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View Poll Results: You top pick? (multiple choice this time-- for those that like a few of the places)
New York 50 28.74%
London 48 27.59%
Hong Kong 31 17.82%
Tokyo 21 12.07%
Paris 24 13.79%
Voters: 174. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-27-2018, 10:55 AM
 
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As a general trend though, the waters around London are cooler than those of NYC : )

That said, I think the scenery of the coastline near London tops that of NYC, and actually is prettier than most coastlines so close to a city anywhere in the world. The White Cliffs of Dover would be one of the more rugged and picturesque spots on the American west coast, and it's an easy day trip from London. I've also heard excellent things about Brighton as a beach town destination of late, though I'm not sure how it compares to the beach towns surrounding NYC.

London isn't exactly known as a hot bed for natural scenery, but I'd say when comparing it against all the 30 or so metros of a significant size that aren't in the western US on topography, coastal features/proximity, layout/green spaces, etc, London might have all of them beat as a whole package. Tokyo probably only answers to a handful of cities in the world on the natural scenery surrounding it, the only cities in the US I think in it's league would be like Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Honolulu.. Nagano a 2 hour train ride and Kamakura a 1 hour train ride plus numerous outstanding gardens and parks within the city, pretty tough combination.
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:05 PM
 
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LOL - it's currently nearly 90f in many parts of the UK.

You can just get on a train and be at the beach within an hour from London.

10 best beaches near London to visit this weekend | Time Out
All true, but I’m not sure why you’re quoting my post
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:35 AM
 
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Hong Kong is the only city that doesn't freeze among the cities listed in the topic.

Hiking is still possible and without sweat in winter but people don't swim at beaches.

Can both hike and swim in summer but with sweating and very sunny.

People stay indoor more in winter in HK.

It can be 0 to 10 degrees. Most HK homes don't have warm air conditioning in winter.
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Old Yesterday, 09:10 AM
 
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FYI, Hong Kong is very run down, unplanned, and polluted. The air quality is almost as bad as Beijing or Mexico City. The traffic is horrible and could rival Los Angeles.

Other than that, Hong Kong has some neat stuff, but nothing you couldn't get in Singapore, which is as neat, well planned, and green as Tokyo.
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