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Old 04-09-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I've heard great things about Asheville actually...I've never had the opportunity to visit there though.
You should go. Very beautiful collection of art deco architecture, compact and walkable, full of restaurants, bars, a cool old arcade from the 20's, a little bit of funk (drum circles and such) and surrounded by gorgeous mountains.

Unfortunately, the secret has been out on the place for a couple of years now (it's getting pricey) - but you should still check it out.

http://www.exploreasheville.com/index.aspx
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Denver
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You should go. Very beautiful collection of art deco architecture, compact and walkable, full of restaurants, bars, a cool old arcade from the 20's, a little bit of funk (drum circles and such) and surrounded by gorgeous mountains.

Unfortunately, the secret has been out on the place for a couple of years now (it's getting pricey) - but you should still check it out.

Explore Asheville, NC | Asheville, NC's Official Tourism Web Site
I'll have to at some point...maybe the next time I'm visiting Clemson if I can find a reason to travel further North. I can't think of a way to justify a trip solely to see Asheville though. Not to say it isn't a cool place...but I have a hard time saying "I'm going to take some time off and go to Asheville" when I haven't been to London, Paris, or Rome haha. I'm sure you understand.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'll have to at some point...maybe the next time I'm visiting Clemson if I can find a reason to travel further North. I can't think of a way to justify a trip solely to see Asheville though. Not to say it isn't a cool place...but I have a hard time saying "I'm going to take some time off and go to Asheville" when I haven't been to London, Paris, or Rome haha. I'm sure you understand.
I absolutey understand - I'm the same way. The first couple of years I lived here, I used to tell people the only time I went outside I-285 was on a plane, lol! (which was true back then).

But, you're right. The next time your in Clemson, it's definately worth the drive (and a very pretty one at that).
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin, TX is amazing.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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NY downtown is considered the financial area (Wall St, ground zero area), but other neighborhoods "downtown" are the East village, West village, Tribeca, and Battery park city. The east village and west village are hopping all hours of the day and night; which you don't get in many other cities.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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In no particular order:

Philadelphia
St. Petersburg, FL
Ft. Worth, TX
San Diego, CA
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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In no particular order:

Philadelphia
St. Petersburg, FL
Ft. Worth, TX
San Diego, CA

lol right, and don't even include the biggest cities in the country on that list.
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Philadelphia should be considered one of the top, if not the top, downtown.
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Wouldn't you at least agree that boasting a city's downtown has a two story Steak 'n Shake isn't exactly something that will make people from across the country say "I gotta get my butt to Indianapolis!"
There is not a two story Steak-n-Shake in downtown Indianapolis.
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Denver
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There is not a two story Steak-n-Shake in downtown Indianapolis.
Just bumped down Indianapolis a couple more notches in my book. It now stands at -8.
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