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Old 10-30-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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That was DC for me. When Iíve visited DC, you generally hang around the mall and the museums. But all my visits I never ventured beyond the cemetery, monuments and museums. Thereís way more to DC than the area around the mall.


My expectations are generally exceeded by places I visit.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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Houston. I dissed it the first few times I visited, but it's definitely grown on me over time.
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:56 PM
 
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Absolutely fell in love with Burlington, VT. Had never really been "unimpressed" with it so to say. First time we visited was when all the college kids were home, so it felt like a really romantic, peaceful city. We love staying on the lake since you can get the waterfront view and walk down to Church Street. Even when college is back in session, it's still a really solid town.

I guess I had never given any city/town in VT much thought prior to visiting. I always thought it would just be really backwoodsy and redneck, which a lot of it is, but not in a bad way.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Houston and Dallas for me.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:18 AM
 
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DC and Philadelphia
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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There are a few I'd put in:

Los Angeles
New Orleans
St. Paul, MN
Albuquerque
Richmond, VA
Chattanooga
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Old 11-19-2018, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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A few for me:

Chattanooga - My band played there and we were pleasantly surprised by the turnout and overall culture of the city, not to mention the scenery surrounding the town is nice to look at.

Grand Rapids - I just expected a much smaller place, with little culture. I wouldn't say I'm in love with it, but I'd like to explore it again.

Buffalo - The rust-belt stereotypes in this region are way over-exaggerated. A nice city with a wonderful collection of distinct neighborhoods and suburbs.
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:12 AM
 
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Savannah - I had no clue how charming the city was. I really thought it was just another small city along the coast and didn't realize it had so much history and was so lively.
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Birmingham Alabama. Great city with even better people.
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Old 11-20-2018, 08:47 PM
 
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Phoenix

I just got back from the place and I have been before. However I never spent a significant amount of time there. I really did enjoy the embrace of the desert there. It was quite beautiful actually with its modern clean look infrastructure look (very nice roads) and striking desert views. I didn't know I could think that the desert views could actually be nice. People would have yards that would have cacti in them. I was glad because usually you see suburbs try to look very green even if the look doesn't make sense for the area or is very expensive on the water use. I really did like the nature preserve/botanical gardens that were right in the middle of Mesa along with the man-made lake they have there. Phoenix & Mesa had a very nice vibe to them. It's usually regarded as boring sprawl, I would say that it is taking advantage of the nice desert landscape.
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