Texas Liberal

All People Matter

2009 Summer Vacation—Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh & Galveston

Where should you and your family take a summer vacation this year? Or where should you go by yourself or with that someone special for an excellent 2009 summer trip?  

The answer is clear enough.

Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Galveston, Texas are the places to go.

I have visited all these cities in the summer and I can say they are nice places to go and see.

These cities have long-established museums and interesting neighborhoods to explore. They have good restaurants. They have grand old buildings. Each of these cities has a river, a lake or an ocean to enjoy.

The wife and I—though she was not the wife yet at the time—spent a summer week in Buffalo and Niagara Falls in 1998. It was fun.


File:Downtown Buffalo05.JPG

Here is information about visiting Buffalo and the Niagara region.

I took a family vacation to Cleveland in the early 1980’s. Nothing is nicer than the Great Lakes in the summer.



Here is information about visiting Cleveland.

I lived in Cincinnati for 18 years. It is a pretty city in the Summer. There is more than enough for you and your family—unless maybe you would like to enjoy some time by yourself— to do for a few days.


Here is information about visiting Cincinnati.

The (future) wife and once spent a weekend in Pittsburgh. The weekend was not enough to see and do all that Pittsburgh offers.


File:Pittsburgh view-from-incline sm.jpg

Here is information about visiting Pittsburgh.

Galveston, Texas is my home away from home. I’ve lived in Houston for 11 years and I go to Galveston every six weeks or so to take a walk on the sunny shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston is on the rebound from Hurricane Ike and is open and ready for visitors.


File:Galveston (Texas).jpg

Here is information about visiting Galveston.

Maybe you live near one of these cities. Maybe you’d like go somewhere where there is some history and some character.

Give one of these cities a try. Disney does not need your money. Visit places where they will be really happy you came.

You’ll be glad you did!

June 11, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Like Neil says come visit Cincinnati USA and “You’ll be glad you did!” The best website to plan your trip is http://www.CincinnatiUSA.com. Neil links the article to the convention site. http://www.CincinnatiUSA.com is the tourism site for the region. Delta has posted some great deals to our wonderful region and CincinnatiUSA.com has hotel special and discount ticket offers, like 1/2 price Cincinnati Reds Baseball tickets, BOGO offers for the Macy’s Music Festival (the oldest Jazz festival in the Nation!)and so much more. Come visit CincinnatiUSA and make some memories that will follow you home. If anyone wants more information please visit the website or send me an email.

    Neil, when you want to come back and visit; a lot has changed over the past few years, it maybe time to come back home – just drop me a line.

    Comment by Ed McMasters | June 11, 2009

  2. Neil, will you be attending Netroots 2009 in Pittsburgh? I was thinking about going but couldn’t get that interested in Pittsburgh on paper.

    Comment by MeanRachel | June 11, 2009

  3. Ed—I do come home twice a year so I see all the changes in Cincinnati. Thanks for the comment.

    Rachel—Thanks for your comment.

    I won’t be attending this event in Pittsburgh. In honesty I would not attend if I were in Pittsbugh when it was taking place. Though I can see why some would wish to go. If it is Pittsburgh that is holding you back–Don’t let that be the case.

    I will be attending and hosting a huge punk rock blast in Cincinnati on August 15. Information–and best of all–my name—is about four paragraphs down if you click the link below–


    Comment by Neil Aquino | June 12, 2009

  4. Please enjoy this Cleveland tourist video:

    Comment by Brendan | June 12, 2009

  5. […] Ohio and northern Kentucky. This itinerary is consistent with a post he made earlier this summer encouraging folks to visit the industrial midwest. With vacation over, it’s time now to think of school and swine flu. It sure would help if […]

    Pingback by Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up With Ted Kennedy Links « Texas Liberal | August 29, 2009

  6. hi
    i wanna go for a holiday to pits burg any one can sponcer me if possible do mail me ‘i am serious

    Comment by paul | December 19, 2009

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: