Everyone needs a summer vacation, right? Yesterday, we indulged your inner nerd and shared the top five nerdy law-related travel destinations.
Today, we're indulging your "cool dude" persona in case you're not into embracing your inner nerd. Here are our top five pop culture law-related travel destinations.
Los Angeles -- The OJ Chase Route
Twenty years ago, OJ Simpson went on the ride of his life, in his white Bronco, when he tried to elude authorities after he was asked to surrender in an investigation related to the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. You too can navigate the same path that Simpson did -- though hopefully, you won't also be a fugitive. And, while you're in LA be sure to do some shopping and make a pit stop at Roscoe's for some chicken and waffles or my new favorite, A-Frame.
San Francisco -- Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
"The Rock," or Alcatraz, the legendary prison was home to some of the U.S.'s most notorious criminals including Al Capone and George "Machine-Gun" Kelly. The prison's reputation was due in large part to the prisoners it housed -- the most violent, dangerous and likely to try to escape. Now, the prison is a tourist attraction, and you can eat clam chowder with a view of the prison. I'm partial to the city by the bay, having lived there for eight years, just don't do what Tony did and leave your heart there.
Chicago -- Gangster Driving Tour
Al Capone has somehow made it back to the list (see above) -- I'm blaming it on Boardwalk Empire. And speaking of Prohibition, you can actually go on a Gangster Driving Tour in Chicago -- really. Some of the spots on the list include "sites where Big Al, his enemies and his cronies worked, played and fought." And, while you're in Chicago you can take in the music scene and indulge in some deep dish pizza (though, as a New Yorker, I take issue with calling it "pizza").
New York -- Night Court
As lawyers the last thing you may want to do on vacation is go to court, but New York City's Night Court (not to be confused with the sitcom) is growing in popularity as a tourist attraction, and is even included in Lonely Planet's travel guide. And really, do you need a reason to go to New York? It's New York -- there's something for everyone.
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Washington and/or Colorado -- Pot Tourism
Before you start sending in hate mail, remember smoking pot in those states is now legal so we're not telling you to do something unlawful. And even though we know why you're really going, both Washington and Colorado have a myriad of things to see, do, and eat while you're there.
There you have it. We're hoping that you actually find some time to take off this summer. And, don't forget to tune back Monday to read about whether you need to get your coworkers souvenirs when you go away on vacation.
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