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Old 04-07-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I say memphis people may think Im crazy when I say this, but I like little rock better than I like memphis. There are a couple things in memphis I like the bbq does rival my hometown of KC's I will give them that and I am a sneakerhead and they have a nice sneaker boutique there. I wouldn't put baton rouge on the list thought I like baton rouge well at least the parts I have visited which were the nicer areas.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Never been there, but Phoenix seems like it would be rather dull for such a large city IMO.

On the plus side, its not too far from Vegas & California...
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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San Antonio is by far the most boring large city in america. It's population is 1.3 million but it feels like a city of 400,000.
San Antonio is anything but boring you have the Riverwalk,Six Flags,Sea World,Museums,SA Zoo,Market Square and several nice resorts

http://www.visitsanantonio.com/index.aspx
http://www.fiesta-sa.org/
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:45 AM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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Jacksonville, Any city North Of Charlotte except Chicago, Boston, Philly, and Pittsburgh. St. Louis and Kansas City seem boring as hell.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:59 AM
 
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Can you name another city the size [approx 200,000] of Salt Lake City that is more boring?
I can name three in California just based on personal experience: Fresno, Stockton, and Bakersfield--which all have populations well over 200,000...

Salt Lake City isn't the most exciting city in terms of nightlife, but it's actually got more going on then a lot of the large western inland or suburban cities. Not that anyone's going to confuse Salt Lake City with Los Angeles or Las Vegas---and the arcane drinking laws are kind of weird to get used to. But you have to remember that Salt Lake City is the least Mormon spot in Utah(except for Park City), so you have a more diverse mix(at least for Utah) in terms of culture. And if you love the mountains it's probably the best situated city in the country for being close proximity to great skiing and hiking.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:21 AM
 
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Jacksonville, Any city North Of Charlotte except Chicago, Boston, Philly, and Pittsburgh. St. Louis and Kansas City seem boring as hell.
Seem does not equal boring. IMO, if you haven't been to a city I wouldn't judge it or make blatant statements. And your post was ridiculous.. LOL do you know how many cities you left out? Washington DC, Baltimore, Cleveland, New York City, Columbus, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, etc (not sure how far west you want to go with regards to being north).. And Kansas City might have been one of the most boring cities I have ever been to, far more than anything I listed above.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I can name three in California just based on personal experience: Fresno, Stockton, and Bakersfield--which all have populations well over 200,000...

Salt Lake City isn't the most exciting city in terms of nightlife, but it's actually got more going on then a lot of the large western inland or suburban cities. Not that anyone's going to confuse Salt Lake City with Los Angeles or Las Vegas---and the arcane drinking laws are kind of weird to get used to. But you have to remember that Salt Lake City is the least Mormon spot in Utah(except for Park City), so you have a more diverse mix(at least for Utah) in terms of culture. And if you love the mountains it's probably the best situated city in the country for being close proximity to great skiing and hiking.
You know I didn't even know Salt Lake City was actually under 200,000 because it doesn't seem that small. It seems way bigger than Fresno or maybe even Sacramento. I was really surprised As far as any of the Central Valley cities, I totally agree that they are boring to death. I have relatives in Visalia where the big thing is driving up & down the town's main street looking for girls That's why I wasn't thinking that Salt Lake City is even in the same category of the Central Valley or it would be even more boring than I originally thought. Salt Lake City has got to have more going for itself than Bakersfield
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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Phoenix does have some nightclubs around I haven't been out there in years but used to go out there every year I could always find something to do I always loved going to Rawhide not shure where it is now it used to be on Scottsdale Road.

An 1880's Western Town, Steakhouse, Saloon and Shops right in the heart of Wild Horse Pass. - Home
Nightclubs : VisitPhoenix.com
Casinos : VisitPhoenix.com
Live Music : VisitPhoenix.com
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:18 AM
 
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Coming from Atlanta, you don't have much credibility on what is exciting or what is boring. While you spend your friday night dining in some strip mall in Dunwoody, I'm having a great dinner in the East Village or up in mid-town Manhattan. Often at 11 PM, when Atlanta strip malls are long closed for the evening.
Yeah, cause there's nothing but strip malls in Atlanta, even in Midtown or Downtown . Of course Atlanta isn't as exciting as NYC, but what city is in the U.S.? And coming from Atlanta we DO have credibility in what is exciting in boring because we are in the top 10 least boring (or most exciting, however you want to look at it) cities in the United States. The only cities that offer more excitement than ATL are NYC, LA, Chicago, Miami, SF, Vegas, Seattle, maybe DC and Philly, that's about it.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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I hope everyone realizes that boring is subjective, and unless you have enough credibility to establish an area as boring, be prepared to have one of that area's residents (or former/future resident) defend the place.

Just as they say one man's rock is another man's mountain, I guess you can say one man's city is another man's suburb..

Based on experience, many places are boring one does not know too many people in the area; if they do, they probably don't share the same sense of "fun." Honestly, NYC can be boring if you don't know where to go, believe it or not. Of course, this goes for major cities...suburbs are as boring as they come, most of the time.

I'd have to say Phoenix was pretty boring. Yes, it did offer good food, museums, etc., but I'm not really a museum guy. Moreso, it just seemed like a big suburb to me. Downtown wasn't really bustling (I guess Chicago spoiled me), public transportation didn't really spread far into the region, and a car was just about as necessary as a bottle of water. I went during July/August, probably the hottest time in the Phoenix area, and I spent more time inside than outside. Even during the night I felt like someone was blowing a hair dryer in my face... The malls were nice though, and the girls looked amazing. Other than that, Phoenix didn't really appeal to me. I'm sure it does to others though, as it was once one of the fastest growing areas in the country, until the economy tanked. As it picks up, we'll see if Phoenix holds its appeal..
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