(Blogger’s Note—This is a post I run each year. It merits another go-round because the places I list here are good places to go.)
Where should you and your family take a summer vacation this year? Where should you go by yourself or with that someone special for an excellent summer trip?
The answer is clear enough.
Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Galveston, Texas are the places to go.
I have visited all these cities in the summer and I can say they are good places to visit and see.
These cities have long-established museums and interesting neighborhoods to explore. They have good restaurants. They have grand old buildings. Each of these cities has a river, a lake, or an ocean to enjoy.
The wife and I—though she was not the wife yet at the time—spent a summer week in Buffalo and Niagara Falls in 1998. It was fun.
I took a family vacation to Cleveland in the early 1980’s. Nothing is nicer than the Great Lakes in the summer.
I lived in Cincinnati for 18 years. It is a pretty city in the Summer. There is more than enough for you and your family—unless maybe you would like to enjoy some time by yourself— to do for a few days.
The (future) wife and I once spent a weekend in Pittsburgh. The weekend was not enough to see and do all that Pittsburgh offers.
There is plenty to do in Detroit. There is an excellent ake, a Greek quarter, the Tigers baseball team and many museums. It has been many years since I have been in Detroit, but I was there for a couple of weekends in the summer and there was more than enough to do.
Galveston, Texas is my home away from home. I’ve lived in Houston for 12 years and I go to Galveston every six weeks or so to take a walk on the sunny shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston is on the rebound from Hurricane Ike and is open and ready for visitors. There is no oil on the beaches from the oil spill. (You should call any Gulf Coast destination you plan to visit before canceling a trip because of the fear there may be oil on the beaches. As I write this post on June 1, 2010, I’m not aware of any resort area in the Gulf that has a problem with oil. People’s jobs in these areas depend on tourism. Please don’t make a decision without all the facts.)
Maybe you live near one of these cities. Maybe you’d like go somewhere where there is some hist
ory and some character.
Give one of these cities a try. Disney does not need your money. Visit places where you’re visit will be appreciated.
You’ll be glad you did!