Steve’s States Stuff list

Arches NP

Arches NP

After a bunch of planning, researching every travel book we could get our hands on, here’s Steve’s “travel possibilities” list for our USA road trip. Image a list that drills down from left to right and the chart is easier to read.  The list is organized by states in the original direction of travel we had planned on (clockwise) but at the last minute decided to go the other way. We ultimately threw out all the lists we had made and just decided to wing it city to city, state to state. O well, at least it was fun putting together!


Cities Places Adventure

National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(155K sq miles) Superlative Regional Must try
San Diego (1.3M)(72deg high)
Eight largest city by population

Hotel Coronado

Silver Strand

Downtown Gaslamp Quarter

Petco Park Padres Game

Balboa Park

Old town

Seaport Village

Karl Straus Brewery

Shout House (Dueling Piano Bar)

Soma (Punk Bands)

Mission Beach Bike Mission Bay & boardwalks

Pacific Beach Bon Fires

Bar & Grills

La Jolla Blacks Beach Surf

Wedding Spot

Snorkeling La Jolla Cove

Torrey Pines UCSD

Ocean Beach Sunset BBQ’s

Del Mar

Oceanside Stone Brewery

Reservations Indian Casinos
Anza-borrego Desert State Park Borrego Springs ATV Adventure

Julian Mountain town
Joshua Tree National Park Joshua Tree Camping
Los Angeles (4M)

Seal Beach

Huntington Beach Surf City USA (Laidback Lifestyle)

Newport Beach The OC, Ritziest beach community, Balboa Peninsula

Laguna Beach Charming seaside town

Mission San Juan Capistrano (Beautiful Mission)

Long Beach British Ocean Liner larger than Titanic (Queen Mary)

Redondo Beach

Hermosa Beach

Manhattan Beach

Venice Beach Rollerblade Boardwalk

Santa Monica Beach & Pier

Montana Ave

Main Street

3rd street Promenade

Troubadour (Live Music w/beer drinking crowd)

Spaceland (LA’s best Indie and alternative sounds)

Pasedena Rose bowl football game

Westwood UCLA

Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive

Sunset Strip Legendary Music Halls (Whisky A, House of Blues)

Downtown Dodger Stadium


Grand Central Market

Iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall

Iconic Museum of Contemporary Art

Iconic Gothic looking Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

LA Live Entertainment District

Nokia Theater (american idol, MTV Awards)

Malibu Beach Legendary Surfrider Beach (Surf)

Hollywood Hollywood Sign (1923)

Hollywood Bowl Natural Ampitheater

Griffith Park (Largest urban park in US)

Movie Studios (Paramont, Warner Bros, Sony)

Walk of fame & TV show tickets

Kodak Theater (Academy Awards)

Universal studios Universal Studios Amusement Park

Staples Center Watch Basketball Game (Lakers, Clippers, Sparks)

Watch Hockey Game (LA Kings)

Valencia Six Flags Magic Mountain Amusement Park (Mar-Sep)
Channel Islands National Park Channel Islands Camping on California’s Galapagos
Ventura Cute Artsy City along PCH
Santa Barbra State Street (Main Drag) bars, cafes, shops, etc

1872 Stearns Wharf oldest wooden pier in west coast

beach front cart bike rentals

Carpinteria State beach Surf

Santa Barbara Brewing Co Brewery Visit

UCSB Campus and Del Playa street

Mexican Food on Campus
SB County Wine Country Wine Tasting
Solvang Danish-immigrant village Decorative Windmills and fairytale-esque bakeries
Guadalupe North Americas Largest Dunes
Pismo Beach Pismo State Beach Campground
San Louis Obispo Downtown Higuero St. Farmers Night Market with festive music and BBQ’s

Visitors Center Chorro St.


Edna Valley wineries Famous for chardonnays and syrahs
Morrow Bay Morrow Rock Kayak around giant volcanic rock on beach

Carpinteria State beach Hiking, biking, camping on beach

Montana de Oro State park rugged coastal bluffs, tidepools, dunes, hiking

Main St. Cal-Mex famous surfer fish tacos
Cambria Village (20m north MB) Moonstone Beach Drive beautiful coastal view

Indigo Moon Cheese and wine shop with breezy coastal view
Point Peidras Blancas Huge elephant seal population
Lucia 10 miles north at Esalen Institute New Agey coastal view naked private hot springs (1-3am)
Big Sur (100miles) Henry Miller Memorial Library Bookstore, open mic, live music, outdoor films

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campsite, hiking trail, 1.4m to waterfall

Carmel by the Sea Bohemian Artists Seaside resort

Point Lobos State Reserve Camping, Hiking, Sea Lions
Monterey Monterey Bay Aquarium

Montery State Historic Park 19th Century brick and adobe buildings & walking tour

Monterey Penn Walking Trail 18 Mile biking trail along coastal cliff edge

Montery Bay Kayaks Sunset Kayaking

Montery Bay Dive Company Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
Santa Cruz SoCal Surfculture meets NoCal Pacific Ave (Downtown Drag)

UCSC Tacos Moreno (Water st)

Vintage 1907 Boardwalk West Coasts Oldest beachfront Amusement park

Surfing Museum Steamers Lane & Cowells are popular surf breaks
Half Moon Bay State beach Camping, 5 block town
San Francisco (.75M)

South of Market (SoMa)

North Beach City Views, Wild Parrots, 1930’s murals, free speech of 1950s

Russia & Nob Hill Lombard Street, Art Institute Mural,

Chinatown Chinese Historical Society, 22 blocks 40 alleyways walking tour

Fishermans Wharf Pier 39 Sea Lions, Hyde st Pier 1886 ship, Street performers,

Union Square Powell St. Cable Car Turnaround, Geary St Theater Dist

The Marina & Presidio Crissy field airstrip, Virtigo & views of bridge, naked baker beach

The Mission Dolores Mission Murals

Golden Gate Park Ocean beach surfing

Golden Gate Bridge 1937

Financial District

Castro Gay Area, Castro Theater film festivals

Clement St Green Apple Bookstore (huge)

Stockton St Apple Store

Folsom St Brain Wash (Laundry washing, games, beer, live entertainment)

Page St Zen Center (largest buddist community outside asia)

Market St Cafe du Nord (glam rock anthems music)

Food: Sourdough bread, clam chowder

Mission St. La Taquiera: Amazing Cal-Mex burritos

University of California San Francisco

Stanford University

Candlestick Park San Francisco 49ers football game

At&t Park Giants Major league Baseball game


Larkin St Saigon Sandwich Shop

Laguna Supenkucke (Bratwurst sausages & spatzle w/ cheese)

Columbus Ave Molinari (Italian roll w/ prosciutto, mozzerella, artichokes, salami)


Filmore St. Boom Boom Boom (vintage 30’s Blues and Jazz club)

Folsom St Annies Social Club (Kick-ass new music, punk, open mic)

11th St DNA Lounge (SF’s last Mega-club, bands & big dj’s)

Minna St Qool at 111 Minna (Wed evening techno happy hr in Art Gallery)
Marin Headlands Point Bonita Lighthouse Rugged Headlands, hiking trails, camping,
Mt Tamalpais State park Mt Tam Peak (2741 feet) Mtn Biking trails,

Stinson Beach Mellow seaside town with great beach
Point Reyes National Seashore Point Reyes Lighthouse Hike bluff top trail, camping
Berkeley University of California at Berkeley (33K) 1914 Shather Tower (Campanile View)

Bancroft Library 1848 Gold rush starting nugget

Berkeley Art Museum

Telegraph Ave (south gate gritty cafes bookstores, etc)

Shattuck Ave (Gourmet Ghetto) Cheese board Pizza

Jupiter bar (back pattio) college bar
Napa Valley 230 wineries (30 miles long)

Downtown Napa Victorian Architecture

Vintners Collective (sample 6 wines in 19th century brothel)

Silverado Trail Boutique wineries

Luna Vineyards (super Tuscan Style)

St Helena Culinary Institute of America (cooking demonstrations)

Brothe-Napa Valley State Park Camping and hiking beneath gorgeous redwoods

Napa Valley Hoppers Auto-Rickshaw wine tours (recreate)
Sonoma Valley 70 Relaxed Wineries

Dry Creek Valley Bike Ride

Downtown Chic boutiques

farmers Market

lively plaza on summer nights

Jack London Historic State Park 129 acre farmstead (redwood forests, hike to lake)

Sugarloaf Red State Park Camping

Russian River & Dry Creek Wineries, downriver canoe cruises w/ wine

Calistoga Sip and Cycle winery tours 6hrs (recreate)
Bodega Bay four hour jagged edge coastal drive to FB Coastal Towns, fishing villages, hidden beaches

1963 Hitchkock’s “the birds” sleepy fishing town
Point Area Light house (one of tallest on west coast)
Mendocino New England Style small seaside town Cliffs, cypress trees, wildflowers, cave tunnels, raging surf
Fort Bragg Sleepy city North Coast brewing Company
Humboldt Humboldt Redwoods State Park Some of worlds oldest & tallest redwoods

Avenue of Giants (32 mile drive)
Arcata Humboldt State University Brewery Visit

Redwood National Park Tallest tree in the world 371′ Stratosphere Giant
Shasta Mount Shasta (14,162 feet) Hiking, skiing, mountain biking

Shasta Town Cute

Shasta Lake Water sports, camping

Death Valley National Park Badlands Lowest point on earth -271 feet
Yosemite National Park Yosemite
Sequoia National Park Sequoia (Sierra Nevada Mts)

Mt. Whitney Hike 22 mile rt. Tallest point in lower US 14,495 feet.
Kings Canyon National Park Kings Canyon
Tijuana Bars Bar Crawl

ATV down baja penninsula

Mexican Food!!


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(95K Miles) Superlative Regional Must try
Ashland Famous for William Shakespeare Festival
Crater Lake National Park deepest in US (2000′) Mirror calm lake with sheer mountains around it.

33 mile self guided rim tour of lake
Oregon Dunes National recreation area
Eugene College town (Home of Nike)
Salem State Capital (known for Cherry Trees)
Dundee Pedal Bike tours 5 hr bike tours through vineyard country
Portland (537K people)

Downtown Pioneer Courthouse (Hub is people friendly)

Portland Building (1985 Statue in front)

South Park Blocks

Portland Art Museum

Tom McCall Waterfront Park (2 mile long)

Eastbank Esplanade

Ariel Tram

Old Town and China Town

Chinatown Gates (Pagoda-style)

Skidmore Fountain (burnside Bride)

Northwest & Pearl District Nob Hill (trendy Neighborhood)

West Hills & Washington Park Exclusive homes

Forest Park (70miles of trails)

Bike rides

Try food carts

Coffee shops (stumptown Coffee)

Micro Breweries

Rose Garden Arena Portland Trailblazers NBA Game
Columbia River Gorge Fourth largest river in US. Splits Org & Wash

Hood river and around Legendary windsurfing & mountain biking

Full Sail brewery tour

Historic Columbia river Highway (scenic waterfalls, etc)

Mt Hood (11,239 feet) Skiing year round, Hiking to top

Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(6.5M, 71K miles) Superlative Regional Must try
Mt. Rainer National Park

Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Colwater ridge visitors center
Seattle (582K) Pikes Place Market Quirky urban hub, budget gormet food

Seattle Art Museum

Pioneer Square Historic area 42 story Smith Tower (1914)

Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

International District

Capital Hill Counter Culture meets Yuppie domain

Space Needle

Coffee Crawl ( 2 hr walking tour of Seattle’s coffee shops

Freemont Freemont Sunday Market

Brouwers (Enormous beer hall)

Seattle Mariners & Seahawks

Lake Union University of Washington

Hiking, biking, kayaking
Olympia Grundgy Microcosm of Seattle

Olympic Peninsula (most northwestern pt) Untamed western coastline

Olympic National Park rugged outdoor activities

San Juan Islands Beautiful, hiking, kayaking
Spokane Gonzaga University Northern Lights brewing Company


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(1.5M, 82K miles) Superlative Regional Must try
Coeur d’Alene Largest town in area but tacky

Lakes around


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(937K, 145K Miles) Superlative Regional Must try
Glacier National park Cougars, grizzlies, black bears, elk

Going to the sun road Lake McDonald, crosses continental divide 6640′ pass

Iceberg Lake Hike 5hr day hike (9miles) a classic favorite

Blackfeet tribe Reservation my people

Big Sky Ski Resort


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(532K, 97K miles) Superlative Regional Must try
Yellowstone National Park Old Faithful Geiser

5 distinct ecosystems

Yellowstone Lake

Canyon Country

biking, hiking

Hayden Valley Wildlife Viewing
Grand Teton National Park Bear, elk, and moose Camping
Cody Buffalo Bill Cody


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(805K, 77K miles) Superlative Regional Must try
Rapid City
Badlands National Park

Sioux Falls Sioux Indian History, LtCol Custer, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull
Mt. Rushmore

Crazy Horse Summer Laser Light Show


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(3M, 56K miles) Superlative Regional Must try
(5.2M, 86K miles)
Minneapolis Downtown & Loring Park Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Mayslack’s (Good food, beer, and local bands)

Hells Kitchen (uniquely Minnesotan foods)

Triple Rock Social Club (bedrock of music scene)

Lee’s Liquor Lounge (popular punk alternative)

Riverfront District Stone Arch Bridge

Endless Bridge

University of Minnesota

Uptown, Lyn-Lake, & Whittier

Chain of Lakes Biking and trails around lakes

The Dome Vikings Football

The Target Center Timberland basketball

Target Field Twins Baseball
St. Paul Cathedral of St. Paul

International Marketplace

Mall of America Largest Shopping center in USA


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(5.6M, 65K miles) Superlative Regional Must try
Green Bay Lambeau Field Packers Football
Madison? state capital
Milwaukee Biking Dairy Tours

Harley Davidson Museum & Plant

Miller Brewing Company Tours

Lakefront Brewery Polka bands & great fish & chips

Sprecher Brewing Company

Lakefront Park Lake Michigan parkland with boardwalk

Roots restaurant and Cellar Outdoor patio with corndogs

Miller park Brewers Baseball

Bradley Center Bucks Basketball


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(12.8M, 57K miles) Superlative Regional Must try
Chicago (2.8M)

The Loop (city center) Beginning of Route 66

The Art Institute of Chicago (2nd largest in US)

Millennium Park and Grant Park Pritzker Pavillion

“the bean” cloud gate silver smooth sculpture

Buckingham Fountain

Willis Tower (Sears Tower) tallest in US

Chicago Cultural Center

Lots of public Sculptures

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Near North Magnificent Mile

Wriggly building

Tribune Tower

Trump Tower

Chicago Spire

Navy Pier

John Hancock Center (94th floor lounge with views)

First Playboy Mansion

Lincoln Park & Old town Chicago History Museum

North Avenue Beach (most popular)

Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs Baseball

United Center Bulls basketball, blackhawks hockey

US Cellular Field White Sox baseball

Soldier Field Bears Football

Hyde Park Obama’s house

University of Chicago

Museum of Science and Industry

18.5mile lakeside bike path

Many parks and golf courses

Racine Ave Windy City Roller derby

Chicago Architectural Walking tours

Chicago Greeter & Instagreeter(free tours)

Lots of Festivals. Clubs and Theaters

Oprah Winfrey Show

Food:(deep dish pizza, hotdog)

Pizzeria Uno

Gino’s East

Lou Malnati’s

Days Needed:

Hot Doug’s

Cafecito (cuban sandwiches)


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(6.3M, 36K miles) Superlative Regional Must try
(10.1M, 96K miles)

New Buffalo Third Coast Surf Shop Surfing Lake Michigan
Grand Rapids Founders Brewing Company Dirty Bastard Ale
Lansing Michigan State University
Detroit (871K) Dearborn Henry Ford Museum

Greenfield Village (Thomas Edisons House)

Wright Brothers Airplane workshop

New Center Motown History Museum

Downtown GM Headquarters

Hart Plaza

Campus Martius (outdoor hot spot)


People Mover (elevated loop train)

Heidelburg Project (polka-dot houses and stuff)

Comerica Park Tigers Baseball

Ford Field Lions Football

Joe Lewis Arena Red wings Hockey

Palace of Auburn Hills Pistons Basketball

LOCATIONS- Ohio/ Pennsylvania

Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(11.5M, 44K miles) Superlative Regional Must try
Cleveland (444K) Great Lakes Brewing Company

Progressive Field Cleveland Indians Baseball

Quicken Loans Arena Cavaliers Basketball

Cleveland Browns Stadium Browns Football
(12.4M, 46K miles)

Pittsburgh (313K) University of Pittsburg

Carnegie Mellon University

Heinz Field Steelers Footbal

PNC Park Pirates Baseball

Mellon Arena Penguins
Eire (102K) Presque Isle State Park


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University
(19.5M, 47K miles) Superlative Regional Must try
Buffalo (276K) Elmwood-bidwell Farmers Market

Anchor Bar, duffs, bob and Johns, Duffs Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Bills Footbal

Buffalo Sabers Hockey
Niagara Falls Pospect point Observation Tower

Cave of the Winds

Maid of the Mist boat tour

Whirlpool Jet boat tours
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Best View of the Falls


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University

Superlative Regional Must try




New Brunswick

Nova Scotcha


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University

Superlative Regional Must try

Acadia National Park Dramatic unspoilt wild coastline Park Loop Road (main loop)

Hiking, cycling,

Trenton Bridge Lobster pound (picnic outside)

Pemaquid Penninsula Beautiful rugged coastline drive
Portland Lively Waterfront

Old Port Lively area of town
Kennebunkport Ocean Ave Scenic Old colonial town
Ogunquit Great Beach town

Finest Kind Scenic Cruises $15 50 min cruise to lobster traps

Bread and Roses Bakery

Portsmouth 3rd oldest American City

Portsmouth Brewery
Manchester (109K people) Colleges and an Art School


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University

Superlative Regional Must try
Green Mountains


Montpelier State Capital

VT 100 Scenic Drive
Stowe Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory
Burlington Lake Champlain College Town on Lake

Boston (590K) Boston Common Start of Freedom Trail (Bell in Hand pub, oldest in US)

Public Garden (Frog Pond)

Beacon Hill & Downtown

North End & Charlestown Italian area, Paul Revere’s House

Back Bay

Waterfront & Seaport District

Fenway & kenmore Square Fenway Park (Red Sox baseball)

Cambridge University
Plymouth Plymouth Rock Place where pilgrims came ashore in 1620

Plymouth Plantation (recreation of pilgrims life)
Cape Cod Cape Cod National Seashore

Martha’s Vineyard Oak Bluffs

State Cities Places


National Park


Sporting Event
Rhode Island (1M, 1K miles)

Providence (175K)

Newport Huge Mansions

3.5 mile Cliff walk


O’Brien’s Pub

Narrangansett Town Beach Surfing Spot

Scarborough State Beach
Connecticut (3.5M, 4.8K miles)

New Haven (124K) Yale University

Frank Pepe’s (Pizza)

Todd’s Place (Music Venue)


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University

Superlative Regional Must try
New York City (8.3M)

Lower Manhattan & Financial District Statue of Liberty

Ellis Island

Governors Island

Brooklyn Bridge (nightime stroll has great city view)

Wall Street

New York Stock Exchange

Federal hall (GW statue & swore in first US president)

South street seaport

Bowling Green Park (bull statue)

Ground Zero

Metropolitan Museum of Art (massive and exceptional)

Top of the Rock (open air observation deck)

Prospect Park (weekend picnic)

Central park

East Village

Chinatown & Little Italy

Mulberry Street (stroll in little india)

Tompkins Square Park (east european and punks)

West Greenwich Village New York University

Union Square

Midtown skyscrapers

Grand Central station

Chrysler Building

New York Public Library

Rockefeller Center (top of the rock lookout)

Radio City Music Hall

NBC Studio’s

5th avenue (millionaire Mansions)

UN Headquarters

Giants Stadium

Madison Square Garden (New York Knicks Basketball)

International Center for Photography

Hells Kitchen Flea Market

Morningside Heights Columbia University




the Bronx Yankee Stadium

Coney Island & Brighton Beach

Long Island

Stanton Island

The Hamptons South Hampton

Bridge Hampton & Sag Harbor

East Hampton

Montauk & around
North Folk & Shelter Island

State Cities Places


National Park


Sporting Event
New Jersey (8.7M, 8.7K miles)

Jersey Shore Sandy Hook & Red Bank

Asbury Park & Ocean Grove

Monmouth County Beaches

Ocean County Beaches

Atlantic City Casinos
Delaware (873K, 1.9K miles)

Dover (35K)


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University

Superlative Regional Must try
Baltimore Harbor place & Inner Harbor Top of the World Observation deck

Baltimore Maritime Museum

Downtown and Little India Star Spangled Flag House and 1872 museum

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

Mt Vernon Washington Monument 178′ tall

Federal Hill and Around Fort McHenry National Monument

Oriole Park at Camden Yards Baltimore Orioles Baseball
Annapolis US Naval Academy

18th Century Buildings Downtown

National Mall National Museum of National History

National Air & Space Museum

National Gallery of Art

National Museum of American History

US Hollocast Memorial Museum

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

National Museum of African Art

National Museum of the American Indian

Washington Monument

Bureau of engraving & Printing

Lincoln Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

National WWII Memorial

DC’s oldest art Museum

Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial
Capital Hill Capitol (US house of reps and congress)

Library of Congress (Worlds largest Library)

Supreme Court

Union Station

Folger Shakespeare Library
Tidal Basin Manmade Inlet

Paddleboat Rentals

Jefferson Memorial
Downtown FDR Memorial

National Archives (Dec of Independance, Bill of Rights, Magna Carta)

Reynolds Center of American Art (National Portrait Gallery, Am Art)

International Spy Museum

Old Post Office Pavilion (Observation Tower & Food Court)

Fords Theater- Lincoln Assassinated
White House & Foggy Bottom White House

Watergate Complex
Georgetown Georgetown University

Sports Fedex Field (Washington Redskins)

National Stadium (Nationals Basketball)

Verizon Center (Capitals NHL, Wizards Basketball)

Georgetown University Hoyas Basketball

State Cities Places


National Park


Sporting Event
Virginia (7.7M, 42K miles)

Arlington Arlington National Cemetery (300K buried)

Arlington House (Robert E Lee)

Marine Corps Memorial (Iwa Jima Flag Raise)

Pentagon Memorial

Air Force Memorials

Alexandria 5 miles and 250 years from DC

Mount Vernon George Washington’s Home

Bike ride along Potomac River

Chantilly (Near Dulles) Smithsonian Air Museum Surplus Planes Museum

Richmond (200K) Museum & White house of the Confederacy

Virginia State Capital

Historic Triangle Canal Walk (1.5 miles by river)

Williams burg Colonial Williams burg

Jamestown Historic Jamestown

Yorktown Yorktown Battlefield

James River Plantations


Virginia beach 3 mile beach boardwalk (good beaches)

Fairfax Old Neighborhood

Charlottesville Monticello & Around (Thomas Jefferson’s House)

University of Virginia

Shenandoah Valley 140 Vineyards

Shenandoah National Park

105 Mile Scenic Drive (Skyline Drive)

May Hikes

State Cities Places


National Park


Sporting Event
North Carolina (9.2M, 48K miles)

Outer Banks Highway 12 Great Coast Road

Wright Brothers National Memorial (Kitty Hawk Dunes)

Lots of Light Houses

Wild Mustang Ponies

The Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) Duke University (Durham)

University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

South Carolina (4.5M, 30K miles)

Charleston Historic District

White Point Park

Rainbow Row (Candy Colored Houses)

The Gateway Walk

Marion Square

Fort Sumter (First Shots of Civil War)

Lots of tours of city

Myrtle Beach Plantations


Gerogia (9.7M, 57K miles)

Atlanta (5M) The world of Coca-cola

Centennial Olympic Park

Midtown Piedmont Park

Sweet Auburn (Mtn Luther King Jr National Historic site)

Atlanta Braves

Savannah Bike through savannah

Forsyth Park

Historic Homes


Cities Places Adventure


National Park Music/ Entertainment

Brewery Food/Drink

Sporting Event University

Superlative Regional Must try
South Florida Miami (5.4M) Art Deco Historic District (1200 historic blgs)

Erotic Art Museum

Little Havana
Miami Beach Scantily clad beach (5-21street)

Nude Beach (Haclover Beach Park)

Latino Beach (5th & South Pointe)

Windsurfing Beach (Hobbie Beach)

Surfing (South Point Park, Havlover, north of 70th)
Design District

Coral Gables

Coconut Grove Venetian Pool
Key Biscayne Serene beaches and sunsets
Fort Lauderdale Waterbus Tour (Old Spring Break Area)
Palm Beach Upscale beach town
West Palm Beach Younger and livelier
The Everglades Everglade National Park

Shark Valley Visitor Center 2hr shark tour

Gulf Coast Visitor Center 10,000 islands, canoeing and kayaks, manatee boat tour

Everglades Alligator Farm (outside park) Airboat rides
Biscayne Biscayne National Park Sea Manatees and turtles, glass bottom tours, canoe rental
Tamiami Trail Big Cypress National Preserve Florida National Scenic Trail (31 miles)



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