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

Old Oct 22nd, 2002, 08:27 AM
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Nice to be asked! Pick a region or focus. Cannot see US in one visit.

History/Culture Focus:
East Coast Massachusets/Vermont down to South Carolina. Can be done well in a two week trip. Will see history, culture, beautiful country, seaside, Lots of sites, change of landscape, change of culture from North to South. Good trip!

Nature Focus:
Western states with national parks. Should pick a Northern Route for Grand Tetons etc.. or Southern route for Grand Canyon, desert etc.. Probably couldn't do both.

West Coast:
State of California all the way from North to South. Lots to see and experience.

Chicago and Great Lakes down to the Bayou and New Orleans. I live in the Midwest now, born on the east coast. Mid West is nice, but many things are far flung and hard to see in a short time. Personally I would pick one of the three regions above and go with them first. There is more to see in a concentrated area.

Old Oct 22nd, 2002, 12:27 PM
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New Orleans
Mackinaw City
Las Vegas
Santa Fe
San Francisco
Traverse City
Washington, DC
Old Nov 13th, 2002, 05:17 PM
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New Orleans, Nantucket, California beause I'm sure they'd want to. NYC, Wash. DC Yellowstone or Glacier Nat'l park, Arizona, the Ozarks and the Rockies.
Old Nov 14th, 2002, 04:43 PM
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Crater Lake, Oregon
Grand Tetons, Wyoming
Yellowstone, Wyoming/Montana
Sand Beach, Acadia NP, Maine
Rocky Mt. NP, Colorado
Glacier NP, Montana
Badlands, South Dakota
Over-rated:Grand Canyon, Arizona

Old Nov 24th, 2002, 10:08 PM
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Never LA. I live here. I first came here as a visitor - waiting to see all the magic. What I've found is that there is no "IT" in LA. A lot of fake socializing, dirty air, crackheads and crowds. I've been to 49 states (not Maine). I'd have to say if you like city - go to San Francisco, it's truly world class. As for countryside, Yosemite is incredible (and doable from SF). Also for non-city, don't skip Alaska, or the big island of Hawaii.
As far as the list, New Orleans is dirty but fun, New York is always interesting, DC is full of USA stuff (and homeless), the grand canyon is very impressive - pictures just don't do it justice, Savannah is neat but then what?.
I'm not sure about you Europeans, but a few days in Vegas is quite a party for everyone! One more - San Antionio during fiesta week (in April) is a fun time too (not too crowded, polite people, great food, and a pretty area comprised of a "river walk" with shops and restaurants.
Good luck!

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Ten cities--

New Orleans...fantastic food and atmosphere, amazing architecture and history

New York City...a must see cultural vortex

Salem Massachusetts and Cape Cod or Nantucket....intriguing history, fantastic food and scenery

San Francisco....great fun, gateway to a lot of natural attractions to the north in Marin and Sonoma counties (wine country, Muir woods, etc.)

Los Angeles/ Orange County/ Hollywood...cinema history and celebrity culture, beautiful beaches, chic restaurants and shopping

San Diego....close to Mexico for an exotic twist, wonderful zoo, botanical gardens, downtown gaslamp district, great beaches, sea world

Las Vegas....glitzyest, over the top casinos and shows

Phoenix....gateway to Grand Canyon and desert scenery (better in winter)

Cincinnati, Ohio...fanastic zoo, children's museum, river cruises, across river from Kentucky with aquarium, underground railroad museum

Orlando, Florida...Disney World, 'nuff said

Kaanapali Beach, Maui...actually, all of the island. Beautiful beaches, nightlife, friendly people, diverse terrain, fabulous activities and scenery
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