|Originally posted by osterzone |
Boston is a nightmare to drive around if you're a tourist.
I haven't been to Philly. DC is fun if you're into museums and governmental stuff, but there isn't much to do there outside of that.
Vermont is great if you want to go hiking or do outdoors stuff.
Shuni, Boston is a f*cking DISASTER to drive in, the traffic is retarded. Boston is a beautiful town to visit though (sorry Bostonians, can't see it as a city), fairly good amount of culture and good food. Boston is not that great a town to go out in though, everything closes @ 2 am. For some more Boston info, go to http://www.bostonusa.com/visit/bostoninsider. If you do get to rent a car, you can take a drive to Newport, Rhode Island, it's 2 hours away from Boston, beautiful old beach town. Plus after this weekend it's off-season and you might be able to find a good deal on a place to stay. For some info about Newport, check http://www.gonewport.com/
About DC: if you've never been, you'll like it as a tourist. There's lots of museums and attractions (all the Smithsonian Museums, the Holocaust museum and the monuments are free, the Spy Museum, the Aquarium and the National Zoo all charge admission- the Zoo is a must) There's a fairly good amount of events there as well, though not nearly as much as in NY. If you're down in DC during the week and want to go out, check out Lima on Thursday http://www.dcclubbing.com/thursdays-at-lima/ or U Street Music Hall http://www.facebook.com/uhalldc?ref=search&v=wall. Saturdays in DC there is Glow @ Fur. For upcoming events, go to http://www.clubglow.com/glow-calendar/ and/or www.groovanauts.com. Make sure you buy a daily/weekly pass for the Metro in DC as well.
In NY for techno, do make sure to look up reSOLUTE and Blk|Market Membership on Facebook, they have some of the best parties in the city and a break from the typical clubs. There are lots of small, hidden parties all over the city during the week as well, if you're lucky, you might be able to catch Adultnapper or Alexi Delano playing in a basement for 100 ppl. For a more techno oriented Party Planner, go to www.rhythmism.com. If you're looking for some indie rock, check www.ohmyrockness.com. More info on music events can be found on the venues' websites, like Terminal 5, SOB's (for spanish rock), or even Madison Square Garden, they have a smaller theater where the concerts are cheaper, a bit more intimate than the main arena, I've seen great bands there without shelling out lots of money.
Hope this helps