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Old 06-13-2017, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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being a bit of a homer here but,

Charleston, WV is certainly an underrated place to visit.
I agree. Most would not consider Charleston, WV to be a place to visit as a destination but it has a lot going for it and I love the natural scenery that surrounds the city.
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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being a bit of a homer here but,

Charleston, WV is certainly an underrated place to visit.
Can you please elaborate? I've only drove through the state but curious what WV has to offer!
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Edinburgh,Scotland
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Cincinatti is a favourite of mine,if I could live there I would in a heartbeat.Been to 35 states visiting the usual tourist attractions etc and find cincinatti a real undiscovered gem.Back there in sept for Oktober fest.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:45 AM
 
Location: 304
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Can you please elaborate? I've only drove through the state but curious what WV has to offer!
Well if we are simply speaking of what Charleston, WV has to offer that is one thing, but WV as a whole is a different ball game all together.

Charleston is a small city, but has some unique history, architecture, things to do, and restaurants. Downtown Charleston has the village district which features local restaurants, bars, stores, art galleries, coffee shops, etc... And there is the Clay Center for arts and sciences, and the WV cultural/history museum. The Kanawha River runs through the heart of town and is an excellent boating river. Charleston is less than an hour away from the New River Gorge region of WV which is an adventurers playground. That area offers some of the best outdoor activities in the east with whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, zip lines, etc... The scenery throughout all of WV is fantastic. The New River Gorge Bridge is the emblem of the area and a landmark for the state. It is among the largest arch bridges in the world and spans the canyon in a way to which sets up an excellent staging area for base jumping.

I gravitate towards historic importance and architecture, so Charleston hits home with me. The city has done an excellent job of restoring its historic downtown into a usable business district. The history surrounding the state capital, mining, industry, and Appalachia is in-bedded within the fabric of Charleston. The hospitality of the city is unmatched within a 4-5 hour drive.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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I take pleasure in most places I visit. I had a lot of fun in Detroit and the surrounding area.
Me too!
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Any city that is cool people find out about it and it gets over visited and then over populated like Nashville, Austin, Asheville NC, Denver, Seattle over the years.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Fox Cities, Wisconsin
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I'll go with Indianapolis.

On my way back, I couldn't decide between Indianapolis and Louisville to go see the 4th of July fireworks in their respective downtowns on my way back from Orlando (eventually settled with Indianapolis since I've never really explored it).

Driving in Indy is so easy compared to the likes of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Atlanta. The downtown is no Chicago or Milwaukee, but it's pretty darn good. The Cultural Trail is fantastic to walk on. Also have the canal, Meridian St. (loved the University Park).
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Salt Lake City
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:25 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Biloxi, Mississippi is quite a lively and fun resort area with many major casinos. But its not as famous nationally as Atlantic City which has become quite a dump and is in decline.
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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New Haven, CT

The hashtag #gscia has gone "viral" with posts on New Haven. It's a bold claim, but stands for "greatest small city in America".

Enough for a week? No. A great 2-3 day trip, possibly as a greater New England/tri-state itinerary? Absolutely. And it's usually overlooked as a place to visit, unless seeking out Yale specifically.

Reasons:
  • Exceptional foodie scene, including some of the best pizza on the planet and the birthplace of the hamburger
  • World class museums, notably Yale Art Gallery, British Art Gallery, and the Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • Stunning architecture, a mix of gothic, Colonial, modern, and more. Many historic areas, beautiful churches, etc.
  • Lots of interesting shopping, funky/cool shops
  • Very walkable
  • Shedding its image as a dangerous city as crime is dropping precipitously and more people are realizing that the most visited areas have always been pretty safe.
  • Lots of other things to do: see an off Broadway show at the original off Broadway venue, Yale Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theater, very often live music can be found downtown, see a symphony at Woolsey Hall for very little money, etc.

Yale Art Gallery:

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