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Downtown Santa Cruz is a wonderful place for walking and shopping. Park you car in one of the convenient lots and walk Pacific Avenue. Shop for a new hat, cool surfer dude clothes, eco-global looks, and books. There are lots of great restaurants on or near the strip too. You can also head to one of the great SC beaches, or take a walk on West Cliff Drive. You can watch surfers on the waves of Steam Lane from the bluff near the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.
Full of museums, music, and so walkable Vienna is a wonderful town to visit. I spent 48 hours in Vienna and had a great time. It's not far from the airport, so consider a 24-hour layover if you're flying through.
A lively city with the best of everything: food, festivals, museums, walks, and an active nightlife and waterfront. It's a bit spread out so don't be shy about using the excellent public transit system.
With the Prado, the historic architecture and squares, the ham, the tappas and hot chocolate, the ham, and extensive pedestrian zones, Madrid is truly a top destination. Did I mention they have ham?
A great town for walking you can start along the waterfront, and on into the French Quarter, the markets, on on to Bourbon St., the restaurants and bars. There's a great energy on the street and music in the air. It's the USA, but somehow more. It feels older, more European. Ah and all the really really good food!
With it's riverfront, museums, fantastic restaurants, great public transportation, and variety of shopping and neighborhoods, Portland is a great town to visit. It's also got a relatively mild climate (compared to say, Chicago) so you can enjoy a visit any time of the year. It's near Mt. Hood ski spots and has parks right in town.
It's got great weather, beaches, shopping, restaurants and museums. Don't forget the zoo too! And it's easy to drive or take the trolley to Balboa Park. Yes, San Diego is fun to visit year 'round.
A big modern city built on the foundations and ruins of the Roman Empire. I love walking the streets and finding so much to look at. Ruins, palaces, monuments, fruit vendors. An elegant old building sporting a satellite dish. Restaurants, cafes, museums and boulevards to really get excited about. All roads lead to Rome. Yes!