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29 Reasons The West Coast Is The Best Coast

Fortunately, not everyone on the Oregon Trail died of dysentery. Brought to you by MONOPOLY and BuzzFeed.

1. Because we're fashionable...

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2. ...yet sensible.

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3. Because of San Francisco in the fall...

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The Ladies on Fire!

4. ...Mt. Rainier in the spring...

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5. ...and Venice Beach at sunset.


The sun sets on another beautiful day in southern California.

6. Because whether you get to work by land...

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7. ...or by sea...

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8.'re in for one wild ride.


9. Because mission burritos...

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10. ...and LA taco trucks.

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11. And because you've never lived until you've ended a night with a Seattle hot dog.

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Cream cheese? Yes please.

12. (But Pink's will do in a pinch.)

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13. Because of equality.

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14. No, really: Everyone is treated equal.

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In Skamania County, Washington, "The harassing of Bigfoot, Sasquatch, or other undiscovered subspecies is a felony punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment."

15. Because no matter what you're into, we've got a music festival for that.

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Sasquatch, Washington; (left), Coachella, California (middle); Pickathon, Oregon (right).

16. Because our road trips look better than your road trips.

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17. Like, this is casually your view on the PCH.

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18. And you can even drive to a castle.

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19. Because our coffee is an art.

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20. But we also have really good "art" art.

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21. In fact, our art is your art.

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22. Because you'll never run out of exciting new places to explore.

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23. And our trolls are actually quite nice.

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24. Because there's nothing better than watching a classic movie outside.

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Preferably in a cemetery.

25. From the tops of our redwoods...

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26. the bottoms of our valleys...

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27. ...the cloudiest days...

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28. ...and the sunniest...

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29. ...we have it all.

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And we're keeping it. Sorry.

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