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Old 02-13-2015, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Miami gets more international visitors but an overwhelming majority are from Latin America. Chicago has more pull virtually every where else. Chicago is also a far more important city than Miami.
Miami also gets more European tourists than Chicago. Let's face it, Chicago is sort of boring. If you want a big city, go to NYC.

Do you think Europeans care about a big skyline, hot dogs and baseball parks?
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Miami also gets more European tourists than Chicago. Let's face it, Chicago is sort of boring. If you want a big city, go to NYC.

Do you think Europeans care about a big skyline, hot dogs and baseball parks?
Do you know anything about Chicago?
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:48 AM
 
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Do you know anything about Chicago?
He's kind of right though...yeah, it has some cool sights here and there, but other than it's Lakefront Skyline, a museum or two, and some of it's food, Chicago isn't that recognizable and iconic, at least compared to cities like NYC, SF, Miami, L.A. and D.C. International tourist numbers agree with this.
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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He's kind of right though...yeah, it has some cool sights here and there, but other than it's Lakefront Skyline, a museum or two, and some of it's food, Chicago isn't that recognizable and iconic, at least compared to cities like NYC, SF, Miami, L.A. and D.C. International tourist numbers agree with this.
If you break it down like that you can kind of say the same thing about NY. Just some cool sights here and there, food, skyline, and a few museums.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:03 AM
 
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If you break it down like that you can kind of say the same thing about NY. Just some cool sights here and there, food, skyline, and a few museums.
NYC is also wayyy bigger than Chicago and has far more to do....Manhattan alone has far more to do than whatever in Chicago. Comparing these two cities are ridiculous. Chicago is not at NYC's level. Only Paris, London, And Tokyo are.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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If you break it down like that you can kind of say the same thing about NY. Just some cool sights here and there, food, skyline, and a few museums.
Uhhhhh no you can't?
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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It definitely is more widely known, more traveled, and at any given time feels more international (due to all the tourists, transplants here).

If you want to argue some other metric like skyline, airport, big companies you can try.
I have to disagree. DEFINITELY not more widely traveled. And definitely not more widely known. Chicago also has a HUGE latin America population, maybe not to the same extent as Miami, but Chicago makes up for it with a huge Polish population, Chinese population, and Italian population. Even other Miami residents would likely disagree with you calling Miami more international or well known than Chicago. Please...
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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He's kind of right though...yeah, it has some cool sights here and there, but other than it's Lakefront Skyline, a museum or two, and some of it's food, Chicago isn't that recognizable and iconic, at least compared to cities like NYC, SF, Miami, L.A. and D.C. International tourist numbers agree with this.
I'd like to see where Miami has more international tourists than Chicago.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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NYC is also wayyy bigger than Chicago and has far more to do....Manhattan alone has far more to do than whatever in Chicago. Comparing these two cities are ridiculous. Chicago is not at NYC's level. Only Paris, London, And Tokyo are.
You're absolutely right, and Miami is definitely not at Chicago's level.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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http://travel.trade.gov/outreachpage...and_Cities.pdf

Miami gets over 4 million overseas visitors....2nd most in the nation. Chicago gets 1.3 million. Numbers tell it all.
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