Loc: Louisville, KY
Well, Amy & I are talking about doing our yearly anniversary trip somewhere for 4 days. We like to visit new places and hang out.
Driving is preferable due to cost for flying.
Seriously thinking of going to Chicago again (look out NewKojack!! Sending you a PM), but wanted to possibly look into a new place to go to. That's the bad part of KY...not too many big cities that are within a driving distance from us. (we are going to the beach this year, so that's out)
Atlanta might be considered, but would need some help in what there is to do down there. (DLC/Mike Sellers come in please! )
Other than that..I really don't know what to consider.
. New York City is the best city in the US for restaurants, hotels, and entertainment. But it is very expensive.
Las Vegas has a lot to recommend for it but it's quite a jog from you.
Here is one travel critic's top ten US cities to take a vacation:
1. Los Angeles. What makes it a great vacation for all ages is “the Hollywood experience” you can have. From Santa Monica and Malibu, to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and the famous footprints at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, it is a great place to act like a “star.”
If there is one must-see thing to do in L.A., it’s Universal Studios Hollywood. It offers everything the folks back home want to see. You get to take the tram tour of the studio’s backlot and see how movie magic is really made. You go behind-the-scenes and get a glimpse of your favorite movies and TV shows. And at the Universal tour center there are lots of attractions and entertainment to give you a day you’ll be talking about forever.
2. New York. Yes, the Big Apple is another obvious choice because of Broadway, museums, great restaurants, shopping, high energy and everything else that make it the greatest city in the world. The must-see is everything! Go for a stroll in Central Park. Have a plate of spaghetti in
Little Italy. Catch a ride on the Staten Island Ferry-- believe it or not, it’s still free, and it will give you the best view of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.
3. Las Vegas. Vegas is everything you imagine, but the best bargains are just off the famous Strip, or in the downtown area. The must-see is the downtown’s illuminated Fremont Street experience. It’s a free light show that’s a big “Wow.”
4. San Francisco. The city by the bay is one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. Everywhere you look it’s like stepping into a picture postcard. It has the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the world famous cable cars, and much more to make memories. The must-see is a tour of Alcatraz. You’ve just got to go once in your lifetime.
5. Seattle. The Emerald City, just like Oz. A guided tour of Seattle should include Pike Place Market the local shopping center where you can visit the first Starbucks that started the whole coffee café craze.
A trip to the Space Needle gives you a wonderful bird’s eye view of the city, but for a more spectacular sight, take a harbor cruise. That would rate my top must-see.
6. New Orleans. The Big Easy is still a great place to visit. But the tip here is to use a local guide to show you the sights and sounds of the town known as The Big Easy. Visit the French Quarter, including Jackson Square and Pirate’s Alley. Even after Hurricane Katrina, there are still stately mansions to see around the historic Garden District.
The must-see there would be having lunch or dinner on a riverboat cruise along the mighty Mississippi River.
7. Washington, D.C. Washington is difficult to get around, but a variety of guided tours will take you to the major sights: the White House and Capitol Hill, Arlington National Cemetery, a visit to the Smithsonian Institute and other prominent monuments and museums. But the must-see should be the Vietnam, Korean and World War II Memorials. You’ll never forget the emotions you feel.
8. Philadelphia. The city of Brotherly Love and the birthplace of our nation, makes history come alive with sightseeing around town. So naturally, the major attractions you must-see are right across the street from each other-- the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
9. Chicago. The “Windy City” is one of America’s most popular cities. For dinner there’s the famous Rush Street, or fine places along Michigan Avenue, it’s a shopper’s paradise. What else to do? Visit the many museums, or cruise along the Chicago River and lakefront. Must-see? Taking a ride to the top of the Sears Tower for a breathtaking view.
10. Boston. “Bean Town,” is another great city loaded with impressive historic sites. The landmarks include Boston Common, Old State House, and the Old North Church, where Paul Revere got his signal to gallop into history. The must-see there was a stroll through Quincy Market, where tourists and locals can share their travel stories. .
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Loc: Louisville, KY
I guess you missed this part of my post:
Driving is preferable due to cost for flying.
So that cuts out EVERY city you mention except for Chicago, DC and maybe New Orleans, though that is an 11 hour drive. DC is 8 so that is pushing it too.
As far as NYC being THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD, well...I guess that's someone's opinion because I don't think it's mine. It is one place we want to visit, but in order for it to be on my greatest cities in the world list, costs would have to come down considerably.
I agree with Clark about New York--definitely up there among the greatest cities. But I also love London and Paris, and between the three I'm not sure which I'd choose as the greatest. I haven't been to Rome, but I think I'd also love it.
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