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Old 11-09-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: dublin. the good part.
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alrite, well me and a few of the lads have decided we mite go to usa for the summer next year.

what i want to know is, what would be the best place to go to in terms of class weather, good banter, and cheap.

i was thinking of santa cruz in california but dont know, and also tempted to experience new york cause id say its class during summer, went in winter and was sooooooooo cold so just stayed in the hotel all day watching tv.

also do ye reckon the euro will continue to absolutely PWN in the dollar? prob not worth goin if it didn't.

cheers.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego would probably be a good place for you and your friends to visit. I've never been but I would love to someday. I've heard great things about each of those cities when it comes to weather and Los Angeles and San Francisco have lots of things to do to keep you entertained. I'm sure San Diego does too.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:16 PM
 
Location: dublin. the good part.
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thanks mate.

isn't san francisco a bit cold tho? well ok im irish so maby not cold for me, but its fairly windy and can get bitter even during summer i hear.. isn't there some quote mark twain, like the ''coldest summer i ever experienced was one in san francisco''...something like that anyway, not sure.lol

ive heard that its such a great city tho, my parents went during the summer and said it was very good.

san diego definetly seems a good spot.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Are you just planning to go to one city or are you planning to travel around the U.S.?
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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thanks mate.

isn't san francisco a bit cold tho? well ok im irish so maby not cold for me, but its fairly windy and can get bitter even during summer i hear.. isn't there some quote mark twain, like the ''coldest summer i ever experienced was one in san francisco''...something like that anyway, not sure.lol

ive heard that its such a great city tho, my parents went during the summer and said it was very good.

san diego definetly seems a good spot.
Mark Twain came from America's South which is very hot!So San Francisco would seem very cold to him.
I'd definately recomend San Francisco. Maybe even Boston or Washington DC. I love the summer in NY though, nothing like it!
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: dublin. the good part.
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well initially just one place but id say we might do a bit of travelling but nothing much. that(travelling through usa) mite come some other time.


edit: cheers joe bama. hah yeah point taken about san francisco.


ah theres so much things to do and so little time to do it...wont be young too much longer..need to go north america and experience it, cause ive never been but i have been to south america.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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If you want the American experience, and you can afford it, a Cubs vs. Cardinals game at Wrigley should be a blast. Sit down and eat a hotodg, drink an $8 beer, and watch a great rivalry. Of course, it's great to see them play in St. Louis, or the Red Sox and Yankees in Boston or New York.

Are you guys planning on attending sporting events? Or just hanging out on the beach somewhere?

Not sure if this helps, 5 Irish guys taking a US Road Trip. (Language Warning)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvVFlqi1VDk
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Mark Twain came from America's South which is very hot!So San Francisco would seem very cold to him.
I'd definately recomend San Francisco. Maybe even Boston or Washington DC. I love the summer in NY though, nothing like it!
Mark Twain is from Northeastern Missouri actually. I believe he also worked in NY, Philly, Cincinnati, and St. Louis.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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If you're going to be here for the summer only, I'd suggest looking at northern cities unless you can live with tropical and or desert temperatures for three months. Places like Florida and Georgia and east Texas have very warm, very humid summers (temps routinely reach 35C and the humidity drips off of you) that can be difficult to bear after a while if you're not used to it. Southwest cities routinely exceed 40C but at least the humidity is nonexistent.

IMO the best combination of weather and a unique urban American experience for the buck would be either Chicago or Philadelphia. Other options that will be cheaper but maybe not as exciting would be Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul (aka "Twin Cities"), Denver, and Seattle. If you've already done New York, Philly might seem too similar to make it worth your while. Other places that have been suggested either by you or by others (New York, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Francisco) are pretty much the most expensive places in the States. If you want your euro to go further, you might consider other options.

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Old 11-09-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: dublin. the good part.
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If you want the American experience, and you can afford it, a Cubs vs. Cardinals game at Wrigley should be a blast. Sit down and eat a hotodg, drink an $8 beer, and watch a great rivalry. Of course, it's great to see them play in St. Louis, or the Red Sox and Yankees in Boston or New York.

Are you guys planning on attending sporting events? Or just hanging out on the beach somewhere?
well the beach would probably be a focal part of the trip, but definetly not just goin to sit around the beach doing nothing(we did this in spain for basically the whole summer last year )

ehone of my mates loves baseball. dont know where the love came from, its never on tv here but would definetly love to experience a game.

id say we'll try get to watch a san jose earthquakes match if do end up going near there.



edit: lads your too helpful, i have to keep saying thanks all the time . Drover great info there.

now i'm goin to have to take some notes with all this advice.
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