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Old 10-04-2019, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Live in DFW but never been to San Antonio or Oklahoma City. I guess it's sacrilege that I haven't seen the Alamo yet but to me, Houston and Austin are just more appealing and diverse. I just haven't really had a reason to go to OKC and can't imagine I would coming from a much bigger metro.

Do want to check out Monterrey, Mexico though for nearby international cities.

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Old 10-04-2019, 11:32 PM
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Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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I've never been to Houston except to the airport. Houston is about 4.5 hours from me and I live east of Baton Rouge. I don't really have a desire to visit Houston, don't see anything there particularly touristy except maybe NASA Mission Control, and I've already been to Cape Canaveral. I've also never been to Austin and never felt a desire to go.
A couple buddies and I hit up Houston on our road trip from Ohio to New Mexico. There are a few Mexican-American War monuments and Spanish missions if you're into that. The downtown is large and sleek by Southern standards.

We didn't bother detouring north from San Antonio into Austin, yeah. Didn't seem worth it. On to Roswell it was...
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Covered every major city within a 500 mile radius of Denver. Haven't been to Lubbock or Flagstaff, but I don't really count them as major.

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Live in DFW but never been to San Antonio or Oklahoma City. I guess it's sacrilege that I haven't seen the Alamo yet but to me, Houston and Austin are just more appealing and diverse. I just haven't really had a reason to go to OKC and can't imagine I would coming from a much bigger metro.

Do want to check out Monterrey, Mexico though for nearby international cities.
Don't waste your time. The Alamo is the single most underwhelming and overrated tourist destination in Texas. It's just a church about the size of a high school gymnasium with a bunch of display cases in it. The courtyard out back is more impressive than the building itself.

The Battle of The Alamo was so important that the 50th Anniversary wasn't even commemorated. In fact, nobody gave a rip about The Alamo for nearly a century. The building was neglected and today's facade looks nothing like it did during the time of the siege.

If you're in San Antonio for some other reason and you've got time to kill go see it, but don't make a specific trip there from DFW. It's not worth the effort.

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Old 10-05-2019, 12:07 AM
 
Location: The High Desert
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Never been to Tucson or Phoenix from ABQ
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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I live in Wyoming and from the states that border us we haven't been to the bigger cities of Denver, Colorado, or
Billings, Montana.
Even in our own state we haven't even been to our biggest city Cheyenne.
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:19 AM
 
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Boston is a 1 hour 30 minute drive from my house. New York City is a 1 hour 50 minute drive from my house. I've only been to Boston once as far as I've been told, when I was 2 years old to see an aunt who was working at Children's Hospital. I've been "to" New York City 4 times as in visited the city but I've been within the New York City limits upwards of around 30 separate times counting the 15 or so trips to and from Philadelphia to visit family via New York City. Later, we started taking the Tappan Zee Bridge around the city to avoid the George Washington Bridge.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:27 AM
 
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Never been to Tucson or Phoenix from ABQ
Take the back way through Malpais/Grants/Quemado into Springerville and use the 60 coming into Phoenix from the east. Exceptionally beautiful drive
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Old 10-05-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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So, I guess on several different levels-first, I've been to all 50 states and capitals, and I've been to just about every big league city in the US, though with varying levels of experience, and there are a few major US downtowns I've never spent any time in-with that said though, none close to me like that-of the Southeast major cities though, I have very limited experience with Nashville, and the most recent time I passed through Raleigh NC was 2005 I believe.

For international cities... by the bird distance, I am located only 308 miles from Havana-and I've never been there, so that would have to qualify.

Within the state itself-Cape Coral is actually now the 8th largest city proper by population in Florida, and the primary city (again, by population, not influence), in the rapidly growing Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area, which is now the 48th largest combined statistical area in the US, right behind Buffalo, and likely to surpass it in population within the next couple years. I guess it actually makes sense, but having been to Fort Myers-their downtown is very well done, walkable and happening for being such a small city. I'm about 76 miles from Cape Coral, for reference.
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Old 10-05-2019, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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Chicago

Never been to Milwaukee, Peoria, and Grand Rapids
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Old 10-05-2019, 02:16 PM
 
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From LA, never been to Portland or Boise. I've been through Sacramento, but haven't really seen much there.
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