Alright I realize I am on a Disneyland site and one of two things will happen. For starters there are a lot of local Disneyland folks here that see nothing special about a vacation around Southern California since they live there. Or...........there are people who love Disneyland and Southern California who live a long ways away from it and will choose it first. That's fine, but I am going to put some options out there. I left it to North America. Other than Cuba or Dominican I have never been outside North America so I am going to try and keep it to places on this continent. I'd love to go to Paris too but this isn't the thread for it.
So if you had a choice what would be your #1 vacation destination? (obviously there are options heavily influenced by Disney). Maybe you still love Disney but have never been to New York before. Anyway, discuss.
Southern California - Disneyland, Universal, Hollywood, Knott's, lots of beaches, Studio tours
Orlando - WDW, Universal twin parks, Sea World, Busch Gardens (close enough)
New York City - Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, NBC Studios, etc.
Niagara Falls - The Falls (Canadian side is more lovely), Journey Under the Falls, Skylon Tower, Maid of the Mist, Ripley's, Guinness Book of Records, 5 different Haunted Houses, Marineland
Las Vegas - Close enough to the Grand Canyon, main strip, hotels, Caesar Palace, shows, slots
Cleveland - Cedar Point, Rock Hall of Fame, Football Hall of Fame (1 hr. south)
Nashville - Dollywood, Grand Ole Opry, Smokey Mountains, etc.
I know some are better than others out there. I just tried to throw in some destinations with theme parks in it for the heck of it. I have been to more of those places than I haven't. Niagara Falls is two hours away from me and while people come from all over the world to see the 8th wonder of the World I think as people living in Canada close to it we get a bit jaded over it.
I think with SoCal and Orlando you can spend greater than one week there. Not sure you could or would want to in the other places since you might run out of things to do but that is just my opinion.
Personally, of the places I have been to on that list there are three of them where I literally felt sad to leave. Orlando always makes me sad to leave, New York City gave me that feeling too and so did SoCal. I guess I had the same feeling with all three of them that when you are there it feels like the most important place in the world. You feel like whatever is important is going to happen there and you don't want to leave and miss it. That's the feeling I got from those places at least. No other place does that to me.
Anyway, I know for sure there will be people wondering why other places aren't on here and it really came down to running out of options, hence the "other" option. Go nuts.