Help me pick which US city to visit for vacation

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    Nov 30, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    Hey guys! Each year I try to plan a vacation to visit one city i've never been to before. I typically love funky bars/restaurants, a great downtown scene and water (beach, lakes, etc).

    I've narrowed it down to the list below...help me choose!

    San Diego
    Austin
    Boston
    Portland
    Martha's vineyard
    Santa Barbara

    Thanks!
    Brad
  • kevmoran

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    Nov 30, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    I'd say for funky bars and a great downtown scene Austin is your best bet. And I've seen some grade A beef from Austin... icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 30, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    if you do Boston you can also do Martha's Vineyard.
    If you do San Diego you may also be able to do Santa Barbara.
  • rnch

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    Nov 30, 2012 8:33 PM GMT
    No New Orleans at the top of your listicon_question.gif




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  • ohioguy12

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    Nov 30, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    I think going to a Texas football game would be a lot of fun, so I'd choose Austin
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    Nov 30, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    Boston! There is so much to do and most of it can be done walking...Park street and Bolston is where all the bars are...awesome place!!!
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    Nov 30, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    kevmoran saidI'd say for funky bars and a great downtown scene Austin is your best bet. And I've seen some grade A beef from Austin... icon_wink.gif
    Brad - I've been to all but two of your spots and I vote with Kev - Austin.
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    Bahston!

    Come to Boston in the Summer.
    See the city. On the water!
    Experience American History.
    We have 100+ colleges in the Boston area. Boston has 33 in the city and Cambridge has Harvard and MIT among others. Keeps the city young and vibrant.

    Spend a couple of days in the Boston/Cambridge area then jump on the fast ferry to Provincetown. Come during Bear Week!

    Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket -$$$$$$ in the summer months and nothing going on off season. The Islands are great summer day trips.





  • AMoonHawk

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    Nov 30, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    Never been there, but I'll vote Boston because it is so full of history
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    San diego. It's the only one I know, but there's plenty to do there.

    I think anyone of those would be good (maybe not Martha's Vineyard)

    It all depends on what you're looking for.
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    Dec 05, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
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    kevmoran saidI'd say for funky bars and a great downtown scene Austin is your best bet. And I've seen some grade A beef from Austin... icon_wink.gif
    Brad - I've been to all but two of your spots and I vote with Kev - Austin.


    Yah i've heard great things!!
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    Dec 05, 2012 1:01 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidif you do Boston you can also do Martha's Vineyard.
    If you do San Diego you may also be able to do Santa Barbara.


    Excellent point! 2 for 1!
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    Dec 05, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    tennessee_fan saidHey guys! Each year I try to plan a vacation to visit one city i've never been to before. I typically love funky bars/restaurants, a great downtown scene and water (beach, lakes, etc).

    I've narrowed it down to the list below...help me choose!

    Depends on that time of year you're planning. They're all nice to visit, but at the right time.

    All are best in the summer, in my view, except for Austin. Avoid July & August there; I lived in San Antonio 4 years, the 100-degree heat can be brutal. But if you visit Austin consider driving down to SAT, just an hour away, and also the Hill Country to the west. You can see the Alamo, stroll the Riverwalk (or take a barge), and do the Spanish Missions tour. I like the area best in Nov-Dec and Mar-Apr.

    If you go to Boston and/or Martha's Vineyard you might also consider P-town. We went late in the season our last trip, after Labor Day to avoid the tourist crush. Weather becomes a dice throw, although we got very lucky, 75-80 degrees the end of September. I used to go out fishing from the Vineyard, but otherwise not sure you'd find much to do there after a couple of days.
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    Dec 05, 2012 1:21 PM GMT
    I don't see how any of those places are worth spending money to visit.
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    Dec 05, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
    I would say ATX. If you know someone around there, I would recommend it.
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    Dec 05, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    McQueen saidI don't see how any of those places are worth spending money to visit.

    Seriously.