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View Poll Results: Your Favorite Vacation States
Alabama 0 0%
Alaska 2 1.47%
Arizona 3 2.21%
Arkansas 0 0%
California 19 13.97%
Colorado 4 2.94%
Connecticut 0 0%
Delaware 0 0%
Florida 20 14.71%
Georgia 6 4.41%
Hawaii 9 6.62%
Idaho 1 0.74%
Illinois 2 1.47%
Indiana 0 0%
Iowa 0 0%
Kansas 0 0%
Kentucky 0 0%
Lousiana 0 0%
Maine 3 2.21%
Maryland 0 0%
Massachusetts 0 0%
Michigan 5 3.68%
Minnesota 3 2.21%
Mississippi 0 0%
Missouri 0 0%
Montana 1 0.74%
Nebraska 0 0%
Nevada 1 0.74%
New Hampshire 1 0.74%
New Jersey 4 2.94%
New Mexico 6 4.41%
New York 3 2.21%
North Carolina 5 3.68%
North Dakota 3 2.21%
Ohio 1 0.74%
Oklahoma 0 0%
Oregon 1 0.74%
Pennsylvania 0 0%
Rhode Island 1 0.74%
South Carolina 4 2.94%
South Dakota 0 0%
Tennessee 7 5.15%
Texas 5 3.68%
Utah 8 5.88%
Vermont 1 0.74%
Virginia 1 0.74%
Washington 1 0.74%
West Virginia 1 0.74%
Wisconsin 3 2.21%
Wyoming 1 0.74%
Voters: 136. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Northern California - I absolutely love that area. Fantastic and varied scenery from the coast to the Sierras, lots of historical sights and I adore San Francisco and the Monterey area.

Maine. Another great favourite, wonderfully friendly people , love the Coast, love the Northern Woods and Moosehead Lake area ( in fact I got married there !) and lots of lovely little towns, it always feels really laid back. Acadia National Park out of season is sheer delight as is the area around Boothbay and Deer Isle.

The rest of New England ( especially VT, MA and NH) for the sheer variety of landscapes, wonderful little towns, lots of history, great Wildlife and so many things to see and do. I could never get bored there. I also love the "Four Seasons" climate though summers can be a tad too humid for me in parts. I adore Boston but the real stars in NE are the small towns.


Alaska. The sheer magnitude of everything, the open spaces, glaciers, great woods, wildlife, independent spirits, superb coastline and Native American presence makes it an unforgettable place for me and hard to beat.

New Mexico, Arizona , Colorado and Utah are also great favourites with stunning landscapes and for me as an Archaeologist the Native American Archaeological sites are just a marvel.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:11 AM
 
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I always say this about Vermont. It is, to me, the most beautiful state in the US due to the fact there are not any blighted areas that I'm aware of.
Barre isn't great, though even it has its charms. Overall I do love Vermont.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:27 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Barre isn't great, though even it has its charms. Overall I do love Vermont.
i'm sure it's not blighted at least in the way i would think.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Barre isn't great, though even it has its charms. Overall I do love Vermont.
Barre is not economically thriving and a bit down on it's luck, not the epitome of Vermont charm. However it somehow pulls off being a cute town nonetheless. Taking the exit to Barre off I-89, the ramp go's down through a gorgeous and scenic green valley.

Downtown Barre: Barre, VT - Google Maps
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:52 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Barre is not economically thriving and a bit down on it's luck, not the epitome of Vermont charm. However it somehow pulls off being a cute town nonetheless. Taking the exit to Barre off I-89, the ramp go's down through a gorgeous and scenic green valley.

Downtown Barre: Barre, VT - Google Maps
That main street and the charm associated with it, while seeming 'down on its luck' to someone from New England, would seem like heaven on earth to people living in other regions of the country. There's something very unique about downtown spatial and human scale design in New England that isn't often replicated in other areas. Even a town classified as down on its luck would be considered fanciful to someone living somewhere else where the car dominates land use planning.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: NJ
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That main street and the charm associated with it, while seeming 'down on its luck' to someone from New England, would seem like heaven on earth to people living in other regions of the country. There's something very unique about downtown spatial and human scale design in New England that isn't often replicated in other areas. Even a town classified as down on its luck would be considered fanciful to someone living somewhere else where the car dominates land use planning.
i ain't as eloquent as you, so I'll just say you expressed my feelings exactly.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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I love New England, and it was hard to pick just one state, but I voted for Maine. Just a beautiful place! Gorgeous coastline, l lots of interesting towns to visit both inland and along the ocean and many bays.

But I've probably spent most of my vacation time at the Jersey Shore, since it's an easy day trip, has wonderful beaches, and many lovely towns that are great for families.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:55 PM
 
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I loved my vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Then I moved here, so now I need a new vacation spot. I have a bigger desire to head west than east. I loved Wyoming and this year hope to make a Montana/Idaho trip. I don't get the chance to travel nearly as much as I would like, so I would enjoy a trip to ANY state.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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My favorite vacation state is Florida because it is warm down there and they have the best beaches. I like any state with warm weather and nice beaches.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Hawaii-best weather, beaches and scenery I have ever experienced.
Southern California- nice beaches (water in summer in San Diego usually reaches 73F), beautiful topography, lots of cultural thigns to do, and theme parks.

Florida-beautiful wetlands, good weather, pretty beaches
Northern California-beautiful hiking and coastline, lots of cultural things to do as well
Washington DC-lots of culture and beautiful architecture (and cherry blossoms)
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