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4/5
Mar 19, 2009

"Finding the hidden treasures"

The thing I love about Denver is all the things that you can find to do without even being downtown, and East 7th Street is no exception. There is no shortage of nice lunch eateries and restaurants around 7th, but that is not the best part. The Governors mansion is along 7th, and is definitely a site worth checking out. Sometimes they offer tours, so check that out too.
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5/5
Mar 19, 2009

"Finding some peace and quiet in Denver"

Osage Street lies adjacent to one of Denvers nicest parks. This is one of the best lunch hangouts around. One could walk the dog along the numerous trails, eat at a bench, or even take jog through the wooded parts. Lastly, there are a few sports facilities including both a pool and a few tennis courts. If you are looking for a park, this is your place.
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5/5
Mar 19, 2009

"Along the Water's edge"

You simply have not had the full Denver experience if you haven't checked on the Downtown Denver Aquarium. If it is at all possible, try to get here. It is very picturesque sitting alongside the waters edge. After visiting the aquarium itself, walk along the trails outside and bring lunch, as there are picnic tables outside.
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4/5
Mar 19, 2009

"Outlets and stores along Platte"

Platte Street has a number of store departments and outlets that are known to almost everyone. Bring a car, as it is hard to get here on foot, and bring some spending money too! The REI, or Recreation Equiptment Inc. is probably the most popular place here. Be ready for lines though, as it is usually quite busy.
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5/5
Mar 19, 2009

"Baseball and Fun in Denver"

21st St is a street parallel to 19th that is absolutely great to walk. Its important to remember that parking can sometimes be a pain around here, so get out there on foot! Also, 21st runs across the railroad tracks and serves as a major arterial northward. Be ready to spend the day having fun, and exploring denver by foot, if you come across this area.
5/5
Mar 19, 2009

"Visiting Downtown Denver"

19th Street provides access to some of the most exciting hotspots in Denver. First of all, it passes by just a block from Coors Field. Seeing a baseball game is a must if you visit Denver. An old and revered church, the Holy Ghost, also is situated along 19th. At the end, it also passes by Union Station, the Train station, and then continues northwest.
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5/5
Mar 19, 2009

"Always stuff to do in Denver."

Wazee Street starts up near the Pepsi Center, north of Cherry Creek. The Wazzee supper club is a popular hangout worth checking out. Another hopping place is at 16th and Wazee, where there a many cafes and eateries. If your in need of accomodations, Wazee can provide this as well with as there a few hotels and motels along this road.
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5/5
Mar 19, 2009

"Off of Colfax, downtown Denver!"

Coming right off of Colfaze avenue, 15th Street is how to many interesting downtown Denver attractions. First is the Wellington Web Building, a watergate-esque imposing structure. Next, one will pass by the Brooks Towers, a couple of the older skyscrapers in Denver. My favorite part of the whole street lies here, what is known as "writer's square", a quincy-market like little place.
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4/5
Mar 19, 2009

"Eastern Side of Denver"

Bannock is a fairly short road that starts on the south side off of Speer Boulevard. If you are driving along bannock, be sure to stop by at the Denver Art museum - one of the biggest tourist attractions in town. This is also located right by the Denver public library. Past this is the state capital and the civic center.
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5/5
Mar 17, 2009

"Major Arterial in downtown Denver"

West Colfax Ave, also knwon as route 40 is a major road that cuts through most of Denver. It is most important for passing by three major points of interest in Denver. These include the downtown Denver Civic Center, the Denver Convention Center, and last but certainly not least, Broncos Stadium.
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5/5
Mar 05, 2009

"A quiet break from the city"

This road cuts through Julia Davis Park at the north side of the river. There is everything you can think of in this park. Tennis courts, trails to walk your dog or jog on, the Boise Art Museum. Be sure to check this place out in its entirety!
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3/5
Mar 05, 2009

"City Center in Garland"

Main Street cuts through what could be described as the middle of downtown Garland. There is always pretty bad traffic here, but that's something that you really can't avoid. There are a couple hotels and motels along main and closer to the major intersection a little to the east. Also, there is your usual slew of fast food restaurants. It is not exactly a high class place, but it definitely provides the amenities that anyone really needs.
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Mar 05, 2009

"Major North-South Arterial in the Garland Area"

South Garland Avenue cuts through much of Garland itself and its suburbs to the south. More importantly though, it provides direct access to the Garland Shopping Center where a lot of people like to do weekend shopping. A little further south, it connects to Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, so it also acts as a good connection road.
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4/5
Mar 05, 2009

"Business District in downtown Garland"

In what can probably be tagged the BID area of Garland, 9th South street is host to a slew of office buildings making up much of the downtown work force. Thus, the crowd is mainly a black, white and tie one in this area. Yet, there are a few good eateries here to please the lunch crowd. Hubbard's Cubbard is a local favorite along this strip.
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5/5
Mar 05, 2009

"The Downtown Park"

Heritage Park in Garland is a much needed "green" area in town. People enjoy getting out at lunch time or simply walking the dog. The Old Train depot sits here with a few other historical buildings, but the main attraction is the park itself. If you buy lunch nearby, come here to enjoy it!
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4/5
Mar 05, 2009

"Transportation to and from Garland"

West Walnut Street in Garland is home to the downtown Garland train station. Walnut lies in the northern epicenter of the center of the city, and is a pretty big road, so it can handle some heavy volume. If you come across Garland in your travel, look for accommodations and eateries along Walnut so you can couple it with your transportation.
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5/5
Mar 05, 2009

"In the middle of Downtown Fayetteville"

If your looking for some good food in Fayetteville, then this is most likely the right place to look. To list a few, there are Pierro's Italian Bistro, City Market Deli, Beef O' Brady's and Docks at the Capitol. Not only is there great variety in this area, all the food is really good! You will definitely want to be walking around (not driving) here, so leave the car behind somewhere.
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4/5
Mar 05, 2009

"Yet another "historical district" in Fayetteville"

North Cool Spring Road is another quiet wooded road that passes by quite a number of little places with not so little historical significance. A monument to the Confederate Dead at Cross Creek lies on the side of the road, as well as Linear Park which is largely based on Civil War Significance. At the southern end of the road, however, lies the Mill House Art Studio and the Rankin-Wood-Norris House. You can definitely find something both fun and interesting to do here.
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4/5
Mar 05, 2009

"The City Market in Fayetteville"

Person St. has a traffic circle in the middle of downtown Fayetteville which is famous for one of the buildings sitting alongside it. The Fayetteville Market House lies here, one of just a few active ones left in the country. It houses parts of the local government along with a grocer and meat producer on the bottom floor. This is a historical tradition that largely fell out of popularity but still lives on in Fayetteville.
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4/5
Mar 05, 2009

"A couple nice attractions"

Robeson street doesn't exactly go by anything exciting or even downtown itself, but there are a couple attractions along this strip worth checking out. The Airbourne and Special Operations Museum is here, and right across the street is Freedom Memorial Park. If there's one thing about this part of town, there is really not much traffic, so you should have no problem getting around by car.
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3/5
Mar 05, 2009

"Outskirts of the City"

West Fort works along the edge of a medical/business park on the fringes of Boise. A couple of the more famous medical enterprises here consist of the Boise Veteran's Hospital and the Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Center. A historical attraction is also nestled right here: Old Fort Boise.
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5/5
Mar 05, 2009

"The Capitol in Boise"

The State Capitol of Boise lies just a few blocks away from all the action around Qwest Arena. This street is very, very busy. Both State workers and office workers crowd the streets here, but with that being said, it is still probably better to walk here and park. Farther south on Capitol Blvd, there are a couple nice eateries.
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5/5
Mar 05, 2009

"A city neighborhood from the river to the heart of downtown"

8th Makes its way from the river to the center of the city. At the river, 8th has an impressive Ann Frank Statue at the Human Rights park. "The Aspen" building is definitely an architecturaly unique building farther north. From here, 8th dives right into the "grove" or essentially the city center with Qwest Arena right beside it.
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3/5
Mar 05, 2009

"Boise State Campus"

Bronco Lane is the circle that goes through parts of the Boise State Campus. Probably most importantly, it provides access to the Boise State Stadium. Yet it also goes right past Taco Bell Arena and the Student Union. At some times of the year, it seems like this is the busiest part of the city.
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5/5
Mar 05, 2009

"Main Street in Des Moines"

Mulberry Street is perhaps the biggest street in downtown Des Moines as far as the business district. There are a lot of parking garages, so finding parking is never really a problem - this area is best traversed walking. The EMC insurance building, the Polk County Courthouse, and the Davis Brown Tower are just a couple of the more prominent buildings along Mulberry.
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Mar 05, 2009

"The Restaurant Corridor"

4th Street is a small strip in the midst of downtown Des Moines. More importantly, it is at the epicenter of the best restaurant area around. There are the Pasticceria, the Brewing Co., and the Royal Mile just to name a few. Another little interesting point is that there is a small park at the northern end with a few nice tennis courts.
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5/5
Mar 05, 2009

"Walking around in downtown Des Moines"

Locust Street cuts east-west through Des Moines, starting near the Des Moines Central public library. As you reach farther downtown, Locust has quite a few eateries and accommodations to offer. Pablo's Mexican, and the Coney Island restaurant are a couple of the better restaurants. The Renaissance Savory Hotel is also one of the better hotels around.
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5/5
Mar 05, 2009

"A quiet alternative to the busy city"

West River Drive is essentially a river-hugging drive that follows a strip of park along the whole way. It starts on the southern end near the Des Moines River falls. People love to park here and use the benches or little trails to walk the dog or just take a lunch time walk. The best part is that it is so accessible from downtown.
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Mar 05, 2009

"Downtown Des Moines - near the River"

3rd Street cuts through both Business and Entertainment districts of town. At the epicenter of this district is Nollen Plaza with the city fountain where you can find splash oyster bar right across the street. Making your way North, you will run into a few massive structures - this is where it often gets very busy. The Iowa Events Center and the Wells Fargo Arena are both located on 3rd, where there is always some major sporting event going on.
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5/5
Feb 27, 2009

"East-West through downtown Akron"

East Mill cuts through the business section of town, which includes passing by the First Merit Tower, John S. Knight Center. Naturally, there are a lot of great lunch places to grab a bite to eat around here well, and you most definitely want to be walking in this area. The great thing about Mill is that it is also in walking distance to the art center the baseball stadium and much, much more.
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4/5
Feb 27, 2009

"U of A"

South Forge Street cuts through the middle of campus at U of A in Akron, and is largely a walking street whether you are a student or not. There are a few nice little campus eateries along here. Walking along this strip, one passes both Bulger and Spanton halls. Mainly, you will only utilize this street if you are a student.
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5/5
Feb 27, 2009

"Market and Main"

Where main street intersects with Market is colloquially called "Market and Main". This is one of the best places in town to walk instead of drive with the large sidewalks and pleasant atmosphere. The main city library is here, as well as the First Merit Tower, and a little farther south, a great theatre venue, the civic theatre.
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5/5
Feb 27, 2009

"A Quiet part of the city with some cool things to do."

South Broadway most importantly passes by the National Inventors Hall of Fame - this is a great family trip. It also crosses through the middle of the "Quaker Square", which is where a lot of festivals and activities take place. Lastly, it passes by The Akron Art museum farther north. The traffic can get a little congested around here so watch out.
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5/5
Feb 27, 2009

"Urban Vibe in downtown Akron"

Just to the east of route 59, W Exchange Street goes through a really interesting part of downtown Akron. After a small inner city park, Perkins Square, is the baseball stadium, Canal Park. Even farther east, the street goes right by University of Akron. Finally, the road reaches route 8, and though it continues, this is where most of the interesting stuff ends.
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5/5
Feb 26, 2009

"major arterial in Greensboro"

Battleground Ave is a major road in Greensboro that juts into the Northern end of town. If your looking for shopping, then look no further, as Westridge Square offers everything from high end to discount apparrel. As you being to enter town, the undercurrent restaurant appears on the left and the downtown marriot on the right. One problem with Battleground is the pretty bad traffic at times.
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Feb 26, 2009

"Things to do and see in Greensboro"

Bellemeade traverses the northern end of downtown Greensboro. Here lies one of the most popular restaurants in the city: Solaris. On top of this, the downtown Marriot, and a couple of very beautiful statues near the solaris area. This, area is arguably the best walking area in all of Greensboro, and anyone who visits should definitely stop by this part of town.
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Feb 26, 2009

"The heart of Greensboro - a lot to do"

South Elm street is at the heart of downtown Greensboro. This road has probably the best restaurants and eateries in the entire region. These include Midori Japanese and Carmine's Italian to name a couple - the variety here is great. Some other interesting places along this street are the Jefferson Building and the Biltmore Hotel. This is a great street for walking.
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4/5
Feb 26, 2009

"A break from the city, in the city"

Elm Street is home to Center City Park in Greensboro. People love to eat lunch here, walk the dog, and take a break during the day at the fountain here. There a few accomodations along Elm as well, including the Greensboro Inn. This street has less traffic than a couple of the neighboring strips, and also gives great views of some of the city's skyscrapers.
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4/5
Feb 26, 2009

"Cutting through downtown Greensboro"

North Eugene Street in downtown Greensboro passes by many of the local attractions. The most important of these regional venues is Memorial Stadium, a large baseball stadium that is home to a minor league team. At the southern end, North Eugene also cuts through a bit of a restaurant district which includes such eateries as Big City Pizza & Subs.
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4/5
Feb 24, 2009

"Downtown Baton Rouge, things to do and see"

North 5th Street in Baton Rouge runs parallel to 4th (the main street), but has quite a few interesting hotspots of its own. At the northern end, near the State Capitol is the State Museum, a popular place to bring the kids or the family. At the southern end, but still downtown, it lies at the heart of a small restaurant district that plays host to many of the city's best eateries. It would probably be better to walk this part of town rather than try and find parking.
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5/5
Feb 24, 2009

"Old Town district in Baton Rouge"

There are a lot of trees and quite a bit of park space along Royal Street as compared to other places - this makes it an ideal place to walk. The place to most definitely check out here is the old beautiful governors mansion. It has been renovated recently, and is one of the more popular tourist attractions around here.
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4/5
Feb 24, 2009

"Art, scenery and History all in one"

Lafayette is a strip in downtown Baton Rouge that passes by a few smaller, but very interesting places in the city. The LSU art museum lies here, and has some very interesting pieces that you can check out. It also provides access to the old state capital and the park in that area. Lastly, the road plays host to the new riverside condominium on its northern end.
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5/5
Feb 24, 2009

"Nice views along the waters' edge"

If your looking for some scenery in Baton Rouge, then River Road is a must see. It travels the edge of the Mississippi River, giving great access to parks, outlooks and even some small historical venues. The traffic here is amazingly quite, making any drive along River peaceful. If your coming to Baton Rouge, you should definitely check this out.
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Feb 24, 2009

"Major Roadway in downtown"

North 4th Street is one of the major roads in Rouge. At its northern end, it runs into the State Capital of Louisiana. As far as views, it passes by some of the skyscrapers of the city. These include the Chase buildings and One American Place. Architecturally, St. Josephs is a very beautiful old cathedral. All in all, North 4th has a lot to offer!
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3/5
Feb 24, 2009

"A Connector for the Newark Metro Area"

McCarter Highway runs along the right side of the city along the river anr provides access to many important points in the city. The Highway provides direct access to Riverside baseball stadium. A little up the river, this runs into Interstate 280. It also passes right by the NJPAC building, and lastly, there are even some nice places to eat along the road.
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4/5
Feb 24, 2009

"Exploring Newark - good places to eat"

Broad Street is a major arterial in downtown Newark. It passes by Newark City Hall, the fire department and even some of the major churches in the area. As a 5 lane street, it works well to avoid traffic. At the southern end, there are a few popular eateries and bars that are definitely worth checking out, one of which is Newark Fish & Seafood.
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4/5
Feb 24, 2009

"Restaurants, adjacent to Central, and family fun"

Washington Street lies adjacent to Central Ave, and thus lies in a hub of great activity. Possibly the best attraction along Washington street is the Newark Museum. Overall, the street has pretty bad traffic, and quite limited parking. Also, the farther up the street you go, the more "business-oriented" it becomes.
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5/5
Feb 24, 2009

"A Young, lively, College student area in Newark"

Many big events happen right along this strip as the Prudential Arena is right along here. One problem with University Ave is that there is limited parking. University also passes right through Alumni field (baseball) and the Golden Dome Athletic Center. Thus, if you are either a sports fan, or a sports player, this may be the place for you in Newark.
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4/5
Feb 24, 2009

"Downtown Newark and University Central"

First of all, Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard passes by a few historical buildings. Two of these are very nice architecturally; the Essex County house of records and the Old Court House. Another nongovernmental peice of history along this strip is the Kreuger Mansion. Most importantly though, this road passes right by Rutgers University, so there are usually a lot of students walking around.
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4/5
Feb 13, 2009

"Eateries, things to do, and things to see in Queens"

Hillside Avenue connects to Interstate 678 and Metropolitan Ave on the East and runs almost all the way to forest park on the west. The hotbed of activity lies near its intersection with Metropolitan ave. Some of the better eateries here are John's Coffee Shop and the Desi Diner. There are more and more restaurants as you continue down the strip, but another good place is Paul Michael's Pizzeria.
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Feb 13, 2009

"Hotspot of activity in Queens"

The southern end of 178th street in Queens is a very active place with plenty of things to do. Firstly, it lies within walking distance to St. John's University, and secondly, it sits in the heart of one of the areas better restaurant districts. Some of the better eateries in the area include Iguanas Mexican Cuisine, the Crepe Cafeteria, and of course, the Tuang Tong Chinese place.
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4/5
Feb 13, 2009

"Collegetown in Queens - St. Johns U and outlying area"

175th Street in Fresh Meadows, Queens is a small residential neighborhood that lies directly adjacent to St. John's University. If you can find parking here before a soccer game or sports event, then this is ideal walking distance from the St. John's Sports complex. There is also a beautiful old church along this road near the college.
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Feb 13, 2009

"Restaurant District in Queens"

The Union Turnpike, near Interstate 678, has many nice restaurants. This is one of the better places around to park and walk around. Some of the better places are Golden Phoenix Chinese, Peter's Kitchen, and Kyoto, the oriental restaurant. This road comes across Parson's Blvd, which similarly, has a lot of nice places to eat.
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3/5
Feb 13, 2009

"Connecting North to South"

188th Street connects (from south to north) Hillside Ave, Grand Central Parkway, the Union Turnpike, and Finally, the Long Island Expressway. There are actually some pretty nice restaurants along this strip, and some sections of it are nice to walk along. It cuts through the Fresh Meadows home and Cunningham Park and also provides access to the Hillside Facility of the LIRR.
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Feb 13, 2009

"Things to do in and around Cunningham Park"

Peck Avenue provides access to Cunningham Park from the North end. Cunningham is one of the bigger parks around, and is heavily wooded, making for some really nice shade. One can find everything from baseball fields and cricket fields to paths in the woods and even a footbridge over 295. Near the southern end is the Park Headquarters, where there is parking, and many, many tennis courts. I highly recommend this park.
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Feb 13, 2009

"Busy Summer around Belmont"

106th is one of the busier streets in this area during the summer because of the Belmont racing track. Hope that you are on foot here, because there will be virtually no parking, and it will be very difficult to get around by car, especially during mid day. To get something to eat or drink though, you will most likely have to get inside the race track, as the area is mostly residential.
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3/5
Feb 13, 2009

"Jamaica, St. Albans., and beyond..."

Murdock Ave is one of the quieter roads that span a pretty good sized distance traveling southern queens west to east. On the west side, the road begins near a small park that has a few walking trails along with a few tennis courts. This is a really peaceful spot where people like to walk their dogs. From there, Murdock makes its way all the way over to the Cross Island Parkway.
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2/5
Feb 13, 2009

"Getting to and from your means of transportation"

183rd St runs north from the Long Island Railroad station Hillside Facility. The road provides good access to this facility. It then passes a small city park with tennis courts before it hits Hillside Ave. On the southern end lies Liberty Ave which runs east west. There really is not much to do along this strip besides this.
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Feb 13, 2009

"Quiet in the middle of the city"

85th avenue is a nice little crosstown road in Queens that cuts through residential and commercial, and is actually a fairly easy and nice drive usually. It acts a connector between Metropolitan Ave and Myrtle Ave (near fores park). The area has an old New York feel and is heavily covered by beautiful old trees.
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5/5
Feb 04, 2009

"A tiny strip with a hidden gem"

Bird street is located off dearborn in one of the more famous restaurant districts in the city, but bird street itself has its own attraction. It is home to one of the more impressive city neighborhood gardens, and is very, very interesting. The neighborhood here has put lots of work and time into the garden, and they are still expanding.
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Feb 04, 2009

"Located in the heart of an uptown restaurant district"

Dearborn Street is located smack dab in the middle of a famous restaurant district in san francisco. Some of the better eateries here include New Yorker's buffalo wings, Young's Barbecue, Puerto Alegre, and the Serena Focaccia Cucina Italian place. Any of these would be an excellent touch, but the best part is that there is so much diversity.
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4/5
Feb 04, 2009

"Peaceful, and out of the hustle/bustle of city"

Dolores Terrace is a quiet little dead end neighborhood located near the Mission High School. Not surpisingly, Dolores Terrace is also located right next to Dolores Park, which is one of the nicer parks in the city for just walking a relaxing. Another historical factoid is that the actual Dolores Mission is located basically adjacent to this strip.
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3/5
Feb 04, 2009

"From the south to the panhandle"

Shrader runs from souther san francisco all the way to the panhandle park. The one negative about this area is that you probably need a car since walking is not the greatest, and that means looking for parking. In my opinion, there are some very beautiful old houses along shrader, and even some very interesting graffiti - making it quite a unique street. Try to find parking around the park so that you can walk around there.
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5/5
Feb 04, 2009

"Hugging the coast, a lot to see in such a small strip"

Mcdowell Rd hugs the bay in a quiet, serene setting. It is located at a tranquil little park called the fisherman's wharf. Looking out into the bay, one can see Alcatraz island (where the famous prison is). On the latter part of the drive, one passes by Fort Mason, a WW2 western coast defence post which is very interesting. This is a nice place to get away from it all.
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4/5
Feb 04, 2009

"Cutting through the fisherman's wharf"

Pope road goes through a park known as the fisherman's wharf. Here, one can get excellent views of Alcatraz in the distance. On top of this, there are many historical buildings here, and one of the largest piers in the bay area. If one is lucky, there will be a replica or WW2 ship harbored here!
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5/5
Feb 04, 2009

"A little known street that gives some pretyy cool views"

Winthrop Street is essentially a backstreet with connections to Chestnut street and Lombard street. For starters, the area is quite urban and full of upscale restaurants. Yet this is not what winthrop offers. Winthrop street hugs the park and almost wilderness of the coit tower area. It also gives some secret but amazing views of the tower itself, and should be visited quickly just because of that.
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4/5
Feb 04, 2009

"A walkers paradise near marina district"

Pfeiffer St is located on the eastern edge of the marina district and has close to nil traffic. The strip lies adjacent to a nice sports park with a track, lots of tennis courts, and almost any other court you can think of. There are plenty of eateries on and around pfeiffer, but most importantly, this area is known best for having good bars.
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4/5
Feb 03, 2009

"A business locale, but things to do still"

Henry Adams street is in a corridor of office space and business enterprise. It is nice to walk and park in this part of town because the side walks are not too congested. Farther south, the street enters a residential neighborhood. The best restaurants the strip has to offer include a live sushi bar, and Caffe Pazzo and Angie's kitchen at the northern end.
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3/5
Feb 03, 2009

"A useful strip to get from place to place."

Townsend Street is a place that usually has a good amount of traffic and bustle due to the railway station. Being a frequented place by travelers, the food it has to offer is mostly fast food such as subway, but there are better places farther down. On its western end, the street hits interstate 80, providing good access to the highway system.
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4/5
Feb 03, 2009

"Away from the hustle and bustle"

South park street is essentially a two part entrance and exit way for the tranquil little south park in San Francisco. The place is not totally devoid of activity apart from the park, however. It is a really nice place to walk around on foot, and the Madrid Hotel which is a pretty nice hotel lies here. Lastly, a popular coffee place, the HRD coffee shop is also on South Park.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Feb 03, 2009

"Near the bay, quiet, secluded."

A little south of dowtown, Jack London Alley is a small road that runs through a nice little park. It is less than a mile from the bay. The park that this small road bisects is called south park, and though it is very small, it is peaceful. Also, the Alley is located right near a few great eateries and restaurants, including the Chef Bistro, and an area favorite, the South Park Cafe-Restaurant.
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5/5
Jan 30, 2009

"The Border between downtown and suburbia in D.C."

If your looking for some good shopping, good food, and good nightlife, but want to get away from the middle of downtown, then O Street is the place for you. For a place not in midtown, there are many people walking aorund here, and although the traffic is not bad, finding parking can be difficult. Thus, walking will be the best bet for you when finding out what to do at any time of the day in this area.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 30, 2009

"A quiet place in the middle of Downtown"

Sunderland Place is a small avenue that is as much a historic landmark as it is a lively place. The Christian Heurich Mansion is a gilded age building that is probably one of the more visited non-governmental historic places in D.C. The Dupont Circle Inn is an important hotel located on the strip and the Baja Fresh Mexican Grille is an important restaurant here.
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5/5
Jan 30, 2009

"Downtown D.C. is more than just the white house..."

At the southern end of 21st street in downtown D.C. sits the Star Plaza Hotel, a famed hotel and assembly area of important big names in the capital area. This street also goes right through the downtown campus of George Washington university , passing by Dakota Hall. Farther down, there is a famed Jamba Juice restaurant. This place is largely frequented by students and younger people.
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4/5
Jan 30, 2009

"Accomodations and Luxury along 25th Street"

25th Street offers some great upper class hotels and restaurants, and also goes through some of the grandeur of D.C. The Melrose hotel, the Washington Suites and the Westend Townhouses offer some of the best accomodations in the city. One of the bigshot restaurants here is the Landmark Restaurant. Driving through here can give some great views of the city.
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5/5
Jan 30, 2009

"In Search of Georgetown's finest"

Along Cecil Place, right along the Potomac, lie hotels, restaurants and many tourist and historic attractions. Parking around here can be tight, and transportation by car a hassle, so it is usually best to cover this area (and many areas like it) by foot. One of the more famous, and rightfully so, restaurants is confucius cafe.
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5/5
Jan 30, 2009

"Scenic, Fast and very handy"

The Whitehurst Freeway in D.C. provides and excellent intracity connector that serves best as an east-west travel aid. It has an access point near western Georgetownl, and moves all the way east to downtown and even beyond. All the while, it provides beautiful views of the Potomac, of Georgetown, and of downtown as well.
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5/5
Jan 30, 2009

"A Hidden Gem in D.C."

Cadys Alley is a tiny street in western Georgetown, but makes up for its lack of size with its excitement and looks. The outward beaty of the tiny little houses epitomize Georgetown and epitomize the D.C. small town culture. Moreover, there are great eateries here including the Leopold's Kafe and a greta Afghan Kabob restaurant. Also, the best part of this little road is that there is no traffic!
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5/5
Jan 30, 2009

"Quiet, but not boring."

A small neighborhood in Georgetown, along 31st Street lie many things for walkers and passerbys to do. 31st Street also provides access to the towpath pf the Georgetown canal. This place is especially beautiful at night. One of my favorite restaurants, and definitely one of the best of the area, Ristorante Piccolo lies at the corner at the end of the street.
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5/5
Jan 30, 2009

"Fun things to do in Georgetown"

Grace Street in Washington D.C. is located in the Georgetown area, and is thus quite a popular destination. For one, this street makes for beautiful walking, as you get to cross the Georgetown canal. For this reason and many others, make sure you are on foot! One thing you can do along this road is go shopping at the Georgetown Park Mall, not to mention head to the south end to get a look at the beautiful river.
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3/5
Jan 30, 2009

"Inner city eating and touring"

12th Street in Washington D.C. is a smaller avenue that really cuts though downtown. It has excellent access to the metro, including passing right by the Federal Triangle (across the street from the old post office building) and passing the west elm stop farther north. There are many popular small restaurants and cafes along this road, and as far as sightseeing, the burke statue is located on the right going north in a small park.
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4/5
Jan 30, 2009

"The Must-see's of downtown D.C."

East Street in D.C. starts right at Union station, making it a great launching point into the city. Soon after this, it passes the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, which is both spectacular and somber, but definetely a must. One very interesting factoid along this street is that the assassination place of Abraham Lincoln lies here, at Ford's theater. Lastly, the street passes by the Freedom Plaza, and ends up roughly around the white house. D.C.'s traffic is not very bad, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to walk when sightseeing in this area.
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4/5
Dec 19, 2008

"A Main Road into Chicago"

Roosevelt Ave, for me, most importantly gives great views of downtown Chicago. At the Eastern End of the road, one runs into the John Shedd Aquarium, and a number of other hotspots. At this point, you would probably be wise to find some parking and do the rest on foot. Even more prominent than the aquarium is the Field Museum located right next door which is itself right next door to Soldier Field.
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4/5
Dec 19, 2008

"Places to eat and Bunk for the Night"

Cermak Road is probably most famous for the fact that it is the central hub of Chinatown in Chicago. Next down the road is the twenty third Street grounds where the old Chicago White Stockings played baseball. If you are looking for a good priced hotel, this is where to go, and if looking for some good food, chinatown has no shortage of that either. This is definitely a place to visit while in Chicago.
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4/5
Dec 19, 2008

"Things to do and see near Downtown"

S Indiana Avenue is located a little south of downtown Chicago. The street starts right next to Central Station. One of Chicago's main impressive skyscrapers, One Museum Park lies right here. One of Chicago's nicer Hyatt's is also located farther down on Indiana. On the southern side, this road runs right into route 55.
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5/5
Dec 19, 2008

"A must if you visit this city"

Columbus Drive is known as tourist central for good reason. At the base of downtown, it offers beautiful views of the city. Driving can be annoyingly sluggish so it is best to wander around on foot here. Other attractions include the Chicago Art Institute, located right along the road. But that is not all. Columbus goes right through the infamous grant park, and passes right by Soldier Field.
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4/5
Oct 31, 2008

"The highway connection in Tampa"

In Tampa, the two main highways are route 618 on the southern end and Interstate 275 on the northern end. Nebraska Avenue runs straight north from 618 all the way to 275, and it’s quick too. The best thing about this road is that there are limited street lights and intersections, so you can simply make a beeline north or south.
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5/5
Oct 31, 2008

"The hidden way out to route 618"

Twiggs Street has a main highlight of the Tampa Courthouse, which is structurally very interesting. It has an indoor walking bridge over Twiggs street to a courthouse annex on the other side of the street. More importantly thought, this road is interesting in that it provides a quick and easy way (heading east) to getting on route 618.
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3/5
Oct 31, 2008

"Getting in and out of Tampa"

The Marion Transit center is on Morgan Street, and this is where the Hart Line Buses work from. Right across from this center is a nice park where people waiting for their ride sometimes like to wait. The road is one of the main segways into Downtown Tampa proper, which is nice, but for this reason, there is sometimes bad traffic here.
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5/5
Oct 31, 2008

"The Arts and places to grab a bite to eat."

This small connecting road provides a connection between Fortune Street and Tyler Street, in fact, it is only about 100 yards long. Here lies the huge, famous Performing Arts Center. Yet, you can find more than just this great institution here, there are also small eateries to get a bite to eat. These include Meastro’s at the Center, and Brent’s Stage Door Café. Lastly, the extremely original and interesting Tampa Fountain is also here at the Performing Arts Center.
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4/5
Oct 31, 2008

"Heading east on Cass Street, one first encounters a pretty park with paths to bike or just a place to relax. On top of this,"

Heading east on Cass Street, one first encounters a pretty park with paths to bike or just a place to relax. On top of this is the historic 1929 Kress Building. Then there’s a small strip of hotels and accomadations including the popular the downtown Courtyard along with a few other more humble ones like the Residence Inn.
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5/5
Oct 31, 2008

"The Business crowd on N Pierce Street"

Pierce Street is a strip slightly to the east of downtown central in Tampa. On the left, the county center is complimented by a small park which has a pretty little Kennedy Statue. Nice little lunch places dot the side of this street, including places like Café Perera and Sobik’s Sub.
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5/5
Oct 31, 2008

"Tampa's downtown, where its at!"

North Florida Street cuts right through the middle of downtown Tampa. I like to think of the northernmost attraction here as the Sacred Heart church, a beautiful church. The SunTrust Financial Building is one of the tallest in the city and is also on this street. Largely, this area is dominated by suits, ties and a business crowd, so there are always a lot of walkers here, and there are pretty large sidewalks.
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4/5
Oct 31, 2008

"Businesses, eateries, the convention center, but sometimes traffic!"

Franklin Street is largely a business sector, and many singles and business people head out of the office for lunch in the area. There can be considerable traffic on this street, especially during rush hour, so you have to watch out for that. Yet, the biggest crowd magnet along this street is the Tampa Convention center, which even dwarfs the nearby St. Pete Times center.
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4/5
Oct 31, 2008

"Along the water, things to do and see in Tampa."

Ice Palace Drive in southern downtown Tampa is another great tourist hangout. The beautiful and elegant riverside Marriot is the first building along this road. Also is the riverside park which is a great place for a walk, jog or bike ride. Also here is the St. Pete Times Forum which is a major sports venue – it is currently home to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL and plays host to so much more.
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5/5
Oct 31, 2008

"A quiet place for tourists to hang out."

Harbour Island Avenue crosses onto a small Island in Tampa with some really nice hotels and real estate. Upon first crossing the bridge one sees the massive Westin hotel which is very popular with tourists. Next along this way is a very nice condominium complex with a park, bike path and tennis courts. Traffic here is slow and definitely walk-friendly. It is easy to find an eatery along this little drag, and popular places include the Holiday Café and Jackson’s Bistro-Bar-Sushi.
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3/5
Oct 28, 2008

"Connection Street, getting from one place to the next in Fresno."

South Cedar Avenue in Fresno is a 4 lane road that effectively connects routes 99 and 180. Going northward, on the right is the High School. Yet, the innumerable apartments along the street don’t exactly make it a scenic drive. There is a plethora of newer condo complexes that are catering to a well-to-do single crowd in this area as well.
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5/5
Oct 28, 2008

"Right in Downtown-- great fun in Fresno!"

Downtown Fresno is largely concentrated in a few small streets; Van Ness Ave is one of these. Most people find the Court house on the left an interesting sight. This is where all the taxis and suits are located in the city, so there is definitely a “busy” vibe. Farther down the street and on the right are urban-type places to eat such as the Paradise Café, and Joe’s Steak House and Grill.
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4/5
Oct 28, 2008

"Behind City hall, a small quaint neighborhood."

Behind City Hall in Fresno is a small neighborhood where Mariposa Street is the main drag. St. John’s Cathedral is one of the gems of the city just a block past the city hall. Yet, even more unique is how the business crowd, largely city workers, come to grab a bite to eat and walk around during lunch hour.
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5/5
Oct 28, 2008

"Downton's Main Drag, where its at in Fresno!"

Tulare Street in Fresno is perhaps the single “main drag” of the city. Traffic can be bad on this road, but is largely unavoidable. The Chukchansi baseball park is on the right, so there is definitely a sports option. Right to the left of the is the Hughes Hotel, a Victorian style Inn. Lastly, well before the City Hall is the court house park, which is a beautiful little park to get out and stretch your legs.
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3/5
Oct 28, 2008

"Fresno's city center."

Along P Street in Fresno lies the modern, glass building that is the Fresno City Hall. Large sidewalks and a friendly atmosphere welcome walkers and families to the area. If you’re looking for a good place to eat while taking in the sights, then there are eateries such as the Sheppard’s Inn and the infamous Robertito’s Taco shop.
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4/5
Oct 27, 2008

"Museums and sight seeing in Oklahoma City along Hudson Ave"

North Hudson Avenue provides access to some of the museums, the infamous stage center, and an assortment of eateries. This is what I like to call a hodgepodge street. At the northern end, the Museum of Art provides entertainment for the whole family, while on the southern end is the stage center. It is good to have a car in this area. Lastly, the Olive Branch Café is a popular hangout and offers great food.
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5/5
Oct 27, 2008

"Downtown Oklahoma City, there is actually stuff to do in this city!"

North Robinson Avenue cuts through the middle of downtown. The tallest buildings and skyscrapers lie here, as well as loads of restaurants. McCain’s Downtown BBQ, Richey’s Grill, and the Golden Dragon Restaurant are just naming a few. As the urban heart of the city, there is largely a suited business crew here and there are many singles in this part of town.
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5/5
Oct 27, 2008

"Oklahoma City Bombing memorial on 5th Street"

Although this street perhaps is not the happiest in the city, it is a must see and must visit for anyone. Sidewalks make this a very walking-friendly area. At the end of the street is the memorial for the Oklahoma City Bombing. It includes a beautiful pond, modern looking graves and lush green grass. The aura is somber, but also provides a just memorial for those who passed away during this terrible event.
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4/5
Oct 27, 2008

"Eateries and Hotels"

If you are looking for a good place to eat or hit the sack at night, then East Sheridan Avenue definitely provides some good prospects. Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, Daiquiri Zone Sports Grill and The Spaghetti Warehouse are all within the same block. Farther down are hotels such as Hampton Inn and Suites.
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5/5
Oct 27, 2008

"Bricktown offers a historic and interesting scene."

Bricktown in Oklahoma City is a unique almost European little setting. Red brick lines this particular street where this is an active night life with places like Hooters and the Bourbon street café. It is lighted up beautifully at night. The Bricktown canal cuts right through the middle of the little square neighborhood. Be prepared to take a nice boatride at night along the quiet canal.
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3/5
Oct 27, 2008

"If you like sports and need a breath of fresh air..."

East Reno Avenue is just a hop skip and a jump out of downtown, but there is still a lot to do. On the right side of the street is the expansive Bricktown Canal Park. Explore the Canal and catch some fresh air here. The traffic is surprisingly light in this area so don’t feel bogged down by that. On the left is the AT&T Bricktown Ball Park where you can always catch a good game of baseball. Up ahead, there is easy access to routes 235, 40 and 35.
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5/5
Oct 27, 2008

"Entering downtown, and seeing what Oklahoma City really has to offer..."

Sheridan Ave is the southernmost downtown street of what I like to call North-river downtown. There is plenty of walking space, high class restaurants and cafes. If there is only a few places to park and walk around, this would be one of them. The Bus Station is on this road, along with the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Seriously, consider taking a stroll. Then you enter the southern skyline with buildings such as the First National Building and The Renaissance Hotel. On the right is the huge complex and sports venue that is the Cox Center. There is a lot going on in this part of town.
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5/5
Oct 27, 2008

"23rd Offers nice access to Oklahoma City University"

NW 23rd street becomes most interesting after crossing East of Route 44. Firstly, I would simply like to point out a small, but peaceful park on adjacent Dennison Drive. Farther down takes you past the Oklahoma City University Football Stadium which really is an amazing sight. After this, one is greeted by the Oklahoma City University campus, a historic sight in its own right. For walkers, luckily, this street has nice sidewalks, but traffic here can be quite bad.
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5/5
Oct 27, 2008

"Scenic, and lots of things to do."

There is truly a lot to do at the northern end of Martin Luther King Avenue. Driving northward, after passing a few quiet, quaint, and pleasant neighborhoods, one comes upon the 45th Infantry Division Museum, which is really a great activity for anyone. Next, on the right is the famous Oklahoma Zoo (OKC), which is a great day for a family, or couple or really anyone. Lastly, the racetrack provides nearly year round fun on Martin Luther King Ave. There is really so much to do here.
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4/5
Oct 27, 2008

"Historical Route in Oklahoma City"

N Lincoln Blvd in Oklahoma City is most famous for bringing you right past the State Capitol along with various other state buildings. This building is beautiful, and is complimented by the numerous other state buildings that lie along this road. There are two small things detracting from this nice road. Firstly, the morning traffic here can be hectic. On top of this, the sheer number of parking lots along the road is pretty bad.
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5/5
Oct 10, 2008

"The Business scene, cafes, suits, jackets and ties."

Along I street there is definitely a dominantly business type scene. Office Buildings provide most of the infrastructure, but small (and popular) cafes here are countless. Some examples are La Bonne Soup Cafe and 2 Spot Cafe & Grill. Restaurants are in no shortage here either. It is a wide street, but you have to watch out for taxi cabs that frequent the area (mostly for business matters). Lastly, at the west end of the street is the Amtrack Station which is newly renovated and looks quite nice.
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5/5
Oct 10, 2008

"Downtown....The Place to be!"

5th street is definitely one of the main drags in downtown Sacramento. It crosses paths with Capitol Mall and runs straight past some of the most prominent buildings and skyscrapers. First of all, this is one of the areas in town where the sidewalks are bustling, and parking can be quite difficult, so being on foot here is a big help. The Westfield Shoppingtown Downtown Plaza is on 5th, as is the Large Wells Fargo Tower. Yet, one of the most iconic parts about 5th that I like is the "sacramento lights" which are special street lights that provide a very unique touch.
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5/5
Oct 10, 2008

"A place to pull off in the evening"

16th Street is a nice wide street in downtown sacramento that even has parking on the road at parts. It is a favorite for this fact as people will often grab a parking spot and walk down the strip. The Old Governor's Mansion is along 16th which is a nice tourist attraction. It is probably the best place in town to go for middle of the road (no pun intended) hotels such as Comfort Inns and Econo Lodge. There are many places to pull off and park and some great places to eat such as H Salt Fish & Seafood Gallery and "Taquiera Jalisco".
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3/5
Oct 10, 2008

"Becoming an upper-middle class hotspot"

D. Street is north of downtown sacramento, quite close, but has some breathing room. It is mainly frequented by younger businessmen and businesswomen, and though it was never really known as a "nice" part of town, it is beginning to put on that image. In particular is the Washington Park Village, which provides nice residence for many of these business people. D Street is still in good walking distance to nice restaurants and eateries as you inch closer to downtown as well.
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3/5
Oct 10, 2008

"A Taste of suburbia in the Big City"

Somewhere between the industrial backwaters and sprawling downtown of Sacramento there is actually some nice "suburbuia". When I visited Sacramento I remember a certain beautiful little park along 6th Street, essentially south of downtown. Right directly off the road was a baseball field, tennis courts, a pool and a lake. Yet, the bets part of all is how green this road is. The tree cover is great along this road, and what was also very nice was all the families frequenting this area.
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4/5
Oct 10, 2008

"Stately, Modern and Urban, Sacramento's Heart"

Many consider Capitol Mall to be a "main drag" of sorts. It crosses the Sacramento River over the Tower Bridge. As a side note, near Capitol Mall and Tower Bridge is right where the city often does their Fourth of July Fireworks. The median on the road makes it seem very important, and the view straight down to the Capitol makes the scene really nice. Lastly, the West America Building is along the street and is one of the more imposing and new looking skyscrapers of the city.
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5/5
Oct 10, 2008

"Old Town Sacramento offers a serene and pleasant setting"

Right along the waters edge of the Sacramento River is a small but beautiful settlement. At the water's edge, many cruise boats, some small, some quite large, line up for tourists and sightseers. At sunrise and especially at sunset, almost everybody agrees that this is the place to be for a peaceful moment. The mighty Delta-King cruise boat often provides a backdrop for the whole seen. Yet, best of all, is the feeling that one gets while walking along Front which seems like it is right out of an old Western movie. This little place is full of interesting history that everyone should check out.
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5/5
Oct 10, 2008

"The Sights of Sacramento"

9th Street in Sacramento is a smaller avenue that traverses past some pretty significant landmarks. It provides a beautiful view of the California State capitol and two smaller, but still imposing buildings. These two buildings are the governors mansion and the state court building. Yet, farther down the street there is still more to see. 9th passes right under the Renaissance Tower and the U.S. Bank Plaza, and right at this point is a beautiful park - and this provides foreground for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. 9th Street is a hidden gem just because of the array of sights it has to offer.
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4/5
Oct 10, 2008

"Downtown Eateries and Urban Vibe"

In my time in Sacramento, I came to understand J Street was a popular downtown hangout. It is not the busiest place, but there are a lot of nice shops and especially restaurants along the strip. It's not limited to American eating however. There is a PF Changs China Bistro and an excellent Thai place called Gaesorn Thai Cuisine. An imposing and modern looking building, the Sacramento Convention Center, also dominates the seen there. The scene along this street is largely dominated by a younger crowd looking for food. Yet, its a nice place for anyone to visit, from looking at the downtown skyscrapers to visiting the endpoint of the original pony express at the northern end.
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  • Professionals
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