sea Kayak and Glacier national Park in Montana.
 
Oct 21st, 2002, 09:53 AM
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My Top 10 list:

1) San Diego
2) San Francisco or North Coast
3) Oregon coast
4) Puget Sound area (Washington)
5) Alaska
6) Grand Canyon
7) Yosemite or Yellowstone
8) New Orleans
9) the original 13 colonies
10) Smoky Mt's (Tennessee / Kentucky)

 
Oct 21st, 2002, 10:10 AM
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1. Charleston, South Carolina
2. Grand Canyon
3. San Francisco
4. Cape Hatteras and Outer Banks of North Carolina
5. Redneck Riviera of Florida...the real Florida
6. Park Cities, Utah
7. Monterrey Peninsula, California
8. Smokey Mountains
9. Santa Fe, New Mexico
10. Big Sur, California
 
Oct 22nd, 2002, 09:09 AM
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Connie
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Yellowstone- stay at the lodge at old faithful
Yosemite- try to also stay at lodge in park
Napa valley
New York City
Outer Banks, North Carolina (Duck and north)
Cape Cod
Adirondack Park
Colorado- from Steamboat to Durango
Wyoming-stay on a "dude ranch" up in the sunllight valley-go through the bear tooth pass
Vermont
Lake Superior Wisconsin (see Duluth also)
Thats 11 sorry
 

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