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Old 11-30-2018, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Partly because it's so difficult to pick just five places that encapsulate America. I've thought about it for several days and I can't do it...

I'd prefer the question to have been more along the lines of, what are the prototypical areas of each major subregion: Pacific Northwest, California, Mountain West, Southwest, The Plains/Upper Midwest, Texas, Great Lakes, Lower Midwest, Deep South, Florida, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Interior Northeast, New England...

That's a lot of regions but I think if one can name the prototypical cities and places within these areas, you come closer to being able to answer the defined question. I don't think only five cities can encapsulate what the US offers, but some of the responses here are looney lol...
That's a fantastic question too, but I feel visiting 5 cities all across the United States is a tall order for a visiting tourist. Perhaps someone could start a new thread asking that question.
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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I can only pick from the cities I have actually stayed at least overnight in, so this is probably not a great list at all, but I would pick:

Los Angeles
Green Bay, WI
Lincoln, Nebraska
Montgomery, AL
Portland, Maine
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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Boston, MA (East Coast rep)

Charlotte, NC (South rep)

Columbia, MO (Midwest rep)

Colorado Springs, CO (Mountain West rep)

Bakersfield, CA (West Coast rep)
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:41 PM
 
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Boston, MA (East Coast rep)

Charlotte, NC (South rep)

Columbia, MO (Midwest rep)

Colorado Springs, CO (Mountain West rep)

Bakersfield, CA (West Coast rep)
Yes, I'm sure visiting these cities would give them the best trip ever! I mean, Bakersfield...fun. What a great impression they'd have of California!!
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Old 11-30-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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Charlotte
Boston
Milwaukee
Denver
Phoenix or LA
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Old 11-30-2018, 02:54 PM
 
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Yes, I'm sure visiting these cities would give them the best trip ever! I mean, Bakersfield...fun. What a great impression they'd have of California!!
I think the OP asked to list cities that provided an "authentic understanding" and "accurate representation" of life in the USA as unexciting as that might seem by some of the cities on the list.
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:03 PM
 
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I think the OP asked to list cities that provided an "authentic understanding" and "accurate representation" of life in the USA as unexciting as that might seem by some of the cities on the list.
Really, Bakersfield should represent the west coast?
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:30 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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How I would divide the US is
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
Mountain West
West Coast
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:37 PM
 
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How I would divide the US is
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
Mountain West
West Coast
Well, that leaves out Texas and Oklahoma.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Well, that leaves out Texas and Oklahoma.
And Southwest to throw a bone for OK, TX, NM and AZ. I know Texas and especially Oklahoma doesn't really identify with the Southwest but they do have a lot of western traits despite being apart of the bible-belt.
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