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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

 
 
Old 05-01-2015, 04:11 PM
 
Location: LBC
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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.
Honestly, I'd rather be in Miami also. But Vegas is so close, many people don't "travel" there as much merely "waking up" there. Which is why this comparison doesn't work.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:53 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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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.
I'll admit I am a Vegas homer, but Ultra is much better than EDC. That said, Vegas has a much better EDM scene overall.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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I'll admit I am a Vegas homer, but Ultra is much better than EDC. That said, Vegas has a much better EDM scene overall.
I would flip that actually.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:14 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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I would flip that actually.
Why? As far as venues and the level of talent on display on any given night there is no contest.
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:58 PM
 
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I gotta agree with NSLANDER to a degree. No matter how many NY transplants there are im Miami, and no matter how busy NYC to MIA flights are, you can't equate what is essentially a 5hr drive away, feeder city for LA, to Miami and NYC's looong geographic separation. LA and LV are way more identical geographically, culturally, and climatic wise. I think Miami being the "6th Borough of NYC" is an outdated stereotype from the Jackie Gleason days in the 1950's. Culturally Miami has replaced transplanted Northern culture with Latin American culture with pockets of a West-Indian and Southern Black cultural hybrid in neighborhoods like Little Haiti and Liberty City. It's not unusual to hear black southern accents and black southern vernacular being spoken by 1st generation Haitian immigrants in Little Haiti. Insanely diffirent than what you'd find on the streets of NYC.
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:20 AM
 
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NYC-Miami is obviously better but the comparison is unfair. Like others have mentioned, a fair comparison would be LA + Vegas vs. New York + Atlantic City. In that case, LA + Vegas blows NYC out of the water.

It's closer to fly from LA to Miami than it is to fly from NY to Miami. So why would you even put Miami and NYC in the same category?
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:58 AM
 
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It's closer to fly from LA to Miami than it is to fly from NY to Miami. So why would you even put Miami and NYC in the same category?
New York to Miami is actually quite a bit closer than Los Angeles to Miami. Miami is about 3 hours from NYC by air (and in the same time zone) compared to 5 hours from LA (and 3 time zones away).


The reason OP probably put Miami and NYC in the same category is because there are a lot of snowbirds from the northeast that have second homes in the Greater Miami area. Or who retire to south Florida. With that being said, I think Palm Beach probably has more of that NY vibe now with Miami and Miami Beach having more of a Latin American influence than New York influence these days.

I think a lot of people are just looking at the geographic distances and are ignoring (or maybe were unaware) of how closely linked NYC and Miami are among wealthy New Yorkers (remember, OP was assuming we are fabulously wealthy).
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Old 05-02-2015, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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strange comparison. LA to Vegas is a 4 hour drive (ive done it in 3 hrs, 40 before), and NYC to Miami is a long plane ride....

either way LA LV still beats NYC MIA
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Old 05-02-2015, 04:40 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I gotta agree with NSLANDER to a degree. No matter how many NY transplants there are im Miami, and no matter how busy NYC to MIA flights are, you can't equate what is essentially a 5hr drive away, feeder city for LA, to Miami and NYC's looong geographic separation. LA and LV are way more identical geographically, culturally, and climatic wise. I think Miami being the "6th Borough of NYC" is an outdated stereotype from the Jackie Gleason days in the 1950's. Culturally Miami has replaced transplanted Northern culture with Latin American culture with pockets of a West-Indian and Southern Black cultural hybrid in neighborhoods like Little Haiti and Liberty City. It's not unusual to hear black southern accents and black southern vernacular being spoken by 1st generation Haitian immigrants in Little Haiti. Insanely diffirent than what you'd find on the streets of NYC.
Real NY'ers don't drive cars, they fly.

All Winter long, Miami is filled with New Yorkers who often make last minute plans for a 3 or 4 day weekend. I meet them all the time wearing their previous season Hamptons wardrobe one more time before replacing it for the upcoming Summer season.
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:12 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Real NY'ers don't drive cars, they fly.

All Winter long, Miami is filled with New Yorkers who often make last minute plans for a 3 or 4 day weekend. I meet them all the time wearing their previous season Hamptons wardrobe one more time before replacing it for the upcoming Summer season.
Sounds disgusting.
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