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San Francisco to New York

America

San Francisco

Our trip begins in San Francisco. After a 13-hour flight from Auckland, and a brief pit stop in customs, we arrived in early afternoon San Francisco. We explored downtown, Fisherman’s Wharf, and rode bikes over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausilito.

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San Francisco International Airport
Amsterdam Hostel
Little Dehli
AKL ✈ SFO
BART
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Applebees
Ripleys Believe it or Not Museum
Lombard Street
Jared meets us at Amsterdam Hostel
Westfield San Francisco Centre
Café Mason
Cupid’s Span
Hard Rock Café
Golden Gate Bridge
Sausalito
Piraat Pizzeria & Rotisserie
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Greyhound to LA

Los Angeles

We arrived in downtown Los Angeles from San Francisco via Greyhounds bus. We explored the buzzing Hollywood strip, and rode amusement park rides at Knotts Berry Farm, and Universal Studios in Hollywood.

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Greyhound to Las Vegas

Las Vegas

The lights, spectacle, and vibe of Las Vegas makes a striking first impression. We spent our time exploring the casino strip, drinks in hand, walking from casino to casino. We also saw Penn & Teller at Rio, and Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity at New York-New York.

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The Monte Carlo
The Belagio
Ceasar’s Palace
Paris Las Vegas
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New York-New York
M&M World
Zumanity
Excalibur
Luxor
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The Cosmopolitan
Caesar’s Palace
Treasure Island
The Venetian
Paris Las Vegas
Rainforest Café
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Flight to Denver

Denver

After the dizzying spectacle of Las Vegas, Denver was the perfect place to come down. We explored the laid back city, eating some excellent Pizza, and singing Waltzing Matilda in rainy pubs with locals, when they noticed our Australian accents.

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Wendy’s
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St Louis

Following Denver, we made a brief flyover to St Louis. After a rather traditional diner breakfast, with some quality golden pancakes, we explored downtown St Louis and the Gateway Arch. We departed for Pittsburgh, with a redeye greyhound bus route involving stopovers at 2am and 4am.

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Pittsburgh

We arrived early morning in Pittsburgh on little sleep from our St Louis Greyhound odyssey. The quiet, town had a welcoming vibe reminiscent of Fitzroy in Melbourne. We explored the beautiful city, and enjoyed some excellent food and drink — including some memorable burgers and craft beer at Fatheads.

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Fort Pitt Museum
Kassab’s Restaurant
Jack’s Bar
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Greyhound to Washington

Washington

We spent our little time in Washington seeing the various iconic monuments in the national mall; including the Lincoln memorial and the Washington monument, as well as The White House. We also visited the National Air & Space Museum, and the National Museum of Natural History.

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Rasoi Indian Kitchen
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Lincoln Memorial
The White House
National Air and Space Museum
National Museum of Natural History
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Greyhound to New York

New York

Finally, we arrived in New York. Over the course of six days, we saw as much of New York as we could, including Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, and Central Park.

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Brooklyn Bridge
J&R Electronics
Staten Island Ferry
Barcade
Times Square
Jekyll and Hyde Club
Nintendo World Store
Lego Store Rockefeller Square
Central Park
Champ’s Diner
One World Trade Center
Olivia Gourmet
Chipotle
Disney Times Square
Toys ‘R’ Us Times Square
Le Pain Quotident
Lombardi’s Pizza
JFK Airprot
Shake Shack JFK
SFO Airprot
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JFK to SFO
SFO to AKL
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