You will be totally blown away if you go to Ely Mn. If you like to fish muskys and pikes are a blast to catch. It is beautiful up there and there is alot of things to do. If you like to hike bike ride etc. You can't go wrong I lived up there for 3 yrs in Minneapolis and Ely for the phone companies, of all the states I worked in Mn is my favorite. California is a beautiful state but everything there costs to much and everywhere you go you have to wait so you better have alot of patients. Montana is a great place to go to the people are really laid back and friendly. Oregon is beautiful and the redwoods are something to see. Washington to wet there for 3 months hardly ever saw the sun and I totally understand why they call it the suicide state sorry don't mean to offend anyone who lives there it is a beautiful state just rains all the time. Idaho has the most gorgious views you can look for. Maine is a real treat to it is just real swampy. Wisconsin is a great place to go to if you like to camp. Anyways hope this helps but Ely Mn great place. Enjoy where ever you go.