For this list, I tried to focus on places I have either never been or been through but never really spent much time visiting. There are a number of reasons for each, which I will detail below.
Many of these places I would love to visit but not live in, while others I could stay. But for now, I am set and happy to stay in Tennessee.
New Orleans LA The Big Easy has always been a place I wanted to visit. It just seems to be a city with a unique mix of French, Spanish and American influences that it must be very interesting to see. Plus, with the bayou nearby, I think it would be a place where there is so much to do that I would either have to live there for a while OR go there many, many times to get to do everything.
Hawaii I mean, do I really need to give any explanation? Is there anyone who does NOT have Hawaii on their list? I would love to go see the lava fields, the beaches, attend a luau, take a fishing expedition for large fish (tuna/ sharks/ anything). But also take one of those helicopter tours around the islands to see the lush vegetation. I'd like to so snorkeling in the water.
Philadelphia PA Philadelphia is a city I would like to see mostly for its colonial heritage and ancient structures. It just seems like an interesting city. Plus when there, I would have to have a REAL Philly cheesesteak. In Philly! I like them, but I've been told by more than one native that "It's not the same outside Philly" so I need to know what the hubbub is about.
Miami FL I have always wanted to go to Miami. It seems like a nice and fun town: from the beach to the nightlife, I think its Cuban flair is exotic and interesting. I'd like to do similar things to what I'd do in Hawaii, but add to that re-learning how to sail a boat and head off into the Carribeans, see the islands were pirates once hunted for Spanish gold and silver... Perhaps find such a ship myself... Yarrr! T'would'be fun. Yarrr!
Los Angeles CA LA is a city I would love to visit, but would not like to live in. I went there shortly back in 2011. I would love to do the tourist thing: visit the movie studios, see the beach front, oh and the "CHiPs"... I do have a number of friends there (shout-out to Robyn-N, Brian-D, and Bruce-H) and friends who lived or hail from there (shout-out to Everett-M and his family) that I would no doubt end up with a crazy-full schedule with awesome restaurants and out-of-the-way awesome things to see or do.