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Old 05-27-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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There are some cities that make fantastic places to live, but don't really offer much for a tourist, or at least in comparison to other places you could visit in the area.

I always tend to feel this way about Palm Beach County in general...Delray Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach all seem like great places to live, in many ways probably a better fit for many people from the rest of the US looking to relocate to South Florida than Miami or Ft.Lauderdale...but in terms of visiting as a tourist, im not sure I'd ever recommend anyone go out of their way to visit them.

My partner is from a small town in SC, and feels a similar way about Columbia.

What cities fit this bill for you?
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Dallas & Houston

Sucks to be a tourist in those cities, but not a resident.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Sinkholeville
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I can't imagine living anywhere that isn't worth at least a visit.

It doesn't have to be a tourist area.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I can't imagine living anywhere that isn't worth at least a visit.

It doesn't have to be a tourist area.
Oh ok well then that changes my answer.

Dallas & Houston are worth a visit to see if its for you or not.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:20 PM
 
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Well I guess most EVERYWHERE is worth a visit with unlimited time and funds haha!

I guess what I mean is, cities that you would put far higher on list of cities you'd recommend for people to live in, than you would on your list of cities you'd recommend for people to visit as a tourist.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Houston all day.

There's just nothing there unique enough to warrant a full vacation.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:36 PM
 
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Dallas & Houston

Sucks to be a tourist in those cities, but not a resident.
Oh, no, it sucks just as much--if not more--to be a resident of those cities, too. At least visitors have the option to leave for good after a few days.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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I would think the Ohio metros would be well represented on this list. I've tried so hard to find places worth stopping at while driving across OH that my wife put me on a moratorium on trying again.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Lots of Midwestern cities, honestly. All of them have fun things to do beyond just exploring, and several have enough to fill a full day or two (St. Louis, Detroit, Twin Cities, Cleveland), but the only Midwestern city that is really a destination is Chicago.

But lots of cities in the region are fabulous for quality of life - the big three in Ohio, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, both big ones in Missouri, Omaha, Sioux Falls, Fargo, and all the main ones in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Add Louisville since a chunk of its metro is in Indiana anyway.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Oh, no, it sucks just as much--if not more--to be a resident of those cities, too. At least visitors have the option to leave for good after a few days.
If you can't find anything to do in America's 4th (Dallas) & 5th (Houston) largest metros you're one hell of a boring person to begin with.
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