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Old 07-05-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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My must visit cities in the USA are,
1) New York City (one of a kind)
2) San Francisco (best natural beauty in the nation)
3) Houston (THE most underrated city in the country)
4) Philadelphia ( historic)
5) Washington DC ( nation capital and attractions)
6) Savannah GA or Charleston SC ( historic southern)

In the world must see are
1) Cairo ( the great pyramids)
2) London (New York of Europe)
3) rio (best natural beauty in the world for a large city)
4) rome ( historic)
5)Amsterdam (the REAL sin city!)
To those who think Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami and Orlando are must see, they are IF you like boring mind numbing suburbia!
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Texas!
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1.)New York City (A World Class City with a lot of things to do)

2.)Houston (People should go to Houston or any city in Texas at least once and quit listening to all the nonsense and sterotypes people say about it)

3.)Washing D.C. (To see the US Capital of course!)

4.)Las Vegas (I'm kind of skeptical about this one...)

I picked these cities because their so different from eachother and each offer many things and experiences! Maybe even L.A or New Orleans as well.
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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1. New York City
2. Las Vegas - there's nothing like it, great shows, lights everywhere
3. San Francisco - visit Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge
4. Miami
5. Washington, DC - visit everything
6. Denver - one of the prettiest/cleanest cities I've visited, tour the mint
7. San Diego - perfect weather, great zoo
8. St. Louis - the arch is an engineering masterpiece, nice zoo, eat frozen custard
9. Austin - take the river walk, visit Zilker Park
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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Favorite city in the world: Ann Arbor, MI I grew up there and miss it dearly.

Other good cities: San Diego, New York, Chicago, Singapore (it's a city-state), Mazatlan, Mostar, Big Sur (if it was a city), Detroit (including the ritzy suburbs), Mackinac Island, Grand Cayman, and Sarajevo (because I was above the law there).

MY list of bad places: anything in florida, LA (la land), phoenix (it's hot, dry or not it's nasty hot), las vegas (watching people gamble is revolting to me), anything in france, jamaica, all border cities in mexico, new orleans, DC, and GTMO (the proper acronym for what people call Gitmo (Guantanamo Bay).

Hope to be going on a cruise next year to northern Europe and will probably add a few more to the good list with port visits in Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, UK, Russia, Germany, and Estonia.

BTW, everything on my list are places I've actually been. I did 20 years in the Navy and have pretty much been everywhere. Most places I'll remain neutral on though.
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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You can say that again. I've always said that Chicago has more character, but most of it is nothing but a small New York. And while its residents take pride in that, they should know that's not always a good thing.
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:03 AM
 
Location: In God
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Do you have a question, Steve-o?
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:41 AM
 
Location: NJ
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MY list of bad places: anything in florida, LA (la land), phoenix (it's hot, dry or not it's nasty hot), las vegas (watching people gamble is revolting to me), anything in france, jamaica, all border cities in mexico, new orleans, DC, and GTMO (the proper acronym for what people call Gitmo (Guantanamo Bay).
curious - why is france a bad place? i'm well aware of the anti-anything-french sentiment in this country now , but seriously, Paris is a gorgeous city with wonderful food, sites, museums, architecture, history. is it because french ppl can be rude?

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Hope to be going on a cruise next year to northern Europe and will probably add a few more to the good list with port visits in Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, UK, Russia, Germany, and Estonia.
now THAT'S a cruise I'd love to do. when my kids get older.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:44 AM
 
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Why visit any of those cities? As long as the place you live has what you need, your fine. Every major American city covers that well.

If there was one city I would want to see right now it would be Dubai, UAE. It is amazing what they are doing there.

Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; or Honk Kong, China for the technology. Anywhere else would not be for the city but for the climate/outdoors. Vacation spots.

Dubai is amazing though, I would like to visit one day.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Do you have a question, Steve-o?
Yeah. Im having a hard time finding tons of similarities between Chicago and NYC.
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Yeah. Im having a hard time finding tons of similarities between Chicago and NYC.
I actually agree somewhat with mpope on this. i spent months and months in chicago for work - downtown right on michigan ave. i described chicago to my friends as a "manageable NYC". i just felt it was a tame manhattan, not in a bad way, and in no way disrespectful. the crowds, architecture, vibe, reminded me a lot of NY but on a much smaller scale!

now here's my dirty little secret. IMNSHO, there are only 2 places in this country I consider cities: NY and Chicago. Intellectually I know this is incorrect and I probably deserve every flame I'm going to get. However, having grown up in the shadow of NY (I could see the WTC standing on my roof, which, yes, I've done ) , I didn't realize how unique the NY's and Chicago's are in this nation, and I can't help but measure all cities against them. And they fall short IMO.
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