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Old 12-27-2013, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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What is your favorite city to visit for vacation, yet wouldn't ever want to live?

And, conversely, in what city would you want to live, yet wouldn't want to visit for vacation?

My answers are San Francisco, CA and Rochester, NY respectively.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Visit but not live: New Orleans

Live but not visit: None. If it's too boring to visit in it's certainly going to be too boring to live in!
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Juno, Alaska.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:49 PM
 
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I would love to vacation in areas like Phoenix, Albuquerque, and other parts of the southwest but don't think I could ever live there. I'd throw Las Vegas in there, too. As I think about it, I'd like to visit most landlocked areas located in the midwest, southwest, or interior western states like Colorado or Nevada. I couldn't live that far from the ocean, though. I'm also very interested in Denver, CO and any place in Alaska for a visit but can't imagine living there.

Where could I live but never vacation in? That's a much harder one. I guess I'd pick smaller, less major cities for this, like you chose Rochester. Cities like Charlotte or Raleigh come to mind.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:50 PM
 
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What is your favorite city to visit for vacation, yet wouldn't ever want to live?

And, conversely, in what city would you want to live, yet wouldn't want to visit for vacation?

My answers are San Francisco, CA and Rochester, NY respectively.
Just curious, what is it about Rochester that you didn't like?
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Any city/town/place in Alaska or Hawaii.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Places to visit, not live in:
- California cities
- Hawaii
- Most places in Alaska (might make an exception to Anchorage)
- Probably towns north of here, like Salt Lake, Helen, Boise, etc.
- Miami
- Rural towns
- NYC
- DC

Places to live in, but would not want to visit:
- Tucson
- Phoenix
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:59 PM
 
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Just curious, what is it about Rochester that you didn't like?
Well, it was chosen as a city the OP would want to live in but not visit. If she is willing to live there, I'm sure she likes Rochester. Maybe it's just not interesting enough for her to take the time and spend the money to visit, though. There are definitely places I would never visit but would live in. Any small town is a good example. If I weren't from where I live, would I take the time to visit it? Of course not. It's a town of like 25,000 people with no tourist attractions outside our 9/11 Memorial. But I love living here.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Just curious, what is it about Rochester that you didn't like?
Nothing. It's my favorite of the Upstate New York cities. As I said, I'd be happy to live in Rochester. I think it's a very livable city, it has a nice downtown, the people are friendly, they have some good restaurants, a couple well respected universities.

But, when I have time off work and extra money to spend, I can think of dozens among dozen of places where I'd rather go than Rochester. Even in Upstate New York, I'd rather spend a vacation in Ithaca or the Adirondacks.

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Old 12-28-2013, 06:48 AM
 
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Nothing. It's my favorite of the Upstate New York cities. As I said, I'd be happy to live in Rochester. I think it's a very livable city, it has a nice downtown, the people are friendly, they have some good restaurants, a couple well respected universities.

But, when I have time off work and extra money to spend, I can think of dozens among dozen of places where I'd rather go than Rochester. Even in Upstate New York, I'd rather spend a vacation in Ithaca or the Adirondacks.
I got ya and was curious to see if the reasons were similar to the cons I've heard from others on C-D about the area. I just misread the OP. My badness......If I had my way, if Rochester and Syracuse could swap a few attributes, I think that place would be a great area/city.
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