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Old 02-20-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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what would the order of preference of states you would visit be? I've decided to split it into region to make it easier:

THE WEST:

1. California
2. Washington
3. Wyoming
4. Arizona
5. Utah
6. Colorado
7. Montana
8. Oregon
9. New Mexico
10. Idaho

THE MIDWEST:

1. Illinois
2. Michigan
3. Minnesota
4. South Dakota
5. Wisconsin
6. Kansas
7. Missouri
8. Ohio
9. North Dakota
10. Iowa
11. Nebraska

THE SOUTH

1. Tennessee
2. Mississippi
4. Virginia
5. North Carolina
6. Georgia
7. South Carolina
8. Florida
9. West Virginia
10. Arkansas
11. Louisiana
12. Oklahoma
13. Delaware

THE NORTHEAST

1. New York
2. Massachusetts
3. Pennsylvania
4. New Hampshire
5. Maryland
6. New Jersey
7. Vermont
8. Maine
9. Connecticut
10. Rhode Island
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Most of the regions you did seem like reasonable opinions - and I am not going to nitpick about a couple of changes. The South however is a mess! For instance:

First of all Florida is going to be numero uno for most international travelers (and most American and Canadians too lol). Second where is Texas? Third if Maryland is a NE state than so will be Delaware. Alot of people like to visit Louisana (New Orleans) also so I do understand why you have it so low.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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What happened to Indiana? Got a problem with corn and auto racing??
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I'd start in Virginia... Then realize I need look no further!

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Originally Posted by LINative View Post
Most of the regions you did seem like reasonable opinions - and I am not going to nitpick about a couple of changes. The South however is a mess! For instance:

First of all Florida is going to be numero uno for most international travelers (and most American and Canadians too lol). Second where is Texas? Third if Maryland is a NE state than so will be Delaware. Alot of people like to visit Louisana (New Orleans) also so I do understand why you have it so low.

There should be a Mid-Atlantic section to include Maryland DE, and DC. Possibly NOVA.

Last edited by Bo; 02-21-2009 at 07:09 AM.. Reason: merged member's consecutive posts
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:32 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Sorry I honestly forgot to put Texas in...I would actually rank it high up there, perhaps above Virginia even, and Indiana, around Ohio
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:38 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Most of the regions you did seem like reasonable opinions - and I am not going to nitpick about a couple of changes. The South however is a mess! For instance:

First of all Florida is going to be numero uno for most international travelers (and most American and Canadians too lol). Second where is Texas? Third if Maryland is a NE state than so will be Delaware. Alot of people like to visit Louisana (New Orleans) also so I do understand why you have it so low.
This is merely the order of my individual preference, if it were to reflect general preference, of course Florida would be in the top 3 out of all states.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:28 AM
 
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Honestly, the order a foreigner would probably list states to visit is quite different from a list of states a well traveled American would give you if you wanted to see the real USA.

I know most Americans would say to totally skip most of the Midwest outside big cities. I've taken my forieng friends from Chicago to Iowa to party, they were all totally blown away. For them it was extremely interesting and a huge cultural experience. Most Americans just think it's "flat and boring with corn".


Clearly there are places like San Fran, New York, etc. that people should visit, but more who visit from other continents are pretty facinanted by the small town middle America that they hear NOTHING about in their own countries. I know when I'm in Europe I love the cities, but the rural areas are always so unique and just different.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Everett, WA
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If I was a tourist, I would look at the order of rankings from most to least visitied U.S. States and reverse it. But that's me. I like out of the way places
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I have seen most of the US. I think you should see Southern California, New York City then Florida for the beaches. The rest is pretty similar.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:33 AM
 
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I have seen most of the US. I think you should see Southern California, New York City then Florida for the beaches. The rest is pretty similar.
"The rest" is actually about 90% of the country......

Nice representation of the US you have there....
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