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View Poll Results: Most confusing city when traveling there?
New York City 19 19.00%
Chicago 6 6.00%
Los Angeles 33 33.00%
San Fransico 17 17.00%
Houston 7 7.00%
Dallas 14 14.00%
Miami 4 4.00%
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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The most confusing city to me when it come to travel is Chicago because the city streets and main corridors go everywhere.We went to bowling brook Illinois and the layout there in the burbs are map out so so so confusing.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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The most confusing city to me when it come to travel is Chicago because the city streets and main corridors go everywhere.We went to bowling brook Illinois and the layout there in the burbs are map out so so so confusing.
Not to sound like arse, but maybe you should say Chicago suburbs instead of Chicago. Anyone who cannot figure out the grid system of Chicago proper must be geographically handicapped. It's a grid system for crying out loud! I also found SF to be just as easy to get around as Chicago and don't think it deserves to be on this list. Both cities are easy to naviagte.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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Definitely LA. LA's urban layout is beyond confusing if you take out the freeways. Once I figured out Sunset and Wilshire, it got way easier. LA's downtown has a good grid, as does hollywood to some extent, but other than that, it's a weird logic that takes a little bit of time to acclimate to.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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Definitely LA. LA's urban layout is beyond confusing if you take out the freeways. Once I figured out Sunset and Wilshire, it got way easier. LA's downtown has a good grid, as does hollywood to some extent, but other than that, it's a weird logic that takes a little bit of time to acclimate to.
Agreed LA from my travels was the most confusing. Also from my experience Boston and Honolulu are two other ones with a confusing layout.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Not to sound like arse, but maybe you should say Chicago suburbs instead of Chicago. Anyone who cannot figure out the grid system of Chicago proper must be geographically handicapped. It's a grid system for crying out loud! I also found SF to be just as easy to get around as Chicago and don't think it deserves to be on this list. Both cities are easy to naviagte.
Chicago, not difficult at all with a grid system.

The city of LA I don't think is that confusing, but the web of cities and freeways surrounding it can be overwhelming and confusing.

San Francisco, can be confusing with all the steep hills - in some of the southern neighborhoods the layout is not a strict grid and is easier to get lost in.

Boston, if you are walking or using transit, not so bad. Driving?

New York's subway system could be pretty overwhelming to someone who has never used transit, but as someone who had only ever used small-town buses, the Boston subway and a little BART I had no issues navigating the city and took the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan for a week.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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What is confusing about LA's street system? It's a giant grid just like other cities. I find LA pretty easier to get around.

I find Miami's street grid very confusing with the NW, NE, SW, SE grid set up. That same system is in Broward County but the base roads for the quadrants are different.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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SF had always confused me but then again I was a kid most of the time I had lived in that area. LA is easy. I think it's actually impossible to get lost there. Just find a freeway or, if you can see downtown you are automatically oriented. Manhattan is pretty intense at first but not so bad once you've got the hang of it. Chicago, I've never driven through that city so I won't speak to it. Boston is pretty confusing though. My vote goes to Boston.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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I am not super familiar with LA enough maybe. I think maybe it was because as a tourist you swoop in and out of the LA's suburbs so much that I was kind of like is this LA or not? maybe the layout wasn't confusing but I have never been to a city where it's suburbs are so intergrated into the city. So possibly that is what threw me off.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Boston and Atlanta.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I am not super familiar with LA enough maybe. I think maybe it was because as a tourist you swoop in and out of the LA's suburbs so much that I was kind of like is this LA or not? maybe the layout wasn't confusing but I have never been to a city where it's suburbs are so intergrated into the city. So possibly that is what threw me off.
It also has a lot to do with the fact that people pretty much refer to all of LA county and even sometimes Orange and Ventura County as being "LA".
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