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View Poll Results: What City Should I Visit?
Boston 0 0%
Chicago 2 5.71%
DC 6 17.14%
Philadelphia 2 5.71%
Toronto 0 0%
Vancouver 7 20.00%
Mexico City 18 51.43%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-08-2018, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I'm looking at doing a small trip for my birthday, since it falls on a long weekend with President's Day in February.

The only problem is I'm not sure what city I should visit, especially since February isn't the prime time for great weather (but flights and accommodations are cheap )

So if you could choose one city of the bunch that I'm considering, what would it be and why?

Thanks!
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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From LA and your choices, I'd vote Mexico City.. I have never been but really want to go and have heard lots of great things about it.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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From LA and your choices, I'd vote Mexico City.. I have never been but really want to go and have heard lots of great things about it.
My reasons for voting as you did are exactly what yours were.
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Starting a walkabout
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DC may be cold but has a lot of sights to see, many of them indoors. And public transportation is very good.
Since you are in LA where the weather is good, do you want the same - then go to Mexico city. If you do not mind a few days of cold, choose DC.
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Or DC, if you've never been....

never enough time to see monuments ie Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial etc.

There's the Capitol (that you as an American citizen own) along with the many Smithsonians museums, that you also own, located on the mall....so many galleries, if you are into fine art...

The Asian museum and the Native American Museum, Natural History Museum etc. etc etc. The National Archives is one of the most beautiful buildings you will ever see...interesting odd museums, The Women's Museum, The Fabric Museum, etc.

Most all are within walking distance from each other along the mall. There's a nice Marriott not far from the mall.

I spent one whole day in The Holocaust Museum.

Depends on your interests...embassies of countries from around the world, The Washington Cathedral, exotic foods in Addams-Morgan neighborhood.....shopping, plays and symphonies and concerts at night.

If you're from LA you'll have a chance to go to Mexico any time. There will be no crowds in DC, a big plus...oh there's The Botanical Garden too. As you can tell, I'm a DC fan.
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Mexico City simply because among all your other options, in February... Mexico City has the best weather (temperature-wise... as it might and will probably rain on you...)
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Lent begins on February 14, which could infuence travel plans in Mexico City
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:41 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I would recommend DC as well. So much to see there and fewer visitors that time of year.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:46 PM
 
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I think Mexico City makes sense, since it is warmer during that time of the year. But if the cold does not bother you, I have family in Chicago and have been often. It will be cold and you have the wind chill. But beautiful on the lake front, nice dining, parks, nightlife, museums, Navy Pier, etc.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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Coming from SoCal, DC gets my vote too for all the reasons stated here.
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