Tax refund coming...want to travel to one big city! which one?

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    Feb 12, 2011 3:12 PM GMT
    ok guys...just found out i'm getting a good refund this year (thank you mortgage interest) and I want to use a chunk of it to travel to a big US city this year. I've already been to Chicago, NYC, Seattle and San Fran...which other spots should I do some research on??

    ps: happy weekend!

    Brad
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 12, 2011 3:13 PM GMT
    Brad,
    Don't forget your Roth IRA contribution for your future... just a thought!

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    Feb 12, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    You might experience cities past differently now that your out... just a thought. SAN FRAN should be ur next ticket.
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    Feb 12, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidBrad,
    Don't forget your Roth IRA contribution for your future... just a thought!

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    haha! we are two peas in a pod. that's always my first priority. i'm not overly frivolous as it may seem icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 12, 2011 3:17 PM GMT
    I don't have time to travel away from my program for very longicon_sad.gif Maybe a couple hours here and there.

    Was going to make it out to L.A. with it, but again I can't pry myself away.

    Instead I might indulge in a new Gucci messenger bagicon_smile.gif I'm pretty sure I willicon_smile.gif
  • rnch

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    Feb 12, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
    Mardi Gras is late this year, the first week of march.

    late mardi gras = warm temps = lots of naked skin to ...look...at!

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    Feb 12, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    They used to call it "Delta Roulette." Just pack a bag for the weekend and go to the airport. Ask for the next available flight.
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    Feb 12, 2011 6:09 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidThey used to call it "Delta Roulette." Just pack a bag for the weekend and go to the airport. Ask for the next available flight.


    huh that sounds fun! of course i guess it would depend on how i pack, eh?
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    Feb 12, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    I think the "hub and spoke" system has made this a bit more boring, depending on where you are in the pattern. (Oh darn, Salt Lake City AGAIN.)
  • Webster666

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    Feb 12, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    I loved Washington, D.C.
    It could take you a week just to go through the Smithsonian.
    And, all the monuments are really impressive.
    Tour the White House and the Capitol building.
    Great stuff.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 12, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    Check out San Diego, that is supposed to be a very beautiful and exciting city. Or save up that money by waiting for the warmer weather months and than check out these great US cities: Boston, Philadelphia, Columbus, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Houston, and Denver. Also check out some of the smaller cities like Bloomington IN, Ithaca NY, and Burlington VT. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 12, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    You should only refer to San Francisco as:
    1. San Francisco
    or
    2. SF
    or
    3. The city (when you're in the bay area)

    just a little tip
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    Feb 12, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    All American cities look and feel the same to me... why don't you do something different and come to Paris???
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    Feb 12, 2011 8:51 PM GMT
    Voyageur22 saidAll American cities look and feel the same to me... why don't you do something different and come to Paris???


    because it'll probably cost significantly more. i mean the plane ticket alone...
  • conservativej...

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    Feb 12, 2011 9:06 PM GMT
    I personally do not believe in allowing Federal or State government to use my money for a calendar year, however, Paris might be in order. Beautiful in the spring.
  • WestMI_Man

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    Feb 12, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    Some of my favorites so far in no particular order...

    New Orleans (Fun, Historical buildings, Fun, Great Night Life, Fun)
    Miami - South Beach area (Lots of great looking people and lots of money)
    Kansas City, Kansas (Not your typical big city but a real gem in the heartland)
    Palm Springs (not a big city but really a great place to relax)
    Boston (Haven't been there in years however we are looking at going back in the next year or so. Again great history, seafood and just a fun place.)

    Toronto, Canada (this is a great city, spectacular night life, shopping & something for everyone. Check out the underground shops and the gay area's.)

    Vancouver, Canada (We were blown away by this spectacular city. Like Chicago and NYC it has various neighborhoods with lots to offer whether you are visiting for a weekend or a week!)

    If you are looking to travel a greater distance...

    Tokyo (This is an amazing city that has a little of everything. If you are looking for a modern, culturally diverse, international food and great architecture this is a must visit.)
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    Feb 12, 2011 9:25 PM GMT
    Hit up D.C., gotta love that city. So much history, culture, and a great night life. Oh yeah I'll be there March 6-13. icon_biggrin.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 12, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    If you do desire to travel overseas despite the astronomical price of round trip airfare, check out Seoul, South Korea. This is one of the largest cities in the world and has become a very exciting and vibrant metropolis despite being located 35 miles from the DMZ. This city is huge and it seems to climb over rugged mountains and expand endlessly. Almost 40% of the Republic of Korea's population lives within 50 miles of this modern, lively, exciting city. It is well worth a visit and Korea is also a very beautiful and modern country. Check it out.
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    Feb 12, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidYou should only refer to San Francisco as:
    1. San Francisco
    or
    2. SF
    or
    3. The city (when you're in the bay area)

    just a little tip

    Just call it Frisco and if they don't like it, say Go Dodgers.
    If considering Europe, Berlin is a very interesting city, both culturally and historically.
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    Feb 12, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    It's not exactly a big city and it's a predictable choice (especially from me) but Key West is always fun! Just don't go during Spring Break because all hell breaks loose on Duval Street then. Unless that's your thing...

    If you can swing the ticket, Honolulu offers all the big city stuff you could want (shops, restaurants) but also amazing beaches and then the mountains are just a short drive away if you want to hike through a bamboo forest or play in a waterfall. And the weather's always fantastic.
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    Feb 12, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    new orleans
  • rnch

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    Feb 12, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    Voyageur22 saidAll American cities look and feel the same to me...


    you have obviously never seen New Orleans icon_exclaim.gif
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    Feb 12, 2011 10:10 PM GMT


    Why the US? Go to the Caribbean...
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    Feb 13, 2011 12:54 PM GMT
    actually the caribbean, southern california and vegas all seem like winners. I think i'm gonna do my research today. thanks for the suggestions!

    brad