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Old 07-15-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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NYC, SF and Philly for urban areas, SF, LA, LV, Denver or Salt Lake City for nature.
The only urban area within 100 miles of SF is Sacramento, not exactly that appealing imo. That's one of the things I don't like about the Bay Area, it's not within close driving distance of interesting cities. But much of the west is like that with maybe the exceptions of Seattle and Los Angeles which both have interesting urban areas about an hour or two away. The Bay Area is great for nature though with the Redwood Coast, Tahoe, Monterey area, etc.. La is pretty good too having beaches, deserts, mountains, and San Diego within a 100 miles radius. Any city in the NE is good for being near other urban areas and seems to have some nice nature too with the mountains and beaches nearby.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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Last time I checked, the thread starter was asking which city has the MOST to see in a 100 mile radius.

That would be Philadelphia. New York City, Baltimore, Atlantic City (and the rest of the Jersey Shore), Harrisburg, the Pocono Mountains...and Washington DC (its more than 100 miles away but still close enough I'd say lol).

Any challengers? I seriously think Philly is the answer.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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The only urban area within 100 miles of SF is Sacramento, not exactly that appealing imo. That's one of the things I don't like about the Bay Area, it's not within close driving distance of interesting cities. But much of the west is like that with maybe the exceptions of Seattle and Los Angeles which both have interesting urban areas about an hour or two away. The Bay Area is great for nature though with the Redwood Coast, Tahoe, Monterey area, etc.. La is pretty good too having beaches, deserts, mountains, and San Diego within a 100 miles radius. Any city in the NE is good for being near other urban areas and seems to have some nice nature too with the mountains and beaches nearby.
Er, have you forgotten, other than Sacramento:

San Jose
Stockton
Modesto
Oakland
Concord
Santa Rosa.etc

which are all sizeable cities in their own right?
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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UGH here we go with San Francisco again......

We might as well make this the San Francisco vs, board.....
Just pointing out the facts, I have no specific love for SF over anywhere else.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:33 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Er, have you forgotten, other than Sacramento:

San Jose
Stockton
Modesto
Oakland
Concord
Santa Rosa.etc

which are all sizeable cities in their own right?
Well I was talking about urban areas and not specific cities. With the exceptions of Stockton and Modesto all of those cities listed are in the SF Bay Area and none of them are that interesting to visit for a weekend vacation, even less so than Sacramento. The SF Bay Area is isolated from other major cities/urban areas worth visiting, Reno and LA would be the closest.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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UGH here we go with San Francisco again......

We might as well make this the San Francisco vs, board.....
You really need to get over your jealousy issues with SF. I agree that SOME people overrate it and praise it too much but it's still a great city none the less and lots of people like it and there is nothing wrong with that.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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Boston:
Southern Maine [Portland], Southern New Hampshire [Manchester and Portsmouth], Western Mass [the Pioneer Valley/Berkshire], Rhode Island [Providence/Newport], the Cape and Islands. History out the butt-American Revolution and Industrial Revolution.

Beautiful beaches and seaside towns ans villages, large cities that each offer unique charms culture, quintessential New England villages.

Half of the 200 mile cirle around Boston is in fact ocean-beautiful Massachusetts Bay.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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lol @ caliguys obsession with sf, i challenge you not mention the city on here for 24 hours
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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You really need to get over your jealousy issues with SF. I agree that SOME people overrate it and praise it too much but it's still a great city none the less and lots of people like it and there is nothing wrong with that.
okkk whatever. I guess because you think it's great, than everyone else should too! We all have our own opinions. Where's Omni? I could really use your help if you are reading this. I don't agree with the politics, the mayor, the crime, the yuppies etc. I've had bad experiences visiting there with things being stolen from me and stuff like that so I personally have no reason to think it's great. Beautiful city, but that is all I like about it.
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