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12. Posted by Kiwi_Dan (Budding Member 45 posts) 4y

Vegas, nevada. Because I could walk away a self made millionaire with no effort involved.

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Apr-2012, at 23:33 by Kiwi_Dan ]

13. Posted by LesCrazy (Full Member 43 posts) 4y

Thanks marialaura78, MissHailey, Calcruzer, Swept Away, vegasmike6, doh2122, Laguna123 and Kiwi_Dan. (Did i miss out anyone? haha) Anyway thanks everybody. :)

You guys have been of a great help. Just one more question. What the cheapest way to travel between states? Should i take a domestic flight or train? Do they have a budget airline in the U.S. ??

Thanks guy, i will definitely go Utah, Colorado, Arizona and California. :)

Lester

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Apr-2012, at 23:45 by LesCrazy ]

14. Posted by MrGarrettS (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Quoting vegasmike6

I am going to vote for Utah. Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef National Parks plus 7 National Monuments. Monument Valley, Great Salt Lake, the Mormon Temple and the 'best snow on Earth!' for skiers.

I'm going to have to agree with vegasmike. If you can stand the heat, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico are sights to behold. I had friends who recently traveled from Texas through New Mexico to see Carlsbad Caverns, up to the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, then straight to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

I keep telling them they need to come back and see Zion and Bryce, only time will tell, really. But since they love the last trip so much I have no doubt they'll be back.

15. Posted by doh2122 (Budding Member 7 posts) 4y

Quoting LesCrazy

Thanks marialaura78, MissHailey, Calcruzer, Swept Away, vegasmike6, doh2122, Laguna123 and Kiwi_Dan. (Did i miss out anyone? haha) Anyway thanks everybody. :)

You guys have been of a great help. Just one more question. What the cheapest way to travel between states? Should i take a domestic flight or train? Do they have a budget airline in the U.S. ??

Thanks guy, i will definitely go Utah, Colorado, Arizona and California. :)

Lester

Cheapest way would probably be amtrak. And you meet more people doing what you will be doing in the trains. Or just hitch it! It's always fun.
Those are good states to check out. I recommend southern Utah. Moab and on towards the arches and natural bridges and the patrified forests... Just so stunning and psychodelic. If you're going to Cali from Arizona, you have to stop at Slab City in Niland, CA. It's one of the most interesting places I've visited. And please DO NOT miss Norco, CA. It's a trip seriously, everyone rides horses! The sidewalks are all dirt paths for them. It's so fun.
And stay on the Pacific Coast Highway all the way towards Arcata and on to the Redwood National Forest. You will fall in love with every town from Morro Bay towards Cayucos, San Simeon, allll the way towards Big Sur (which is just breathtaking), and on through Los Padres, Pfieffer, Santa Cruz, Oakland, San Fran (Presidio Park is awesome), Horse Shoe Bay, Sausalito, San Rafael, Point Reyes (Inverness) is amaaazzzinggggg, Arcata is cool for hippies and travellers, and the Redwoods are.... can't even talk about it... Then go East to Shasta Mountain and the Trinity forest up to Weed and into Oregon. Oregon is THE place to be if you like travelling. Especially Eugene, Oregon. You meet so many travellers and just awesome open minded people. Have fun!

16. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1992 posts) 4y

Impossible to see all of the USA in one month - many US citizens have never seen even 1/4 of this country! I would concentrate on the East and West coasts. NYC is unique and unlike any other place in this country (also the highest prices). I recommend DC, Charleston, New Orleans, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas and San Diego. If that doesn't fill up at least a month, I recommend seeing Colorado and New Mexico - there you want the wide open spaces and not the cities.

In my opinion the most overrated place in the US is Los Angeles (just continue south to San Diego)

How to get there - Amtrak is very very slow and goes to very few places. Yes, we have several budget airlines - trouble is they don't have budget prices. Use Southwest Airlines because they don't have the ridiculous change and baggage fees that the others do. Avoid Greyhound at all cost!

17. Posted by keyon (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

What do you think of Montana and Colorado states? I saw the Glacier Nationa Park photos and its amazing compared to Colorado's nationa park

18. Posted by Luxurytrip (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

U.S is a very beautiful country for Travelling.as far as My concerned.These are my top 10 favorite states(I like all of the top 10 a lot. There are other states I like things about too.).

New York state,California,Washington,Oregon,Massachusetts,Colorado, Illinois,Texas, Pennsylvania, Vermont.

You Choose One of The Above State.Hope You Like My suggestion.

19. Posted by austinlanger (Inactive 7 posts) 4y

I think you should have a list with you which all states you need to watch in U.S. But there is one place by the name of ""Las Vegas"" which is very famous for clubs and casinos. So don't miss this golden chance to see that place.

20. Posted by mushtaq_bright (Inactive 3 posts) 4y

Quoting Calcruzer

My favorites are:
(1) California--home state--but there is so much to do here--beautiful beaches and bays, 8 major wine regions with over 600 wineries, fabulous waterfalls, highest mountain (in 48 of the 50 states), lowest desert (in all 50 states), 5 national parks, more than 270 state parks, volcanoes, over 1,500 miles of public waterfront, 8 major ski areas with over 300 ski trails, giant redwoods, top-ranked golf courses in the country, TV studios, cable cars, diverse people, 6 major amusement parks, scenic roads, and casinos just across the state line in Nevada in both the north and south. The other great thing is that the humidity here is zero all year round--unlike most other states--especially Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia which just are places to sweat all summer long.

(2) Utah--best if you want to see the true southwest (with Arizona a close second). 6 national parks, lots of hiking trails and a 170 mile long lake (Lake Powell) in the south of the state. Monument Valley, Arches, Moab, Capital Reef--and an interesting area in the north near Park City (olympic park is a great place to try out zip-lining or to try out bobsledding--both in the summer and in the winter). See elk, bear, moose, pheasants, and raccoons--and that's while still at home or in a hotel. They also have one of the best Shakespeare festivals in the country in Cedar City during the summer months.

(3) Louisiana--for travelers, you just have to take some time and see New Orleans and also the plantations. It's a place that has suffered a lot--but just keeps kicking--and keeps the good times rolling all the time.

(4) Washington, DC and nearby Virginia--for a capital city, you expect some things to see--and fortunately, our capital city doesn't disappoint. The Smithsonian alone is about 39 gigantic buildings--and then there are monuments everywhere--and the capital building--and the White House--and the embassies--and a great fish market--and a fun shopping area--and in nearby Maryland out near Annapolis (and Harris Island) is the place to have a great crab dinner. Also, in nearby northern Virginia (Mount Vernon, Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Harper's Ferry, Shanandoah Park, Yorktown, Jamestown), you'll find your fill of history.

(5) Tenness ee--Nashville and Memphis are the highlights here--both great towns to visit (Nashville also is great to live in, IMHO). Opryland and country music both feature.

(6) Texas--Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Fort Worth are all great (not so fond of Houston or Waco or El Paso). The gulf coast is fun, and the open spaces here give you an idea of what it must be like to own a giant ranch and barbeque often.

(7) New Mexico--Santa Fe and Albuquerque are great and Carlsbad Canyons is worth a visit.

(8) Washington--fantastic in the summer. A lively place with lots going on and taking a ferry across to the San Juan Islands--and a side trip to Vancouver in Canada makes a trip here wonderful. Be sure to visit the Space Needle and also the area out near Olympic National Park (only rainforest in the US' 50 states).

(9) Vermont--Good in the fall, when the colors here are unbelievable. Not so hot the rest of the year.

(10) Florida--fun because of all the amusement parks, the Miami nightlife, Daytona at spring break, and the Florida Keys for kicking back.

wow! that's nice post. these are also my favorite U.S. states.