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Old 12-30-2016, 12:22 PM
 
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Yeah, I agree which is I stopped listing even more of them LOL.

Some cities of course, have more than others. Regarding Atlanta and Philadelphia, Atlanta is actually only a small part of the Atlanta area and Philadelphia does have attractions outside the city such as the Adventure Aquarium and the USS New Jersey in Camden.

Good call with the Hampton Roads/Norfolk/Virginia Beach area.
Atlanta certainly constitutes a small part of the metro area, but the vast majority of attractions are within the city proper. I named the two largest that aren't, and in terms of venues for shows, concerts, etc., the Arena at Gwinnett gets a lot of acts as well as Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. That's about all I can think of.

I forgot about the aquarium in Camden and knew about USS New Jersey. But still, I think Camden scares most tourists off.
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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What about Las Vegas, the Las Vegas strip isn't even in Las Vegas, it's south of Las Vegas in Paradise,NV.
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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My guess is for San Francisco, the best answer would be Sausalito; that ferry ride from either the wharf or the Ferry Building is pretty darned popular. Give this one a bit of spillover to Tiburon.

I would say that the Bay Area's two major, blockbuster, world famous universities makes both Berkeley (Cal) and Palo Alto (Stanford) popular locations for some.

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Old 12-30-2016, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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would i be laughed off the forum for suggesting that for Orlando, it would be Lake Buena Vista????
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chicago - nothing really. The city is so amazing and the burbs are largely inaccessible for tourists due to the tollways and traffic that most tourists utilize mass transit vs rental cars.
generally agree on this, mr roboto. the only exception I can think of (and it is rather limited) is Oak Park and its Frank Lloyd Wright historical district. And, quite frankly, nobody is going to be dropping a lot of money going out to Oak Park to see it.
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Old 12-30-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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My guess is for San Francisco, the best answer would be Sausalito; that ferry ride from either the wharf or the Ferry Building is pretty darned popular. Give this one a bit of spillover to Tiburon.

I would say that the Bay Area's two major, blockbuster, world famous universities makes both Berkeley (Cal) and Palo Alto (Stanford) popular locations for some.
I visited San Francisco earlier this month and also found time to see Oakland, Berkeley, Sausalito, Tiburon, Half Moon Bay, Sonoma and St. Helena. The latter two aren't considered San Francisco suburbs and aren't in the MSA, but they were still close enough for an easy day trip, and I get the impression a lot of tourists make that trip.

Also tried to see Palo Alto, but it was already dark and I couldn't find the downtown, so I just drove through.
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Old 12-30-2016, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I visited San Francisco earlier this month and also found time to see Oakland, Berkeley, Sausalito, Tiburon, Half Moon Bay, Sonoma and St. Helena. The latter two aren't considered San Francisco suburbs and aren't in the MSA, but they were still close enough for an easy day trip, and I get the impression a lot of tourists make that trip.

Also tried to see Palo Alto, but it was already dark and I couldn't find the downtown, so I just drove through.

more people should take that incredibly beautiful ride along the coast on Hwy 1 down to Half Moon Bay. It's an incredible ride with lots of seaside restaurants, quaint shops, etc.

of course, the trick (and it is a trick) is to do it when the coast is not socked in by fog. This is definitely the fog belt. But if the weather is clear....what a great experience.
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Old 12-30-2016, 03:59 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Probably Wine Country for SF, maybe Monterey area too.
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Old 12-30-2016, 04:13 PM
 
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more people should take that incredibly beautiful ride along the coast on Hwy 1 down to Half Moon Bay. It's an incredible ride with lots of seaside restaurants, quaint shops, etc.

of course, the trick (and it is a trick) is to do it when the coast is not socked in by fog. This is definitely the fog belt. But if the weather is clear....what a great experience.
I got lucky and it was perfectly clear. It was a last-minute decision -- I had planned to go to SFMOMA, but I figured I'd already done a museum (the DeYoung) and the drive was more of a unique California experience.
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Old 12-30-2016, 05:54 PM
 
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What about Las Vegas, the Las Vegas strip isn't even in Las Vegas, it's south of Las Vegas in Paradise,NV.
This is probably the right answer since the Strip competes with and dominates the downtown casinos.
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