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    Which States within the Union have you visited or lived within?

    Which are your favorites and what places within them would you recommend as 'must sees?'

    Which States are still on your list to visit?

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    Let's see, I've been to and spent time within:

    1. Washington
    2. Oregon
    3. California
    4. Arizona
    5. Nevada
    6. Idaho
    7. Utah
    8. Colorado
    9. New Mexico
    10. Wisconsin
    11. Illinois
    12. Indiana
    13. Louisiana
    14. Georgia
    15. Florida
    16. South Carolina
    17. North Carolina
    18. Virginia
    19. Maryland
    20. Pennsylvania
    21. Connecticut
    22. New Jersey
    23. New Hampshire
    24. Maine
    25. New York
    26. Massachusetts
    27. Vermont
    28. Alaska
    29. Hawaii
    District of Columbia

    My favorites are: California and New York.

    I'd recommend visiting Chicago's Natural History Museum and MOMA, driving through the Vermont countryside, waterborne travel on either Washington's Puget Sound or Alaska's Shumagin Islands, seeing the sun set on SF from either Treasure Island or Alcatraz, seeing the sun rise in Bryce's Canyon Utah and taking an afternoon walk in either downtown Charleston SC or in Georgetown DC.

    I'd still like to visit the National Parks of Wyoming and Montana, Austin in Texas, the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and Michigan (for sh!ts and giggles).
    9/18 CHVRCHES @ the Fox Theatre
    9/22 Tove Lo @ the Fillmore
    9/27 Simian Mobile Disco @ The Mezzanine
    10/5 The War On Drugs @ The Fillmore
    10/21 Jessie Ware @ The Chapel
    10/24 Little Dragon @ the Fox Theatre
    10/24 Rfs Du Sol @ The Mezzanine
    10/29 PHISH @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    10/31 AlunaGeorge @ 1015 (?)
    11/29 London Grammar @ the Fox Theatre

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    Pennsylvania
    New Jersey
    New York
    Connecticut
    Virginia
    South Carolina
    Florida
    Puerto Rico
    Nevada
    Texas
    California

    I don't think I can fairly judge, as some of these places were as a kid.

    Louisiana
    Illinois
    Several states in the Midwest
    Oregon

    That I'm aware of at the moment.

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    awesome.
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    1. CA
    2. MT
    3. NV
    4. HI
    5. AZ
    6. WY
    7. CO
    8. ND
    9. SD
    10. NE
    11. KS
    12. MN
    13. IA
    14. WI
    15. IL
    16. MI
    17. NY
    18. PA
    19. MD
    20. GA
    21. FL


    i really liked San Francisco alot..

    if you want to feel like you're on another planet, go into the Badlands National Park (Western North Dakota)..
    great for hikers, nature lovers, bicyclers, horseback riding
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    States I have lived in or visited:

    California
    Oregon
    Washington
    Idaho
    Utah
    Nevada
    Arizona
    New Mexico
    North Dakota
    South Dakota
    Montana
    Wyoming
    Colorado
    Illinois (Was a small child, don't remember!)

    For scenic vistas I would recommend Arizona, Utah and Colorado. Also, Yellowstone park is really nice. Oregon is really just a bunch of trees and small towns with people who don't like California.

    Would like to take a road trip along historic Route 66 and visit all the states along the way. I'd like to see Maine and Vermont, possibly New York.

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    with people who don't like California.
    This is becoming more and more popular.

    My three favorite places in the U.S are Joshua Tree, Yellowstone, and Big Bend. I could care less about the giant city cess pools.
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    Zion National Park is really nice too.

    And, the Painted Desert.

    Oh, I just remembered, I would love to see the Smoky Mountains.

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    I've only lived in Illinois and Arizona.

    Visited-

    California
    Nevada
    Washington
    Idaho
    New Mexico
    Texas
    Missouri
    Wisconsin
    Michigan
    Ohio
    Tennessee
    Pennsylvania
    Florida
    Virginia
    Washington D.C.
    N. Carolina
    Colorado


    I didn't count any states I didn't at least spend the night in as I have driven through about a dozen or so more. I did include Texas because we did at least stop and have dinner at the famous Big Texan but I certainly haven't seen much else of the state.

    I would still like to see

    Louisiana
    Austin (the only part of Texas I care to see)
    Maine
    Oregon
    The Dakotas
    New York
    Alaska
    Hawaii


    My favorite places are Chicago, San Francisco, Seatttle, San Diego and Las Vegas. I'm not sure I could live in Vegas but going a couple of times a year is great. I lived in the suburbs of Chicago for 25 years and going back to visit and be a tourist never, ever gets old. I would add the Museum of Science and Industry and the Art Institute of Chicago to the must see list for Chicago. I could live in any of these cities. I definitely prefer the urban setting to a rural setting.

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    I have spent time in all but 5 states: Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or Vermont

    Of the other 45, the top of my list would include:
    1. The Sierra Nevadas (Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Mammoth, Tahoe)
    2. Washington DC during the 4th of July
    3. Big Sky, MT / Yellowstone / Jackson, WY (Winter & Summer)
    4. The Rouge River, Oregon ('must see', and spend 4 days on the river)
    5. Indio, CA – Mid to late April (seriously though, the Coachella valley is magical in Spring & Fall - especially if you include Jashua Tree)
    6. The charm, family, and revelry that comes with the East-Coast holiday destinations (Key West, Delaware Shore, Jersey Shore, Outer Banks, Newport, etc…)
    7. Kentucky Derby Days in Louisville, KY (week leading up to 1st Saturday in May) - Take a day trip on the Bourbon Trail
    8. Best place to live: Santa Barbara, CA
    9. Most overrated vacation spot: Hawaii
    10. All the very nice and friendly people who live in the flyover


    Best food: Mexican, in Albuquerque, NM
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    Most overrated vacation spot: Hawaii
    Um, no. Kauai is absolutely amazing. I'm sure Maui is a big clusterfuck of tourists but you shouldn't generalize all five islands like that.

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    I have spent significant time in:

    Oregon
    Arizona
    Hawaii
    California
    NYC
    Nevada
    Alaska
    Florida
    Washington

    I have visited and drank beer in:
    Nebraska
    Iowa
    New Mexico
    Minnisota
    Colorado

    Hawaii is on the top of my list of places I want to go back to. Kauai is my favorite island. NYC is my second favorite place to visit but I love the big city atmosphere. Then of course the LA area for friends, fun and orgasmic shrimp.
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    Kauai is everybody's favorite island.

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    If I never step foot in Oklahoma again, my feelings won't be hurt.

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    I actually know a few people who prefer maui for the party atmosphere. I prefered the kicked back, less traveled feel of Kauai. A helecoptor ride over the island was the best money I have ever spent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by higgybaby23 View Post
    If I never step foot in Oklahoma again, my feelings won't be hurt.
    I feel that way about Florida. But I visited in July, not a good plan for a desert rat. Humidity nearly killed me.
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    Florida sucks every month of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidsnake28 View Post
    Um, no. Kauai is absolutely amazing. I'm sure Maui is a big clusterfuck of tourists but you shouldn't generalize all five islands like that.
    I've been to four of the islands, and Kauai is certainly the most beautiful. The natural beauty is unparalleled and I have nothing negative to say about Hawaii; I just think its overrated. Instead of two trips to Hawaii, Id recommend saving for one trip to French Polynesia or elsewhere in the Pacific.

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    If you are ever in alaska and don't suffer from sea sickness I recommend the kenai fjords (sp?) tour. It was so amazing, from what I remember. But the dramamine made it a little hard to enjoy it as much as I would have liked.
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    I have been in 48 states. all but Maine and North Dakota.

    I like Alaska. I like Glacier National Park in Montana. I like SF and NYC. I like eating and dancing and drinking in Texas. I like running over grannies in Florida.
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    Maine is on my list of places I need to go before I die. But other then that I am pretty happy with the places I have been in the US. I have never been outside of the US though so I have many places I still want to see.
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    They be making tadpoles the size of Mercurys in Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    I've been to four of the islands, and Kauai is certainly the most beautiful. The natural beauty is unparalleled and I have nothing negative to say about Hawaii; I just think its overrated. Instead of two trips to Hawaii, Id recommend saving for one trip to French Polynesia or elsewhere in the Pacific.
    What makes French Polynesia or some other Pacific destination better than one of the Hawaiian Islands? I've stayed on Kauai and Maui and loved them both, so I am curious about your statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I have been in 48 states. all but Maine and North Dakota.

    I like Alaska. I like Glacier National Park in Montana. I like SF and NYC. I like eating and dancing and drinking in Texas. I like running over grannies in Florida.
    My wife has been to 49 states and also ranks Alaska at the top, specifically Glacier National Park. Interestingly enough Tom, North Dakota is her missing state. I often joke we must take a winter vacation to Fargo just so she can complete her 50 state mission.

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    Eastern North Dakota is flat farming land, nothing to see...

    everything West of the Missouri river is pretty scenic...
    of course if you ever come to a pow wow, i could show u around

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    Its fucking depressing driving past the pine ridge rez. in south dakota.

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    What makes French Polynesia or some other Pacific destination better than one of the Hawaiian Islands? I've stayed on Kauai and Maui and loved them both, so I am curious about your statement.
    Barrier Reefs and Atolls FTW.




    Sorry to distract from the US.

    I like the general idea of this thread. What I don't like is taking up valuable thread space with "Places in America that Suck". I too hate OK, AZ, Florida (North of the Keys), etc..., but let's focus on the highlights & 'must sees'.

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    The pine ridge rez is a 'must see'.

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    States I've been to/lived in:

    California
    Oregon
    Idaho
    Nevada
    Utah
    Colorado
    Arizona

    States I want to visit:

    Washington
    Alaska
    Wyoming
    Montana
    Illionois
    Nebraska
    Indiana
    New York
    Maine
    North Carolina
    Texas

    Favorites:

    For national parks, scenery, camping, hiking etc...it would have to be California...nothing can beat it. You have Yosemite, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon, Redwood National Park, Big Sur, etc....you can visit the "largest" tree on Earth in the General Sherman, or the tallest tree on Earth on the coast line...plus California has perfect weather like 90% of the time, can't beat that.

    Oregon is really cool though....if none of you have visited Crater Lake, I suggest you do, you won't regret it. The Oregon caves are really cool too.

    There are a lot of cool things to see in Colorado too, but it fails in comparison to California by far, and the weather fucking sucks there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Young blood View Post
    Its fucking depressing driving past the pine ridge rez. in south dakota.
    5 of the 10 poorest counties in the US are in South Dakota..
    want to take a stab at whether they are whitey land or native land?

    once you get that question answered, ask yourself how could it be possible that the poorest people live on the least arable land?

    i thought this was the USA, land of freedom?
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