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Trip advice 2
PackMan Posted: Tue May 8 11:01:39 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I am going on a huge road trip in two months with my two roommates and we are visiting Chicago, Seattle, SF, Las Vegas, and Denver. I have a few ideas for each place, but nothing concrete and it is all from friends that used to live there or something.

So, as in Libra's thread, if you have any ideas (eats, treats, bars, anything) they would be much appreciated.

PS - interested in jazz, dueling pianos, bookstores (like the beatnik store in SF, gotta go), and any good websites to find out concert/event dates in those cities


 
addi Posted: Tue May 8 12:01:56 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I believe Jenn and Crim can help with Chi-Town.
Libra with San Fran
Kuro with Denver

Don't think we have anyone here from Seattle or Vegas though.
I've been to Seattle a few times. Great spots all over the city to visit.
I've never been to Vegas before...and for some reason it's not real high on my vacation priority list.

I'd stay away from any area in Vegas though with bright flashy lites..or the natives may call you a "rube".


 
PackMan Posted: Tue May 8 12:09:06 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>I've never been to Vegas before...and for some reason it's not real high on my vacation priority list.
>
>I'd stay away from any area in Vegas though with bright flashy lites..or the natives may call you a "rube".

Well, it is on our way from LA to Glen Canyon, UT, and I figure since we are gonna be in the area, there is no reason NOT to visit any one place...there must be at least one redeeming quality to the city of sin. At least, I would hope...


 
addi Posted: Tue May 8 12:50:43 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  PackMan said:

>Well, it is on our way from LA to Glen Canyon, UT, and I figure since we are gonna be in the area, there is no reason NOT to visit any one place...there must be at least one redeeming quality to the city of sin. At least, I would hope...

lol

There's lots of redeeming qualities in the city of "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"...for instance The Graceland Wedding Chapel..just in case you need a quick tasteful ceremony with Elvis there.

*Glen Canyon is gorgeous


 
PackMan Posted: Tue May 8 13:46:44 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>*Glen Canyon is gorgeous

Yeah, unfortunately for my companions, I have been a backpacking guide in NM for 3 years now and have backpacked the Grand Canyon on several occasions on my days off, so I exec-decisioned the plan to go north of the GC and hit up Glen because I have never been there. Not that one could pick a bad local to go backpacking in that area


 
addi Posted: Tue May 8 14:04:34 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  PackMan said:
>addi said:
>>*Glen Canyon is gorgeous
>
>Yeah, unfortunately for my companions, I have been a backpacking guide in NM for 3 years now and have backpacked the Grand Canyon on several occasions on my days off

niiiiicccee : )
you luck!

so now i get the "PackMan" name here


 
PackMan Posted: Tue May 8 14:30:05 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>so now i get the "PackMan" name here

Well addi, I would hate to deceive you, but you know me already. It is good ole' howitzer, reincarnate. I am tryin to make a comeback in GT, been away too long.


 
addi Posted: Tue May 8 14:41:05 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  it's good to have you back no matter what name you use
but thanks for not making a fool of me...i'm quite capable of doing that on my own : )



 
libra Posted: Tue May 8 14:45:21 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  San Francisco:

Go to City Lights Books.
Alcatraz (creepy, but fun) - on a nice weather day...cause the ferry ride will be nice.

The wharfs and Ghirardelli square are overrated.

My favorite restaurant: Tangerine in the Castro, so yummy.
The castro itself is really nice.

And Haight Street is still fun, even though it's gotten kind of yuppy. Still has good record stores, some really cool shoe stores. But it SUCKS trying to park around the Haight.

for clubs:
http://www.sanfrancisco.com/nightlife/

venues:
http://www.slims-sf.com/
http://www.musichallsf.com/
http://www.cafedunord.com/
http://www.independentsf.com/
http://www.livenation.com/
http://www.popscene-sf.com/
http://www.bottomofthehill.com/
http://www.savannajazz.com/

Go to Chinatown to the Fortune Cookie Factory on Ross Alley

North Beach is fun- get italian food and tiramisu
the Presidio is pretty too--walk down to the beach

Union Street has a lot of cool bars and cute boutiques

Broadway has strip clubs and more bars/lounges

And Union Square has all the shops - Macy's, Nordstrom, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Cheesecake factory (on the top of Macy's).

and drive down the crookedest street in the world (Lombard St) (and remember to look back up at the bottom)


 
PackMan Posted: Tue May 8 14:49:01 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  wow, thank's a ton, you have been more than helpful. I think that has turned into a busy iterary. thanks again.


 
libra Posted: Tue May 8 15:00:55 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  oh, and at the fortune cookie factory, ask for the "funny" fortunes. They're actually really dirty and sexist, but still fun.



 
~Just Imagine~ Posted: Tue May 8 16:17:43 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:

>but thanks for not making a fool of me...i'm quite capable of doing that on my own : )
>

Yes Bridget dear!
Had a movieflashback reading that :)


 
addi Posted: Tue May 8 16:46:04 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ~Just Imagine~ said:

>Yes Bridget dear!
>Had a movieflashback reading that :)


you know if you'd ease up on the heavy drug use you wouldn't have those flashbacks, dear.

: )


 
Posted: Tue May 8 22:06:01 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Chicago was great. Michigan avenue is fun for a stroll, if you're into window shopping :). Do check out the Bentley/Rolls Royce dealership. craziness.

Wrigley Field: go there. it's my favourite baseball park, period.

Cheesecake Factory, base of Hancock tower: go there. Mmmmmmmmm.


http://philrenaud.com/chicago/1.html

photos, for funzies.


 



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