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If you were a trip advisor for where you live, what would you highlight as the best attractions in your area?

This would be easier for me if I still lived in Florida. I'm not a big fan of Oklahoma, so I'm probably a terrible guide here. But this is what I'd say:

In Oklahoma, I'd say there are some good "hole in the wall" restaurants. My favorite is the Japanese restaurant, Tokyo.

The OKC Civic Center sometimes has decent shows and some aren't that expensive. (I've found some great Groupons for some shows).

We have a racetrack/casino. I don't care for gambling, but I sometimes like to watch the horses run. There is also the Riverwind casino, which gets a lot of big name performers traveling through. So does Chesapeake Energy Arena.

As a small, inexpensive thing to do, there is a comedy club near me.

There are some interesting Escape Games in the area for a group thing.

Also, Top Golf is fun for just hanging out and smashing balls with a golf club. You try to hit the targets.

Lake Hefner is OK to walk around. I'm having trouble finding a lot of beautiful places to walk around in Oklahoma. The botanical gardens here are ... ok, if you're bored. Pretty sparse for the $7-8 bucks you have to pay to get in. I'm spoiled by the one I used to go to in Orlando, I guess.

Of course, the Downtown areas have bars. Horse and carriage rides. Little boat rides in the canal. I haven't done much there. It's not my scene.

How about where you live?

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I live in western North Carolina, and I moved here in 1995. My favorite thing is that we are surrounded by beautiful natural scenery and yet we have Asheville (a relatively liberal bastion in an otherwise bible belty area) which is full of great places to eat, Beer City USA, lots of good schools, and other attractions like the Biltmore House, the largest home in America. Moving here might be a stretch as real estate is quite expensive but otherwise I really like it. Really lovely mountains and waterfalls and camping and hikes and generally nice people.

SB76 Level 5 Mar 28, 2018

I'd advise they head down to Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. There are 13 water falls to view (on the long trail). I'd advise start at North Falls.

snytiger6 Level 9 Mar 28, 2018

If you're talking my home town, I'd say its greatest asset is the A23 - a road along which you can head north to London, or south to Brighton.

ToakReon Level 7 Mar 28, 2018

In my county, I'd say The American Maple Museum. I know it sounds boring, but there's a lot of information about maple syrup/sugar production, early logging, transportation, etc. In the general area, though quite a drive because of how rural it is, is the Old Forge area (lots of outdoors/nature stuff to do, as well as specific attractions like a water park, fine arts center, lots of little rustic shops, etc.), and the Adirondack Experience museum at Blue Mountain Lake with tons of exhibits about life in the Adirondacks over the years.

resserts Level 8 Mar 28, 2018

Dayton is OK. There are several parks nearby for hiking near Yellow Springs, a very libral college town the home of Antioch University and very good PBS station []. John Byron State Park has a really cool gorge to hike [] Glenn Helen is very nice too. [] I live near Wegerzyn Gardens in Dayton [] is adjacent to 26 miles of bike paths that go all the way into the City. Lots of bars and micro brews in town. Usually go to the Oregon District. []. Also horseback stables at Carraige Hill Park [].

jeffy Level 7 Mar 28, 2018

I live in Las Vegas. It's a city of themed hotels representing many places in the world. Has so many great shows. All kinds of great restaurants, More buffets then anywere. Most of the city is opem 24/7. Not far from Hover Dam and the Grand Canyon

steve148 Level 7 Mar 28, 2018

Love playing tour guide. Offered a couple of members who are coming to Boston my services. NH is a big tourist state. Many tourist sites in the White Mountains. My favorites are the Flume (mtn you climb with waterfalls and magnificent rock formations,), Clark's Trading Post (black Bears, show, rides, watch bears), Lost River (caves you climb through), and Mt. Washington (drive a scary road to the highest pt in NE, ride in a van, take the old Cog Railway) Summit. Lots of Mtns in White Mtn Natnl Forest, Androscoggin River, Saco River (tube/canoe in summer with hundreds of people) and Swift River for swimming and spotting wildlife like moose, bear, deer on Kancamagus Highway-road through mountains. Love northern NH.

never did it-love sled dogs.

Got to most of them when I was younger, lots of pleasant memories. Had a cottage on Winnipesaukee in the 1970's, until it got too crowded, central Maine after that.


Practically anywhere here in Cornwall . It's a beautiful county . This is Portreath ... Literally 5 minutes from me


I live in OK as well so definitely agree about the restaurants, that's all it seems to have going for it. Otherwise it's a buy-bull belt shithole. I'm sure there are a few other things to do but I don't go out much.


(Stephon voice) Yes,yesyesyes,yes
This place everything. The National Funeral History Museum. The Holocaust Museum. Museum of Fine Arts. The Buffalo Soldiers Museum. The Art Car Museum. The Bicycle Museum. The Menil Museum. Rothko Chapel. The Houston Zoo. Buffalo Bayou. NASA.

phil21 Level 7 Mar 28, 2018

I recommend Red Rock Canyon, Bonnie Springs and Boulder City if you're in the Vegas area.

Best memory I will always will keep from Las Vegas will be the impression of being a City built in a Crater of the Moon.


Go to New Mexico! It's just next door.

Sticks48 Level 9 Mar 28, 2018

I hate tourists, so discourage them. I have had to move from so many great places over the years, population increases just ruin them. Tonight we have [] and despite it being in the next Shire, we are the closest town, people are arriving already. I owuld be telling people to go to the Gold Coast, or Moscow or something.

Rugglesby Level 8 Mar 28, 2018

i hear it roaring all night long these days - the blues fest smile003.gif

@walklightly We just had visitors drop in on their way, If I walk down the beach, or even part way I can see the lights. How close are you to it? I haven't been out today, too much traffic.

@Rugglesby, 5 or 6 ks, as the crow flies. i won't go out there either. just looking into finding a new place outside the shire. got any hints, websites for me?

@walklightly If you can get somewhere around Wooyung it seems pretty good, there are some roads off the road between Wooyung and the Old Pacific Highway that looked great when I was riding through there often. I am about double that distance, its bad enough. Really lovely place is South Golden Beach, I was there about a week ago, I had forgotten how nice and quiet it is. A friend from work is on Pacific Esplanade, I think her flatmate is moving out, I can ask if you like.

@Rugglesby, i would love to move back to south golden, so please, if you would ask for me, or give her my fb contact &/or email - i'll message it to you. thank you so much!

@walklightly done and done,

@Rugglesby smile015.gif


If this doesn't have you packing your bags, then I'll quit my job as a trip planner...Wait! Um...

I live in the seat of California State Government, Sacramento. While there is plenty to see and do in the greater Sacramento area, I am also:

90 minutes drive from Lake Tahoe (all the natural beauty you could ever ask for, and casinos too!)
2HRs from the SF Bay (which has numerous tourist sites including Fisherman's Wharf, but in the East Bay you can visit Marine World Africa USA <Vallejo>, Disney/Pixar Studios <Emeryville>smile009.gif
4 hours from Monterey/Carmel/Santa Cruz
7 hours from Southern CA (Disneyland and many other recreational parks and tourism sites, endless beaches)

In Sacramento itself, there's the Capitol, also a tourism site. The Crocker Art museum. Old Sacramento. The Sacramento Delta (boating, fishing). Folsom Reservoir (Camping, boating, swimming).

Downtown Sacramento has numerous and diverse restaurants, clubs, theaters (as in musical)

I am not coming close to doing this justice. There is so much to see and do within reasonable driving distance of where I live it's INSANE. OH, I didn't even mention vineyards.

IAMGROOT Level 7 Mar 28, 2018

Lived in Rancho Cordova as a teen and really liked the valley.


Uhmmm, any town 200 miles away.


The road leading out of town

Rudy1962 Level 9 Mar 28, 2018

The University of Illinois is here if you're looking to go to college.
If you like college football we have a consistently losing team here. (The Fighting Illini)

There are some decent restaurants and bars downtown.

That's all I got.

Paul628 Level 8 Mar 28, 2018

Mountains ,valleys, art museums,symphony orchestras available,plays available, beaches, historic sites and my sense of humor.

Marine Level 8 Mar 28, 2018

I live in Michigan close to Detroit. If you go just a mile down the road, there are dozens of weed dispensaries and I feel like a tourist going down there. Those are the kinds of attractions I would recommend to anyone.


What OKC needs is a place where people can hang out, get high, and play dominos. This place should also have a nacho bar. Make it so number 1.


My son he was impressed by the OKC Bombing memorial.

phil21 Level 7 Mar 28, 2018

@Akfishlady I think he was 17. No, 16. Just the fact that he felt emotional about it made me want to go.


Historically, I live in the middle of the Pays de Rohan. Yup, I live in the origin of the Riders of Rohan country.....castles, hills, forests and miles of walking, biking and running countryside.

Tilia Level 6 Apr 1, 2018

byron bay is globally known as a holiday destination for various reasons. the shire, housing 32,000 residents, is annually visited by tourists to the tune of 2,000,000 nights. council - restrained by state government orders - doesn't get enough out of this to be able to fix the additional wear & tear on our infrastructure. i would point out the adventurous potholes in our wildly unmaintained country roads to highlight just one top attraction to the area.

@silvereyes, there is a story making the rounds as well: this morning i was walking down the road, & there's this hat lying in a puddle. the moment i stooped down to pick it up a man's head appeared spluttering from the water. i asked him if he was alright, to which he replied "i'm just fine, mate. but i worry about the horse".


I live in central New Jersey - Edison, to be exact. Yup, right in Menlo Park, where the lightbulb was invented (after that, Thomas Edison moved up to West Orange - we don't talk about that). On the spot where his lab stood is a hugh tower with a giant lightbulb on top. I live half a mile away and have never been to it.

What else is there to do here? Well, for the most part, it's very much a suburb. Lots of single-family housing developments and garden apartments, and other than the fact that most of the streets are walkable, you pretty much have to drive to get to any businesses. We do have a few nice municipalities in the area with beautiful downtowns, nice shopping and restaurants and historic homes. Also some venues with some great regional theater. Other than that, a bevy of shopping malls and big-box stores.

That being said, where I live is very centrally located to other things. I'm half an hour from the Jersey shore, half an hour from the mountains. Four major highways - Garden State Parkway, NJ Turnpike, US Route 1, and US Route 287 - as well as the Northeast Corridor, the major train line between DC-Philadelphia-NYC-Boston - cross in the area within a few miles of each other. I can be in midtown Manhattan by commuter train in 40 minutes.

bleurowz Level 8 Mar 29, 2018
1 joking... in my City, Sacramento California I guess the capital building .... but you can drive to Napa in 45 minute for wine tasting, then San Francisco for good food...the Santa cruise to the beach ...and drive up to Lake Tahoo then Reno ...all are an hour and a half from Sacramento.

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