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Old 09-24-2011, 11:55 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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philadelphia, pittsburgh, and st. Louis come to mind as cities with beautiful downtowns.
lol............
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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Best Chicago and Seattle. Worst Philly and Detroit.
I don't see how you can consider downtown Philly anywhere near the worst when it has Independence Hall and the surrounding parks, City Hall, and the Museum of Art. Not to mention Chinatown and Reading Market.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: The City
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I don't see how you can consider downtown Philly anywhere near the worst when it has Independence Hall and the surrounding parks, City Hall, and the Museum of Art. Not to mention Chinatown and Reading Market.

Its Durf back again 20 posts blasting philly in 20 minutes since joining
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:07 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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NOT based on skyline, but fun & things to do...

1. New York City (Manhattan)
Times Square, the Village, Broadway, 5th Ave, Madison Ave, 32nd St., Ground Zero, Chinatown, Little Italy, etc...

2. San Francisco
Market Street, The Embarcadero, Pier 39, The Warf, Ghiradeli Square, North Beach, Chinatown, etc...

3. New Orleans
French Quarter, French Market, the Casino, The Superdome, Louis Armstrong Park,

4. Washington, DC
Georgetown, The Mall, The FREE Smithsonian Museums, Jack's Boathouse, Dupont, Verizon Center area, K Street, Connecticut Ave, etc...

5. Chicago
The Loop, Navy Pier, Miracle Mile, Grant Park, The Chicago River, Shedd Aquarium, etc...

6. San Diego
The Gaslamp District, Seaport Village area, Horton Plaza, Petco Park, Balboa Park area,

7. Seattle
Pike's Market, Union Square, The area around the Space Needle, The Monorail area,

8. Philadelphia
Pats vs Gino's (sort of South Philly), The Rocky Steps, South Street,

9. San Antonio
The Riverwalk, The Alamo, that mall area,

10. Baltimore
The Inner Harbor, Fell's Point area, Little Italy, National Aquarium, PowerPlant

Honorable mention:
11. Austin
12. Boston
13. Memphis
14. Dallas
15. Miami
16. Denver
17. Atlanta
18. Milwaukee
19. Los Angeles
20. Houston

*Las Vegas & Honolulu don't count in my list because it's not the downtown area that everyone visits. If the Vegas Strip & Waikiki were apart of those city's downtowns, they'd be toward the top easily.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Denver: elitch gardens amusement park, downtown aquarium, brown palace, pespsi center, coors field, art complex, 16th street mall, denver pavillion..DEN has a lot to do downtown!
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Denver: elitch gardens amusement park, downtown aquarium, brown palace, pespsi center, coors field, art complex, 16th street mall, denver pavillion..DEN has a lot to do downtown!
I LOVE Denver. LOVE The food, and Downtown IS cool. Maybe I should have put them higher on my list.
That Denver Pavillion was a little disappointing though. I thought that maybe it was a little more than just a shopping center. BUT it IS a nice development that many cities don't have.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Atlanta (including Midtown)
Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, CNN, Atlantic Station, Piedmont Park, Soon: Civil Rights Museum, Underground... Actually nevermind, I take Underground back.

Eh, still not centralized enough for it to be a "FUN" entertaining downtown.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Been to all 3 and I agree. St. Louis has incredible potential. If I wanted to live in a huge loft for very little money... As for Pittsburgh, their skyline is quite a thing of beauty. Philly's downtown is world-class, good enough to draw the jealous scorn of it's closest competitors: Boston and SF.

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Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis come to mind as cities with beautiful downtowns.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Philly's downtown is world-class, good enough to draw the jealous scorn of it's closest competitors: Boston and SF.
I'm inclined to say its ignorance.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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truth
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I'm inclined to say its ignorance.
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