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Old 04-29-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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within driving distance I'd say Philly NYC and Boston
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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So besides my metro, NYC, i would have to say Boston.

Boston has a nice old/modern feel to it along with its metro.
I agree. So much history. We used to laugh about the fact that George Washington must have slept in every historic house within a 100 mi radius of NYC. That guy really got around.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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here it would have to be Gatlinburg or Nashville
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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I would have to go with Boston or New York City around here. Boston's an obvious answer for all of the reasons above, but it's not just Boston. Outside Boston, Salem, Plymouth, Lexington, Concord, New Bedford, etc ALL have incredible amounts of history (much of it completely unrelated to the Revolution).

New York is a given as well.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I think any major city on the East Coast (Boston, NY, Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC) would be spectacular on this front. There's countless historical, cultural and scenic attractions for a weekend trip near all of them.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Philadelphia and Boston area. I would love to go back to Salem. I went there as a kid and loved it, so I would probably find it more interesting nowadays.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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To Philly, NYC, Boston, and SF add DC and LA (although depending on what part of LA it takes a long time to get out of the metro area; still, there's the mountains, the beach towns, the desert, etc.). Wilmington, DE is a smaller city, but it's within easy daytrip distance of NYC, DC, Philadelphia, plus lots of rural/small town areas, including those in PA, the beach towns of NJ and DE, etc.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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NYC and Philly, Los Angeles, Las Vegas
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Los Angeles has Santa Barbara and associated wine country to the north, Palm Springs and the desert to the east, San Diego to the south, and Catalina Island to the west. LA also has numerous towns in Orange County (Laguna, Newport, Huntington, Anaheim, etc...) as well as within LA County (Pasadena, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, etc...).
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