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Old 09-28-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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walkscore.com has a top 10 list. it's obviously not the definitive list, but props to LA & Long Beach making the top 10.

America's Most Walkable Neighborhoods - Walkability Rankings of the Largest 40 U.S. Cities
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:07 PM
 
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Default thank you for your help

Id like to thank everyone for there help. After researching ,the cities I absolutely want to visit are:
Washington dc
New York city
Boston
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Chicago

Im going to those cities because I want to visit cities that are the most famous American cities. However There are a few cities that are rasing questions. Atlanta,Seattle,Portland,Minneapolis & St.Paul, savannah and charleston and las vegas. What id like to know is how easy are these cites to get around without a car because ive read about them and they sound like interesting places.

Also Im a little surprised that some of you think Los Angeles is a good place to get around without a car. Based on what ive read It sounds like a car in that city is very important.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I found it difficult to get around Atlanta without a car.

NY is #1 for being walkable.
That title goes to San Francisco.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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That title goes to San Francisco.
LOL thats based on those rankings. If you think about SF is the size of the bronx(the fourth smallest borough by land).
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Chicago is great for walking. I've walked many parts of the city and observed the various neighborhoods. Many interesting places to stop for a break or to eat different foods. Bring a camera! You may find unique things on a walk.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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Id like to thank everyone for there help. After researching ,the cities I absolutely want to visit are:
Washington dc
New York city
Boston
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Chicago

Im going to those cities because I want to visit cities that are the most famous American cities. However There are a few cities that are rasing questions. Atlanta,Seattle,Portland,Minneapolis & St.Paul, savannah and charleston and las vegas. What id like to know is how easy are these cites to get around without a car because ive read about them and they sound like interesting places.

Also Im a little surprised that some of you think Los Angeles is a good place to get around without a car. Based on what ive read It sounds like a car in that city is very important.
Don't believe everything you read. I lived in LA without a car, and can attest that it's very easy to get around to many (not all, but many) places without a car. One of the best ways to see the city is by its public transportation, and you can definitely have a wonderful tourist experience there without driving. LA has buses, subways, trains, light rail, plenty of sidewalks, etc. If your goal is to visit the most famous American cities you would really be missing out by skipping LA. It is definitely one of the country's most famous places.

Charleston has a very compact downtown area that is extremely walkable. So does Savannah. They're not very far away from each other, and I assume you can take a bus or something to combine the two into one easy trip, with a couple of days in each place. They are most definitely worth a visit if you have the time, as they're both fascinating, beautiful places with a lot of history.

You can get around Minneapolis/St. Paul pretty easily without a car; same thing with Seattle and Portland. Not sure about Vegas as a whole, but assuming you're concentrating on the Strip and downtown you won't need a car. I think the other area tourist attractions, Hoover Dam and the like, have shuttles from the hotels, too.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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If you are at least 25 years old and have a valid driver's lic and a credit card renting a car in the US is less expensive and easier than in Europe. Without a car you really can't see the real USA which is outside of the big cities.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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New York City, NY
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA
Chicago, IL
Washington DC
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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LOL thats based on those rankings. If you think about SF is the size of the bronx(the fourth smallest borough by land).
It is still a city.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:25 AM
 
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NYC is very walkable except Staten Island. You don't need a car in Manhattan which where most of tourist stuff is. If you want to go to Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx, you can reach most areas by public transportation (subway or bus) and then walk around.
San Francisco is also very walkable except you have to like walking up and down hills.
Philadelphia's downtown area is walkable.
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