Suggestions for a weeks trip in USA

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1. Posted by hswa (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Good morning,

any ideas on places i could visit in USA for a week in september (already been to vegas, san fran, san diego, chicago, boston, NYC). Want to try some unusual places and avoid very very touristy places?!


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2. Posted by BryanG (Full Member 19 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I took a trip to Seattle a few weeks ago and loved it. It is a great town.

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3. Posted by luckysnap (Budding Member 37 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I would go to Washington,DC then to Annapolis,MD., then to Williamsburg,VA, then to Charleston,SC.,then to Savannah,GA then to Saint Augustine,fl.. All beautiful, all historical and all in a row heading south.

4. Posted by KristenS (Budding Member 56 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you are still on the west coast I would check out central coast & valleys of CA in September. Wineries are harvesting the wine, plus the weather is great then. If you are on the east coast by then New England is prime near the end of September. Think about Vermont and coastal towns in Mass. RI etc. If you still are craving nice summer weather you may want to go south to the Florida Keys. It certainly is one area that is relaxed and worth seeing.

Some great US Cities that you have not been to are Denver / Boulder in Colorado and San Antonio / South Padre Texas. Indanapolis Indania is a fun city most people do not know about. Check it out online. You will be surprised. Philly is fun as well.

Perhaps this is too many suggestions! It just depends what you enjoy doing!


5. Posted by katezufall (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

The weather will be good throughout the US at that time. So it depends if you like cities or scenery.

I saw someone suggested Indianapolis IN. As a native Hoosier, I would 2nd that. And just south of Indianapolis, in Brown County is some of the best scenery you could hope for. Columbus IN has amazing architecture. There are riverboat casinos on the Ohio River as well as Cincinnati OH (a city on 7 hills like Rome, sitting on the Ohio) which is a fun place.

If you like to visit universities, Indiana University is near Brown County in Bloomington and Cincinnati has some great schools.

You can even taste wine in Indiana and Ohio as both were heavily settled by Germans.

If you want German heritage, try Oldenburg, about 2/3 of the way between Indianapolis and Cincinnati. Cute, not too touristy and beautiful country.

6. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 285 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I recommend Oregon. The weather should be excellent and not overly rainy. After the Labor Day holiday the tourist season is over and it will be just you and the locals.

Start with Portland, sightsee the Columbia River Gorge, explore the wine country near McMinnville (Yamhill County) and the beautiful rugged coast.

Note that Oregon is one of the few US states that does not charge a retail sales tax, so your shopping is affordable.

Good luck.

7. Posted by pauly7334 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Memphis is cheap for a week. 2.50 dollars cover for live grammy award nominated music. You can go in and out of bars when you like as they stamp your hand. It is the home of the Blues & Rock & roll. Go to Graceland when you are there also. Get a boat trip on a Sunday morning down the Mississipi river. Listen to the great music on the streets of Beale Street. Also possibly take an hour & half greyhound down to Clarksdale Mississipi & here some more great music & be sure to taste the pulled pork in Memphis & the fried green tomatoes in Clarksdale or even the hot tamles - watch out though they are hot & so is the weather in September!

8. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Have you thought about Santa Fe, New Mexico? It's a somewhat touristy place, but not one of the huge stopping points for everyone and their brother:) By September you shouldn't have to worry too much about other tourists. It's a great area with a lot of history, culture, and interesting things to do. (If you decide to go feel free to write back for places to eat and things to do.)
Also, I love the Pacific Northwest. Seattle's a great town and I've always wanted to spend more time in Portland. If your out that way you might want to spend some time in Ashland, Oregon - a little town, but a lot of fun, and it's really beautiful nestled into the mountains.
Hope this helps you out!

9. Posted by lagered (Budding Member 230 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Try Door County Wisconsin, it is not a huge tourist destination but does have a few tourist attractions. There is at least one winery and plenty of apples and cherries! The harvest season for both apples and cherries should be close to when you are planning to travel. I would recommend Egg Harbor or the Whitefish bay Sand dunes as great relaxation places. The entire peninsula will be changing colors and should only be about 1 hour to 1.5 drive from Green Bay.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 3, 2007, at 12:59 PM by lagered ]