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Old 01-01-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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LA or SD.
Add Philadelphia, Seattle and Portland. Also include San Francisco to the list, then I'm on board!
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Florida
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Miami Beach might be nice, but anywhere else in Miami.. not so much.

But honestly, Florida is not as amazing as people make it seem. I personally hate it here and cannot wait to move. You might like Pennsylvania though.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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Might also check out Dallas or Las Vegas has pretty good nightlife but don't know about the other stuff.

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Old 01-01-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, NYC or Boston.

All in all San Fran is probably your best bet.

Soccer is very popular in Portland and Seattle, not so much elsewhere in the USA.

All in all if you want good urban environment I would avoid the southern USA. It is very suburbial and spread out. The cities I listed have excellent public transportation and are much easier to get around but are typical more expensive than the south.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:47 AM
 
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Very often Europeans misjudge the size of physical size of America. ii is approximately 3000 miles from NYC to LA, approximately 2000 miles from NOLA to Chicago. In simple terms this just about five days driving time east to weast or north to south with no stops except for gas, food and motel. You will see the oceans and Gulf Coast but you won't see the Grand Canyon, or Chicago, or Miami, or the Liberty Bell, or Dallas, or SF, the longest multiple arch dam in the world, the Midwest prairies, or even the Christmas luminaries. Regardless of where you live, you will miss something.

The best way to describe the weather and temperature difference - especially in the winter is Northernr Scotland in the North and New Zealand in the South with Sicily in the middle. The US has a very wide range of temperatures from the Canadian border to Baja, Ca on the Mexican Border. Plus it can hot enough to fry an egg on your car as soon as the sun breaks in the desert or hot enough to "wear your shower" in the plains.

If you stay in the Midwest somewhere around the middle of Illinois you are within a 12 hour drive of New Orleans, Minneapolis, the Wisconsin Thumb, Chicago, St. Louis, KC, Indy 500, Milwaukee, Dallas and probably the Kebtucky Derby, and Nashville. Plus, if you like American Sports you are in the neart of the major cities where the Pro Baseball, football, basketball and hockey teams are located. If you have the funds you can literally see a pro game in person every weekend.

If you are an experienced mountain skier you will most likely like Tahoe or Jackson Hole. It is expensive and hard to find a motel room unless you book very early in advance. There are ski clubs in the Midwest, One I know of skis in exotic locations both on water and on land.

Just my does centavos. If you are a serious student you can also get a very good education in the Midwest without breaking the bank.
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