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Old 09-15-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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I'll do the ones I've been to:

Some frequently-ignored cities:
-Spokane- Located in a very scenic area with lots of outdoor activities
-Salt Lake City- great for snowboarding
-Cincinnati- great german food
-Buffalo- some of the best architecture in the country
-Rochester- great italian food
-Hartford (CT)- great pizza, big skyline for a city of its size
-Memphis- good party city
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: The Queen City
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Savanah- Awsome history and beautiful place!
Gaitlenburg- Sweet place to get away and enjoy downtown nightlife!

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Old 09-15-2009, 04:06 PM
 
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Spokane - biggest city between Seattle and Minneapolis, friendly, Riverfront Park is nice
Boise - fast growing, good mix of industry from hi-tech to agriculture, cool downtown
Reno - Vegas is to SoCal as Reno is to NoCal. A good thing. Outdoorsy, close to Tahoe
Salt Lake City - beautiful mountain backdrop, family friendly, growing in all directions
Albuquerque - suprising town, nicer than I had imagined overall
Kansas City - great mix of old and new, country club plaza is unique, cool districts
Cincinnati - downtown is compact, lots of hills, great setting on the river
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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Dayton, Ohio - nearly always overlooked! This is my current city of residence, and despite its current economic woes, it is still a great city. Good to visit, good to live in. Lovely old homes with large yards done up just so. Lush and green. Varied topography (translation: nowhere close to being flat!!). Big old trees. Lots of parks and greenspace right in the city. Cute old historic districts. TONS of festivals throughout the year and I mean TONS... ethnic festivals, harvest festivals, etc. A great downtown skyline for such a small city. Diverse population. The largest military aviation museum in the world (even if you aren't into the military or aviation, this place will still take your breath away!). Dayton is even "ranked #1 in arts & culture among all mid-sized US cities" and has lots of galleries, theatre, ballet, philharmonic, dance troupes, an independent movie theater, etc. It even has a great little airport. I know that is probably a weird thing to get all excited about, but it's such a nice, friendly, stress-free airport - and I fly a lot - so I just had to mention it! I would never have guessed any of this before I moved here!
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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SLC: Best mountain setting in the USA! Well, maybe after Anchorage
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:26 AM
 
Location: N. Ga
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Two places I think deserve more praise...

Jackson, MS - Loved the Ross Barnett Reservoir! Loved the Shopping, the people, everything about it.

Lexington, KY - The drive between Lexington and Paris is so beautiful. Nothing like being @ Rupp on a game day. Keeneland is great fun. Kentucky Horse Park especially at Christmas time. Country Ham and transparent pie...
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:53 AM
 
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Greensboro and Winston-Salem, North Carolina which are always overlooked in favor of Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte and even Asheville. They're nice cities with great distinctive neighborhoods and plenty to do for mid-sized cities. The topography is beautiful with rolling green hills and lots of trees, fairly close to the mountains. The cost of living is quite low as well, have relatively low crime and they're very family-friendly.

Greensboro, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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Worcester, Ma (second largest city in NE)- Great resturant row (shrewsbury st.), and awesome symphony hall (Mechanics Hall)

Columbia SC- Supurisingly fun, exceled my expectations in every way

Redding CA- great town, nice scenery, outdoorsy.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Albuquerque- New Mexican food. Green chile= win.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:12 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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-Albuquerque: Interesting cultural vibe, lots of artistry, retro kitsch of Route 66/Nob Hill, the charm of Old Town, stunning Sandia Mountains, nice freeways, the Big I, great climate, great sunny and dry four seasons climate, New Mexican food (huevos rancheros with red chile sauce and green chile cheeseburgers) , Native American influences, near Taos and Santa Fe, beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

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