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View Poll Results: Where would you rather visit?
Las Vegas 89 49.72%
New Orleans 90 50.28%
Voters: 179. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-20-2015, 01:12 PM
 
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Ditto everyone who said NO.
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:13 PM
 
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It really depends, NOLA is more of a quaint, cultural experience than Vegas. To live, I'd rather live in NOLA. Vegas just doesn't do it for me (I dislike landlocked places).
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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Except for the fact that there's areas of both cities that cater to hard partying tourists and you can drink 24/7 if you want and have a history of vice(and the fact that the Mafia had influence in both at different points)-there's few cities in the US more different in other ways.

-New Orleans founded and originally built up by French and Spanish Catholics and then a multitude of immigrants(Haitian exiles, Germans, Sicillians, Irish, Southern blacks), while Las Vegas was primarily built up by mostly Anglo Mormon settlers until more recently when the demographics started to resemble Southern California.

-If New Orleans is the city that holds onto it's past the most and promotes and preserves it the most(everything is old for the most part, you have restaurants and bars all over that go back over 100 to 150 years), Las Vegas is the newest feeling city in the US and basically preserves very little of it's past. The original casinos that made Vegas what is was are all gone now, the old Rat Pack-era stuff is mostly gone. In New Orleans even new stuff is built to resemble the past or something that was once there. In Vegas they're always looking to build newer and bigger stuff to the point where they will tear down something they just built 20 to 30 years ago.

-New Orleans has the most unique local culture of any US city--the culture of Las Vegas is basically a reflection of whatever is big in the mainstream America at any given point. New Orleans prides itself on it's regional specialties to the point that it defines the town--while Vegas is trying to give tourists replications of stuff that's from somewhere else.

-New Orleans is located in humid, sub-tropical climate built on a swamp surrounded by water in every direction--and too much water is basically the biggest issue of the city(hurricanes, floods, difficult to build)--while Las Vegas is in a bone dry desert where there's already issues with not having enough water.

The cities get mentioned together a lot but in some ways they're complete opposites.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:40 PM
 
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They are both great entertainment choices but Vegas hotels are much cheaper and free parking.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:20 PM
 
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New Orleans, definitely. Vegas is all touristy, doesn't seem to have any real character. However, I would ponder living in Vegas though. Reason being, the big plus there is some awesome natural beauty that is not too far away from city limits (within half hour of Lake Mead, Red Rocks Canyon). However, the real reason would be, I would invest in a fuel efficient car, and be gone from Vegas probably AT LEAST once a month. LA, Phoenix, St. George, Flagstaff, and Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon NPs are <4 hrs. away... with a list like that, I could get used to everything else lol.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:23 PM
 
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Both are interesting but Vegas for sure has the edge over New Orleans due to entertainment and casinos and surroundings.
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Old 05-22-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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I guess it depends what your interested in. New Orleans certainly has a lot more history. As far as being dangerous. New Orleans has plenty of nice areas such as the Garden District and Las Vegas has black ghetto area between downtown and the strip.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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Been to both (the tourist areas obviously), many a time.

Both cities have amazing, and unique nightlife and tourist opportunities in specific dense areas, and both have absolutely dangerous and run down outskirts that you couldn't pay me to step in without a concealed handgun and bullet proof vest.

Vegas has more to offer in terms of nightlife, but New Orleans has an amazing history and culture factor.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:50 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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New Orleans, definitely. I'd rather live in Vegas though.

The two is a crapshoot to live. New Orleans has a higher crime rate and the humidity in the summer is brutal.

Las Vegas outside of the strip is another Fresno.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:28 AM
 
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Las Vegas has pretty much every single type of entertainment you could want. New Orleans is live music on a street that is surrounded by swamps, rednecks, and Black crime.

Las Vegas wins easily.
Rednecks in New Orleans....LOL..Rednecks don't even like New Orleans because it's considered enemy territory. Hard to believe that you ever been to New Orleans with that statement.
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