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1. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 10y

1. Los Angeles, San Fransisco, San diego and Orange County

2. Chicago (all over illinoi) and all over Kentucky

3. New York, Torronto, Vancouver

im into anything at all im not looking for anything in particular just fun interesting places. Which one would you recomend

2. Posted by bvheide (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

While I'm sure others will have other, strong opinions about this, I'd recommend the New York, Toronto, Vancouver route.

New York is simply quintessntial depending on where you're from, plus public transportation is better than in either LA or Chicago (IMO). If you're driving you can catch Niagra Falls on the way to Toronto where you can do theatre, etc. However, I'd not drive from Toronto to Vancouver. That's quite a haul. So that's my first choice, if I were you.

Second would be Chi-town / Kentucky. There's cool stuff there, but it's less "city oriented." Visit burbon distillerys in KY.

Fair warning: I really don't like LA. It's too spread out for my tastes. San Diego is cool, but overall, I'd skip that trip.

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 10y

Well, first of all, it depends on when you are going.

In winter, trips 2 will be a chore, and 3 will be so-so, while trip 1 will be a piece of cake.

Secondly, trip 3 covers about 3000 miles, while trips 1 and 2 cover about 500 miles--so how adventurous are you?

Thirdly, do you plan on driving or using public transportation? If driving, 1 and 2 are best and 3 is difficult at best. If you are using public transportation, then 3 is your only choice.

I prefer trip #1 during the middle of summer as well as the winter, since New York and the midwest will be steaming and rainy, while the summer is the best time overall to be along the west coast.

If its fall, take the chicago trip, springtime go with NY, Toronto, Vancouver.

Just my two cents.

Enjoy.

4. Posted by vickim (Full Member 125 posts) 10y

I would go with choice #3 as well, but I am not sure about Vancouver. If you are driving, it will take about 5-10 days to drive from Toronto to Vancouver depending on how leisurely you would like your vacation to be. To fly between Vancouver and Toronto will be minimum $500-700ish CDN (including tax).

Vancouver is an awesome city but you need to spend a lot of time there; and to go up to Whistler and check out the Rockies. That's a trip on it's own.

Why not go NYC, Montreal and Toronto. Montreal is a real hap'ning place. Great night life and shopping. Ottawa is only an hour and half out of the way. Quebec City is another possibility. Inside Quebecs walled city is just like being in Europe.

NYC is an awesome place and should be visited by everyone at least once. By far the friendliest people I have met on all my travels (and the was pre 9/11).

[ Edit: Edited at May 21, 2006 8:17 PM by vickim ]

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6. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 10y

Why not go NYC, Montreal

I could do that but i suppose i wouldnt mind checking whistler out.

If i did the California trip would it be worth while checking out places like hollywood and the san diego zoo?