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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, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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NORTHEAST: Boston/NYC/Philadelphia/Baltimore/DC

WEST: San Francisco/Las Vegas/Los Angeles/San Diego

TEXAS: Dallas/Austin/San Antonio/Houston

FLORIDA: Jacksonville/Orlando/Tampa/Miami/Key West

UPPER MIDWEST: Madison/Milwaukee/Chicago/Indianapolis

SOUTHEAST: Richmond/Norfolk/Raleigh/Charlotte/Atlanta

OHIO RIVER VALLEY: Detroit/Cleveland/Pittsburgh/Columbus

This is for cities in the UNITED STATES only. Hence why Pacific Northwest was left off the list (Vancouver)
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Northeast, the southwest cities are still space pretty far with an exception of la and San Diego
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:10 PM
 
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Best group of cities, I say the northeast. Best drive between cities would have to be the west.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Well of course you'd say the Northeast, particularly Boston, Cliff Clavin
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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In the Northeast you can just take short train rides from city to city--nowhere else in the US do you really have that option in such a short distance.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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In the Northeast you can just take short train rides from city to city--nowhere else in the US do you really have that option in such a short distance.
Yeah but by rail ain't cheap.

By rail and car (with tolls) the Northeast has to be the most expensive option to travel between cities.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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Yeah but by rail ain't cheap.

By rail and car (with tolls) the Northeast has to be the most expensive option to travel between cities.
The "Chinatown buses" were inexpensive travel options. I used to be able to get from Boston to NYC for $15. I think it was $10 from Philly to NYC.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:57 PM
 
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Yeah but by rail ain't cheap.

By rail and car (with tolls) the Northeast has to be the most expensive option to travel between cities.
The price of gas to drive more than several hours, plus the cost of parking in most major US cities is no great bargain either.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:59 PM
 
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I recall without using Easypass, it took over $15 in tolls to get from NJ to Baltimore. That is only a sliver of the drive that is one of the options on the list.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:59 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Best group of cities, I say the northeast. Best drive between cities would have to be the west.
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.
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