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11. Posted by mynetdude (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Daawgon,

You are right there are probably nicer places to see throughout the world; the fact that a place exists doesn't mean its not worth seeing EVEN if its dirty. I've been to LA once, its not a place where I'd want to live but I wouldn't mind checking out Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica (I think there's a boardwalk there). I went to Universal Studios and Disneyland there's more I'd like to check out.

Would it be nice if LA were cleaner? Sure, would it be nice if NYC didn't have GARBAGE laying all over the sidewalk? Sure, would it be nice if DC didn't smell like a sewage dump?! Hell yeah! What's the point of visiting these cities? Ah! I'd like to go back to DC and NYC if you don't think LA is worth visiting I totally understand that doesn't mean whoever is asking for advice shouldn't be steered away from it.

12. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 5y

By all means waste your hard-earned money in my country, but I'm heading elsewhere.

13. Posted by mynetdude (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Good Good!!! One less snobby tourist! :D

14. Posted by lil_gun_14 (Budding Member 55 posts) 5y

Everyones got an opinion!! One persons hell is anothers haven!! Why do we havre to get into slanging matches on here i dont know!!

I love America and im getting away from Uk thats my opinion!!! As im entitled to it!!

15. Posted by mynetdude (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Nothing wrong with an opinion, but telling someone that they are going to be sorry or wasting their money on a shitty place like Hollywood is NOT an opinion its wrongfully so.

He could have chimed in and said "I was not impressed with Hollywood, perhaps you'd like to see Washington DC or San Diego instead?"

I like opinions, I am an American we have dirty cities, but who doesn't? Doesn't mean I condone pollution, but that is that and just because its dirty doesn't mean I wouldn't go see it (though I might limit my stay!)

IF you want to go see Hollywood GO! But if you would rather stay out of dirty cities then I guess LA and NYC aren't your spots either but tbh I LOVED NYC! Just be warned LA isn't public transit friendly (although they should be!)

16. Posted by Daniel.J.B (Budding Member 32 posts) 5y

I've been to the US a few times and visited Florida, LA, San Francisco and Houston (random I know). Florida is, in my opinion, a family destination and not really ideal for someone travelling alone. I was in LA for 4 days, which was enough for me. I'm glad I've been there and seen the sights, but I have no desire to visit there again. I loved SF, did a segway tour which was great fun. Houston's an interesting city, but again not somewhere you're likely to go on your travels.

I'm going to America again in May, where I'll be visiting NY and San Diego. I'm really looking forward to San Diego, it sounds fantastic.

17. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 5y

Quoting Daawgon

Dodger - Well, I suppose you teenagers wanting free and easy pot in these infested areas of California will be able to find it quite easily, but there are far nicer areas of this world to see and explore. LA is yesterday's news (where have you been?)

The Crusty Old Man speaks...

I'm not a teenager, but I have a young outlook on life. Much more so than you it seems. Its sad that you have such a narrow minded view towards travel. You'd probably get more value from your travel sitting on your couch watching the Discovery Channel.

18. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 5y

Quoting daniel.j.b

I've been to the US a few times and visited Florida, LA, San Francisco and Houston (random I know). Florida is, in my opinion, a family destination and not really ideal for someone travelling alone. I was in LA for 4 days, which was enough for me. I'm glad I've been there and seen the sights, but I have no desire to visit there again. I loved SF, did a segway tour which was great fun. Houston's an interesting city, but again not somewhere you're likely to go on your travels.

I'm going to America again in May, where I'll be visiting NY and San Diego. I'm really looking forward to San Diego, it sounds fantastic.

Don't be so quick to write off FL. There are lots of places and things to do for everyone. I wouldnt call Daytona bike week a family event. And clubbing in South Beach would be a drag with the kids in tow!

The Segway tour sounds fun, did you race? have a wreck? Be funny to see a pile of Segways and tourists.

19. Posted by Daniel.J.B (Budding Member 32 posts) 5y

Fair enough, I was a kid when I went so guess I only saw that side of it. The Segway tour was brilliant, I'd always wanted to have a go on one (and it's a great way of seeing the city). We had a race down the pier at the end of Van Ness Avenue which was fun. No crashes unfortunately, although there was one woman who couldn't stop so thought it would be a good idea to just jump off as it hit the curb, which was entertaining!

20. Posted by lil_gun_14 (Budding Member 55 posts) 5y

Quoting Dodger

[quote=daniel.j.b]quote]

Don't be so quick to write off FL. There are lots of places and things to do for everyone. I wouldnt call Daytona bike week a family event. And clubbing in South Beach would be a drag with the kids in tow!

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Hahaha now thats funny my dad dragged us to Daytona when i was 13 thought it was great!!!