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Old 10-14-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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Some of those places are too car-dependent to easily visit. I'd save the time and hassle, and go to cities where you can walk to much of the key stuff, then maybe take transit a couple times. LA is suddenly on the latter list BTW.
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Some of those places are too car-dependent to easily visit. I'd save the time and hassle, and go to cities where you can walk to much of the key stuff, then maybe take transit a couple times. LA is suddenly on the latter list BTW.
You can feasibly hit many of the big "must see's" in Central LA using the subway and light rail nowadays
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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NYC or Boston
DC
Miami
Chicago or Memphis
Seattle or San Francisco

A better approach would be to try to match the cities to the interest(s) of the person traveling. If they like history, the cities would be different than if they like learning/education. If they are interested in different landscapes, it would be far different. Same goes for music.
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:34 AM
 
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Iíd pick places that provide contrast, have good food options, and have a lot to do. So for me:

New York
Washington
New Orleans
Chicago
San Francisco

Honorable mention:

Philadelphia
Boston
Los Angeles
Charleston SC
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:42 AM
 
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Memphis, Gary IN, Baltimore, Camden NJ, Compton CA, see how the other half of America lives.
If this were an all-armpit of the US tour, I’d have

Gary IN
Camden NJ
Stockton CA
East St. Louis IL
Flint MI

Edit: Memphis and Baltimore at least have their fair share of attractions and some good food options. The five cities above don’t really have anything to recommend a visit.

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Old 11-04-2017, 03:00 AM
 
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You can feasibly hit many of the big "must see's" in Central LA using the subway and light rail nowadays
Agreed fully. Visited LA recently for a couple weeks and used public transportation almost exclusively ó in fact, didnít rent a car at all.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:47 AM
 
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First trip I'd recommend


NYC (largest and most iconic city)
Philadelphia/Boston (nation's most historic large cities)
Washington DC (capital)
Los Angeles (Hollywood, 2nd largest city).

Since the first 4 cities are all relatively (by US standards) close together, you could definitely on the fly decide to cut one city short based on preference.

My next 5 is more interesting:

Chicago (third largest city, midwest region)
New Orleans (Southern charm with a twist, party city)
San Francisco (just a beautiful city)
Miami (unique experience, beaches, party city)
Seattle (space needle, beautiful views)
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:02 AM
 
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If this were an all-armpit of the US tour, Iíd have

Gary IN
Camden NJ
Stockton CA
East St. Louis IL
Flint MI

Edit: Memphis and Baltimore at least have their fair share of attractions and some good food options. The five cities above donít really have anything to recommend a visit.
Then, why did you include them on a "cities to visit" thread? We all know what cities not to visit, so if you think you were being unique by calling out these cities, think again. Some people are stuck in unfortunate situations, and can't afford to leave your "armpit" cities. I'm not a fan of posters who stoop low.
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:19 AM
 
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Then, why did you include them on a "cities to visit" thread? We all know what cities not to visit, so if you think you were being unique by calling out these cities, think again. Some people are stuck in unfortunate situations, and can't afford to leave your "armpit" cities. I'm not a fan of posters who stoop low.
I was replying to poster Vanderbiltgrad who saw fit to provide such a list. I didnít agree with all of it, so felt it was fair game to reply. I recommend you go complain to Vanderbiltgrad if you donít like it.

Regardless, I make no apology for my post and donít care if you like it or not.
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:47 PM
 
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I was replying to poster Vanderbiltgrad who saw fit to provide such a list. I didnít agree with all of it, so felt it was fair game to reply. I recommend you go complain to Vanderbiltgrad if you donít like it.

Regardless, I make no apology for my post and donít care if you like it or not.
Never expected you to care.
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