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Offline vpgh

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Travel suggestions
« on: January 01, 2020, 10:45:08 AM »
Happy new year to everyone!

I love to travel. I've visited enough European & Asian countries. I have been in some great American cities as Washington DC, NYC, Tampa/St. Pete, Cleveland. Now, I have some free miles on my CC to burn. Please suggest me idea for 2020 Getaway:
- Boston
- Las Vegas
- LA
- SF

Something else?

Thanks

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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 11:46:12 AM »
Greetings Vince, I would suggest Boston as it's relatively close.  The drive is about 13 hours depending on stops and traffic.  Walk the "Freedom Trail" https://freetoursbyfoot.com/the-freedom-trail/

Lot's of things to see on the way.  I enjoy Cape Cod every Summer.
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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 12:02:23 PM »
I suggest Boston and/or SF. Ditto Carl's comment about the trail.
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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 12:53:22 PM »
We just got back from a week in San Francisco. A great walkable city with short drives to an amazing coast, redwood forests, etc. Terrific restaurants. Much different from any East coast city; if you
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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 01:46:43 PM »
I lived in Boston for eight years.   If you decide to go that route and have any questions HMU.

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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2020, 03:34:51 PM »
Greetings Vince, I would suggest Boston as it's relatively close.  The drive is about 13 hours depending on stops and traffic.  Walk the "Freedom Trail" https://freetoursbyfoot.com/the-freedom-trail/

Lot's of things to see on the way.  I enjoy Cape Cod every Summer.
Carl,
Happy New Year and thanks for suggestions.
I shouldn't drive, we have a free flight to almost everywhere. My main b concern is cultural events and history, wife's accent for a city "vibe".

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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2020, 03:36:09 PM »
Mark, thank you!
I ll keep in mind.
Greetings Vince, I would suggest Boston as it's relatively close.  The drive is about 13 hours depending on stops and traffic.  Walk the "Freedom Trail" https://freetoursbyfoot.com/the-freedom-trail/

Lot's of things to see on the way.  I enjoy Cape Cod every Summer.
Carl,
Happy New Year and thanks for suggestions.
I shouldn't drive, we have a free flight to almost everywhere. My main b concern is cultural events and history, wife's accent for a city "vibe".

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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 03:39:25 PM »
We just got back from a week in San Francisco. A great walkable city with short drives to an amazing coast, redwood forests, etc. Terrific restaurants. Much different from any East coast city; if you
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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2020, 07:43:16 PM »
A prior job's home office was SF. Made many trips out there and it's a great city.

I prefer smaller towns where things are more laid back. One of my favorite trips was Asheville, NC. Beautiful. If you like scenery, drive west out of Asheville through the mountains.

Out of everywhere I've been, Denver has to be near the top. Nashville was fun, but that was a bit before it became "the Hollywood of the South".

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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2020, 08:28:13 AM »
Greetings Vince, I would suggest Boston as it's relatively close.  The drive is about 13 hours depending on stops and traffic.  Walk the "Freedom Trail" https://freetoursbyfoot.com/the-freedom-trail/

Lot's of things to see on the way.  I enjoy Cape Cod every Summer.
Carl,
Happy New Year and thanks for suggestions.
I shouldn't drive, we have a free flight to almost everywhere. My main b concern is cultural events and history, wife's accent for a city "vibe".

Never been but Id go to New Orleans.   Lots of music culture, history and atmoshere   Probably some good record stores too. 
San Francisco or LA would be good too.   Lots of destinations (national parks/historical sites) 
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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2020, 08:53:21 AM »
Having done a lot of traveling, both before and post retirement, I'd suggest: New Orleans, Charleston SC , Asheville NC, Toronto, Montreal and Bar Harbor are all among our very favorites. Make sure that take a "foodie" tour of local restaurants while visiting wherever you decide to go. Those tours sound corny, but really turned into the smartest thing we've done. lol we took one in Bar Harbor and found a restaurant that we ended up eating at a total of 4 times... the very best lobster rolls in the region.
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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2020, 01:12:54 PM »
Though I haven't traveled much, I will second your suggestion of SF.  Last year my GF and I flew into SF, hung around the city for a few days and did some urban exploration, then rented a car and drove up the coast (HW 101 and 1) to the Avenue of the Giants in the redwoods.  Great food, culture, nature, etc.

Regardless of where you end up, enjoy it to the fullest!

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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2020, 02:37:00 PM »
Having done a lot of traveling, both before and post retirement, I'd suggest: New Orleans, Charleston SC , Asheville NC, Toronto, Montreal and Bar Harbor are all among our very favorites.

Thank you, Jim. I considering US cities at this time only: I'm relative novice in US and I would like to have my own impressions regarding the most contradictory perceived country in the world.

Make sure that take a "foodie" tour of local restaurants while visiting wherever you decide to go.
That's the sensitive part of mine! I love to eat local food everywhere traveling. I had prepared to dining for real food (slow-food specially) whenever I visited: NYC, Tulum (MX), Vienna  or Florence (Italy) - so long list to remember.

Though I haven't traveled much, I will second your suggestion of SF.  Last year my GF and I flew into SF, hung around the city for a few days and did some urban exploration, then rented a car and drove up the coast (HW 101 and 1) to the Avenue of the Giants in the redwoods.  Great food, culture, nature, etc.

Regardless of where you end up, enjoy it to the fullest!
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Never been but Id go to New Orleans.   Lots of music culture, history and atmoshere   Probably some good record stores too. 
San Francisco or LA would be good too.   Lots of destinations (national parks/historical sites)
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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2020, 05:30:19 PM »
One more vote for New Orleans.  Eat at Commanders Palace-one of the best meals in my life, except I don't like the coffee down there.  Check the dress code; no shorts at Commanders.
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Re: Travel suggestions
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2020, 11:33:06 AM »
Love Commanders Palace... been there at least a half a dozen times. I prefer Brennan's though... but have not been to their new location. I use to love the old one, and view the antique political cartoons they had upstairs.
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