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Old 01-03-2017, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Seattle has mountains that many people visit when visiting the city.

However that's a much smaller percentage of visitors than it used to be. A lot more visitors stay in the center of downtown and maybe take a ferry ride to Bainbridge and back.

In the early 90s, Downtown had maybe 5,000 hotel rooms and not many people flew in just to see the city. Now it's 12,500 and will shoot past 15,000 when the current projects finish. A lot of that is actual destination tourism.
I haven't even thought about that, I'm pretty sure that there are quite a few people who fly into Seattle mainly for visiting one of the three nearby national parks or ski resorts, or even perhaps taking a ferry to Victoria B.C. But as far as suburbs go I don't think any of them have much of an attraction for outsiders, Tacoma has some museums and the Tacoma dome, but I don't think many people go there besides locals, and then Federal Way has Wild Waves, but again that's probably just a local/regional thing. And then there is Bellevue which might become more touristy in the future but as of right now, not much attractions for outsiders, except for people visiting for business. The only suburb that takes considerable money away would be SeaTac since it has the airport and quite a few hotels in the area, but they would still end up taking the light rail to downtown.
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Terramaria
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Tysons Corner Mall for DC
Other popular suburban DC destinations:

-National Harbor (especially now with the new MGM Grand casino)
-Potomac Mills mall and a nearby minor league baseball team
-Mount Vernon
-Old Town Alexandria
-Six Flags America
-Wolf Trap
-Jiffy Lube Live and Manassas Battlefield
-Downtown Bethesda and Silver Spring
-Laurel racetrack
-Strathmore
-FedEx Field (Redskins and other concerts)
-University of Maryland's college sports
-The numerous golf courses in the area, with Congressional the most famous

Shared with Baltimore:

-Annapolis
-Merriweather Post Pavillion
-Maryland Live Casino (and also with Baltimore)
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:45 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Other popular suburban DC destinations:

-National Harbor (especially now with the new MGM Grand casino)
-Potomac Mills mall and a nearby minor league baseball team
-Mount Vernon
-Old Town Alexandria
-Six Flags America
-Wolf Trap
-Jiffy Lube Live and Manassas Battlefield
-Downtown Bethesda and Silver Spring
-Laurel racetrack
-Strathmore
-FedEx Field (Redskins and other concerts)
-University of Maryland's college sports
-The numerous golf courses in the area, with Congressional the most famous

Shared with Baltimore:

-Annapolis
-Merriweather Post Pavillion
-Maryland Live Casino (and also with Baltimore)
As well as some other popular destinations on the outer fringes of the region but just outside Metro DC:

Luray Caverns
Kings Dominion (really outside of Richmond but heavily visited by DC area residents)
Harpers Ferry, WV

Also National Air and Space museum at Dulles, VA.
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Disney World is just outside Orlando.

Mall of America is in Bloomington, MN, just outside Minneapolis and St. Paul. Also Valley Fair in nearby Shakopee.

Six Flags is in Arlington, TX, just outside Fort Worth and Dallas.

Technically the Vegas Strip is in Paradise, NV but all places there have Las Vegas, NV as their mailing address so its more of a technicality than practicality.
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Old 01-07-2017, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Orange County CA is a monster that attracted 47 million visitors in 2015. They spent $10 billion in the county, generating $894 million in state and local tax revenue.
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Old 01-07-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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The entire Las Vegas strip actually isn't in the city of Las Vegas.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:32 AM
 
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Tysons Corner Mall for DC
Not at all. People in DC tend to stay in DC to shop either downtown, in Georgetown or Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase which is metro accessible. If DC residents go into VA at all to shop, typically it's usually Pentagon City which is a few stops out of DC on Metro and sits right above the subway station.
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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I personally wouldn't count things like Mountains and Beaches as taking a at from ththe city since they ar natural things that are very edpensive, although "possible" the to remake within city borders. I think things like Amusement Parks, Stadiums, Airports would make more sense. Also I would disagree with most malls as, Malls are meant to serve a specific population threshold (that is a lot smaller than Airports/Stadium etc.), but I would instead argue Stores or mall amenities that should have been in the city mall/ shopping center instead of a suburban mall IMO.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Not at all. People in DC tend to stay in DC to shop either downtown, in Georgetown or Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase which is metro accessible. If DC residents go into VA at all to shop, typically it's usually Pentagon City which is a few stops out of DC on Metro and sits right above the subway station.
The OP asked about tourist dollars. I worked retail in Tysons. We had shoppers from all over the US and the world. And I would talk to the customers plus we asked for zip code when they checked out. They were visiting DC for leisure or business and added in a stop at Tysons to shop at some of the specialty stores there - LL Bean, American Girl, Versace, Tiffany, etc. It is absolutely a draw for out-of-town visitors.

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Old 01-08-2017, 07:11 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer team plays in Commerce City, CO at Dick's Sporting Goods Stadium. In their early days, they played in Denver at Mile High.
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