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Old 07-15-2010, 11:57 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Depends on what you mean by "most to see". Most east coast cities are in a closer radius to eachother so you would be able to hit many urban areas within a 100 miles. On the West Coast the major urban areas are hours apart from eachother but they have better access to Nature in a 100 mile radius.
Well I was thinking about the access to nature for cities like Seattle, but then I realized it was like "you can hike over here or you can hike over there or you can hike back there" type thing. Lots of places to hike and enjoy nature and wildlife but it still all comes to one thing --- hiking. Which is why I think the larger urban cities have more to do within 100 miles.

For example take Philadelphia. To the east of the city is the Jersey Shore and the many casinos of Atlantic City. To the west is Valley Forge and Gettysburg National Battlefield. There is nothing even remotely close to the Gettysburg experience near Seattle.

Not to mention most major cities have at least some nature nearby. Even NYC has a large network of state parks in New Jersey and New York, including the huge Catskill Park. And lol, for those people who like to hike, the Appalachian Trail goes through the northern NYC suburbs --- although you barely know it because so much land has been protected.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:58 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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NYC-

IT has everything from urban areas, history, shoreline, mountains, forests, and lakes.
Newark-Jersey City-Stamford-Philadelphia
The NJ/PA/NY/CT mountains.
Beaches- Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Shopping galore
Public Transportation and international airports galore
Colleges/University- including Princeton and Yale
Countless historic landmarks and communities.
The most "downtowns" per capita.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Philly got this one.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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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.
Ahhh I went to see the Midnight show for Inception with some friends, went to a bar later. (Inception was a great movie- watch it this weekend if you're into movies) Then had to go to Austin for some things... pretty busy day to say the least.

Anyways, I agree with you. And I don't think you were bashing San Francisco. I think even the people from SF can agree with me when I say that, their city has had a lot of attention this week.

I mean examples of it can be:
SF more like Manhattan or LA
SF VS Philadelphia for downtown living
NorCal VS SoCal
SF VS Philadelphia
Bay Area VS DMV
... and the list goes on.

It's not that SF is not a good city, it is just that these boards flood compliments after compliments of SF continuously too much for it's own good.

I believe Caliguy has nothing to be jealous of;
1. He lives in the same state, he can go there whenever he likes
2. His city is extraordinary, it can stand it's ground and it can beat SF in many ways, vice versa.

San Francisco is a great city, trust me, I would rather have it in our country than not, it's a powerhouse for tourism and architecture.

But it's not the only place out there. I do understand what he means when he said "SF VS Bord" because this past week alone, it's been beaten to death in comparison.

I even think Chicago has been beaten to death in comparison lately... way too much attention.

I think Los Angeles has it beat when it comes to a 100 mile radius and proximity to other large cities. I know Las Vegas is more than 100 miles off but it is still closer to LA than it is to SF. San Diego is not too far off from LA. LA also provides you with some of the most varied landscapes you can find in any metro area in the country.

I also think that by nature Seattle even has SF beat due to it's natural scenery, SF is no slouch, but IMHO Seattle is top dog when it comes to nature + urban city.
Don't get me wrong, SF has some of the best scenery in the country, but Seattle has better, and LA has a more diverse group of landscapes.

As for everyone else, to each his own, Kidphilly made a very good argument for Philadlephia.

I just hope that we all think about these cities in the aspect to where they are located and what they have near them and not the cities themselves.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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Ahhh I went to see the Midnight show for Inception with some friends, went to a bar later. (Inception was a great movie- watch it this weekend if you're into movies) Then had to go to Austin for some things... pretty busy day to say the least.

Anyways, I agree with you. And I don't think you were bashing San Francisco. I think even the people from SF can agree with me when I say that, their city has had a lot of attention this week.

I mean examples of it can be:
SF more like Manhattan or LA
SF VS Philadelphia for downtown living
NorCal VS SoCal
SF VS Philadelphia
Bay Area VS DMV
... and the list goes on.

It's not that SF is not a good city, it is just that these boards flood compliments after compliments of SF continuously too much for it's own good.

I believe Caliguy has nothing to be jealous of;
1. He lives in the same state, he can go there whenever he likes
2. His city is extraordinary, it can stand it's ground and it can beat SF in many ways, vice versa.

San Francisco is a great city, trust me, I would rather have it in our country than not, it's a powerhouse for tourism and architecture.

But it's not the only place out there. I do understand what he means when he said "SF VS Board" because this past week alone, it's been beaten to death in comparison.

I even think Chicago has been beaten to death in comparison lately... way too much attention.

I think Los Angeles has it beat when it comes to a 100 mile radius and proximity to other large cities. I know Las Vegas is more than 100 miles off but it is still closer to LA than it is to SF. San Diego is not too far off from LA. LA also provides you with some of the most varied landscapes you can find in any metro area in the country.

I also think that by nature Seattle even has SF beat due to it's natural scenery, SF is no slouch, but IMHO Seattle is top dog when it comes to nature + urban city.
Don't get me wrong, SF has some of the best scenery in the country, but Seattle has better, and LA has a more diverse group of landscapes.

As for everyone else, to each his own, Kidphilly made a very good argument for Philadlephia.

I just hope that we all think about these cities in the aspect to where they are located and what they have near them and not the cities themselves.
Thank you. I too think both LA and San Diego have a lot to offer in 100 miles. Both LA and San Diego have Beaches, Mountains and deserts all under 100 miles.

P.S. I want to see Inception badly
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Philadelphia....

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Old 07-17-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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Thank you. I too think both LA and San Diego have a lot to offer in 100 miles. Both LA and San Diego have Beaches, Mountains and deserts all under 100 miles.

P.S. I want to see Inception badly
I saw Inception last night, around 10:25. It was GREAT.
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:40 AM
 
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I dont know why some people make it sound like Seattle only offers great nature accessibility in terms of things to do here because it also has a lot of great city/urban things to see and do too, as well as access to Vancouver,Canada and Portland, Oregon.

My top 5 for "Which major American city has the most to see within a 100 mile radius) in no particular order:

Washington D.C.
New York City
Chicago
San Francisco
Seattle

My top 20. In no paritcular order for the top 5, but in a particular order for 6th-20th.

Washington D.C.
New York City, New York
Chicago, Illinois
San Francisco, California
Seattle, Washington
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Boston, Massachusetts
Los Angeles, California
San Diego, California
Portland,Oregon(Interesting how Seattle is 5th for my list while Portland is 10th)
Houston, Texas
Austin, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Denver, Colorado
Miami, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Phoenix, Arizona
Honolulu, Hawaii
Anchorage, Alaska
Minneapolis, Minnesota



Also, I feel like many other places in America can offer plenty of things to do and see within a 100 mile radius other than the top 5 and top 20 that I created, and this includes places that arent major cities.


Overall, someone can positively entertain themselves or be bored wherever they live in the world. Some places can feel easier for someone to be positively entertained and stimulated than other places.

And all this stuff Im saying is coming from someone that was born and raised in New York City.

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Old 07-18-2010, 05:53 AM
 
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Now I will create a list for top 10 major cities and regions in America that probably has "the least to do" within a 100 mile radius.

Top 10 cities from "most boring" to 10th most "boring."

No offense to the people that live in those places because Im sure there are things to do and see even in the places for this list:

1. Lubbock, Texas

2. Little Rock, Arkansas

3. Jacksonville, Florida

4. Memphis, Tennessee

5. Kansas City, Kansas

6. Omaha, Nebraska

7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

8. Indianapolis, Indiana

9. Des Moines, Iowa

10. Sious Falls, South Dakota/El Paso, Texas

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Old 07-18-2010, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Now I will create a list for top 10 major cities and regions in America that probably has "the least to do" within a 100 mile radius.

Top 10 cities from "most boring" to 10th most "boring."

No offense to the people that live n those places because Im sure there are things to do and see even in the places for this list:

1. Lubbock, Texas

2. Little Rock, Arkansas

3. Jacksonville, Florida

4. Memphis, Tennessee

5. Kansas City, Kansas

6. Omaha, Nebraska

7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

8. Indianapolis, Indiana

9. Des Moines, Iowa

10. Sious Falls, South Dakota/El Paso, Texas
NaturalUrbanBalance! (What a mouthful) El Paso is on the border!!! There is plenty for people to do when border hopping!!! (was not trying to make an offensive statement- just saying when you visit across the border and vice versa for their residents)
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