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Old 12-30-2016, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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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.
talk about drinking in the view.......how did you like the incredible one you can get from the tower portion of the DeYoung? Brilliant idea to place it there when they rebuilt the museum.
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Old 12-30-2016, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Nashville has been breaking its previous tourism records lately, and Franklin TN, just south of Nashville, broke some records of its own, with 1.31 million visitors last year.

https://www.tnledger.com/editorial/a...=71508&print=1

Franklin, Tennessee - Rooted in Americana

With Nashville's hotel rates so high, Franklin/Williamson County hotels have been reaping the benefits of proximity. It's definitely the #1 day trip for Nashville visitors.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:44 PM
 
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Every major city has nearby attractions, but I don't think Atlanta and Philly have many that are big draws. For Atlanta, the only two I can really think of are Stone Mountain and Six Flags. The only one I can think of for Philly is KOP Mall.

The Florida cities seem to rank high here with Miami, Orlando, and Jacksonville (the beaches, St. Augustine).

And Hampton Roads qualifies with the Historic Triangle and, if you consider Norfolk the primary city of the metro, Virginia Beach.
Well Stone Mountain does get a lot of tourists....there are some days where it feels like half the people on the top of the mountain are tourists...a lot of them aren't even speaking english so I always wonder if they're foreign tourists so I do think Atlanta should be mentioned in this regard.
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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For Philadelphia: King of Prussia, Camden, Kennett Square (Longwood Gardens). I guess you could also include places like Atlantic City, Lancaster and maybe some closer towns in Bucks County like New Hope.

Delaware takes resident $ away from Philly (tax free shopping) but I don't think many tourists.
I'd add Valley Forge National Park and Sesame Place for Philadelphia.
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:46 PM
 
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Philly loses massive tourist $$$$ to the Jersey Shore, DC and New York City. .....which is sad, because Philly is itself a very nice mini-vacation or weekend/s that too few people take advantage of.

Boston to area beaches on Cape Cod and Cape Ann.

Charleston, SC to area beaches, Myrtle Beach, etc.
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Old 12-31-2016, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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I don't think there's any attractions outside of NYC that takes tourists away from the city, but it's common for people visiting here to stay in Jersey since it's a lot cheaper than staying in NYC

I'll agree with the people that said SF. There's so much to do and see in and around the Bay Area outside of SF. I think part of it might have to do with SF being so small though.
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Old 12-31-2016, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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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 an interesting thing to bring up. Even though Vegas gets all the credit for the strip and the whole area in general, I don't know if Vegas is a good example of this since the strip in Paradise really is the main attraction
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:40 AM
 
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This is an interesting thing to bring up. Even though Vegas gets all the credit for the strip and the whole area in general, I don't know if Vegas is a good example of this since the strip in Paradise really is the main attraction
It's the BEST example because before the Strip exploded in the late 80s and early 90s, the casinos on Fremont St were Las Vegas' main attraction.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:56 AM
 
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talk about drinking in the view.......how did you like the incredible one you can get from the tower portion of the DeYoung? Brilliant idea to place it there when they rebuilt the museum.
I didn't get to go up there, actually. It was late and the tower closes before the rest of the museum. It's OK -- you get plenty of impressive views in six days in San Francisco.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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I don't think there's any attractions outside of NYC that takes tourists away from the city, but it's common for people visiting here to stay in Jersey since it's a lot cheaper than staying in NYC

I'll agree with the people that said SF. There's so much to do and see in and around the Bay Area outside of SF. I think part of it might have to do with SF being so small though.
But on the plus side for San Francisco, having the surroundings be an attraction makes San Francisco a more attractive destination since you can do more. Most of the "urban" tourism for San Francisco is concentrated within a couple miles from downtown, not that different from Chicago.
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