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Old 05-15-2018, 08:32 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I'll start! I live in San Francisco. The dense streets of Nob Hill are my favorite urban part of the City.

My favorite 'nature-y' part of SF is Ocean Beach.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Here's my pick for Philly:

Urban: Rittenhouse Square. This street view doesn't capture all of its urban beauty, but I love Rittenhouse Square for its vibrancy and architecture.

Natural: Schuylkill River Trail near Manayunk I love this part of North Philadelphia for its nature. The terrain, with its rolling hills and bluffs along the river are the closest thing I have to home (I grew up in Upstate NY in the foothills of the Appalachians).
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:39 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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In Atlanta, I love the intersection of 15th and Peachtree, the 'front door' of the beautiful Ansley Park neighborhood.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7884...7i13312!8i6656

For a natural landscape, I love the Olmstead Chain of Parks that snake their way through the Druid Hills neighborhood.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7723...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:32 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Rittenhouse Square look stunning and I didn't realize that Atlanta had pockets of density like that!
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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For Los Angeles my favorite urban part of town would have to be Koreatown, I have a thing for korean bbq.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0617...7i13312!8i6656

My favorite natural spot in LA I recently found this place in the Hollywood hills that has a very clear view of the LA basin, it feels like a forest going up there so i consider it natural.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1074...8i6656!5m1!1e1
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: STL area
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Favorite urban spots in St. Louis is a toss up between the Central West End and Lafayette Park areas.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6446...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6173...7i13312!8i6656

Favorite natural spot in the city is a pretty clear winner with the whole of Forest Park.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6396...!7i8704!8i4352

However, the Botanical Garden is also up there

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6112...7i13312!8i6656

If you meant natural spot in the metro, I'd pick the view from the hike in Castlewood State Park.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ca...!4d-90.5449717

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Old 05-16-2018, 09:13 AM
 
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Downtown Pittsburgh 6th Avenue between Smithfield Street and Wood Street

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4416...7i13312!8i6656

Pittsburgh's Oakland Neighborhood

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4406...7i13312!8i6656

Lincoln Lemington - Pittsburgh's East End

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4751...7i13312!8i6656

Morningside - Pittsburgh's East End

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4882...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:33 AM
 
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Downtown Dallas -- Main & Akard

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7805...2!8i6656?hl=en

Inner-city Nature (Uptown/Oak Lawn) -- Turtle Creek, Katy Trail, Oak Lawn Park area

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8072...6!8i3888?hl=en

White Rock Lake (you can sort of see the skyline in the distance)
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8307...8!8i4864?hl=en
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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I can't choose between my two favorite views of downtown OKC:
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4687...2!8i6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4713...2!8i6656?hl=en


Nature landscapes, Will Rogers Park:
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5052...2!8i6656?hl=en

and Myriad Botanical Gardens:
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4660...2!8i6656?hl=en

Untouched landscape, Martin Park Nature Center:
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6054...2!8i6656?hl=en

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Old 05-16-2018, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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For nature, I like Falls Park right on Main Street in downtown Greenville SC.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.8445...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.8442...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.8449...7i13312!8i6656
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