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New York
No trip to New York is complete without stopping in on Katz's Deli on East Houston Street on the Lower East Side.It's a frenetic experience and the staff can be a little brusque, but you won't get a better pastrami sandwich anywhere else. A great treat, especially in the depths of a New York winter.
Doug Hampton, NYC

Cleveland, OH
Cleveland has much to offer in regards to clubs and restaurants. The hottest areas right now are: East 4th Street -- the newest House of Blues restaurant/concert hall is now here, but don't forget about the excellent Pickwick and Frolic (a cabaret/comedy club/bar/restaurant) Warehouse District -- the greatest restaurants and clubs in the city are in this neighborhood. Mallorca is everyone's favorite Spanish/Portuguese restaurant and D'Vine is a great tapas/wine bar. For those of you into dance clubs and/or bars, check out: Spy, Tramp, Wish, Cloud 9, Dive Bar, The Map Room or The Little Bar and Grill.
Ruben Garcia Jr.

Cleveland is a city full of sight, sounds and good eats! There are so many things to do so I provided some links to different parts of the city so that you pick and chose what you would like to do. There is so much to do; you may not want leave!

Downtown is very walkableexternal link and I've listed some links to downtown districts that are "happening" everyday. In addition, I listed a few special events that are going on in September. The link to each district provides sights, restaurants, etc. The city is very easily accessible via public transportation by using RTAexternal link trains and buses.

You can start at Tower Cityexternal link the center of Downtown Cleveland. Tower city is right in the middle of the Warehouse district and the Gateway District. In the Warehouse districtexternal link you'll find great restaurants, Clubs, unique retail establishments, and fabulous people.

Visit the East and West Banks of the Flatsexternal link, the worlds most unpredictable playground in its heyday. This district is turning into a residential neighborhood so clubs and bar are not as busy or crowded as they were at the beginning of the decade but still a must see.

In the Gateway Districtexternal link you can eat at various restaurants along East 4th, check out an Indiansexternal link game or attend an event at Gund Arenaexternal link.

In the North Coast Harbor Area, you can catch a Brownsexternal link game, visit the Great Lakes Science Centerexternal link, Rock and Roll Hall of Fameexternal link, William G. Matherexternal link, Goodtime IIIexternal link cruise ship or the International Women's Air & Space Museumexternal link and be sure to visit the Malls our downtown urban park overlooking North Coast Harbor. You can shop at the Galleria at Erieviewexternal link. Also look out for the Annual Cleveland Air Showexternal link and Ohio Classic Football Gameexternal link.

And be sure to check out a performance in one of the fabulous theatres of Playhouse Squareexternal link. Playhouse Square ranks second only to New York as America's second largest performing arts center. You can also check out the grand and colonial arcades.
KC Clark, Cleveland, OH

We've go a cool arts community. You'll find lots of artsy people, restaurants, galleries and shops in neighborhoods like Sterling Payne, home to lots of artists; Asian Plaza heart of Cleveland's fast growing Asian Village community where you can have a great meal at Bo Loong for great dim sum or No. 1 Pho for Vietnamese. Going southeast, you can visit Slavic Villageexternal link, with its rich Czech and Polish history.

You can spend days in University Circleexternal link where you will find the world's best museums! The world famous Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Playhouseexternal link and the nation's oldest African-American cultural arts institutionexternal link, you can stroll in cultural gardens and tour Severance hall the home of the Cleveland Orchestraexternal link. There is a lot to see in do in this area, so be prepared to spend awhile!

Adjacent to University Circle is Little Italyexternal link, the Lakeview Cemeteryexternal link, Shaker Squareexternal link, the oldest shopping district in Ohio and the second oldest in the nation which is adjacent to the Larchmereexternal link with its great collection of antique stores and unique restaurants and visit the Buckeyeexternal link neighborhood originally home to the largest Hungarian population outside of Hungary.

You can also visit one of fabulous Cleveland metro parks also know as the "emerald necklace"external link, The Cuyahoga Valley National Parkexternal link, The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroadexternal link and various State waterfront parksexternal link. Cedar Point and Geauga Lake are about one hour outside of Cleveland.

Hangout in Ohio Cityexternal link, home to the Great Lakes Brewing Co.external link, The West Side Marketexternal link one of the nations oldest markets and dozens of great restaurants and Victorian homes. Adjacent to Ohio City is Tremontexternal link with amazingly restored turn-of-the-century homes and chic hip restaurants. While you're in the area visit the world famous Cleveland Zooexternal link. Take the rail line as parking and driving to/from the area is horrible and parking is bad especially on weekends.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
My town is Fort Lauderdale. It has something for everyone. If you are on the "conservative" side, Las Olas Boulevard is right for you. Some of the places to hang out at are Mango's-restaurant/bar/live band, Stork's bakery and coffee shop, or The Mediterranean Market. For those of the "alternative/open minded", there's Wilton Drive with its numerous restaurants, bars and dance clubs. Some of the best bars/clubs are BOOM, Georgie's Alibi, Circuit and just down 6th Avenue is the amazing Elements. Don't forget JavaJunkies to lounge out at. These are just some of the ideas aside from the famous beach, which has enough to do besides fun in the water.
Alex F; Fort Lauderdale, FL

Miami, South Beach, FL
The 24hr action takes place on Lincoln Road which is between 16th and 17th streets running east to west (ocean to bay). A pedestrian mall with restaurants, clubs, book stores, and lots of people watching. I'm shocked to meet tourist who were in SoBe and never made it to Lincoln Road. It's like Barcelona without going to the Ramblas, or Buenos Aires and missing Florida street. Of course, don't miss Ocean Drive and Washington Avenue. The other spot missed in Miami is the Rubell Art Collection on 29th street near N.W. 2nd Avenue.
W. Gerson

New York
American Indian Museum Downtown Manhattan
Cooper Hewitt on 5th Avenue at 92nd Street
Frick, Fifth Avenue at 71 street

Basso East
Per Bacco
Gnocco -- All Lower East Side

Best Coffee:
Financier -- Stone Street
Leonidas -- Wall Street Area
Via Quadronno -- 73rd Street & Madison Avenue
Sant'Ambreus -- Madison 78th Street
Nadia Judson

You can do almost anything you want in my city. You can have a picnic at Central Park and go the to Central Park Zoo; the petting zoo it great for young kids. You can go on the Carousal at Central Park or go ice skating at the Waltham Rink. You can get same day theater tickets at TCKTS on Broadway and 42nd street. You can to the South Street Seaport and walk around and go into the museums down there. You could do a walking tour of the Financial District and see Trinity Church, Wall Street, the old Customs House, Battery Park and look over to see the Statue of Liberty. You could go to the Tenement Museum down near Canal Street and walk in and out of the shops, have lunch in a really good Jewish deli and enjoy listening to all the people around you and their accents. Go down to Chinatown and have dinner then walk over to Little Italy for pastry and coffee for dessert. Take yourself to the Plaza Hotel for high tea on a Sunday, then walk Fifth Avenue and window shop down to the Empire State Building over on Sixth and 33rd St. I could go on forever. Go visit New York, you will never be disappointed.
A native New Yorker

Portland, OR
In Portland, Oregon, my favorite spot is Powell's Books. This is a HUGE new and used bookstore. A city block long, a city block wide, and up to four stories high in spots. A labyrinth of rooms where books are sorted by subject. For instance, blue room for literature, gold room for sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and mystery, red room for religion and metaphysics, rose room for kids books, nature, and science. For the scientists and engineers, the technical bookstore is a couple of blocks away, where you can get everything from computer books to ancient engineering texts on building railroads, to high tech books on laser systems or nanotechnology. They have a resident cat with her own blog and business card.

As a bibliophile, my motto is "Payday, ergo Powell's." They have author readings, a coffee shop where you can actually check out

your books before you buy them, and an incredible selection of books. New and used books share the same shelves, so you can find the book you want and select a new or used copy depending on your desire and your budget. Powell's is located between NW 10th and 11th Avenues on West Burnside Street.
Laurel Jones

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