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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%
Voters: 109. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-30-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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Not sure why a few people are acting as if nyc/miami is a huge ordeal that vegas/la is not. I'm 32 and have places in manhattan and miami beach. I leave work downtown at 4pm on a Friday, and I'm on my balcony in south beach by 9pm. Sometimes, I forget where my fiancé is staying because the two are so interchangeable.

The difference IMO is you can do vegas a handful of weekends per year. I like miami bc you can do as much or as little as you want. Feel like doing blow with a bunch of professional ladies until 8am? Sure. WAnt to stay low key, hang on the beach or some world class fishing? Can do that as well. I enjoy living in both nyc and miami. I'd enjoy living in LA but I can't leave vegas fast enough after three days.

I was thinking of moving to San Diego. Overall, I won't argue SD probably beats out miami. But I live right on biscayne bay in south beach for a relatively decent price. The views I have would run Into the multi multi millions of dollars in Orange County.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:14 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Yes for a trade off of chilly nights (9 months of the year), cold water beaches, etc.
Those "chilly nights" are welcome and increasingly rare. Sometimes, I even get to wear pants. And on those occasions, I am grateful the local ocean temp helps prevent swamping of certain body parts so endemic to other regions. All these conditions are very favorable for those creatures who spend the majority of their lives in contact with air.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Those "chilly nights" are welcome and increasingly rare. Sometimes, I even get to wear pants. And on those occasions, I am grateful the local ocean temp helps prevent swamping of certain body parts so endemic to other regions. All these conditions are very favorable for those creatures who spend the majority of their lives in contact with air.
Just enjoy it, I much prefer to have a warm night I can spend outside. And an ocean I can actually use.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:18 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Just enjoy it, I much prefer to have a warm night I can spend outside. And an ocean I can actually use.
Cheers.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I rather New York if you remove Miami and insert French Riviera.

(And this is coming for someone who was born and raised in LA).

But yes, Miami Beach is much better than Las Vegas. Even I will admit it. I am so over Vegas.

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Old 04-30-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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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.
I kind of agree, but I would much rather move around no matter the weather. Staying in one place year round is so boring and pretty rare of if 'money is no object'. Average billionaire worldwide has 5 homes I read. Growing up in LA, we used to rent a house in Hawaii for the summer and it was sublime.

My dream situation to be in NYC, LA, South of France and Paris.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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How many times have you travelled from NY for Miami just for a weekend?
I think Miami is a weekend getaway for a lot of travelers. It's not such a big production where you are taking off a Friday and a Monday because the travel is so taxing. I will usually leave on a Friday morning or Friday afternoon (after a half day) and then return on Sunday evening. I don't think South Beach requires much more time than that.

That said, you're right in that it's not a spur of the moment trip whereas Vegas can be exactly that for people living in SoCal.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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It would be NYC + Miami for the sake of this thread.

But I'd prefer NYC + L.A. in real life.

Vegas just doesn't beat out Miami in my book.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Vegas just doesn't beat out Miami in my book.
It does this weekend.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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It does this weekend.
Well yes. Lol.

Also EDC Vegas in June. I haven't been to either festival yet but I'm planning to go to Ultra Music festival next year in Miami.
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