Im planning a trip to usa in the next 6 months ill have about 2500-3000 GBP. i wanna start at new york but i couldnt care less where after which ever state i pick.
Ill be using the old trusty public transport cos im only 20 but im sure ill get over it.
if anyone would like to join me id be more than happy as at the moment i am going on my own which maybe scary ill prob end up walking into gangland and get shot knowing me.
i planned to go with someone last time and i would be there now but all went tits up and things went bad on me so i wont be missing out this time even if i get shot.
I'm 20 male from bournemouth england
Well, you should definitely go to Boston after you visit New York. I'd also recommend Philadelphia or DC (depending on the season--don't go there in the summer) as an alternative. All of those are easy to get to via public transit (bus or rail) from NY. Look for hostels in the US--they're not as good or plentiful as in Europe, but they do exist and are a great place to meet traveling companions, even if only for daytrips here and there.
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I like the idea of Boston after NY but if dude is worried about any trouble Philly is the worst for it and in D.C. you make one wrong turn from anywhere in your in some pretty nasty ghettoes. I mean I went to the arboretum, for a bonsai exhibit, and the whole park is surrounded by some pretty nasty areas. And Philly really isn't the city of brotherly love. Maybe start up towards Manhattan and make your way south and take the train cross country. Glass cars and all. I'm travelling out to the west to move to San Fran. The middle of the country pretty much sucks but I'm thinking of taking a more southerly route and checking out the desserts and the Southwest.
Good Luck and Godspeed.
I'm 19 Ffrom New Jersey and am close to the city maybe we could meet up. Other points of interests while on the east coast is Niagra Falls though the Canada side is much nicer. I would also try to go Six Flags Great Adventure because now they have the biggest, fastest roller coaster in the world. There's always the Jersey shore. There is a lot of bus transportantion(NJ transit) that will take you from the city to about anywhere in the state, you could get to Phili from some points as well. If your into history there is Gettysburg in Penn. I would try Assateague Island in Maryland. This is a Nat'l Park where tons of ponys roam free, I heard its very pretty though I've never been there before. Then you have ocean city Maryland, a very popular beach there. I would def try to go to Washington D.C, I've been there many times and there is a lot to do and see there. From Washington D.C I would go to Virginia. You have the beach, Busch gardens, James Madison's museum, Jamestown, Monticello(Jefferson's house- def check it out), Mount Vernon( George Washinton's estate, colonial Williamsburg. If in North Carolina check out Ashville, very pretty scenery and there's the largest Vanderbilt mansion. If by Georgia, I would try Elvis Presleys house . If you end up going to Boston you should stop in Rhode island and take a look at the mansions. Hope I helped, Have any questions, just ask.
Washington D.C. is beautiful in the spring because all the cherry blossoms bloom around the Tidal Basin. I got up at 5 (a.m.) and waited in line until 7ish to get up the Washington Monument, and I didn't get tickets. They give out a certian amount per day, and you have to get to the front of the line. It wasn't that crowded, but I went a little while after September 11, and there was so much security, you cant see all the theings you used to be able to be. I dont know if its any more relaxed, but I'm betting it's not. Have a great trip.