Trip to the USA

Nov 1st, 2009, 12:45 PM
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Trip to the USA

In march my husband and i planned a trip to the USA started in Houston - Dallas - Oklahoma City - Kansas City - Minneapolis.
What sort of attractions - highlights - sightseeing - ore something else we must see on our trip.
We planned for two weeks.
Hope to have many tips.
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Nov 1st, 2009, 03:49 PM
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The cities you mention are not the top tourist destinations in the USA. Is there some reason you are visiting these places rather than National Parks, such as the Grand Canyon, and cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco?
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Nov 1st, 2009, 04:44 PM
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On the culinary scene, you will find great diversity in these cities with some of the best of regional American specialties.

Houston: Gulf Coast Seafood, with reliable cajun style: Pappadeaux, Jimmy G's. Mexican/Central American: Red Onion, Chuys. Texas BBQ: Goode's, Rudy's. Steaks: Pappas, Perry's.

Dallas: Steaks: Bob's, Del Friscos. Mexican: Uncle Julios, Cantina Laredo. Babe's Chicken. At the FW Stockyards: H3 Steakhouse. Risky's BBQ

KC: Arthur Bryant's or Gate's Barbeque.

Minneapolis: Search out north coast and Mississippi River fish: walleye, catfish. Sea Change, Kincaids.

A few destinations:

Houston: NASA
Dallas: Cowboys game, Aquarium, Fort Worth Stockyards
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Nov 1st, 2009, 04:48 PM
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Agree that none of your choices are top tourist destinations. You can find something to do in all of them, but unless you've seen the major sights not sure why you would bother.

Also, March in Minneapolis is likely to still be winter (average temp is below freezing) - and it will be only the very beginning of spring except in Houston/Dallas (as in no leaves on trees etc.)
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I live in Oklahoma, which is right in the middle of where you suggest. Yes, there are things to do. No, I wouldn't come to any of them unless I just happened to be in the area in the first place. I agree with others, unless you have been to the US on many many occasions already, this will not be that impressive. Frankly, it is boring compared to a lot of other great places. Furthermore, March is not a great time to come other than snow ski, or perhaps do a major City like San Francisco, La, New York, Washington, Disneyworld. 90% of the National Parks(which is what I love to do), the weather would be a factor in March.
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> something else we must see on our trip.

Unless we have SOME idea of your interests, budget, and mode of transportation; nobody (including myself) can give you any meaningful advice on this question. We can (and some will) give a lot of meaningless advice on what WE would like, bugt only by ignoring the fact that something we would enjoy might leave you completely disinterested. A Dallas Cowboys game in March may not be very exciting, for example.

If you could specify what you hope to experience on your trip, we can give you advice that will be useful to you, instead of just a list of things we've enjoyed at these places.

As others have noted, a good place to begin is to explain why you choose these cities to visit.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 04:49 AM
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I agree with PaulRabe. It's hard to help without knowing your interests and why you picked those cities. While they aren't on most people's tourist destination lists, we've been to all those cities many, many times and they all can offer a lot to see and do - but it will depend on what your likes/dislikes are.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 06:42 AM
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March in those cities can be really iffy weather. Why choose those? As others have said, they are not the top attractions for tourists to the USA. Nice cities, if you are doing business there, though.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 07:36 AM
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People DO want to help, but need more info about what you are looking for. Obviously, you are interested in cities as opposed to parks and smaller towns. But, specifically, posters have to be wondering why you choose the places you did. It's the same reaction one would get if they said they wanted to see Europe and were looking into Helsinki, Genoa, Rotterdam, Bucharest and Minsk.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 07:38 AM
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I must be missing something. Where in Peth's post did she ask for opinions on her chosen destinations?

Peth- I hope you find the info you need. Enjoy your trip.
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The Cowboys do not play in March. The last game of this NFL season is the Super Bowl, which is on 7 February 2010 in Miami.

Peth8, can you tell us your interests? Do you plan to rent a car? Fly? It's a long way from Houston to Minneapolis and the weather will be very different in those two locations in March. You might have very warm weather in Houston and Dallas and major snowstorms in Minneapolis.

If you give us a little more information we'll try to answer your questions and give you some good tips.
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If this is still your destination of choice, I would be more than happy to offer several suggestions for Dallas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Your post appears that this maybe be one of your first visits to the US and as bardo1 mentions these places aren't high on peoples list of places to visit and I did want you to be informed about the weather in March.
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Rereading your post, perhaps you are coming here on business. If that is the case, then you can definately find things to do in the places you mention.
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Why should Peth have to justify her trip destinations to anyone? There may be a dozen reasons she and her husband agreed on that itinerary. Perhaps there are relatives to visit on the way, or a certain art exhibit in one of the cities. Maybe they've already visited the more popular destinations and want to see something different.
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boots, the reason people are asking for more specifics is so that they can be more specific on recommendations. IE: if the OP is not a museum fan, how beneficial would it be for someone to list museums that they need to see in these cities. Or hiking if they are indoors-types. This was too broad of a question that needs to be narrowed down.
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If you reread my posts, you'll see that I wasn't contesting the request for more specifics.
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I always wanted to go to the Southfork ranch of Dallas' TV show fame in Texas.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 09:24 AM
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Yeah that is one of the things whe want to see.
This is not the first time whe visit USA, we now the weather can't be warm al the time.
I only ask for things that are to see on the way from Houston to Minneapolis and that will not say that i only stop in that places bud i think their is enough to see on the way up.
And the suggestions that you give i can choose what we like.
In september we have a trip from Atlanta to Chigaco and back. We went to Chattanooga and see the ruby falls, rock city, we see Nashville nice to walk and see the clubs, in St Louis whe went to the Gate way arch and went in, in Chigaco the make a city trip. These are a couple of things that we made on the trip so you see not special one thing bud we like to see different things. I hope i have explane it know better. We looked for the weather and what we have found whas that it was between 14 and 24 degrees so whe tought i wash a good thing bud now i read that it;s much colder.
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