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Old 08-14-2017, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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My dad is from NYC and went to Columbia and he is super smart and intellectual and he thinks Las Vegas is a cultural wasteland. I happen to love it.
I don't get the hate for Vegas. It's plasticky and cheesy on purpose. People don't go there looking for the West Coast version of the Smithsonian, they go there to because it's got lots of casinos, shows, and food/alcohol.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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My dad is from NYC and went to Columbia and he is super smart and intellectual and he thinks Las Vegas is a cultural wasteland. I happen to love it.
I think it just depends on the individual and maybe age? All of my friends that love it are millennials, college educated or hold multiple advanced degrees.

My parents are very similar to your dad in terms of education/geographic background. They enjoy Vegas and have been multiple times but I know they'd probably much prefer to travel to other places over it. As another poster mentioned the draw is the pools, the shows, sunshine, spas, nature, casinos etc. I don't know if I'd call it a cultural wasteland but it definitely does not seem like an intellectual city on the surface.
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:09 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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People who hate Las Vegas do so because it is a very high profile vacation destination beloved by many that offers them absolutely nothing they want.

There are plenty of places on earth the offer someone nothing that don't have a $270 million/year advertising budget.
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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My dad is from NYC and went to Columbia and he is super smart and intellectual and he thinks Las Vegas is a cultural wasteland. I happen to love it.
So? I'm from NYC, I'm pretty smart, and I love Vegas. To each his own.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I don't know anyone who truly hates New Orleans.

I think Miami is either loved or gated for its glamor and materialism and its exotic foreign feel. Some think its culturally rich while others are uncomfortable with how its primary language is a foreign language and how many people do not speak English. Many people in Los Angeles also do not speak English.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:36 PM
 
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LA... everyone I know absolutely LOVES LA or absolutely HATES LA.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:18 PM
 
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My dad is from NYC and went to Columbia and he is super smart and intellectual and he thinks Las Vegas is a cultural wasteland. I happen to love it.

You said that before, in so many words. Just because your dad is "super smart", doesn't mean what he thinks, is right. I had a neighbor who was an Ivy League grad, and he liked Vegas. That doesn't mean all Ivy League grads like Vegas. I don't care for it, and I just went to a state college. Elitist snobs are usually insecure....kind of like new money.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Denver: Great climate, very clean, light rail, lots of neighborhoods, culture, sports; long winter, "white bread", brown in summer, insufficient cultural activities, people dress like slobs.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:16 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I hear a lot of hate for Detroit, which is one I happen to love. People seem indifferent to Minneapolis which is another one I love. Miami is one that seems to be loved for the most part. Having never been there I have no opinion on it.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:25 PM
 
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Seattle gets a lot of hate for its weather. But I love it.
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