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Old 06-08-2017, 08:36 PM
 
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My Australian friend is spending some time touring around the U.S. He's in Nashville right now, and I was thinking of seeing if any of my friends are interested in taking a roadtrip from Toronto for a few days (I don't own a car). If I can't find someone interested I guess I could fly down, but that's a lot of money for a few days. He also said he's planning on going to Memphis. So that could be an option.

The other option I was thinking of is asking him if he wants to meet me in Pittsburgh. I could just take a bus there as it's much closer.

I've never been to any of these cities. Where would you go for 3-4 days, taking costs (from Toronto by air or bus) into consideration?
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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They're all good for a visit. I don't think any of them stand out way above the others but 3-4 days in Memphis might be a bit much. If you don't really have any inclination to see anything in particular, then Pittsburgh might be the easiest option for the bus as you say.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:06 AM
 
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If you have never been to the US, then I would say Nashville. You can drive over to Memphis for a day.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:19 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Since he's coming in from further out, I'd say Memphis if he was already headed there. Nashville is more appealing to me, but he'll have already been there for a while when you get in. Pittsburgh wasn't originally on his itinerary so maybe he doesn't want to muddle his original plans.

You're coming in from Canada, so the opportunities to visit those places in the future are a lot broader.

The only major crinkle in this would be if neither of you are going to drive. Memphis's trolley system, which hits many of the major sights, has been shut down and won't be open into much later this year. If neither of you drive, then that can put a damper on things.
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Old 06-09-2017, 03:32 PM
 
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If you have never been to the US, then I would say Nashville. You can drive over to Memphis for a day.
LOL. I lived in the US for two years. I've been to probably a dozen states, maybe more. I said I've never been to any of those three cities.
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Old 06-09-2017, 03:34 PM
 
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Since he's coming in from further out, I'd say Memphis if he was already headed there. Nashville is more appealing to me, but he'll have already been there for a while when you get in. Pittsburgh wasn't originally on his itinerary so maybe he doesn't want to muddle his original plans.

You're coming in from Canada, so the opportunities to visit those places in the future are a lot broader.

The only major crinkle in this would be if neither of you are going to drive. Memphis's trolley system, which hits many of the major sights, has been shut down and won't be open into much later this year. If neither of you drive, then that can put a damper on things.
He also plans to go to New Orleans and Austin. Though those places might be a little far and expensive for a short trip.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:27 PM
 
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If he's headed to New Orleans it won't cost much more to fly there than Memphis. That's an interesting city to visit.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Denver
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New Orleans or Pittsburgh. I couldn't see myself driving that far for Nashville or Memphis.
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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New Orleans yes! That one I think stands above the rest as a destination.
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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He also plans to go to New Orleans and Austin. Though those places might be a little far and expensive for a short trip.
It is not worth it unless he can spend a few days down there.
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