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View Poll Results: Most hedonistic?
Miami 21 23.33%
Las Vegas 45 50.00%
NYC 1 1.11%
San Francisco 13 14.44%
LA 4 4.44%
Other 6 6.67%
Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-07-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Outside of the strip area, Vegas is very family oriented imo.
Sure except for TONS of small casino's that dot strip malls all over the valley....
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Sure except for TONS of small casino's that dot strip malls all over the valley....
very true...lol
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I really don't see how Miami, NO, and especially Key West are ahead Vegas. Someone mentioned how prostitution in technically illegal in Vegas but it might as well be legal, it's so open and overt. I don't think Vegas is family friendly at all, they tried that for a bit and it didn't really stick.
There are people giving out prostitution cards all down the entire strip, they are readily available and will just come to your room, no problem. The yellow pages are full of escorts there. Pick one up in your hotel next time you are there. Most of the hot night clubs there will have prostitutes working the floor. It's basically an underground entertainment industry. I think prostitutes are far more prevalent in Vegas than other cities.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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There are people giving out prostitution cards all down the entire strip, they are readily available. It's basically an underground entertainment industry. I think prostitutes are far more prevalent in Vegas than other cities.
I do as well, yeah it happens in every city but not on the level of Vegas imo.



Also regarding Vegas becoming more family friendly. When I was a teenager I remember places like Luxor and MGM having these massive arcades, those are all gone I believe. And there used to be a Wet and Wild waterpark on the Strip too. Outside of the Strip Vegas may be family friendly (minus the strip mall casino's/gaming rooms) but the Strip is definitely not more family friendly today imo.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Meh, Vegas seemed pretty tame to me outside of dudes flipping hooker cards. It's not like anyone can "get wild" there, everything is very policed and controlled. And outside of the strips (there are little casinos/slots all over NWest Green Bay, for example, not a big deal), it's a fairly conservative and sleepy town. I just don't feel it's truly "hedonistic" the way Miami is - Miami is fairly wide open, in Vegas you're being watched.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Meh, Vegas seemed pretty tame to me outside of dudes flipping hooker cards. It's not like anyone can "get wild" there, everything is very policed and controlled. And outside of the strips (there are little casinos/slots all over NWest Green Bay, for example, not a big deal), it's a fairly conservative and sleepy town. I just don't feel it's truly "hedonistic" the way Miami is - Miami is fairly wide open, in Vegas you're being watched.
Vegas is just as wide open if not more so than Miami though a lot of this activity is in the clubs and behind closed doors. The times I've been to Vegas I've noticed people in my party as well as others to act in more risk taking type behaviors.
What exactly is so wild about Miami besides late night dance clubs? B/C Vegas is more 24 hour oriented than Miami is easily.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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The strip has a crazy police presence during busy (well, busier) season.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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I easily vote Vegas... But I still think you should add New Orleans and Atlanta to this poll
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I'd actually have to put Miami ahead of Vegas in this category. Isn't it all about lounging at the beach in your men's speedo bathing suit, hanging out at patio bars, heavy drinking and parting at those infamous nightclubs? I know they can party hard in LV too but you have an entertainment industry backing it up (and good buffets too). I could spend a weekend in LV sober and still have a great time. And most of LV is just middle class suburbia, like Phoenix. A lot of CA transplants coming there for cheaper cost of living.

As for the other cities, there's nothing hedonistic about them.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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oh please, the US doesn't have any hedonistic cities. it's the most boring puritan cookie cutter place in the western world.
I'm with you and I've been to all the cities listed in this poll. The US is too PC with a strong religious influence still in place for a city to be hedonistic. Back in the day Vegas and San Francisco appeared to be headed that way, but they are tame now compared to their heydays.
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