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View Poll Results: Which one wins out of these two regions?
New York + Miami 66 60.55%
Los Angeles + Vegas 34 31.19%
Neither (explain) 9 8.26%
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:17 PM
 
Location: worldwide
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Originally Posted by RaymondChandlerLives View Post
I could say I'm 6'10" with a 48 inch vertical, that doesn't make it so.

Las Vegas gets 26% of its tourism from one region, Southern California. Most visitors drive there.

LA/SF are more closely intertwined too (1hr, 21 minutes gate to gate).
You clearly aren't getting it, you're wasting your time on this thread.
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:25 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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LA/LV wins every category you listed.

I like Miami a lot as a stand alone, and if I had to live in the US year round it would be in my top 5 choices, but then so would LA/LV. Can't vote for it, because NYC's climate is a deal killer for me, I don't do cold. Might even be a deal killer for LV tho, it gets too cold there also.

If money was no object, then that would solidify my choice even further, since I would try to adopt a lifestyle similar to Charlie Sheen, building a harem of porn stars and high end escorts. LA/LV destroys NYC/Miami in that category.
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:30 PM
 
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LA/LV wins every category you listed.

I like Miami a lot as a stand alone, and if I had to live in the US year round it would be in my top 5 choices, but then so would LA/LV. Can't vote for it, because NYC's climate is a deal killer for me, I don't do cold. Might even be a deal killer for LV tho, it gets too cold there also.
I'm not sure how you could sit here and say that LA+Vegas wins every category. There are far more restaurants and more DIVERSE restaurants in New York City alone than Los Angeles and Las Vegas combined. I just randomly picked a pretty obscure cuisine on Yelp and found there were 33 Himalayan/Nepalese restaurants in NYC compared to 5 in LA.

I think shopping is the same thing. Although virtually anything you want can be found in either city, NY is going to have more fashion shows, more flagship stores, etc. When comparing cities of this magnitude, that is the kind of distinction that has to be made.

And remember... money is no object... and more billionaires call New York City home than any other place in the world. Just food for thought.
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:39 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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I'm not sure how you could sit here and say that LA+Vegas wins every category. There are far more restaurants and more DIVERSE restaurants in New York City alone than Los Angeles and Las Vegas combined. I just randomly picked a pretty obscure cuisine on Yelp and found there were 33 Himalayan/Nepalese restaurants in NYC compared to 5 in LA.
Well then a Sherpa might like NYC more, but I am Mexican, and prefer the food in LA/LV. I also find I tend to spend around half what I would when I am working in NYC or Miami ($30/day average as opposed to $50/day average)

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I think shopping is the same thing. Although virtually anything you want can be found in either city, NY is going to have more fashion shows, more flagship stores, etc. When comparing cities of this magnitude, that is the kind of distinction that has to be made.
I know nothing of shopping.

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And remember... money is no object... and more billionaires call New York City home than any other place in the world. Just food for thought.
If I was a billionaire I wouldn't want to live anywhere. I would just travel around the world and party year round.
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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I just used that cuisine as an example. Pick out just about any you want and you will see a much better selection in New York than Los Angeles. Argentine, Cuban, Pizza stands, Hungarian, Turkish, whatever...

Anyone who thinks LA+Vegas has a better food scene than NYC+Miami is straight up kidding themselves. And that is to take nothing away from LA and Vegas which have spectacular food scenes... but New York's is probably the best in the world and Miami's is quite strong as well.
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:46 PM
 
Location: LBC
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My name is Nslander J. Fudd. I own a mansion and a yacht. I spend most my time at my quaint villa in Holmby Hills, but my fabulous wealth effectively liberates me from time and space. Despite what you plebes might think, my equivalent to Miami is Miami. Run along, now.
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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LA/LV wins every category you listed.

I like Miami a lot as a stand alone, and if I had to live in the US year round it would be in my top 5 choices, but then so would LA/LV. Can't vote for it, because NYC's climate is a deal killer for me, I don't do cold. Might even be a deal killer for LV tho, it gets too cold there also.

If money was no object, then that would solidify my choice even further, since I would try to adopt a lifestyle similar to Charlie Sheen, building a harem of porn stars and high end escorts. LA/LV destroys NYC/Miami in that category.
If you were to do this arrangement, which is what many of my friends do here in Miami Beach, it would be a beachside condo or house here in Miami Beach where you move to roughly after Thanksgiving, and stay roughly to Memorial Day, then you fly back to NYC. Essentially you're in NYC for the summer, some of the fall, and maybe holidays like Christmas and New Years eve.

I don't see how that combination can be beaten by a Los Angeles / Las Vegas combination. I used to live in Los Angeles, in fact I was born there. I did the Vegas thing a couple times, and it's one note. IMO, Miami has already better nightlife than Vegas, especially since we embrace our coastal lifestyle (beach parties, yacht parties, mega clubs with beach access, in fact even private beds on the beach for couples ).
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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If you were to do this arrangement, which is what many of my friends do here in Miami Beach, it would be a beachside condo or house here in Miami Beach where you move to roughly after Thanksgiving, and stay roughly to Memorial Day, then you fly back to NYC. Essentially you're in NYC for the summer, some of the fall, and maybe holidays like Christmas and New Years eve.

I don't see how that combination can be beaten by a Los Angeles / Las Vegas combination. I used to live in Los Angeles, in fact I was born there. I did the Vegas thing a couple times, and it's one note. IMO, Miami has already better nightlife than Vegas, especially since we embrace our coastal lifestyle (beach parties, yacht parties, mega clubs with beach access, in fact even private beds on the beach for couples ).
That's the beauty of LA - - you don't need to spend winter in a more pleasant climate; it's already pleasant. Don't need to get away from oppressively humid summers either.

Las Vegas is only needed for gambling and 24 hour partying, and there's far more of that in LV than Miami.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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That's the beauty of LA - - you don't need to spend winter in a more pleasant climate; it's already pleasant. Don't need to get away from oppressively humid summers either.
Yes for a trade off of chilly nights (9 months of the year), cold water beaches, etc.

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Las Vegas is only needed for gambling and 24 hour partying, and there's far more of that in LV than Miami.
Gambling sure, 24 hour partying? No, Miami is a far bigger city than Las Vegas and there is basically more of any given type of partying here than Vegas.But yes, on gambling.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:59 PM
 
Location: LBC
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That's the beauty of LA - - you don't need to spend winter in a more pleasant climate; it's already pleasant. Don't need to get away from oppressively humid summers either.

Las Vegas is only needed for gambling and 24 hour partying, and there's far more of that in LV than Miami.
Exactly. Functionally different destinations. Miami is a vacation. Vegas' most famous tag is pretending it never happened.
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