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Old 01-23-2009, 07:47 PM
 
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Also, how can I forget Niagara Falls. Go to both sides too. You would see a difference in the two sides. Still a good place to go and take a ride on the Maid of the Mist in the Niagara River. Check out the Skylon Tower on the Canadian side too. They have a Ripley's Believe It or Not on the Canadian side too and the Minolta Tower is cool too. They have a casino on the NY side called the Seneca Niagara Casino in downtown Niagara Falls, NY. They have outlet malls on both sides too. You can check out Buffalo and Darien Lake amusement park, which is about a half hour East of Buffalo. Toronto isn't too far from the Falls either.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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When we lived in Vegas, our favorite place to go was Petaluma, CA. DH, DS, dog & I would head up in our small travel trailer and stay at the KOA park there. It's a beautiful town with lots to do nearby, and it's a short drive from San Francisco. We so miss those vacations!
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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Seattle.
Seattle is fantastic. A few years ago, my family and I flew to Seattle and did a big Pacific Northwest tour including Olympic National Park, Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, and of course, Seattle. One of the best trips ever!
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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My pick goes to Las Vegas. They've obviously got lots of things to do in town (gambling, shows, golf, etc), and you know that. But it's also not far from Hoover Dam and within a day's trip to the Grand Canyon.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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This subject is a bit too broad.

I love Nantucket... it's different world and it's beautiful, fun and fascinating.

Newport RI is fantastic as well.

Acadia and Bar Harbor Maine are beautiful.... I think people don't expect that kind of drama out of the New England coastline.

My favorite place in the U.S. to go AWAY to? it's got to be the Pacific Northwest. absolutely beautiful with varied geography (Mountains, coast, etc) as well as fun, entertaining and beautiful cities (Portland and Seattle).
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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No one city is the best vacation destination. You should see all America has to offer.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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No one city is the best vacation destination. You should see all America has to offer.
Ok C_D where would you recommend someone go first?
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:21 AM
 
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Ok C_D where would you recommend someone go first?
Doesn't matter what order you visit places, as long as you see a variety of different places. I am very fortunate to have seen more of this country than the average American.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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What US city is the best vacation destination? I started this thread because... everyone loves a good vacation... Right?
Sanibel Island, Ft. Myers Beach - any destination on the Florida Gulf Coast would qualify in my opinion.

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Old 01-24-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I agree with City Data 91, but I'm willing to give you some places to start!

Seattle--it's a great city in itself, but Victoria BC I loved--it is so charming, beautiful, and walkable. They are a great trip to combine together. Start in Seattle for the big city feel, and then take the ferry over to Victoria to relax for the last few days of your vacation. Victoria is soooo romantic, and there are kid friendly things to do there as well. Stay in the inner harbor area.

I also suggest the Hawaiian islands. Honolulu is probably the only "city" of the islands. However, Maui is my favorite--especially South Maui.

Next, Santa Cruz. Not a big city by any means, but a beautiful beach town. It's not THAT far from San Jose and San Fran if you get the city itch.

Personally, I would love to go to NYC and Chicago. My goal is to visit every state before I die...still have soooo many to see.

Good luck! Let us know what you decide. Maybe a good way to start is by picking a place you've never been that isn't too far from your home?
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