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1. Posted by xxpacerxx (Full Member 76 posts) 11y

Hi everyone,

i'm planning a trip to the states in little over 2 months as im just waiting to hear from the embassy about my WHV. However i have been to New York and Colorado and was wondering if anyone knows of anywhere where there isnt many tourists?but still bearing in mind that i want somewhere that will keep me occupied. Any help or ideas warmly welcome.

Andy

2. Posted by tovarich (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

I dont think you'll have many tourist in November. I would prefer Arizona and UTAH. You have a wealth of National parks to spend your time with.G.canyon-Bryce Canyon-Zion N. Park-Sedona region-Monument valley- Lake Powell region... Paul

3. Posted by Lugor79 (Full Member 70 posts) 11y

Quoting xxpacerxx

Hi everyone,

i'm planning a trip to the states in little over 2 months as im just waiting to hear from the embassy about my WHV. However i have been to New York and Colorado and was wondering if anyone knows of anywhere where there isnt many tourists?but still bearing in mind that i want somewhere that will keep me occupied. Any help or ideas warmly welcome.

Andy

Andy,

It all depends on what you want to see. If its nature, the Southwest and West Coast is awesome. Cities, then NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.. Generally tourism goes down when schools start (Sept-Dec & Jan-June).
I keep telling everyone to come visit Baltimore. :) It's a large town that looks like a city. We have the world's largest Trash Can here. :) The Midwest is rarely ever crowded, I think the world's largest ball of Yarn is somewhere in Kansas. But there is a reason no one goes there its all farmland between St. Louis and Denver. Hope this helps a bit.

4. Posted by dv8girl (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

I'd agree with Paul that the Canyonlands and Lake Powell area would be an excellent choice. Of course, it's hard to compete with the worlds largest trash can! The problem is that if a place has something cool to see or do, the tourists seem to have found out about it. What I'd like to know is, who tipped them off and ruined it for the rest of us?? For warm weather, consider south Florida also. Nightlife is good in Fort Lauderdale, about an hour north of trendy Miami South Beach and not nearly as pretentious. The trick is to find the out-of-the way spots and areas where the natives go. Enjoy!

5. Posted by Lissyrl (Budding Member 29 posts) 11y

If you want to do the west coast-or mid-west coast- i highly recommend checking out Seattle, Portland-the weather will probably be rainy that time of year, but then you could head down to northern california and do San Francisco, and end the trip in LA- San Diego where the weather is beautiful that time of year. There is so much to do in any of those cities, and there are also remote places outside the cities you can check out if you like the outdoors-Big Sur, Yosemite, Joshua Tree etc..You could also hit Arizona--Sedona is beautiful and not too far from Phoenix and the Grand Canyon. Yellowstone in Wyoming is also a good place to check out. I've been to almost every state in the US except for Maine and Alaska and a few others, so let me know if you need more help!