Two or Three Days In Your City

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    Aug 02, 2009 4:11 AM GMT
    What's there to see and do for a visitor to your city or town?

    Things like museums, parks, sports competitions, aqauariums, botanical gardens, architecture, local flea markets, hiking, food, gay places (if any).

    Seems like there are RJ guys all over the map. I was curious about other hometowns.



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    Aug 02, 2009 4:33 AM GMT
    Just keep driving throughicon_lol.gif Actually, Edmonton is quite nice...in our glorious summers.

    I would wake up at the crack of dawn and hit our trail system(60km) going through our unrivaled river valley and parks.

    Stop for some breakfast at many trendy and alternative places on a couple of our popular drags.

    Off to the farmers market and some shopping to some of the great mom and pop businesses nearby.

    There is always some sort of festival to enjoy as well, it just depends on the week.

    We have one of the best arts scenes for local theater so would definitely take in a play at night just after supper.

    The sun goes down around 10:30 p.m. and there is plenty of nightlife if one is inclined. There is a gay scene and a couple bars but why limit oneself to exclusively gay things.

  • silverfox

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    Aug 02, 2009 5:21 AM GMT
    Oh heck go to disney! universal! Seaworld! The world famous Parlament House!

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  • Latenight30

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    Aug 02, 2009 12:18 PM GMT
    Atlanta-
    Food
    Try to make it to Mary Macs for some good southern cooking.
    Attractions
    World of Coke
    I wish I could suggest the Aquarium, it is nice but too many kids
    Piedmont Park
    Check out all the boys
    Drinks
    Take the Elevator up to top of Westin for the Sundial and see the whole City
    Bars
    This list is so long that I can't fit it on here but we have something for everyone. From Sports bars to Karoke, to Nonsmoking, Dancing, Stripping,
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    Aug 02, 2009 12:36 PM GMT
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  • dreamer121

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    Aug 02, 2009 12:41 PM GMT
    Saint Louis:

    Honestly, a good 2-3 day trip, while I may be cynical about living here, if you're in the midwest its a great trip, especially if you're saving money.

    Forest Park: Big city park, with hiking/biking trails and numerous attractions (most of which are free). Our Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, and Science Center are free and the outdoor musical theater The Muny can be apparently if you show up early and get the far back seats.

    Central West End: Nice neighborhood, with great restaurants some nice bars too. One of those hip areas with coffee houses stuff

    The Delmar Loop: Tons of shops and restaurants, and the "Saint Louis Walk of Fame" where you can brush up on knowledge. A huge variety of people (Urban, street musicians in the summer, sometimes hippies, all ages).

    Gay Bars: are up and down the "manchester" strip and a little beyond. There's something going on usually on each day of the week at any given day, such as karaoke (tues/wed), 'gay bingo' (monday), "showtune tuesday," but its always a hit or miss on the weekdays being popular or not.

    Sports fans: we of course got the Blues, Cardinals, and Rams for ya. (I'm playing Captain Obvious here, right?)

    Theres tons of other stuff like the MO Botanical Gardens, Laumeier Sculpture Park, City Museum (kind of like a giant kids playground, but on weekends they stay open late and you can get a beer there, so it turns into a big kid-play ground sometimes). Washington Ave has the 'fancy bars' and like sushi lounges.
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    Aug 02, 2009 12:43 PM GMT
    In the place where I live, very little save Oberlin College and a few museums. However, Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Indians, the Browns, Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the Lakewood area are all close by.
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    Aug 02, 2009 1:11 PM GMT
    I can take you to the old Sultan Palace Museum. There all kind of collection from as early as the Victorian times. Check out his big bed and also his garden . We can go for seafood , over looking the Strait of Johor with Singapore in the other side. 2 hour drive there a beach, waterfall and more historical site. Sorry , no gay place worth visiting here. We need to go to bigger city like Kuala Lumpur or cross over to Singapore for that (the naked night at Club One Seven is just excellent).
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 said In the place where I live, very little save Oberlin College and a few museums. However, Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Indians, the Browns, Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the Lakewood area are all close by.

    Sign me up for a visit there! Sounds like fun.

    If you were to visit my area here in the Great Smokies, we have hiking trails everywhere in the GSM National Park, Dollywood Themepark, Gatlinburg, all kinds of attractions on our parkway and the Biltmore Estate is only 90 minutes away over in Asheville NC.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    There are things to see and learn regardless of location.

    There are some great things to do in Wichita. Would want a visitor to visit Cowtown, the Botanical Gardens, the Sedgwick County Zoo, College Hill,
    The Flint Hills, the Comosphere in Hutch and a number of activities, depending on the visit.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    Can I say I live in Philly? There's obviously a whole lot more to do there than in my overpriced, snobby, geriatric South Jersey town. If you want crepes and oriental rugs, come on over to Haddonfield.

    Though, it is kind of neat that the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in my town. Who who have thought, in NJ?
  • danisnotstr8

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidIn the place where I live, very little save Oberlin College and a few museums. However, Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Indians, the Browns, Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the Lakewood area are all close by.


    Many Clevelanders forget that our art museum has the 3rd largest collection in the nation.
    At Severance Hall, a world class (and very famous) concert hall adjacent to the museum, the Cleveland Orchestra plays weekly. A recent ranking by Gramophone magazine hailed them as the 7th best orchestra in the world, but many consider them the finest in the country and amongst the top 3 groups in the world.
    University Circle, home of Case Western Reserve, and where all the museums, orchestra, etc. are, is one of the most beautiful urban spaces in the country.

    We also have an incredible ghetto called "Midtown" here. That's what lies between downtown and University Circle. Oh, and we have another ghetto called "St.-Clair-Superior." And another one, and another one, and....
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:03 PM GMT
    WOW.....there are so many cities with terrific things to see and do.....

    Lots (but not all) of New Yorkers tend to think that they are the center of the universe.....but its a big world out there!
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    Aug 02, 2009 6:26 PM GMT
    Vancouver, BC won't wow you with museums, art galleries, symphonies, shows, and the opera - we do have those things, but just not to the scale of most places. But what will wow you is the natural beauty. A diverse city surrounded by mountain and ocean.

    For major attractions, though, we have:
    - parks like Stanley Park,, the Van Deusen Gardens, Queen Elizabeth Park
    - museums like Vancouver Art Gallery,, the Museum of Anthropology
    - neighbourhoods like Chinatown, Gastown, Kitsilano, and the West End and streets like Commercial Drive (hippie/lesbian area), Davie Village (gay area), Robson (shopping), and Granville (nightclubs)
    - attractions like Kits Beach, Grouse Mountain, Granville Island (home of the public market)
    - architecturally we're a bit lacking but we have the art deco gems at Burrard Bridge and the Marine Building, the roman ampitheater inspired Public Library, the classic Sun Building, the endless green glass of Yaletown
    - and a great selection of restaurants from Asian to French to sushi and burgers and all sorts of West Coast and fusion cuisines
    - for sports fan, the NHL's Vancouver Canucks are the only real big name professional team, with the CFL BC Lions coming second and there are a number of minor teams playing hockey, baseball, soccer, etc. The city is also gearing up to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. But Vancouver is more of a place where you participate than watch...kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, cycling, beach volleyball, sailing, golf, running, you can do pretty much any sport here.
    - and for those with a more twisted sense of tourism, you can always check out the Downtown Eastside to see how horrible a life of drug abuse can be.

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    Aug 02, 2009 6:36 PM GMT
    If they're cute, an extreme close up view of my pillow and/or headboard. Other than that, Adrien's suggestions are perfect.



    muchmorethanmuscle saidChicago Botanical Gardens

    http://www.chicago-botanic.org/



    Museum of Science and Industry

    http://www.msichicago.org/



    Art Institute of Chicago Museum

    http://www.artic.edu/aic/



    Shedd Aquarium

    http://www.sheddaquarium.org/



    Willis Towers (formerly Sears Tower)

    http://www.willistower.com/



    For baseball fans:

    http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=chc



    Chicago's Gold Coast, Magnificent Mile and Steeterville

    http://www.themagnificentmile.com/



    Navy Pier

    http://www.navypier.com/



    Jon Hancock Observatory

    http://www.hancockobservatory.com/en/



    Adler Planetarium

    http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/special/index.shtml
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    Aug 02, 2009 8:23 PM GMT
    It wasn't my city, but the lower part of the state that we just took some friends to see last Tuesday on a day trip.
    Salt-Peter Caverns where Civil War ammo was hidden by both the North and the South at different times.
    Organ Cave same claim. Also, about 50 degrees and a mineral deposit the really resembles an old pipe organ...thus the name.
    Historic Lewisburg, home of our State Fair which starts in a week.
    Artsy-crafty people have re-made downtown Lewisburg into a very nice area to walk, shop & dine.
    Drove around looking at the rolling farms and fields, stopped in Union, a small town and had great homemade ice-cream and joked with the local hotties. Farmer's tans....mmmm. ;-)
    Bluestone Lake/Dam A nice cool river to beat the heat in, great fishing, canoeing, kayaking, mild rapids. Hinton DQ has the BEST hotdogs, bar none! Sits on the banks of the Bluestone River with a deck out over the water.
    Dinner at Hawk's Nest Lodge Some great dining with a view of the valley floor below and one of the last remaining steam locomotive lines..
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    Aug 02, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
    Baltimore has a lot more to offer than we get credit for.

    We've got some great museums (Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Art Gallery), and probably the best is the American Visionary Arts Museum. It's pretty amazing, and you won't find another museum like it.

    Baltimore is known as the City of Firsts. A quick tour on the Baltimore Ducks will show you why. This city has a long history of being the first at many things.

    There's also a lot of great locally owned restaurants. Wherever you stay, just ask the concierge to point you in a good direction (just stay off the path of the chain restaurants at the inner harbor...boring).

    Speaking of the inner harbor, there's the National Aquarium, and the Maryland Science Center.

    Midtown, there's Mt. Vernon (the gayborhood), and the Cultural Arts District. Lot's of great bars and restaurants.

    I've lived here for so long, it's hard for me to come up with a generic list of things to do. Usually, I get people to tell me a little about what kinds of things they like, point them in a direction, and say "GO!" Like, if you are a fan of John Waters movies, I can tell you where Divine is buried, or if you really want to stalk the director, I can just tell you how to get to his house, lol.
    ;)
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    Aug 03, 2009 12:30 AM GMT
    No gay places for hundreds of miles.

    hiking/backpacking
    fishing
    lots of hiking, forests, badlands, treeline
    4 wheeling
    mountain biking
    hunting in season; wildlife viewing the rest of the year
    horseback riding
    bighorn sheep museum
    if you are here the right day there are chariot races
    the antler rendezvous if you come those days
    taxidermy show if you come that day
    snowmobiling jan & feb
    rodeo every friday night all summer