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Old 05-09-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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Sure you will and not only will downtown Phoenix look similar so will old town and mill avenue. Another nice element to Phoenix over San Diego is that we're not all heading to the same part of town, that helps make urban amenities easier to come by since you can have a live/work/play lifestyle in more then 1 or 2 parts of town.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htKcPqeXJxU

Here's another big event that takes place on the first Friday of every single month showcasing downtown Phoenix's art scene.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa1JSNAcMBY

Be sure to notice the crowded eateries and historic homes many of these galleries are based on.
Nice try for showing videos of organized events as the norm for Downtown Phx nightlife LOL Remove the temporary white tents, positioned street entertainment and food trucks, etc. and you're left with empty lots, deserted sidewalks and a handful of establishments on random blocks. Don't try to play me because I've been to First Friday before and know that it happens only once a month.

And it's obvious you no nothing about SD if you think the Gaslamp is the only place for nightlife. Ever heard of Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, North Park, Little Italy, East Village or Hillcrest? Maybe you haven't heard that San Diego is a craft beer destination with breweries and tasting rooms spread throughout the area? Here's a map for you to study so you can see that downtown isn't the only place to go for a drink.

San Diego Brewery Map

Phoenix, on the other hand, has only 3 areas where people head out for the night......Mill Ave, Old Town and Downtown. Easy to say that downtown is the worst of the bunch.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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Phoenix is more spread out then San Diego and many other older cities, to some that's a con to others it's a pro. I like the fact that Tempe and Old Town as well as downtown have urban environments to live or work in. That means all 5 million of us aren't trying to live and visit the same 3 mile radius for work and entertainment. When you combine the multiple urban areas Phoenix offers it stacks up just fine.

It's easy to ignore the many amenities San Diego lacks just because people get excited about the gas lamp district... 1 pro team, limited job prospects, limited large events, limited airport connectivity, and outside of downtown San Diego the area is pretty low key.
Wow, if you think Tempe and Old Town are urban, you're standards are super low or you've never left Arizona.....Or both. So what's going on outside of downtown Phoenix? Are Mesa, Peoria or Ahwatukee more happening these days?

It's funny you would bring up airport connectivity, Sky Harbor is twice as busy as San Diego Airport and yet there is only one nonstop to to Europe and none to Asia. San Diego has flights to London, Frankfurt and Tokyo. And nonstop to Zurich begins in June. But I will say getting from PHX to Lubbuck, Roswell or St. George Utah is a piece of cake!
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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In case you're wondering what about people think of Phoenix outside of this thread, this JD Power survey can tell you. Click on the link below to see how SD did:



2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction Study | J.D. Power
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:25 PM
 
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Dude please...stop it. We all know what MANDIEGO is about.

San Diego is not in the same breath with Phoenix.

Phoenix is now being compared with the likes of Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle...major players.
San Diego not even in the conversation.

Quit trying to make San Diego relevant.

San Diego doesn't even have a representative in the PAC 12.

Looks like I'm not the only one who fell to see the "VIBRANCY "
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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^^^^^
Dude please...stop it. We all know what MANDIEGO is about.

San Diego is not in the same breath with Phoenix.

Phoenix is now being compared with the likes of Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle...major players.
San Diego not even in the conversation.

Quit trying to make San Diego relevant.

San Diego doesn't even have a representative in the PAC 12.

Looks like I'm not the only one who fell to see the "VIBRANCY "
LOL.....Truth hurts, doesn't it?
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:52 PM
 
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Did someone just say San Diego had the best stadium in the country?

He was joking right ? wasn't he?

Chuckle chuckle chuckle. !

We're hosting Superbowls, National Championship games, you people can't even hold to a band of cheerleaders let alone major events.

Pssst....im a let you in on a little secret... your PADRES are sneaking over to Arizona to play baseball during the spring.

Don't tell um I told you!
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Old 05-10-2017, 12:28 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Did someone just say San Diego had the best stadium in the country?

He was joking right ? wasn't he?

Chuckle chuckle chuckle. !

We're hosting Superbowls, National Championship games, you people can't even hold to a band of cheerleaders let alone major events.

Pssst....im a let you in on a little secret... your PADRES are sneaking over to Arizona to play baseball during the spring.

Don't tell um I told you!
Well it's certainly debatable but yes Petco is considered one of the best:

1. Petco Park – San Diego Padres
All 30 MLB stadiums, ranked | For The Win

Sorry a hotub and retractable roof don't make a great stadium.

Phoenix has held just as many Superbowls as SD, three. Granted SD is not going to host another one for the foreseeable future but just saying.

Yes Spring Training only occurs in two states, wow that says a lot...lol. Psst every other Phoenician is sneaking out to SD every summer:

San Diego Summer Can Only Mean Invasion of the `Zonies' / Tourist cash needed, but Arizonan influx makes for easy teasing - SFGate

You guys are so easy to spot too lol. Dumb ditzy chick with too much make up on, from Scottsdale 99% of the time during summer, usually with a leased or late model BMW too lol. Seriously though, the summer Zonie invasion to SD is no joke, trust me as a former PB resident. Come on...there's clearly a one way flow when it comes to visitors from both cities.
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Old 05-10-2017, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Downtown SD vibrant? You read the funniest **** on city data.

Downtown SD is like all the bad things of OC, Sac, and DTLA rolled up in one.

Dominated by tourists from fly over country, filled with homeless, and dominated by federal/state/local government work force. At least Portland and SF have some merit. SD is the most played out city west of the Mississippi River, by far.

Cuisine in SD is horrible. Not as innovative as LA or fancy as SF. You pay top dollar for mediocre food that costs more than it would in PHX.

Fewer and less prominent museums and arts than PHX. Fewer sports venues than PHX.

The only thing really working against PHX is it's location in the desert.

I respectfully disagree with your assessment of downtown. I find it quite nice by standards of the typical American metropolitan downtown, and quite vibrant and safe.

Also, the homeless situation in San Diego is nowhere nearly as bad as it is in the L.A., the Bay Area, or even O.C.

That said, your assessments of the Midwestern tourists, workforce/employment sector, cuisine, arts and culture, and sports in San Diego are all spot on. Especially those annoying Midwestern tourists and cuisine.

S.D. isn't the sleepiest city in America obviously; remember, it still shares a state with L.A. and the Bay Area, and shares the same coast with Tijuana, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC. It does, however, have a bazaar combination of the small town hokeyness you'd expect to find in Springfield, IL and the angry, urban road rage you'd expect to find in some place like Boston.

I lived in San Diego County for five months and truly, honestly have no use for the place. Give me L.A. any day among the large Western cities; however, I have to tell you, while Arizona is a little too conservative sometimes for even this conservative, Phoenix is a city with so much potential that has been realized and has yet to be realized. I'd like to explore Phoenix (and nearby Tucson) more for myself.
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:33 AM
 
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Well it's certainly debatable but yes Petco is considered one of the best:

1. Petco Park San Diego Padres
All 30 MLB stadiums, ranked | For The Win

Sorry a hotub and retractable roof don't make a great stadium.

Phoenix has held just as many Superbowls as SD, three. Granted SD is not going to host another one for the foreseeable future but just saying.

Yes Spring Training only occurs in two states, wow that says a lot...lol. Psst every other Phoenician is sneaking out to SD every summer:

San Diego Summer Can Only Mean Invasion of the `Zonies' / Tourist cash needed, but Arizonan influx makes for easy teasing - SFGate

You guys are so easy to spot too lol. Dumb ditzy chick with too much make up on, from Scottsdale 99% of the time during summer, usually with a leased or late model BMW too lol. Seriously though, the summer Zonie invasion to SD is no joke, trust me as a former PB resident. Come on...there's clearly a one way flow when it comes to visitors from both cities.
I'll tell you what. ....let's make a deal, because this is getting too easy.

How about you go get who sent YOU.

CHECKMATES WITH A PAWN IS NO LONGER AMUSING TO ME.

I said earlier I didn't want to bash my hometown San Diego but you people took it there.

I'm done with it.

I love Phoenix. ...I love San Diego.
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Old 05-10-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Honestly, I prefer LA to San Diego as a place to live. Phoenix is better than San Diego in this regard. Only advantage to San Diego is if you work in tech or medicine. Otherwise, you are better off in Phoenix or LA
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