What Is Your Favourite Place in the U.S.A?
December 10, 2006 3:05pm CST
I am English and visited a friend in Salem, Oregon, staying for four weeks. This was two years ago. I visited Crater Lake, although I couln't see it for snow, lol, the Mountains, Oregon Coast, Multnomah Falls, the Oregon Trail and several other local places, which I thought were all beautiful. I have been invited back to Washington State, Tumwater, which is halfway up a mountain, but I wondered which American place is everybody's favourite and why, so that I could get some help in making a decision on a destination?
4 Feb 07
I would like to take the kids to the original Disneyland, in California, and visit some of the other places there during my stay. I've been to Disneyland in Paris, a couple of times, which was ok, apart from all the characters speaking French, but I would now like to take them to the original park.
3 Feb 07
Wow Salem, I would love to go there - will have to mark that on my places to go and see! I've only ever been to Florida in the US and I must admit I really didn't like Orlando and no offence against the Americans as it was all the down and outs from the UK that were there in their blimmin England football shirts!! I did stop in St. Petersburg there and found everyone to be oh so friendly, it is a lovely place and worth popping into!
4 Feb 07
Lol... Salem, Oregon, is, I am sure, not the Salem you're thinking of Bizzie. I think you'd be more interested in Salem, Massachesetts. :-) My friend from New Jersey went there a couple of years ago, on Samhain, and brought back a car sticker for my partner in crime! He was chuffed as anything. lol. Yes, Miami and Orlando are very commercialised, with Disneyworld and everything. I was invited to Fort Walton Beach, in Florida, some years ago, but I've never been. I should make the effort, because she keeps re-asking me. I must admit, I like the western side of the country, but I fancy New England also. Thank you for your response, Bizzie. Blessed Be.
7 Jan 07
Awwwww, that's a shame. Flying isn't really a big deal and Florida is only about 6-7 hours away. When I flew to Vancouver and on to Portland, the initial flight took 91/2 hours. It was my first long-haul flight and I was sitting alone. It was a bit scarey when we hit wind-pockets, but on the way back, I had a very nice Canadian man sitting next to me, who talked about his daughter in England and his friend, who had vintage cars and participated in the London to Brighton run. I forgot about the flight home... he helped immensely. Plus there were in-flight films, which was Harry Potter on the way out. lol. The meals and drinks seemed to take a bit of it off as well. All in all, it wasn't as bad as I thought. I preferred the long-haul to the Prop plane flight of just 1hr.3mins, from Vancouver to Portland. I hate those things. Like being suspended on elastic. ha ha ha
• United States
6 Jan 07
Florida (especially south Florida) is paradise if you ask me. To visit at least, not to live. It's not only beautiful but warm enough to enjoy the day (even in the winter, although the locals will be wearing snow suits if it drops down to 50 degrees).