So today’s top 10 list is cities. The amount of time I’ve spent in the cities will come into play to some degree.
- Rome (I’ve been twice, and both times it was incredible. The second time, on my honeymoon, my wife and I had an incredible three days, and I cannot recommend this city more. We wandered around, we took a cooking class, and every single place was beautiful, and every meal was delicious.)
- Los Angeles (Honestly, I have spent enough time in LA, but the little that I have spent has been amazing. I love the studio tours, the feel of driving around, the beaches, and hills, and I’m not a cold weather person. It’s my dream to live there someday.)
- Venice (This is Venice Italy, not Venice California. Venice Italy is such a weird city structurally, and that alone makes it really interesting, but also there is an ambiance there that is undeniable.)
- San Francisco (I really liked the vibe of San Francisco. I liked being able to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods, my wife and I had great food in China town, and it was a great city to meander through.)
- Positano/Montepertuso (So on our honeymoon, Sarah wanted to go to Positano, so we booked a room at a B & B, when we got there we found out that technically it was in Montepertuso, but for me it’s all one place. We took a boat tour of the isle of Capri, we rented a boat and road up and down the coast, and it was paradise. But mostly we met a family running this B & B who made our experience, when they invited all the guests to have a shared meal, and we stayed up while they played guitar. I cannot say enough about those days. BTW the name of the B & B is Colle dell’Ara, and I would recommend it to anyone.)
- San Diego (I haven’t been to San Diego in eighteen years, and the only things I remember about it are the greatest Zoo ever, and the most perfect weather ever.)
- Burlington VT (Sarah and I have spent a good amount of time in Burlington because her grandmother lives there, and there is a pretty cool vibe to the city. We like walking around near Lake Champlain. There is a great area to walk around with restaurants and shops.)
- Gaeta (When I went to Italy for the first time, we went to see some relatives living in Formia, and Trivio, but the town we went to the beach in and saw il Groto del Turco was Gaeta. The beach was really nice, but also the grotto was awesome, it’s a cave where as legend has it, the mountain split the moment that Jesus died. It’s beautiful, and the perfectly blue water of the ocean almost glows inside.)
- Florence (I liked Florence a lot. It had a lot of the modernity of an American city with the beauty of a European one. It stood out to me as being very different than the other Italian cities that I’ve been to, but in a more familiar way, while maintaining the same quality of food. I had probably the best steak of my life there.)
- New York (I’ve been to New York a couple times, but for very short periods of time, and I don’t think I’ve ever got a great idea of the real city. I liked it a lot, and it’s pretty difficult to not be impressed, but I just don’t know it well enough to rank it higher.)
I’m sure my list is different than yours, but share yours anyway!