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Old 10-20-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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Santa Fe and Charleston are indeed nice, but I doubt many foreign tourists have even heard of them before hearing of NY, LA, VEGAS, etc. I would advocate for at least 1 swiss town in the top 10 as well.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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Oh, come on. Surely, you're not that big of a clod. Yesterday, you claimed that you had never heard of Birmingham, Alabama.
Why would anyone have heard of these places? There are a thousand cities with the same name. Yes, the Civil Rights movement has important moments associated, but other than that, who cares?

They are small, sleepy southern towns. Barely a blip on the national radar, much less the international screen. I can think of other southern towns that have a much larger international presence with respect to tourism.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: moving again
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A North American magazine puts 5/10 places on the list located in North America. No suprise
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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I'm not familiar with Charleston, but I love Savannah. For those who have been to both, would you say Charleston is better? Santa Fe was kind of a surprise.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:04 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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If people are bewildered by this list they should look at who put it out, Conde Nast. This magazine isn't exactly representative of the average traveler at all. CN specializes in luxury travel, high priced hotels, spas, etc... and all that crap most people don't care about or can't afford. So this list maybe makes sense for 1-3% of the population.
There may be a truth to what your saying. Alot of people feel the need to do something different to show how wordly they are.

Paris, London, New York, Chicago, LA? Been there done that.

Las Vegas, Orlando, Atlantic City, Cancun or Miami? Only for us middle class peasants.

So you need to show you been some place different. But for most of us peasants would you really choose to go all the way to Sydney to see an opera house or to Paris to see the opera? Would you really fly all the way to Capetown, South Afirca instead of London or Rome! Sydney and Capetown might actually be nice places but come on.

I am suprised that these Conde Nast voters did not choose an Antartica base camp or a remote Congo village as one of their favorite cities.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Orlando..Daytona Beach and probably Chicago. Thats if i was from another Country.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:30 AM
 
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Why would anyone have heard of these places? There are a thousand cities with the same name. Yes, the Civil Rights movement has important moments associated, but other than that, who cares?

They are small, sleepy southern towns. Barely a blip on the national radar, much less the international screen. I can think of other southern towns that have a much larger international presence with respect to tourism.
Well, this doesn't really have much to do with the original thread. But I'm really amazed anybody can be so ignorant of national geography. Birmingham has 1.2 million in its metro area and now produces about 8% of the country's automobiles, along with having an important role in the country's history.

Charleston is an important port, a famous historic city, a major tourist destination, and home to one of the country's most famous arts festivals.

Neither city comes anywhere close to being sleepy.

Here's the deal, I'm a Chicago guy, too. But I knew about these cities long before I moved down South. Do yourself a favor and learn something about the country. It's one thing to not know much about a place that size, but to have actually never heard of it before? That's bordering on having to ride the short bus to the special school.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, Ca
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San Francisco yay! greatest city in the world if you ask me!
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Pixburgh
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I haven't been to alot of cities but if there is a better one than Prague in the U.S. sign me up..I lived in Czech(about 2 hour drive from the city though) for awhile and visited alot of big European cities in my 4 years there, and nothing touched Prague in my eyes.

Of course its my personal opinion, I even got engaged on the Charles Bridge at the lucky St. John of Nepomuk statue so obviously I'm a little biased.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:47 AM
 
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New York isn't number one in everything?! Outrageous!!

Do they know how big it is?!!!?!!!? And how dense its urban core is!!????!!!?!?!?!?
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