living in america
it looks as if i will be moving over to the states for a year or so.
im doing LA to NY by car when i arrive, so will see a little on the way.

tossing up options and would like suggestions and some ideas for places i might want to base myself?
experiences?
places not to live.
why?
etc.

im a skater, so california is on the cards.
also thinking NY but put off a little by the winter weather.
miami could be on the cards too?

long beach, carlsbad, vista (SD), brooklyn, san francisco, philly have all been thought about a little too.

looking for a good all round area with good sports, nightlife, not too far from the beach would be good.