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West Side Or East Side First?

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1. Posted by jason1987 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Hey guys,

Fairly new to this site so getting used to it. Im from the UK and planning to go travelling around North America next summer. I dont know whether to start at the east side first, so fly straight to NY, and then travel to the west side. or take the longer flight to L.A first....!!! Comments would be appreciated! Also this would b my first time travelling...any tips??

Jay, 21, UK

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 8y

The West Coast wins, but LA should not be the destination. For a first visit I suggest San Francisco.

3. Posted by jason1987 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Yeah im visiting more places other than New York and L.A...

Been looking on the Amtrak website and they do a 30 day pass for $469 off peak which is pretty good!! Anyone used this service and how do you rate it?


4. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

If you're doing both in the one trip, I don't think it really matters. You might want to see which will get you the better price. I might do the East Coast first because of weather, but I don't think it will be that much different either way. As far as Amtrak if you're not on an exact schedule it should work out well for you. Good Luck!