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1. Posted by clint553 (Budding Member, 7 posts) 13 Dec '06 05:02

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Hello everyone,

I am currently planning a trip from San Francisco to Boston (in 30 days) this coming September using the Greyhound bus network. I have planned a provisional route (see below) and was wondering whether anyone could just reply with some tips on places to go, what to see in any of the destinations. Even a couple a sentences would be great! I´m going to start keeping a scrapbook of what to do etc...

Here´s the itinerary:

San Francisco
Los Angeles
Las Vegas (Day trip to Grand Canyon)
Denver
Albuquerque
Dallas
Memphis
St. Louis
Chicago
FLIGHT TO Washinton DC
(Provisionally Philadelphia)
New York
Boston

I know it´s a lot but I like to be constantly moving when I´m travelling.

Thanks for any advice, tips, destination information that is given.

Clint
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2. Posted by james81 (Budding Member, 4 posts) 13 Dec '06 05:17

September is coming in 30 days ??? BTW, you can go through this to learn more about Boston...

3. Posted by foggyidea (Budding Member, 19 posts) 13 Dec '06 06:12

It sure sounds like fun, and 30 days is very realistic for that kind of trip. It's 5 days by car so busing it, and stopping should fill up the rest of the time!!

If you like the metro areas you have a pretty good itinirary but if you want to see some great sites you might consider the northern route. Like heading north out of Denver through Wyoming and then east. currently I live on Cape Cod Mass, east of boston, but i grew up in North Dakota and I loved the Dakota's for the badlands and the native american area's..... Historically I really loved it.... Also this way you could hit Chicago, Detroit, and the great lakes...

If it's Metro and music you ant then you're going to be happy with St. Loouis, Memphis, but you might as well as add Nashville Tn, and Branson, MO..... great music stops!!!

Philly, PA would be a must see while you're in the Washington area, and Baltimore is well worth it too....

And Sept/oct is a great time to visit Cape Cod!!!! It's a pennisula about 60 miles long just south east of boston...

Have fun! and good lcuk...if you ahve nay questions I'll help where i can!

Don

4. Posted by clint553 (Budding Member, 7 posts) 13 Dec '06 12:08

I think I would enjoy the South more from what friends have told me of the area. Is Nashville a cool place to stop off in?

Also, what is the weather like over America during the month of September?

Many thanks,
Clint

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3537 posts) 13 Dec '06 22:28

Clint,
In LA, the Getty Museums are a must. Also I am sure you want to see Hollywood. Venice is funky and fun as well. Vegas has all the new mega hotels to see: Caesars Palace and The Forum Shops are must sees. Venetian, Bellagio, Mirage, Luxor, MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay should be seen as well. Hoover Dam is worth part of one day. Death Valley is close enough if you are interested. In Dallas I found the JFK Museum worth the visit. In Memphis you will want to see Elvis Presley's house and museum. You will want to walk the Freedom Trail when in Boston, a harbor tour is worth it, as is a DUCK Tour. If you have time, Martha's Vineyard is interesting for a day tour. Lexington, Concord, Walden Pond & Gloucester are interesting as well. Good Luck.

6. Posted by friscokid (Full Member, 122 posts) 31 Dec '06 16:43

clint, greyhound is not efficeint for your travel plans. try a low cost airline like southwest airlines; if you prebook well in advance you can get some very cheap tickets to all the cities you listed.

greyhound is very very sloooowww.

another suggestion is use http://www.craigslist.org/sfc/rid/ to arrange a ride share with someone going to the cities you want -- should not be a problem from sf to la to las vegas

i live in SF and available to help with more questions, ive been to LA, LV, Dallas, memphis, ny, and boston (i would also suggest taking the train from NY to boston for $99 american dollars -- taking greyhound will take at least twice as long and 100 times less comfortable -- ive done this train ride and got to see lots of nice scenery).

i would also be happy to show you around SF if you wish. things to do in SF -- Haight street start lower haight and walk up to golden gate park (not close to golden gate bridge when walking) lots of interesting people watching along haight). the mission district has intersting murals. lots more.

message me for more details if y ou like