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1. Posted by Carly_lang (Budding Member 2 posts) 29w Star this if you like it!

I am 21 years old and live in the Midwest looking for ideas of where to travel in the future. I'd like to travel to U.S. destination while i'm still in college. Any ideas?

2. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 951 posts) 29w Star this if you like it!

What is your major? Are you interested history (Boston, Philadelphia), beach (Daytona, Atlantic City), architecture (Chicago), natural wonders (Grand Canyon, Yellowstone)??

3. Posted by Carly_lang (Budding Member 2 posts) 29w Star this if you like it!

My major is public relations! I am from the Chicago area so I've seen the city countless times. From the natural wonders I have seen already, I know I'd love to see more. The beach is always exciting but I am looking for more natural wonders, or historic place type of location.

4. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 951 posts) 29w Star this if you like it!

Depending on the time of year, there are great places to go in Wyoming (Yellowstone and Grand Teton) and Utah. Yellowstone is not really open in the winter because of snow. Any of the mountain parks you might have a snow problem

In Utah there is Arches, Zion and Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef. And you could also visit Salt Lake City which has the Mormon Temple and the library of the LDS for anyone interested in genealogy (and it is free). And in the winter you could ski. (The winter Olympics were in Park City in 2002) You would either have to have a vehicle to visit the National Parks or else go on a tour.

You could go to Las Vegas and from there do day trips to the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon

And there are a lot of places to visit in Northern California near San Francisco - Yosemite, Sequoia/Kings Canyon, Lassen Volcanic, Muir Woods, Redwood, Big Basin, and there are also the Spanish missions

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6. Posted by DaleFowler (Budding Member 20 posts) 29w Star this if you like it!

There are a lot of places to visit in Maui,Yellowstone,Grand Canyon,Yosemite, New York City etc

7. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1050 posts) 29w Star this if you like it!

I really like Kansas City, Missouri (not Kansas) and it should be fairly near you. They have more fountains than any city except Rome; they have the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and if you like jazz, they have jazz as good as or better than New Orleans.

The Nebraska Sand Hills are pretty spectacular if you're driving.

Pull up Google Maps and do closeups of places within driving distance. Most people don't know what is in their own backyard. So many beautiful places . . .

8. Posted by Dymphna (Full Member 134 posts) 29w Star this if you like it!

I could give you weeks of that here in Montana. If you come in the summer it would be one thing. In the winter another with the skiing. Have you ever tried skiing or snowboarding? We have a place not far from here where you could rent skis, take a lesson and have world class skiing for about $100 a day, in the spring it would include your hotel room in that cost. And no lines for the lift.

Glacier is spectacular. If you could make it to Canada - Banff is breathtaking.

In the summer there are rodeos and powwows. Oh and just for college students, testie festies featuring Rocky Mountain Oysters... We have more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the country. Beer is so much better when it does not have to be transported across country in a can.

See the path of Lewis and Clark, early missions, and artist CM Russell. Montana is a big state.

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