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Things to do in Maryland, New Jersey, and Connecticut[edit]

I am currently planning a road trip to the East Coast, and I was looking for interesting activities to do along the way. The idea is to do one relatively unique thing for every state I visit, to kind of solidify in my mind that I was there. For example, when I was out west, I drove along the Colorado River in Utah, visited Hollywood in California, and went to Hoover Dam in Nevada. What I’m looking for are similar natural or cultural activities, or a significant monument or perhaps even a restaurant, that would take about an hour or two to experience.

What I’m asking you is for suggestions on what these activities should be. I’ve been looking at travel sites and the like, but for Maryland, New Jersey, and Connecticut, I haven’t found too much that piques my interest. There’s no way though for an entire state to have zero fun activities, and so I hope you can open me up to some good possibilities.

My general route is to take I-68 across Maryland to I-70 to Washington DC, then head up I-95 on my way to Boston. The route isn’t set in stone, but I would like to not have to backtrack too much. Though the more interesting the activity, the more willing I would be to do so.

So, do you have any suggestions for things I might do? I’d appreciate any advice you might have.


Asked by: 99.56.15.181 08:24, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

If you're willing to deviate from I-95 in New Jersey (it's pretty boring), consider visiting Princeton. It's a lovely town, and you can easily walk around it for an hour or two. In Connecticut, if you'd consider a longer detour into the Litchfield Hills on Route 7, so that you'd probably end up taking I-90 (the Mass Pike) there's beautiful hiking in places like Sharon (Connecticut). Or without much of a detour, you could certainly visit Yale in New Haven, thereby having a 2-Ivy League trip. I know that New Haven is also famous for pizzerias, but the famous ones might have long lines. Providence is also a nice town, but of course it's much closer to Boston and is in Rhode Island, rather than Connecticut. I remember New London being a nice town, but I don't know if you'll really find 1-2 hours' worth of things to do there. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:06, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
In Maryland, Annapolis is a nice older city, easy to walk around in. There are also tours of the US Naval Academy [1] Eating some of the local seafood is also a must, and there are some very good restaurants just across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which is spectacular by itself. It's a short detour from I-95, but worth it. --Xuxl (talk) 11:49, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
For my money, the most Jersey thing possible is to go to Atlantic City and take a walk on the Boardwalk. You don't even have to gamble. I don't know if the Parking is Free, but you could definitely Go To Jail by Chance... (be sure to check out the street names).
Maryland has a number of possibilities. The National Aquarium is supposed to be spectacular, but the most iconic sight is Chesapeake Bay.
Connecticut is tough. I don't have any advice there.
-- Powers (talk) 23:35, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
In Maryland, the Eastern Shore is a great rural antidote to the urban clutter of Baltimore, Washington, and points in between. I especially recommend St. Michaels - a sleepy but charming little town with cute shops, restaurants, and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:45, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is worth a look see - already mentioned... As for CT - Mystic Seaport is also very interesting (Museum of America and the Seas) -- I also believe the Ct. River Museum is nearby as well ... Matroc (talk) 01:48, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

South America[edit]

I was wondering if there are any travel fora for the Southern Cone? I was planning on heading to Puerto Williams/Stanley in October for a few weeks/months. I wanted to know how to find home stays/short term leases at homes/apartments. And also some short term work...preferably in aquaculture. All help a[ppreciated. Asked by: Lihaas (talk) 15:27, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Visa about USA[edit]

Hi! I am from Nepal. I want to go USA and could You explain me about how to get visa for usa from Nepal.I have one friend from USA and he don't know. He is ready to take me to USA so, Could You please explain about it. —The preceding comment was added by Kohalpur (talkcontribs)

Contact your nearest US Embassy or Consulate. Don't rely on anyone else's advice, and don't pay anyone but a US Embassy or Consular official for anything having to do with visas to the US. Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:46, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Our article visa has some information. See also w:Nepalese American#External links. Pashley (talk) 10:35, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
You might also look at http://nepal.usembassy.gov/visas/non-immigrant-visas.html K7L (talk) 13:49, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

WHERE IS SINQUENTE SIETE NORTE BAJA LOCATED AT[edit]

WHERE IS SIQUENTE SIETE NORTE BAJA LOCATED

Asked by: 23.240.139.171 23:51, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

My best guess is that by "siquente siete" you mean "cincuenta y siete", or the number 57 in Spanish. 57 North ("norte") sounds like a street name.
As for "baja", that might be a reference to one of two states in Mexico, Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur. "Baja" or "bajo" is pretty common in Spanish-language place names - it means "low" - so it could refer to some other place as well. But in colloquial English, "Baja" usually refers to Mexico.
I know it's not much, but I hope this helps.
-- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:16, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

where in the world is el kantaoui  ?[edit]

Asked by: chris81.157.102.62 21:27, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Tunisia. Google is always a good place to start with these kinds of searches. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:41, 16 July 2014 (UTC)