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View Poll Results: Best group of cities within a reasonable drive or short flight
NORTHEAST: Boston/NYC/Philadelphia/Baltimore/DC 30 55.56%
WEST: San Francisco/Las Vegas/Los Angeles/San Diego 11 20.37%
TEXAS: Dallas/Austin/San Antonio/Houston 3 5.56%
FLORIDA: Jacksonville/Orlando/Tampa/Miami/Key West 2 3.70%
UPPER MIDWEST: Madison/Milwaukee/Chicago/Indianapolis 2 3.70%
SOUTHEAST: Richmond/Norfolk/Raleigh/Charlotte/Atlanta 3 5.56%
OHIO RIVER VALLEY: Detroit/Cleveland/Pittsburgh/Columbus 3 5.56%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-11-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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ehh, unless you take Highway 101, which takes a lot longer than I-5, the drive between SF and LA is mind numbingly flat, ugly, and boring. Vegas is not too bad if you like some mountain/desert scenery but for the most part is pretty flat and boring too. The drive between LA and SD is somewhat scenic in SD County but not OC or LA and there is a TON of traffic.

The train ride is very scenic though between South OC and SD as it hugs the coast much of the way.
I'll also add to the description -- The poll is also a measure of the overall quality of visiting the cities combined in the group.

When you think of it this way, it's a tough poll because in the N.E. clearly NYC, BOS, and DC are desireable but baltimore and philly not as much (no affense). The West has Vegas, SF, and LA which exhibits an incredible amount of diversity between each city. The Texas and Florida cities hold their own as well.
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Since I can't add it to the title:

**NOTE: The poll is also a measure of the overall quality of visiting the cities combined in the group. Not just the transportation attributes of traveling between each city.

Sorry for the disruption. This is my first poll
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:45 PM
 
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Even with my strong California bias it is hard to compete with the northeast in this regard, even if individually none of those cities are my absolute favorite.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I don't like the choices.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:58 PM
 
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I don't like the choices.
Neither do I.

Cleveland/Pittsburgh/Washington DC/Baltimore
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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I don't like the choices.
Agreed, they really weren't very well thought out. I didn't even vote on the poll. I also didn't realize Detroit and Cleveland had any association with the Ohio River Valley. Also we have Upper Midwest with no Minneapolis?

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This is for cities in the UNITED STATES only. Hence why Pacific Northwest was left off the list (Vancouver)
I probably would have chose Seattle/Portland/Vancouver but the choices have limitations and flaws. Pity.

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Old 04-12-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Portland to Seattle to Victoria to Vancouver.

That one.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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NORTHEAST:

...OHIO RIVER VALLEY: Detroit/Cleveland/Pittsburgh/Columbus
Since when are Detroit, Cleveland, and Columbus "Ohio River Valley" cities, but Cincinnati isn't?
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:17 AM
 
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I would revise UPPER MIDWEST to include Saint Louis (probably instead of Indianapolis), and point out that Amtrak rail travel is also available in this region (with Chicago as the hub). Maybe Saint Louis - Chicago - Wisconsin.
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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Agreed, they really weren't very well thought out. I didn't even vote on the poll. I also didn't realize Detroit and Cleveland had any association with the Ohio River Valley. Also we have Upper Midwest with no Minneapolis?



I probably would have chose Seattle/Portland/Vancouver but the choices have limitations and flaws. Pity.
Yes, and from Seattle to Vancouver and Victoria it's actually a shorter distance then some of the other cities grouped together--actually even Portland to Vancouver is shorter than a lot of other distances(only about 5 hours on the interstate). Closer than driving from San Francisco to San Diego or Las Vegas for example.

Also cities within a close drive would be a different deal than short flight. For example, basically the entire Western US is within a short flight of Las Vegas(it's a really simple weekend trip with a lot of flight options). Once you get into the realm of 6-7 hour+ of driving time each way though, it's less an option as a short road trip and more something you'd just fly to--or take a longer trip.
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