TOP 3 LIST: Are you able to tell us which state you live in and list 3 reasons or places to why your state is an awesome vacation spot?
The weather, the beaches, Hollywood/LA/Disneyland, etc., etc.
Chicago is a great city to visit
Downstate Illinois has the Shawnee National Forrest which is gorgeous
Illinois has many biking and walking trails
Florida: beaches would be number one for me. Numerous theme parks and water parks. The Everglades. St. Augustine. Such wonderful seafood.
Tennessee 1. Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge area which includes Dollywood .
2. Nashville great music and Titans football.
3. Very friendly people and great mountains in the northeast. So many outdoor activities, hiking , camping , kayaking , tons of lakes for skiing , fishing. Mountains and snow skiing.
1) Greatest Snow on Earth
2) 5 National Parks (Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef)
3) The Great Salt Lake
Gulf coast beaches, fresh seafood, fishing and hunting, Bryant Denny Stadium in the fall, Talladega Super Speedway.
Field of Dreams site
Yeah, don't vacation in Iowa. 😉
No. It's full of bumpkins. The beaches are okay but not great. The boardwalks are nice but tons of tourist traps. High taxes. I can't think of anything positive enough to vacation anywhere in the state.
California - Bay Area - weather, weather, and weather. Plus Redwood trees, the Pacific Ocean with WHALES (not that whales aren't in other Oceans) the Golden Gate Bridge, and a plethora of diverse dining options.
1. 300+ miles of public access Pacific Ocean beaches. 2. Mt. Hood and it's year round recreation. 3. Portlandia
Don't forget the stunning views and crater lake
Maryland. Close proximity to Washington DC.
That's it. Not a big fan of this state.
Oh, come on! Maryland has so many great things!
It's only a few hours from me, and I have a cousin that's studying there, so I go a few times per year.
Ocean City during the Summer is something to rave about in its own right. Other than that,
there's the National Harbor, Brookside Gardens, Ellicott City, The Goddard NASA Center, many awesome parks (C & O Canal National Historic Park, specifically), Deep Creek Lake, Strathmore Music Center, the Eastern Shore, Baltimore's Inner Harbor,
Annapolis City Dock, and so much more.
It's definitely different living somewhere than it is visiting, but still. :)
I do like Annapolis. It worth adding to the list. As off the rest, sorry. Not a fan. A lot of hype but not much substance.
Ok so C&O Canal is a pretty area. That makes three! :D
There's always more to be appreciated.
I'm having a hard time when people visit because it's hours to go see something worthwhile. I usually end up taking people to DC or PA Amish Country... Or Virginia :D
Yes, easily, but it would depend on what the person enjoys doing. New York offers many different types of activities, and with New York City included, the possibilities are quite numerous.
If you had only time to see 3 things about New York, what would you suggest?
I'm really bad at picking favorites, haha.
I'll do two lists... One for New York City and one for the rest of the state. Although, I could do one for each county. I could also do one for the Netherlands, where I'm living now.
New York City:
1) Go to a show. That's it... There are an infinite number of venues at your disposal. Just find one you like and go to it. Just don't get ripped off by paying sticker price.
2) Go to the museums. All of them. Even if you don't care for the particular type of art featured - it's always worth diversifying your cultural understanding.
3) Just wander and take pictures. It is a small city in terms of the amount of time it takes to walk from place to place. There are so many little things to be discovered. The magic of New York is not the tourist stuff; it is the unseen that makes it what it is, mostly.
*Eat at some of the greatest restaurants in the world, and explore the world of speakeasy bars that exist.* That's a given, though.
New York (the rest):
1) The lakes. Specifically, Finger Lakes, Lake Placid, and Lake George.
2) The parks/mountains. Specifically, the Adirondacks, Watkins Glen State Park, and Letchworth State Park.
3) Alcohol. New York is home to some incredible wineries, craft brewers, and distilleries.
1) Rocket City/Space Camp (Huntsville)
2) everything from mountains to beaches are here
3) in the fall...FOOTBALL!
Virginia: Blue Ridge Mountains/Shenandoah, Historic Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown, the entire Virginia Beach tourist area...and many more. There's so much in Virginia.
1. We have over 11,000 lakes, so it's definitely a win-win if you like fishing or something
2. We have the Mall of America
3. We have lots of different settings. You like a big city? Minneapolis/St. Paul. You like farms? Southern MN, you like nature and the outdoors? Northern MN.
We also have awesome food, like the Juicy Lucy or Tater Tot Hot Dish that you should definitely try.
MN - beauty, culture, progressive.
Washington State. Mt. St. Helens and its visitor center. Pike Place Market in Seattle, iconic open air market. Ride the ferry boat, or take a short day cruise of Puget Sound....oh ya and go to a Seahawks game and really experience the 12th fan phenomena.
Ca is a great place to visit but I hate living here. Disney land, knots berry farm and the beach are great places to go here if you can survive the sheeple ranchers.
Take your pick
Hahaha. I was going to write the same thing.
Seattle and lots to do there.
Delicious food, coffee, wine, and beer.
Nature, including the rainforest, ocean, San Juan Islands, mountains (you can ski on), and rainshadow on the other side.
Shrimp and grits
I hope someone can also share this as I'd love to see comments from all 50 states if possible.
I shared it, but I never get a lot of responses from Vermont or North Dakota. We'll see what happens.
Thanks! : )
Mountains...lakes....seashore...Currier and Ives small towns...skiing...ice fishing...hiking...swimming...rock climbing...tax free shopping...historic sites...ethnic foods(many more of good quality) ...fresh water, wholesome fruits and vegetables...even put up with mud season..
My kind of place...New Hampshire
1. The skiing and snowboarding here are great! We're expecting at least 6 more inches of snow at the ski resorts overnight.
2. Hiking and mountain biking trails are everywhere here. There's something for everyone. (Arches, Bryce, & Zion are especially cool!)
3. River rafting is also pretty good here. There's the Green River for a lazier ride and the Colorado for more action.
1) We'll take your money by making you press buttons with flashing lights like a pigeon in Skinners box.
2) Human trafficking is big here, particularly in the sex industry which is "illegal" but still openly advertised for and not well regulated.
3) Alcohol. We got tons of the stuff to make you miss your flight, beat your wife, and crash that really nice limo you rented for way too much money.
As for a real list:
1) Grand Canyon
2) Mt. Charleston
3) Red Rock
1. The Grand Canyon
2. Climate - it is warm here in winter so lots of people come down from the northern states to escape winter.
3. Rich in native American culture and history.
1. Has a lot of cool history
2. Mild climate
3. Outer Banks are great beaches
1. Climate is probably one of the main reasons people enjoy coming here. Sunny and warm most of the time. : )
2. Entertainment industry would attract many that are fans of movies and music.
3. The beaches & national parks. Though some beaches are cleaner than others, the beaches have many unique shops and great restaurants. Yosemite is very beautiful.
San Antonio- specifically Alamo
Austin- state capital
Galveston- beach town( personally I prefer surfside)
New Jersey is a poorly run political state, but I enjoy living here as a retired person.
All the different towns in the Jersey Shore gives you lots of places to go and enjoy.
There's something for everyone to like
Singles, Families, Straight, LGBT
It's all there!
Way more than 3!
My personal favorites are Asbury Park, Point Pleasant and Spring Lake
Favorite town not on the shore is Red Bank. Has great restaurants, galleries, nice shops and the Count Basie Theatre