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Old 10-13-2014, 03:13 AM
 
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I know places like Phoenix Arizona, San Antonio Texas, Jacksonville Florida, Dallas and so on are among America's top largest cities because they're affordable and offer job opportunities. (the sun belt where retirees want to live and so on)

But let's honest

Cities like Phoenix or Jacksonville outside of the US are unknown, no one wants to buy a plane ticket to the US to go to Dallas, or visit Raleigh NC, or Spend a week discovering the culture of Phoenix or Denver (most people think those places are typical middle America, land of shopping malls, suburbias and walmarts!)

I am talking about cities that truly are worth visiting!!! Cities that are big, and offer tons of cultural activities, an eclectic lifestyle, cities with personality, a local cuisine, a local culture!!!!

Does this list make sense?

Seattle
San Francisco
Los Angeles
San Diego
Las Vegas
Houston
New Orleans
Chicago
Detroit (used to be one of the top)
Miami
DC
Philadelphia
New York city
Boston


Any other city to add?
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I rather visit/live in Denver than Detroit, Houston and New Orleans.
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:14 AM
 
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I sense a west coast bias, especially with arguably the most iconic listed at the bottom. I can also pretty much guarantee neither San Diego or Houston could ever be confused with "iconic".
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I sense a west coast bias, especially with arguably the most iconic listed at the bottom.
He didn't rank them, He just listed them from West to East Which makes sense since in most of the world we write from left to right!
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:05 AM
 
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New York
LA
DC
Chicago
San Fran

those are it. Boston, Miami and Philly are just below are just below
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I know places like Phoenix Arizona, San Antonio Texas, Jacksonville Florida, Dallas and so on are among America's top largest cities because they're affordable and offer job opportunities. (the sun belt where retirees want to live and so on)

But let's honest

Cities like Phoenix or Jacksonville outside of the US are unknown, no one wants to buy a plane ticket to the US to go to Dallas, or visit Raleigh NC, or Spend a week discovering the culture of Phoenix or Denver (most people think those places are typical middle America, land of shopping malls, suburbias and walmarts!)

I am talking about cities that truly are worth visiting!!! Cities that are big, and offer tons of cultural activities, an eclectic lifestyle, cities with personality, a local cuisine, a local culture!!!!

Does this list make sense?

Seattle
San Francisco
Los Angeles
San Diego
Las Vegas
Houston
New Orleans
Chicago
Detroit (used to be one of the top)
Miami
DC
Philadelphia
New York city
Boston


Any other city to add?
Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston...
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:36 AM
 
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I sense a west coast bias, especially with arguably the most iconic listed at the bottom. I can also pretty much guarantee neither San Diego or Houston could ever be confused with "iconic".
The OP is actually a huge NYC booster.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:09 AM
 
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Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston...
Were talking about iconic cities. Neither of the cities you listed match that. Maybe atlanta but if you travel over seas and mention savannah and charleston they won't know what the heck you're talking about.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Denver
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New York
LA
San Francisco
Chicago
Miami
New Orleans
Las Vegas

Runner up:
Philly
Boston
DC
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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NYC and LA are THE iconic cities

SF, DC, Miami, Vegas are probably the next most iconic

Chicago is also somewhat iconic

Boston, New Orleans, Philly, are a bit iconic
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