The Highlight of Your Town - What Not to Miss

United States
October 10, 2006 9:55am CST
If I and my family were tourists in your town, what would you recommend we see and do in your town? What are the fun things that your town and surrounding areas offer? Can you entertain us for a week? I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I challenge you to come to my town. I can keep you busy. But bring lots of money! You will want to buy lots of beautiful things. We have lots of places to shop. You can check into any one of our luxury hotels along our Las Vegas Strip - each one has a different theme, so tell me what you like. Dinner and a show. No problem. Buffet? All you can eat. All day. Golf. Lots of it. Tennis? We have Aggasi, remember? A day of beauty? Spa in every hotel. Fun for the kids? Some of the casinos provides kid entertainment. Take a helicopter ride over the city. Go see Hoover Dam. The Grand Canyon is not that far away. Feeling lucky? Slot machines everywhere you turn. Lots of gaming tables. And you haven't even gone where the locals go, yet.
11 responses
@MUNLAKE (159)
• United States
29 Nov 06
we have so many beautiful lights at night, the whole town lights up. big, huge, old, buildings. many with artisic flare and some with antique flare. wwe have a little bit of new york, paris the circus for the kids, but the place every tourist i believe should stay is the police station here. it's one of the safest places here to be. safer for some more than others, but..... still safer
• United States
29 Nov 06
MUNLAKE, where in this world are you? The police station is the place that tourists should stay? One of the safest places to be? Beautiful lights, old buildings with an antique flare? New York? Paris? Circus? This sounds like a Hollywood movie set. Where are you? Please tell me more.
@MUNLAKE (159)
• United States
1 Dec 06
it's not safe for me to tell you!
@rmuxagirl (7562)
• United States
13 Oct 06
well Ellsworth/Bentleyville is a rather small town. There isn't much to do around here. I mean we only have 1 stoplight. Pittsburgh is the closest city so I recommend going to Station Square and eat at the hard rock, and visit Bessamer Court which has a water and light show. You can ride the Incline up to Mnt. Washington and look at the city all light up.
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@rmuxagirl (7562)
• United States
15 Oct 06
yea my graduating class was 69 people....everyone knew everyone.
10 Oct 06
It does sound a nice place. The highlight of my city in England would most likely be historic buildings if you look hard enough, nothing famous though. Silk mills, industrial places. Though my favourite places would be the countryside not to far from the city, and the parks, castle, and I wouldn't let anyone leave until I've taken them to a proper football match!
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• United States
10 Oct 06
Sounds wonderful. I love beautiful countrysides and parks. God's country, I call it. Food tastes better in the country. People are usually friendlier in the country. Silk mills? Beautiful fabrics? I would probably try to bring yards and yards home with me. The thought of entering a real castle excites me. My husband would enjoy the football match. That would complete his vacation. Thank you for a wonderful time.
• India
15 Oct 06
its sounds good
@zeeterman (1066)
• United States
13 Nov 06
Hmmm...well Indy has the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where they hold the 500. It's the largest single day sporting event in the world. The tours are really cheap. We could also go to nearby Fairmount. Hometown and final resting place of James Dean. If yer wanting more offbeat attractions, I could take you on a private John Dillinger tour. Show you where he committed his first crime, where the family home is, and where he's buried. I can also let you hold a brick I have from the demolished mortuary where he was shown after being killed in Chicago. How's that for offbeat?
• United States
15 Nov 06
LOL. Offbeat to say the least. But I'm down for it. Sounds like a day of fun. James Dean was one of the greats. Thanks for the invite.
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@jmp824 (741)
• Philippines
13 Nov 06
If you were to visit Philippines, i recommend you to visit our beach sites, dive into our popular scuba diving spots, be amaze with our wildlife spots(rare and exotic fauna,marine life,avian, flora). Unique golfing enclaves, from lush valleys to mountaintops, seaside resorts, or just within the cityscapes. And lastly but not the least be part of our very own heritage. Philippine is rich in celebrating festivals and fiestas. This is also one of the best thing Filipinos can offer to the tourist. To become part of the celebration at the same time enjoying with them. The fiesta is part and parcel of Filipino culture. Through good times and bad times, the fiesta must go on. Each city and barrio has at least one local festival of its own, usually on the feast of its patron saint, so that there is always a fiesta going on somewhere in the country. But the biggest and most elaborate festival of all is Christmas, a season celebrated with all the pomp and pageantry the fun-loving Filipino can manage.
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• United States
13 Nov 06
Thank you for sharing the Philippines with us. This wonderful place is already on my travel list. My husband was stationed there briefly before we were married. My son’s ex-wife is Filipino. I have had the honor and pleasure to work with and meet a number of Filipinos with whom I became friends. I have seen vacation pictures and heard wonderful stories of the fiestas and festivals and beautiful beaches. My darling grandbaby’s co-grandparents always make a production of Christmas. In fact, they really know how to make the most of every occasion. Everyone tells me the same thing. Go to the Philippines. I want my grandbaby to be well rounded and know his full heritage, so yes, we will be off to the Philippines. I hope we learns a little Tagalog along the way.
@vhansen (2029)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I live in San Antonio so we have all that except the casinos.But we do have the Alamo and River Walk to compensate.We also have beautiful lakes just a short drive from town and great fishing.A day at the beach and deep sea fishing? Two hours away.Really missing the casinos? Three hours to Port Aransas and their gambling cruise.Or maybe dolphin watching,they have a cruise for that too.Ghost hunting? We have PLENTY of them,even the railroad crossing kids.UFO's? I haven't been there yet but they tell me the Marfa lights are world famous.So come on down 'ya all.
• United States
10 Nov 06
Thank you for your response. Frankly, the odds for the average Joe at the casino are not always that good. San Antonio may be a better choice, financially. Plus, it sounds a lot healthier for the kids - beach, fishing, lakes, etc. Don't underestimate Vegas. We have Lake Mead. And we are not that far from Arizona, so we can escape to Lake Havasu. One thing you failed to mention, if I come now I might catch a Spurs game. Now that would be a treat!
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I live in a small town of around 1300 people. We could take a walk and see everything within a half hour maybe? We have two convienence stores, 4 or 5 bars, one church, a furniture store, a jewelry/appliance/hardware store combination, and a really nice park. The church has been here since the beginning of the town and they have a wonderful Francisan museum, most things of german descent that is open sometimes. We could end our tour with an ice cream cone or sandwich at the one ice cream place that we have here. Exciting huh? Yeah, and I love where I live!!!
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• United States
8 Nov 06
Small towns are the best. The people make the town. When you come back from a vacation and you roll the slide show, you always talk about the people you met along the way. The out of the way places will hold those special places in your heart. I can taste that ice cream! Put mine in a cup. Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, because I can't make up my mind.
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
13 Oct 06
Um well...there is a big steel building that houses all ths snow plows....the only gas station and mini mart..if you miss that you have missed the town completely...but enoy the pine trees along the way to the next town...
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• United States
16 Oct 06
Thank you for your response. LOL. That big steel building tells me something. Don't get caught driving through your town in the winter months when it snows or we may need snow chains. Is this one of those towns with back-to-back signs "Welcome to" and "You are now leaving?" We'll wave as we go by.
• Canada
25 Dec 06
I don't see my city listed here so here's my take: Take the subway downtown. Get off at Union station and admire all the old buildings around, including the Royal York hotel. Or walk through the Skywalk to the CN Tower and Rogers Centre. The CN Tower is one of the largest free-standing structures in the world. Built in the 1970's, it stands more than 1400+ metres tall. It has a revolving restaurant and a glass floor. The Rogers Centre is formerly known as the Skydome. The roof opens up. It is home to the Toronto Jays, Argonauts, and many other sporting events. How about taking the ferry over to our islands? People live on these islands year round, and there's a mini amusement park there geared for the younger set. Go to the beaches or many outdoor pools we have. How about visiting Ontario Place which is home to downtown's only waterpark? There are a few rides there. How about the CNE in August/September? The largest festival in our fair city. Walk through the CNE grounds and check out Toronto's only wind turbine. Take a gander over to the Ontario Science Centre. Take in a film at its Omnimax theatre, and check out all the exciting and educational things. Head out to Scarborough and go to the Toronto Zoo. Many animals here. Hmm, what else? Lots of malls including one that has many kids rides. Down the road from that one is the famous Woodbine race track. Hit the slots or bet the horses. Head a little farther north, and out of the city and you reach a huge mall, the only mall with 5 go kart tracks. An awsome place to visit. A stone's throw away from this place is our country's largest amusement park. Sitting on 379 acres, Canada's wonderland is home to over 65 rides and attractions. I live in a great city, accessible by some 24 hour transit routes, and an amazing night life. Check out the large movie theatres as well. You'll never be bored when you visit my city.
• United States
26 Dec 06
Toronto! Thank you for the tour! This place sounds fabulous. It is certainly on my list of must sees!
• Canada
31 Dec 06
Yep, truly a family destination. Glad I could help give you some ideas.
• Hyderabad, India
18 Oct 06
the helicopter ride where i can see all historicqal monuments
• United States
31 Oct 06
Thank you for your response. Where are these historical monuments? Sounds fun.
• India
15 Oct 06
girls
• United States
31 Oct 06
Thank you for your response. LOL. I'm a girl with a family, so what do the girls do for fun?