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Old 07-20-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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My personal favorites are Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:54 AM
 
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While they aren't on "major" rivers, Milwaukee and Chicago, wear their rivers very well.
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My fave is my hometown, Beaver Falls, PA (suburban Pittsburgh). Then there's Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, and my spouse's hometown, Omaha, NE.
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Old 07-20-2019, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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My favorite river cities are Louisville, KY followed closely by Cincinnati, OH. I think this is mostly due to how great these cities riverfronts are.

Louisville has a fantastic river front park and pedestrian bridge to Indiana and is easily accessible to Downtown.

Cincinnati has two Pro-Sports stadiums on the river front, not to mention a great pedestrian bridge to Kentucky and Newport on the Levee. The surrounding communities on the river in these two cities are also very nice and scenic.
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Old 07-20-2019, 02:59 PM
 
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I stayed a few times in the Nicollet Island Inn in MSP. Corner room in a boutique hotel with high ceiling and 4-poster bed. Good restaurant which at the time had Minnesota local items like wild rice soup and Scandinavian items on the menu. Nice area for a river stroll with the University of Minnesota a bit down the Mississippi. Not necessarily my favorite river city but the nicest place I've ever stayed on a river in the US.


If we're sticking with NFL river cities where I'd spend tourist money to go there, New Orleans in the French Quarter kind of has to top the list. I stayed at the Omni once when I was somehow elite level in their program and got a deal. Yes, please. Usually, I'm in some mildew factory somewhere in the French Quarter or in an Anywhere, USA business hotel closer to Dome/convention center.
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:13 PM
 
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Upstate NY cities, Hudson, Saugerties, Albany on the Hudson River.
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:38 PM
 
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To me, nothing epitomizes river city like Pittsburgh. I hate the Steelers but got no hate for the city. Between the three rivers to the mountain topography to the ultra urban areas along the rivers (and into the mountains), there is no big city like it in the U.S.

But my personal favorite is Wheeling WVa. That whole area (Martin's Ferry, Bridgeport, Wheeling, Bellaire) has a built up density way bigger than what it is since it's so compact along the river. That's true for a lot of river towns, but none of them have a Wheeling Island, which sets it apart. Its like a mini Roosevelt Island (with better architecture) on the Ohio River ... and it has a casino, lol.
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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To me, nothing epitomizes river city like Pittsburgh. I hate the Steelers but got no hate for the city. Between the three rivers to the mountain topography to the ultra urban areas along the rivers (and into the mountains), there is no big city like it in the U.S.

But my personal favorite is Wheeling WVa. That whole area (Martin's Ferry, Bridgeport, Wheeling, Bellaire) has a built up density way bigger than what it is since it's so compact along the river. That's true for a lot of river towns, but none of them have a Wheeling Island, which sets it apart. Its like a mini Roosevelt Island (with better architecture) on the Ohio River ... and it has a casino, lol.
Oh man, I forgot about Wheeling - it's so picturesque and interesting! Good call.
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:19 PM
 
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I hadn't realized this was multiple choice. I like San Antonio and Pittsburgh of course. I would call the Reedy a creek but the locals call it a river so there's Greenville. I wouldn't call Asheville a river city but it has a river and it's one of my favorite cities so.... Then I'll include the NKY cities though Covington and Newport have levees and that cuts down on the connection. Neighboring Bellevue doesn't so it could have the best river connection - bet it's hard to get insurance down there.

I don't know if the Susquehanna counts as a river at that point but I'll try Havre de Grace.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Sacramento is a true river city. Two major rivers running through the city. The city has currently approved $45million for a waterfront renovation project which will revitalize Old Sacramento and the waterfront embarcadero.

A $45 Million Facelift Could Be Coming To Old Sacramento
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