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Old 07-13-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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Hi ya'll!

I was wondering what cities have the best waterfronts. Great places to shop and walk around, maybe restaurants with music, just a great place to hang out.


Thanks!
M
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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La Jolla just north of San Diego has a beautiful waterfront plaza with great boutiques and restaurants!
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Savannah is one of my favorite waterfronts
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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Do you want this kind of environment available year-round? If so, definitely stick to warm-climate waterfronts. Waterfronts up north can be quite nice, but they tend to only be alive for a few months of the year.

Look at:

-San Diego, CA
-Huntington Beach, CA (Orange County)
-Charleston, SC
-Savannah, GA
-Fort Lauderdale, FL
-Myrtle Beach, SC
-San Antonio, TX (not on the coast, but lots of stuff along the river)
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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Originally Posted by radraja View Post
Do you want this kind of environment available year-round? If so, definitely stick to warm-climate waterfronts. Waterfronts up north can be quite nice, but they tend to only be alive for a few months of the year.

Look at:

-San Diego, CA
-Huntington Beach, CA (Orange County)
-Charleston, SC
-Savannah, GA
-Fort Lauderdale, FL
-Myrtle Beach, SC
-San Antonio, TX (not on the coast, but lots of stuff along the river)
Not true at all.
Anyways, I think the orig. question may cause some confusion. I think of a Waterfront as particularly urban (San Antonio Riverwalk, San Francisco Piers, et cetera). Places like Myrtle Beach are more like beach towns in my opinion.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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Baltimore's Waterfront/Inner harbor is always fun and lively a bit touristy but still nice
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Well, according to 'Projects for Public Spaces'(pps.org), Chicago's is 8th in the world. Great Waterfronts of the World | Project for Public Spaces (PPS). Although, their honorable mentions are alphabetical. So let's say 7th.

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Old 07-13-2008, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Long Beach, CA is pretty nice also. Downtown has a lot of shops and restaurants, some good night life, the aquarium, the Pike entertainment center, the ferry to Catalina Island, and nice parks along the waterfront. The windsurfing is great at the beach adjacent. Belmont Shore and Naples are some pricey but very nice neighborhoods in east Long Beach.


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Old 07-14-2008, 08:44 AM
 
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Thanks for all the responses. Just to clarify, I used the word waterfront to include river,lake and beachfront. I just want a city with some great places on the water, and not necessarily in the south. Some of these places look wonderful!!


Thanks again!
M
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:10 AM
 
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Omaha, Nebraska!


Sorry. Some other poster usually offers up that city, regardless of topic, so I thought I would beat him to the punch.

That being said, Annapolis, Maryland, is a pretty great place.
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