There are two schools of thought when it comes to planning a trip to a city hosting a major event such as the Olympics. One says that it provides a unique opportunity and is worth planning for; the other that you'll pay a fortune and are better off visiting when it's cheaper and less crowded. Which side of the fence are you on?
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For my appearance on Ten Breakfast today (second-last time -- sob!), I'm discussing places worth visiting in 2013 because they're the site of major events. San Francisco, which is hosting the 2013 America's Cup, is on the list. If you're a full-blown sailing enthusiast, that's going to be very tempting. If you're not, visiting San Francisco is always worthwhile, but avoiding the city in late September 2013 might be wise.
As a journalist, I often end up in locations where major events are on in order to report on them. The buzz is always enjoyable, but if I'm planning a trip purely for my own purposes, I'll tend to aim for off-peak travel to save money and minimise on the crowding. Which side of the fence are you on? Share your thoughts in the comments.