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Old 07-01-2008, 12:33 AM
 
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almost any city in the west
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:03 AM
 
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D.C, Charleston, Savannah, Santa Fe, Key West, Asheville
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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Yeah thats just what I was thinking, I'd definantly put Salt Lake City in there somewhere though, stunning place.
You got that right. Salt Lake is one of the most overlooked cities in the country. I think people are intimidated by the religious aspect. But it's a simply beautiful city with the huge mountains surrounding it and with a very clean downtown. It's probably the cleanest big city in America.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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Yeah...I didn't know what category to put SLC in, but it isn't too far from the lake, so...

It really is a gorgeous place. I'm surprised it doesn't get more attention. The religious aspect isn't even that strong anymore. You'll find plenty of non-Mormons up there.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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Mountains and scenery aside, the downtown area of SLC is kind of blah. There are some cool parks and the temple is historic, but the rest of the city consists of mostly 70's looking midrises and a couple of modern highrises.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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San Francisco, Honolulu, and Seattle all have the best natural settings to me. SF has some of the best looking buildings and architecture.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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Mountains and scenery aside, the downtown area of SLC is kind of blah. There are some cool parks and the temple is historic, but the rest of the city consists of mostly 70's looking midrises and a couple of modern highrises.
Uhm, sort of. Downtown SLC is also very clean, very safe, very livable. It's definitely a modest downtown that's smaller than other cities its size (Nashville, Raleigh, Louisville, OKC, etc.) but it's far from dead.

But this thread is a discussion of beautiful cities, not cities with hip downtowns. There's no denying that SLC is a beautiful city in a spectacular setting.

http://www.geo.arizona.edu/geo5xx/ge...ltLakeCity.jpg
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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Charlottesville, VA, hands down!
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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This thread is too tough to answer, IMO. Waaaaay too many beautiful cities to even begin to list them. lol
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Seattle and Portland are amazingly beautiful. So are LA, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and Honolulu.
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