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Old 09-17-2016, 06:42 PM
 
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I thought NYC was overrated and insanely overpriced. It's just a megalopolis full of tall buildings and mobs of people. I went to a couple of Broadway plays and was underwhelmed. The theaters were unremarkable and I can see plays that are just as good here in Houston.
If all you did was go to a couple of plays, I'm sure you were disappointed so much more to NYC then the theatre district. Not to mention everything the other 4 boroughs have to offer.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:09 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I live in San Francisco and would never call it overrated, but Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 are places that I think are not worth bothering with. Full of overpriced restaurants, cheap amusements, souvenir shops and aggressive hawkers accosting you on the sidewalk and trying to sell you things.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:35 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I would say Vegas is near the top of the list of UNEXPLORED travel places. People think "gambling, the strip, that's all there is" but that couldn't be further from the truth. I go about 3 times a year, never gamble, and have still not done everything and seen everything.
I'm not a big gambling/casino person either. I've been there lots of times, but it's usually for family gatherings. Do you mind mentioning some of the places and things you like to see and do?

Quite a few years ago, someone I knew went on vacation there and recommended some things. I know one of them was the Hoover Dam "Hard Hat" tour (more expensive, but a smaller group and you get to see more things, she said).
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:10 PM
 
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IMO, one big overrated travel destination is Mexico. It's too hot, even in the winter, the shopping is meh, and Puerta Vallarta was unbelievably dirty and smelly. Cabo, in contrast, reminded me of an American suburban strip mall, and even included many of the stores. Since I'm looking for a different cultural experience, I wasn't impressed by that.
Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas are similar to Cancun in that they are resort communities that cater primarily to Americans/Canadians. If you were really looking for a authentic culture experience in Mexico itself you should have ventured into the interior towns and cities such as Taxco, Mexico DF, Puebla, or Cuernavaca (plus since those cities are at 7,000ft above sea level the climate will be much more temperate as well).
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY.
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Route66. Huh, what is it? There is some tourist trap store, a bunch of diners, some hoes, etc. The route itself existed only what 30 years? What cultural touristy nonesense!

I say Le Grande Canyon. It's just a hole in the ground.
Oh, and the Niagara Falls is just water falling down.

Miami. As a whole it's a dump. I see more topless babes on Coney Island these days. Good for gays and druggies.
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY.
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Key West is not known for beaches, that's for sure. Anyone looking for the typical beautiful Florida beach will surely be disappointed there. I love Key West for the funky vibe.
Isnt it mostly gay male?
There is a sub base, that is mostly staffed by gays. They could tolerate male company for months, me, well if I dont see a babe in 2 days I freak out.
Key West is like SF, lots of gays.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:13 PM
 
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Isnt it mostly gay male?
There is a sub base, that is mostly staffed by gays. They could tolerate male company for months, me, well if I dont see a babe in 2 days I freak out.
Key West is like SF, lots of gays.
Not mostly gay male at all, not even close. The gay scene has went away a lot, as gays have more options nationwide now. Miami, and even Lake Worth has a larger gay scene.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:22 AM
 
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I'm not a big gambling/casino person either. I've been there lots of times, but it's usually for family gatherings. Do you mind mentioning some of the places and things you like to see and do?

Quite a few years ago, someone I knew went on vacation there and recommended some things. I know one of them was the Hoover Dam "Hard Hat" tour (more expensive, but a smaller group and you get to see more things, she said).
Sure, I just came back from a quick weekend there, my third trip this year so far. Here's a few things off the top of my head.

Hoover Dam is something to see, for sure. While you are there, a drive to get a closer look at Lake Mead is a nice one, though the low level of the water these days is quite alarming.

Red Rock Canyon - short drive to a gorgeous area with, yep, red rocks. There is a 13 mile loop that is a very pretty drive.

Mt Charleston - also a short drive where you can see the landscape change from desert to mountain in a matter of minutes. Ski area at the top with snow from about October to April.

Valley of Fire - Longer drive but also gorgeous scenery.

Atomic testing Museum - shows the history of the atomic testing in the Las Vegas are with a small theater where you can "experience" a blast

Mob Museum - highly recommended by me! I've been twice so far. Very well done museum showing both sides of early Vegas, the Mob side and the law enforcement side. It is located downtown in the original courthouse

Neon Boneyard - Where old neon signs go to retire. They offer night and day tours, the night tours have many of the old signs lit.

Fremont Street and Fremont East districts - My favorite area. Lots of people watching, live music nightly on 3 stages, 3 levels of zip lines above. The Container Park is located in the east district, which is shopping made from recycled shipping containers.

While downtown, there is a lot of cool side things to see, the shark tank at the Golden Nugget Pool, for instance, of have your picture taken with a million dollars at Binions. There is also Banger Brewing Company which has great local beers and free tours. Main Street Station is a gorgeous casino property with beautiful old chandeliers from Europe and a peice of the Berlin wall as a backdrop for the urinals in one of the men's rooms. Between Main St Station and The Plaza there are some old train cars from days gone by that you can peek into.

Springs Preserve has a botanical garden, museum, and butterfly garden. It is one place I actually have not yet been!
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:46 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Sure, I just came back from a quick weekend there, my third trip this year so far. Here's a few things off the top of my head.

Hoover Dam is something to see, for sure. While you are there, a drive to get a closer look at Lake Mead is a nice one, though the low level of the water these days is quite alarming.

Red Rock Canyon - short drive to a gorgeous area with, yep, red rocks. There is a 13 mile loop that is a very pretty drive.

Mt Charleston - also a short drive where you can see the landscape change from desert to mountain in a matter of minutes. Ski area at the top with snow from about October to April.

Valley of Fire - Longer drive but also gorgeous scenery.

Atomic testing Museum - shows the history of the atomic testing in the Las Vegas are with a small theater where you can "experience" a blast

Mob Museum - highly recommended by me! I've been twice so far. Very well done museum showing both sides of early Vegas, the Mob side and the law enforcement side. It is located downtown in the original courthouse

Neon Boneyard - Where old neon signs go to retire. They offer night and day tours, the night tours have many of the old signs lit.

Fremont Street and Fremont East districts - My favorite area. Lots of people watching, live music nightly on 3 stages, 3 levels of zip lines above. The Container Park is located in the east district, which is shopping made from recycled shipping containers.

While downtown, there is a lot of cool side things to see, the shark tank at the Golden Nugget Pool, for instance, of have your picture taken with a million dollars at Binions. There is also Banger Brewing Company which has great local beers and free tours. Main Street Station is a gorgeous casino property with beautiful old chandeliers from Europe and a peice of the Berlin wall as a backdrop for the urinals in one of the men's rooms. Between Main St Station and The Plaza there are some old train cars from days gone by that you can peek into.

Springs Preserve has a botanical garden, museum, and butterfly garden. It is one place I actually have not yet been!
Thanks, ElleTea! The Mob Museum and Neon Boneyard sound especially interesting, and I'd love to check out all the natural scenery. Great list. Thanks again.
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:35 PM
 
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Other video of the "City of Light" aka "the City of Love" LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0x_4plkehA
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