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Old 11-26-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Gaston, North Carolina
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-Atlantic = Virginia Beach.
-Gulf Coast = Houston.
-Pacific = Los Angeles.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Atlantic: NYC & Boston
Gulf: Houston (close enough) & New Orleans
Pacific: San Francisco & Honolulu
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Need I say more? Which is your favorite city on the east coast and why? Favorite city on the Gulf Coast and why? Favorite city on the West Coast and why?

Having never been to the West Coast myself, I don't think I'm in a position to pass judgement there. For the east coast I definitely pick New York just because of how large and full of life it is compared to every other East Coast city IMO. It's also the only major city on the East Coast I've been to so again my judgement probably is not that great. If New Orleans had not been wrecked by Katrina, that city would have been my choice because it essentially drew the attitudes of a Southern coastal city combined with the culture of the Mississippi River as well as a true melting pot. New Orleans when I visited there in 1993 or 1994 had more flavor and distinction and culture than any city I've seen since then. Post-Katrina I guess I'd have to resort to Houston.
Favorite City on the east Coast? Well I would Say Virginia Beach. Why? Because it is the only city north of FLorida with a warmer climate on the east coast.(Big City), plus I don't hear any bad things about it as well as I know it is beautiful.


Gulf Coast? Tampa, I'm sure it's not hard to figure out why that is my favorite city, but being unbiased, then Probably my favorite non Florida Gulf Coast city would be Houston!

West Coast? Never been, but just from Sports and TV, has to definately be Seattle!
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:32 PM
 
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Aloha everyone

Does Galveston count? I love the whole Houston area. You can see ships in all sizes coming & going none stop plus it is just a great place. The only draw back is the oil refinery's, they are everywhere. I've been to New Orleans & I'm not crazy about that city & I've been to a few other coastal cities but I don't like them that much

You like to see ships? I am from the Baton ROuge-New Orleans and our ports are the busiest in not only the country but the world. Sorry you didnt have a good time in NO. Hope you give us another shot!
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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You like to see ships? I am from the Baton ROuge-New Orleans and our ports are the busiest in not only the country but the world. Sorry you didnt have a good time in NO. Hope you give us another shot!
I've often wondered, are there any decent beaches in Louisiana, maybe west of New Orleans? I look forward to visiting New Orleans soon.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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Pacific: L.A. (my hometown)
Gulf: Pensacola (though I have heard that people who are initially "wowed" then move away after a while)
Atlantic: Atlanta (it's in a state that has a coast), but if you insist on a port city, then N.Y.C. (only been to Boston once, so not enough to form an opinion)
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Savannah, Corpus Christi, Santa Cruz.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Big Cities:
Pacific Coast: San Francisco and LA
Gulf Coast: New Orleans and Tampa
East Coast: Miami and Boston

Small cities:
Pacific Coast: Monterrey, CA
Gulf Coast: Destin, FL
Atlantic Coast: Charleston, SC
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Of those cities that I've been so far:

East Coast: New York. Just the monstrosity and energy is extremely captivating for a tourist. I'd probably like Savannah or Charleston better, however, because of their Southern charms, but I've not been to either.

West Coast: Orange County. Went each time liking it much more than I thought I would (I found coastal OC to be rather snobby, however.) I think I would also like San Diego, the Inland Empire, and, at least for visits, Portland and Seattle.

Gulf Coast: I want to say Houston, but while I've been in the city limits, I've barely been "in" it. I really think I'd like it. For now, I'd have to say Galveston. I just really enjoyed it. Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL is very nice, too, with some of the best beaches in the U.S., IMO.

Maybe this list will change over time as I visit more cities.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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Charleston SC, Key west, & Astoria Oregon.

The first two should need no explanation.

Astoria because it has water on 3 sides, 4 if you count the snow on the mountains. The town is perched on a hill so views abound. The houses are small and they are cute.

Plus it is an easy day trip to Portland which is one of those great places to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.
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