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Old 01-02-2009, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Just wondering what state you feel offers the most variety. When I say variety it refers to how different different places feel within the state. For example states like Vermont and Kansas offer little variety.

My vote would have to be for NY. You have NYC which feels like a different planet from places upstate. You have NYC, Adirondacks, rust belt cities, farms, LI suburbs that feel like there from the '50s, sandy LI beaches, the Hamptons, the Hudson Valley, and Staten Island which feels like no other place I've ever been to.

My top 3:
1 - NY
2 - CA
3 - TX
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:48 AM
 
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My top 3:
1 - NY
2 - CA
3 - TX
I would also add PA to that list.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Add North Carolina to the list.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: NE Phoenix
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I would say Arizona.

You have mountains green grass and pine trees and snow to the north.
Grand Canyon northeast.
Drive down from the mountains from Flagstaff and as you're descending all of a sudden you're in the desert with cactus and dry heat.

It's quite remarkable.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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New York
California
Texas

easily...
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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NY or Cali

NY has mountains, lakes, big cities, medium cities, small cities, wine country

In Cali you can go skiing and to the beach all in the same day.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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For states bordering oceans:
5. Maine
4. New York
3. Washington
2. Oregon
1. California

For states that are landlocked:

3. Oklahoma (desert to prairie to rolling mtns/hills in east)
2. Tennessee (lowland swamp to plateau to high mtns)
1. Michigan (great lake beaches to mountains to farmland)
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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Arizona and California
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I would throw in NJ. If you go towards NY you get strait up urban life, the other way is grassland and forests (pine barrens)(some rednecks out there too), the nj shore which is a different life and then south jersey which is complety different from the north and its all in at least 2 hours away from one another. I mean take in consideration of the cities we are influenced by, NY(super cosmapolitan), Philly(historic), Atlantic City(casino and shore life) And if you want to add in seasonal changes as well...
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I'd say:

1.CA
2.TX
3.FL
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