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posted on May, 8 2011 @ 08:48 AM
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Hi All,

Me and my Wife are headed to the U.S. for 3 weeks this summer,

7 days in Las Vegas
7 days in Hawaii
7 days in San Francisco

apart from the obvious, famous attractions, can any locals recommend some 'off the beaten track' type of attracions to visit?

Thanks
edit on 5/8/2011 by ukmicky1980 because: my spelling sucks ass!
edit on 5/8/2011 by ukmicky1980 because: my spelling still sucks ass!




posted on May, 8 2011 @ 08:57 AM
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If your going to Vegas, San Fran.and Hawaii, I think you won't need any thing else, lol.

Have a great time!



posted on May, 8 2011 @ 09:11 AM
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What island you going to in hawaii?



posted on May, 8 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by mayabong
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What island you going to in hawaii?


hi, were going to Oahu, staying at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort



posted on May, 8 2011 @ 09:18 AM
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when you are in vegas put it all on red
thank me later



posted on May, 8 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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Area 51 baby !!


Bit of a drive outta Vegas, and who knows what might happen to the car electronics, oh and you might get shot or arrested...or abducted...but its sure off the beaten track


Oh and eat in the casinos cos its cheap



posted on May, 8 2011 @ 09:58 AM
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I take it you are from a majority english speaking Country from your post?

I would recommend 2 days to visit Vegas and San Fran. Use the rest of the time to visit, Yosemite, The Grand Canyon, go camping (or RV'ing) and while your road tripping, just check out the local wildlife (ie: the loco, er, local populace)
You find friendly folk as well as *snip* holes, just like anywhere else. Keep your political views to yourself though.


I have traveled the world and have been amply rewarded by going to the out of the way places and attempting to at least speak the native tongue, albeit not always well. Great times, great times.

Holiday Roads..ooooooo!
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posted on May, 8 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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Having done a similar trip some years ago, I would say you have to see The Grand Canyon, most awe inspiring thing I have ever seen.Yosemite National Park is very beautiful. I went o pearl Harbor in Hawaii and some amazing beaches with some great waves, also went to a submerged volcano where there are literrally thousands of fish that you can swim with and feed which is pretty cool. You will have an amazing time
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posted on May, 8 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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there are alot of different and odd things to see. i have a few links that might havea few things of interest to you

www.roadsideamerica.com...

www.roadsideamerica.com...

www.roadsideamerica.com... n=San+Francisco&tip_State=CA

Enjoy your trip
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posted on May, 8 2011 @ 10:50 AM
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San Francisco.

Totally avoid" Pier 39" . It is NOTHING but an overpriced tourist trap. Cross it off any list.

In the city:

Lombard st. The crookedest street in the world. Must drive to.
Golden Gate Park. Huge city park with museums, animals and greenways. Drive to.
Chinatown, commercialized now but still charming, reach by foot or cable car from downtown.
Fishermans Wharf. At the end of a cable car ride from downtown. Very commercialized but still nice if you don't mind that.

Out of town: day trips

Drive north to and over the Golden Gate Bridge. You can park south of the bridge and walk across or just out onto it.
Over the bridge is Marin County and Mt. Tamalpias. Drive to the top for a great view of the whole Bay Area.

Drive south of SF for about an hour along the coast, stopping for a vist to Half Moon Bay. Quaint little tourist trap but nice. Then continue south to Pescadero. You will pass some very nice beaches and gorgeous scenic views.

Very small farming town. Almost no tourism. Head east along the only road to Loma Mar. One gas station/store/sandwich shop/post office. About half an hour from the ocean which you left at Pescadero you will come to San Mateo Memorial Park. Here you will be in a wonderful redwood park (I can smell them now). As far as I know, redwoods grow only in the northwestern part of the continent. They are the worlds tallest trees.

You can also find redwoods in Marin County in Muir Woods, just not as nice I don't think. Or you might go way north to Garberville but that's a two day trip.

If you want an amusement park, roller coasters and rides you have three choices.
North by car about an hour. "Six Flags Discovery Kingdom" with whales and animals and many rides.

South by car about an hour. "Great America". Just rides

South by car about two hours. "Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk". Last of the old amusement parks. On the ocean. Not big like the others. It can be a nice day.



posted on May, 8 2011 @ 01:25 PM
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be careful in vegas, the cops out here shoot to kill on a daily basis, no matter what the crime (usually imaginary) is...im being dead serious, avoid the cops out here at ALL cost, for the courts never find any wrongdoing and they have a license to kill innocent civilians...oh, and try not to spend too much money at the MGM/Mirage owned resorts, because their animals are treated incredibly inhumanely...
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posted on May, 8 2011 @ 04:08 PM
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In San Jose is the Winchester Mystery House, if you are into ghosts. I was there once a long time ago and didnt see any though...
www.winchestermysteryhouse.com...



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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Thats what I was going to say.
I am like dang, that sounds like a fun trip.

There are a lot of wonderful national parks around Las Vegas, consider doing a day trip to those.





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