Arkansas to Cincinnati, Cincinnati to New York, New York to New Jersey

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    Jul 11, 2008 2:31 PM GMT
    I have posted this forum in a different category and just wanted to try it again:

    I will be traveling at the end of the month to the above places. I will be spending most of my time in New Jersey, but a couple of days in New York as well... My question is:

    Would anyone like to recommend a few places that are worth while to visit while I am in one or more of these places... I have a few places in mind myself, but I have only been to New York once. If anyone would have some recommendations that would be greatly appreciated.
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    Jul 11, 2008 3:40 PM GMT
    Well, I don't know where in NJ you're staying, but, if you can, Atlantic City's not the worst place to visit, Hoboken's not too bad for general night life. You may just want to spend your time heading across the river back into NYC. In NYC, there's a kazillion things to do at every minute of the day. I'd spend as much time as possible on foot, even if you just mope around the city. Some highlights, though, besides the usual tourist traps are


    lower east side, east village, washington square park, riverside park, the smaller sized museums, jazz clubs, piano bars. All depends on what you're looking for, entertainment-wise, because it's all there, all the time.
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    Jul 11, 2008 3:44 PM GMT
    cincinnati blows, in general. but i would suggest the museum of modern art downtown. kenwood mall has passable shopping, if you need anything. dining: the best in the city is john robberts at pigals downtown, but universal bar and grill is a more casual option that can be fun. check out hyde park too- some good food and boutiques and stuff. newport ky across the river has some nice affordable restaurants, like claddagh irish pub, and a movie theatre- the aquarium's good too. that is all.
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    Jul 11, 2008 3:48 PM GMT
    mtbkrguy08 saidI have posted this forum in a different category and just wanted to try it again:

    I will be traveling at the end of the month to the above places. I will be spending most of my time in New Jersey, but a couple of days in New York as well... My question is:

    Would anyone like to recommend a few places that are worth while to visit while I am in one or more of these places... I have a few places in mind myself, but I have only been to New York once. If anyone would have some recommendations that would be greatly appreciated.


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    Jul 11, 2008 3:59 PM GMT
    Cincinnati:

    The CAC as previously mentioned. The Cincinnati Art Museum is great. If you're looking for the gay places to go, Thursday night is Universal Grille for their karaoke, then Below Zero and the Dock on Friday night, Adonis on Saturday night. But there a lots of other smaller places, Bronz, Yadda Club, etc.

    You might see if there's anything interesting going on at the Aronoff or Music Hall. Of lot of what to do depends on what night you're going to be here.

    But don't go to Universal Grille to eat. A friend of mine just got sick from the food there and the place is a mess. Best happy hour downtown is Palomino's. Always lots of cute 5/3 Bank guys there too.

    Also, Indian food - Cumin (in Hyde Park), coffee - Coffee Emporium in downtown or Hyde Park, tea - Essencha in Oakley. Best people watching is at the Rookwood Starbucks. For crazy people and cute guys.

    Other good restaurants: Kona in Oakley Square (casual American fare,) any of the Dewey's Pizzas, Seny in Walnut Hills (Iberian tapas,) and for dessert - go to Take the Cake in Northside or the Bonbonerie in O'bryonville. Melt in Northside is great, as in Grand Finale up in Glendale.

    That's what pops off the top of my brain.
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    Jul 11, 2008 4:52 PM GMT
    Cincinnati:

    Am I the only one who loves Zip's Cafe in Mt Lookout Square? Also, Arthur's in Hyde Park has amazing food and a really good atmosphere. I especially love the outdoor area in the back.

    I actually love Cincinnati for what it is. There's a huge arts scene, vibrant architecture, a pretty lively downtown, and really nice people for the most part.

    I'm a HUGE fan of the Krohn Conservatory at Eden Park. But, I also love plants. ha ha! Like runin said, if there's something playing at the Aronoff Center, try to check it out. The facility is stunning.

    If you're an architecture buff, the University of Cincinnati's main campus is a must see. I graduated in 2000 and I don't even recognize the campus anymore. Then again, I barely recognized the campus after the transformation WHILE I was there. They have a signature architecture program where all the major buildings on campus have been designed by famous designers (like Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Peter Eisenman, Arquitectonica, etc...). All of these buildings are tied together by a unifying landscape created by George Hargreaves. It really is a one-of-a-kind urban campus. Considering the area around campus is pretty rough, it's like an urban oasis.
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    Jul 11, 2008 10:46 PM GMT
    da jersey shore is a must do... asbury park for its small but growing gay scene and Cape May cuz its so nice down there and as mcgay said, atlantic city is a must. Also Six Flags Great Adventure if you're a coaster nut... Liberty State Park for the NYC views...
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    Jul 11, 2008 10:50 PM GMT


    http://www.tenement.org/
    I went to this museum last time I was in NYC. It is an interesting place to visit.
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    Jul 11, 2008 10:55 PM GMT
    yomamali said...Also Six Flags Great Adventure if you're a coaster nut...


    How did I forget that? I'm going in two weeks. While it's no Cedar Point, it's really tough to beat El Toro and Nitro. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 11, 2008 10:56 PM GMT
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    yomamali said...Also Six Flags Great Adventure if you're a coaster nut...


    How did I forget that? I'm going in two weeks. While it's no Cedar Point, it's really tough to beat El Toro and Nitro. icon_smile.gif


    CP's Millenium Force beats Nitro hand's down imo... and yes El Toro rocks. Have fun in GA!
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    Jul 11, 2008 10:59 PM GMT
    While I agree Millennium Force totally rocks the planet, it rocks for different reasons than Nitro does. The amount of airtime on Nitro is unbelievable on those bunny hops on the return trip to the station. Plus, there's something serene about a practically silent ride like that when it travels off into the woods.

    Sorry for the off-topic. icon_smile.gif I should start a separate thread. he he!!
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    Jul 11, 2008 11:03 PM GMT
    ... have you checked out maverick?? went earlier this year... it's the best thing in CP now hahaaa... yes and sorry for hijacking the thread.

    ... the first drop of MF blows me away... you're topping 93mph by the time you hit the bottom... that's serious shit... but the bunny hops & camelback humps of nitro are lots of fun too hahahaa
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    Jul 11, 2008 11:09 PM GMT
    Ok, I started a new thread (http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/226689/) since we hijacked this one. Sorry about that!

    But yes, Maverick is awesome. I went two weeks ago to visit the family and friends back in Ohio. It is WAY better this year than last because they fixed the wheel vibration issue they had opening season. It's not my favorite, but it's up there. icon_smile.gif