Saturday, April 3, 2010

Five best things: Cities to visit in the U.S.

5. Chicago. I grew up three hours from here and saw my first major league game at the old Comiskey Park, so there's nostalgia associated with this choice. But Chicago has great food, great museums and galleries, a remarkable aquarium, and Wrigley Field. Ride the L, have some deep-dish, check out the Near North and the Magnificent Mile, and pay attention to the architecture.

4. Kathleen and I honeymooned in Boston. What else do you need to know? It's not a town to drive in -- park the car (pahk the cahh)and walk or take a cab. But it's another city with great food and a piece of American history around every corner.

3. San Diego has perfect weather. All of the other stuff -- the zoo, the other parks, the shopping, the Gaslamp Quarter, La Jolla, Old Town, the beaches -- almost don't matter.

2. Washington D.C. is pretty much the only place in the world where you can spend a week touring some of the world's most amazing museums and public buildings and spend next to nothing doing it. There's nearly a week's worth of stuff on and surrounding the National Mall before you even get to to things like Mt. Vernon or Monticello.

1. San Francisco: The waterfront, Chinatown, the restaurants, the Golden Gate, the bay, the hills, the streetcars, the funky neighborhoods, the funky people, the restaurants, Golden Gate Park, the fog, the new ballpark, and did I mention the restaurants?

1 comment:

  1. Stumbled upon and am enjoying your food blog after Googling, "Chiz's" in St. Anthony. Looks like my kinda place!