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Old 11-26-2018, 09:19 PM
 
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Alabama- Birmingham
California - Carmel
Connecticut - New Haven
Delaware - Lewes
Florida - St Augustine
Georgia - Athens
Hawaii - Hilo
Illinois - Chicago
Iowa - Lake View
Kentucky - Covington
Maryland - Havre-de-Grace
Massachusetts - Williamstown
New Jersey - Cape May
North Carolina - Asheville
Ohio - Cincinnati
Oregon - Astoria
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
South Carolina - Charleston
Tennessee - Knoxville
Texas - San Antonio
Vermont - Burlington
Virginia - Roanoke

There are a lot of states I have been to but don't have an opinion or can't decide. Lake View, Iowa get points for being an ancestral home and wouldn't merit a mention otherwise. The other two ancestral homes on the list are Chicago and New Haven which can be on their own merit.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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For me, mostly college towns and large cities with colleges.

Alabama - Mountain Brook
Alaska - Ketchikan
Arizona - Flagstaff
Arkansas - [visited, but not enough to have a fave city]
California - Palo Alto
Colorado - Boulder
Connecticut - Norwalk
Delaware - Rehoboth Beach
Florida - Winter Park
Georgia - Savannah
Hawaii - [never been]
Idaho - [never been]
Illinois - Chicago
Indiana - Bloomington
Iowa - Iowa City
Kansas - Lawrence
Kentucky - Louisville
Louisiana - New Orleans
Maine - Portland
Maryland - [visited, but not enough to have a fave city]
Massachusetts - Boston
Michigan - Ann Arbor
Minnesota - St. Paul
Mississippi - Oxford
Missouri - University City
Montana - [visited, but not enough to have a fave city]
Nebraska - [visited, but not enough to have a fave city]
Nevada - Carson City
New Hampshire - Portsmouth
New Jersey - Princeton
New Mexico - Albuquerque
New York - NYC
North Carolina - Chapel Hill
North Dakota - Fargo
Ohio - Columbus
Oklahoma - Tulsa
Oregon - Portland
Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Rhode Island - Providence
South Carolina - Charleston
South Dakota - Pierre [I dislike it the least]
Tennessee - Nashville
Texas - San Antonio
Utah - Salt Lake City
Vermont - Bennington
Virginia - [visited, but not enough to have a fave city]
Washington - Seattle
West Virginia - [visited, but not enough to have a fave city]
Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wyoming - [visited, but not enough to have a fave city]
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Old 11-27-2018, 11:55 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I tend to favor the smaller communities.

Alabama - Fairhope
Alaska - Sitka
Arizona - Sedona
Arkansas - Eureka Springs
California - Carmel-By-The-Sea
Colorado - Aspen
Connecticut - Essex
Delaware - Lewes
Florida - Winter Park
Georgia - Savannah
Hawaii - Kahului
Idaho - Sun Valley
Illinois - Highland Park
Indiana - Greencastle
Iowa - Muscatine
Kansas - Overland Park
Kentucky - Lexington
Louisiana - New Orleans
Maine - Bar Harbor
Maryland - Frederick
Massachusetts - Cohasset
Michigan - Petoskey
Minnesota - Grand Marais
Mississippi - Oxford
Missouri - Clayton
Montana - Missoula
Nebraska - Norfolk
Nevada - Incline Village
New Hampshire - Keene
New Jersey - Cape May
New Mexico - Santa Fe
New York - East Hampton
North Carolina - Asheville
North Dakota - Fargo
Ohio - Columbus
Oklahoma - Tulsa
Oregon - Portland
Pennsylvania -
Rhode Island - Providence
South Carolina - Bluffton
South Dakota - Sioux Falls
Tennessee - Franklin
Texas - Fredericksburg
Utah - Salt Lake City
Vermont - Stowe
Virginia - Alexandria
Washington - Bremerton
West Virginia - Berkeley Springs
Wisconsin - Lake Geneva
Wyoming - Jackson Hole
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I'll just go with my more recent travel activity (better, more accurate recollections).

Connecticut - New Haven
Maine - Portland
Massachusetts - Boston
Michigan - Ann Arbor
Minnesota - Duluth
New Hampshire - Manchester
New Jersey - Princeton
New York - Buffalo
Ohio - Cleveland
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
Rhode Island - Newport
Vermont - Burlington
Virginia - Alexandria
Wisconsin - Madison
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:56 PM
 
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I'll do both favorites and least favorites:

Alabama:
Favorites: Birmingham, Mobile
Least favorite: Montgomery

Arizona:
Favorites: Sedona, Tucson
Least favorite: Phoenix, Scottsdale

California:
Favorites: Los Angeles, San Diego, Long Beach
Least Favorites: Bakersfield, San Bernandino

Connecticut:
Favorites (none are great): New Haven, New London
Least favorite: Hartford

Delaware (no real cities that are good):
Favorite place: Rehoboth Beach
Least favorite: Wilmington

Florida:
Favorites: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville
Least favorites: Orlando, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach/Palm Beach

Georgia
Favorites: Savannah, Atlanta, Macon
Least Favorites: Columbus

Idaho
Favorites: Boise
Least Favorite: Pocatello, Idaho Falls

Illinois
Favorite: Chicago
Least Favorite: Springfield

Indiana
Favorite: Indianapolis
Least Favorite: South Bend

Kentucky
Favorites: Lexington, Louisville
Least Favorites: None really; haven't seen enough of overall state. No other large-ish cities.

Louisiana
Favorite: New Orleans
Least Favorite: Baton Rouge, Shreveport

Maryland
Favorite: Annapolis
Least Favorite: Ocean City, Baltimore

Massachusetts
Favorites: Boston, New Bedford
Least Favorite: Worcester

Michigan
Favorite: Grand Rapids
Least Favorite: Ann Arbor

Minnesota
Favorite: St. Paul, Duluth
Least favorite: St. Cloud, Rochester, Mankato

Missouri
Favorite: Kansas City
Least Favorite: St. Louis

Nevada
Favorite: Reno; no true least favorite (Las Vegas is OK, but I like it comparatively less)

New Hampshire
Favorite: Portsmouth; no least favorite

New Jersey
Favorite: Cape May, Princeton, Jersey City, Atlantic City (in a weird way)
Least Favorite: Camden

New Mexico
Favorite: Albuquerque, Silver City
Least Favorite: Santa Fe, but I still like it

New York
Favorite: Parts of Manhattan, Rochester
Least Favorite: Albany, Syracuse, parts of Brooklyn and Queens, and Staten Island

North Carolina
Favorite: Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Wilmington (many winners)
Least Favorite: Durham, Fayetteville, New Bern

North Dakota
Favorites: Fargo (far and away), Grand Forks (distant second)
Least Favorite: Bismarck, Williston

Ohio
Favorite: Cleveland, Columbus
Least Favorite: Dayton, Cincinnati

Pennsylvania
Favorite: Both Philly/Pittsburgh; Bethlehem is nice too but much smaller
Least Favorite: Scranton, State College, Harrisburg


Rhode Island:
Favorites: Newport, Providence
No real least favorite

South Carolina
Favorites: Greenville, Charleston, Hilton Head Island
Least favorite: Spartanburg, Columbia, Myrtle Beach

South Dakota
Favorite: Sioux Falls
Least Favorite: Everywhere else

Tennessee
Favorites: Nashville, Chattanooga
Least Favorite: Knoxville, Gatlinburg

Texas
Favorites: Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, El Paso
Least Favorite: Waco, Denton

Utah
No favorites or least favorite (don't know well enough)

Virginia
Favorites; Richmond, Virginia Beach
Least Favorite: Arlington, Williamsburg

Washington
Favorites: Seattle, don't know any others


Wisconsin
Favorites: Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Bayfield
Least Favorite: Eau Claire, Appleton
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:17 AM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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Favorites/Least Favorites

Arizona: Scottsdale/Tuscon
California: Newport Beach/LA
Connecticut: Ridgefield/Bridgeport
Delaware: Bethany Beach/Newark
Florida: Naples/Tampa
Georgia: Savannah/Athens
Illinois: Chicago/Springfield
Indiana: South Bend/Gary
Maryland: Ocean City/Baltimore
Massachusetts: Boston and Berkshires (tied)/Springfield
New Jersey (home state, so I'll do towns, then "cities")
Towns: Favorites (Oradell, Alpine, Ridgewood, Paramus) Least Favorites (No specific ones).
Cities: Favorites (Cape May, AC, Jersey City, Hoboken) Least Favorites (Newark, Paterson, Elizabeth, Camen)
New York (Where I was raised, Staten Island represent!): NYC (all boroughs), Hamptons, all of Long Island. Least favorites are the upstate cities as they are cold and pretty depressed compared to the southern part of the state.
North Carolina: Raleigh/Greensboro
Ohio: Cincinnati/Toledo
Pennsylvania: Philly/Scranton (such a depressed, dirty, boring city. Sorry if ya live there)
South Carolina: Charleston and Hilton Head / Florence
Texas: Houston and San Antonio/Dallas
Virginia: Alexandria and Richmond/Newport News
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Alabama - Huntsville
Alaska - Fairbanks
Arizona - Phoenix
California - San Diego
Colorado - Denver
Florida - Stuart
Georgia - Atlanta
Hawaii - Honolulu
Idaho - Coeur D'Alene
Illinois - Chicago
Kansas - Wichita
Louisiana - New Orleans
Michigan - Grand Rapids
Mississippi - Biloxi
Montana - Missoula
Nevada - Las Vegas
New Mexico - Las Cruces
North Carolina - Raleigh
Ohio - Cleveland
Oregon - Portland
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
South Carolina - Charleston
South Dakota - Rapid City
Texas - Austin
Utah - Salt Lake City
Washington - Seattle
Wyoming - Jackson
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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AZ: Tucson
CA: Berkeley
CO: Boulder
CT: New Haven
FL: Sarasota
IN: Indianpolis, really liked the Broad Ripple area.
ME: Portland
MD: Annapolis
MA: Cambridge
MO: Kansas City
NH: Portsmouth
NM: Santa Fe
NY: NYC...runner up Saratoga Springs
NC: Chapel Hill
OR: Portland
RI: Providence
UT: Park City
VT: Burlington
VA: Williamsburg
WA: Seattle
WV: Morgantown
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:39 PM
 
Location: STL area
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Alabama...haven't spent enough time to decide
Alaska...Juneau, although I haven't traveled the whole state
Arizona...Scottsdale
Arkansas...haven't spent enough time to decide
California...the Napa Valley area
Colorado...Steamboat
Connecticut...haven't spent enough time
Delaware...NA
Florida...St. Augustine
Georgia...Savannah
Hawaii...hard to choose, not Honolulu
Idaho...haven't been
Illinois...Chicago
Indiana...Indianapolis
Iowa...Eh, Des Moines
Kansas...Lawrence
Kentucky...Louisville
Louisiana...New Orleans
Maine...haven't been
Maryland...Baltimore
Massachusetts...Boston
Michigan...Grand Rapids
Minnesota...Minneapolis
Mississippi...have only driven through
Missouri...St. Louis
Montana...haven't been
Nebraska...Omaha
Nevada...eh, I've been, but no favorite, not a LV fan and haven't traveled the rest of the state
New Hampshire...haven't been
New Jersey...my cousins lived in Short Hills so that is my main experience
New Mexico...Santa Fe
New York...NYC
North Carolina...Durham
North Dakota...haven't been
Ohio...Cincinnati (but haven't been to Cleveland yet)
Oklahoma...Tulsa
Oregon...haven't been
Pennsylvania...Philadelphia
Rhode Island...just passed through
South Carolina...haven't spent much time, but Hilton Head I guess
South Dakota...haven't been
Tennessee...Nashville
Texas...Austin
Utah...just passed through
Vermont...haven't been
Virginia...Charlottesville or Williamsburg, can't decide
Washington...Seattle
West Virginia...haven't spent much time, but I suppose White Sulphur Springs since the Greenbrier is my main experience
Wisconsin...Madison
Wyoming...Jackson Hole
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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California: South Lake Tahoe (The trees, the lake, the hiking!)
Nevada: Las Vegas ( I enjoy eating in Las Vegas, so many good places to Chow down)
Utah: Vernal ( Cute little town that has some of the best apple fritters I've ever tasted at a donut shop there)
Montana: Helena ( Cute town, considered moving here at one time)
Idaho: Pocatello ( small town, surrounded by smaller hills/mountains, friendly people)
South Dakota: Custer ( Small town set near a state park, very quaint)
Wyoming: Star Valley (Not a single town, but the entire area that is surrounded by three national Forests and the kindest people I have ever met.)


I've driven through Oregon and Washington state, but never stopped long enough at any town to form an opinion.
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