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Romy from Tel Aviv asked

Interesting cities for weekend travel

Hi!
I'm staying in the US for the next year and I really want to try and experience and see as much as I can. My best chance will probably be to travel on weekends. Since I'm on a tight budget I'd rather travel by bus if possible.

I live in New Jersey, and I can easily get to Newark and travel from there. I have been to NYC, New Orleans, Baltimore and Philadelphia.I don't mind traveling alone. I like cities where I can just wander around and get lost in the city, I also like small towns if you have any recommendations;)

I would be happy to read your suggestions! 

Thank you!:)

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Joanna from Oakland

From New Jersey, reasonable weekend trips (of places you haven't gone) would be Washington, DC and Boston. DC is a great place to walk around, wander, and get lost- especially good if you like history. Also, if you go to DC, take a short trip to Virginia, the bordering state. Arlington (Virginia) is about a smaller town about a 15 minute drive from DC. You can also bike there, as people commute from there to DC to work. You can walk around there, and it's not too touristy. Also, if you like the outdoors, I recommend Great Falls (Virginia) state park. Good for hiking (relatively flat trails), rock climbing, horseback riding, and canoeing. 


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Romy
Thank you! D.C and Boston are definitely on my list, but I haven't heard about the other two, it sounds very nice and exactly what I like:)
 
 
 

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Gerry from Boston

Chicago, love this city for a weekend away, nice people, great food, easy to get around, lots to do!!!


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Courtney from Los Angeles

Hi, Romy,

I'm going to put in a vote for Savannah I visited last year for the first time and absolutely loved it. It's somewhere between a small town and a city and it only takes about a weekend to see most of it. If you go, be sure to have a stroll through Forsyth Park which is kind of the heart of the city. Also, check out the Telfair Academy and the more modern Telfair Museums' Jepson Center. Both are wonderful museums with very disparate collections. 


If you go, you have to read the book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" which is the true story about a murder in the town. You can visit the Mercer House where the murder took place. They offer great tours. 

Finally, if you need a place to stay, the Historic Downtown Savannah is a great, convenient choice. 


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Ross
I lived in savannah for 15 years, you nailed it! I would add the warning of crime for a heads up. It's in the top ten for violent crime every year. I think it got a 2 out of 100 on safety last year.
 

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Romy
I read about it abd it sounded nice but I couldn't find too much information about the city (in my language) but now it is definitley on my to go list;) I have a question, if I may.. Do you know what will be a good season to go there? When it's not too hot or too cold.. Thank you!
 

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Courtney
Romy, I would go in the late winter or early spring--I went in March and it was lovely. I've heard the summers are insanely hot and humid so I would recommend you avoid going in the summer!!!
 

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Thank you!!:)
 
 
 

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