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Old 08-07-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Quebec City is the first city that came to mind when I saw this thread.



Honolulu has too much concrete. I'd go to Maui, now that's romantic!
New York City and others mentioned on this list have more concrete than Honolulu, and nobody has argued that it isn't romantic! Honolulu has plenty of romantic areas-sure, the touristy Waikiki Beach, but also hiking up to the top of Diamond Head, and many other isolated places in the jungle or on the beaches.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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Charleston, SC; Savannah, GA; New Orleans, LA; San Francisco, CA (well kind of, not really any more)
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:12 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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New York City and others mentioned on this list have more concrete than Honolulu, and nobody has argued that it isn't romantic! Honolulu has plenty of romantic areas-sure, the touristy Waikiki Beach, but also hiking up to the top of Diamond Head, and many other isolated places in the jungle or on the beaches.
Sure Diamond Head is romantic. It's just that the beauty of Maui or Kauai take it to a whole other level, no comparison in my opinion. Not to mention the concrete canyons of NYC have iconic and remarkable architecture and history that's been around over a long period of time. Honolulu architecture outside of the Iolani Palace and Pink Palace (Royal Hawaiian) hotel is bland and was built in a hurry. The state house is hideous, looks like a 60's office park off an interstate. I know Waikiki has its allure, but that's fading out into crash commercialism. The real Hawaiian dream and romance starts on the other side of the mountains up into the North Shore or a hop over to the other islands.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:06 PM
 
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Have you ever actually been to Cleveland? It's got lots of gilded age romance, if you know where to look for it. In addition to the gilded age architecture, you have the romance of sunsets over lake Erie, high quality boutique restaurants, beautiful parks, and views of the skyline.
I've never been, Cleverfield, but I would welcome the opportunity to visit. I've been pleasantly surprised by most midwestern cities I have visited. I'm sure the city has its charms. Still, come on now -- step back. Do you really think Cleaveland is a city that comes to the minds of all but a few eccentrics when they think romantic? What if I would have said, "Atlanta," because that's where I have spent a good chunk of my adult life and then made a case for southern charm and shown some pretty pictures? (There are nice pictures to be had of Atlanta.) Would you buy it? You shouldn't -- Atlanta just isn't all that romantic. It's a sunbelt sprawly, corporate kind of place. Savannah -- that's romantic. New Orleans, yep ... San Francisco? (depends on what team you're batting for I suppose .. joke), but yeah, one can buy that. Cleaveland? Come on... are you really that much of a homer?
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:36 AM
 
Location: USA
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I would like to name the one from India and that is Delhi.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Cleaveland? Come on... are you really that much of a homer?
*cough*
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I've never been, Cleverfield, but I would welcome the opportunity to visit. I've been pleasantly surprised by most midwestern cities I have visited. I'm sure the city has its charms. Still, come on now -- step back. Do you really think Cleaveland is a city that comes to the minds of all but a few eccentrics when they think romantic? What if I would have said, "Atlanta," because that's where I have spent a good chunk of my adult life and then made a case for southern charm and shown some pretty pictures? (There are nice pictures to be had of Atlanta.) Would you buy it? You shouldn't -- Atlanta just isn't all that romantic. It's a sunbelt sprawly, corporate kind of place. Savannah -- that's romantic. New Orleans, yep ... San Francisco? (depends on what team you're batting for I suppose .. joke), but yeah, one can buy that. Cleaveland? Come on... are you really that much of a homer?
Personally, I don't find New Orleans romantic at all. It's interesting, but it's really more of a party scene than a romantic one, and outside of the French Quarter (which I don't find romantic), it's basically a hurricane damaged Cleveland without Lake Erie. Savannah has a lot of beauty, but so does Cleveland. Just because it doesn't come to many people's minds doesn't mean that it isn't romantic. A lot of people have an inaccurate picture of Cleveland. Come to the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom or Severance Hall, take a walk along Lake Erie at sunset, go to the Cleveland Museum of Art and University Circle, eat at a bistro in Tremont, check out our beautiful 1920s art-deco architecture and tell me that it's not romantic. Cleveland may have a blue collar flavor, but it still has all the elements that make a place romantic.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:54 AM
 
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Cleveland has become more romantic with Johnny Manziel, Lebron James, and Kevin Love. Haha.
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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Portland Oregon is called the Rose city. That might be a nice place to hang out.
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:52 PM
 
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I am throwing up by seeing so many San Francisco's. People are so predictable.
yeah, seeing all those crackheads and homeless sleeping on the street (highest ratio in the US) is definitely romantic.
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