(Closed) American bees – where should I go?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
  • poll: 1 or 2 places you recommend I see?
    Boston : (51 votes)
    31 %
    Washington DC : (57 votes)
    35 %
    Pittsburgh : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Cincinnati : (1 votes)
    1 %
    St. Louis : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Memphis : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Charleston : (32 votes)
    20 %
    Atlanta : (7 votes)
    4 %
    Houston : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    If you come to PA go to Philadelphia, skip Pittsburgh. 

    Post # 18
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    7430 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I voted DC and would add Savannah GA.

    Post # 19
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    1344 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    If you’re already going to be up around NYC, I’d stop in Philadelphia. There are a lot of fabulous museums and historical monuments.

    You might also consider taking the Crescent, an Amtrak train. It starts in NYC and hits Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta and New Orleans.

    Post # 20
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    881 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted for Boston and DC.  Both cities are amazing, easy to walk around and tons to do and see.  Great history and restaurants as well. 

    Post # 21
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    468 posts
    Helper bee

    For the love of god, do not go to Pittsburg.  No offense to Pittsburg bees, but I went their once on a business trip and it was the worst.  I’d have to say, I’d reccomend Boston.  I’m from there and I LOVE it.  I’m from there and I think it has an amazing character.  

    After Boston, I would choose DC.  Its a really great city, but I don’t think it has the character of Boston.  Its almost a draw between the two. though.  🙂  If you add two cities, however, choose those over the ones you have listed.  🙂  

    Post # 22
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    1374 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

    Go to Charleston!!! After that, either DC or Boston on your list, especially because you’ll be close if in NYC.

    No offense meant to anyone who lives in any of the following, but I would skip Houston, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.

    Not on your list but also great at Savannah(I see it’s been mentioned) and New Orleans. I love Portland, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, but I’m pretty outdoorsy and all are out west.

    Post # 23
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    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I vote DC and Charleston (or Savannah) – both beautiful in April.

    Post # 24
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    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    As someone that lives in Boston and grew up in D.C., I recommend both cities. I think your best option would be to spend a week or so doing a road trip of the East Coast. I would start in Boston (and spend about 2 days) and then drive to NYC (where you can spend about 2 days), spend a day in Philly and then about 2 days in D.C. After that I would recommend driving on and seeing Charleston (I’ve never been but have heard great things). I would then recommend a day in Atlanta, a day (or 2) in Orlando (because everyone should do Disney World at least once) and then drive on to Miami. By breaking this up you can drive most of it within about 4 hours a day (other than the stretch from D.C. to Charleston) and you will basically see the whole East Coast. It would be crazy, but I think it would be worth it.

    Post # 25
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    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @aussiebride26:  Spent a few days in Charleston, it’s such a fun place.

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Annapolis in Maryland and Hudson, NY are cool too. I like that there’s history and stuff to do, but it’s not crazy busy like NYC.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @aussiebride26:  Definitely do DC.  It’s set up really well for tourists and most of the attractions are free.  The Smithsonian museums are amazing and the public transportation is great.  If you get a chance the Halocaust museum is poignant (you can pre-order tickets for admission for $2 online last time I checked.)  Make sure to take the time to eat off a food truck, it’s a tradition.  Oh, and visit the Austrailian Embassy on Embassy Row!

    If you really want to see the real America and not just major cities, I highly recommend a day or two in Asheville, NC to see the Blue Ridge mountains.  It would be a great contrast to the rest of your stops.  Everyone in the U.S. likes to visit the beaches in Florida while us Floridians love the North Carolina mountains.  😉

    Post # 28
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    1868 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I voted Charleston and DC. I think Charleston is beautiful and great for getting a southern experience. DC is really cool because you can get a lot of US history in as well as visit other nearby states.

    I would stay away from Houston. I lived there most of my life and I can tell you… there isnt much to look at. JK it was a nice place to live but not really touristy. Galveston is alright but you are used to beaches in Australia and if you went to Galveston, you would feel sorry for us haha nasty brown gulf water. gross. Wink

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