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View Poll Results: "American Riviera" vs French Riviera
"American Riviera" 5 12.20%
French Riviera 28 68.29%
I like them both -- tie 7 17.07%
I don't like either -- tie 1 2.44%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-05-2018, 11:14 PM
 
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Perspective is amazing. As a resident of San Diego, I've never thought of Socal as a riviera LOL Maybe Santa Barbara but that's it.
I don't live in San Diego, but I also never equated Southern California as the 'American Riviera.' I think South Florida takes the cake on that one. People actually fly to South Florida for its beaches, but I don't think the beaches are the main attraction for visitors in Southern California.

I focus on the beaches because that's the main attraction in rivieras. At least that's the case in the French Riviera, the Spanish Riviera (also known as Costa del Sol, which is the beach playground of Europe), and the Italian Riviera (which is around the Amalfi Coast area, although the traditional Italian Riviera is along the northwestern coast around Genova down to Portofino and vicinity.) Its also the case in South Florida, especially from Miami Beach up to Palm Beach.

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Old 08-06-2018, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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I’m in Santa Barbara right now and it’s gorgeous.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:50 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Perspective is amazing. As a resident of San Diego, I've never thought of Socal as a riviera LOL Maybe Santa Barbara but that's it.


Yup. We have the elites in the mansions by the sea but they are more nouveau riche than a place like the Riviera with its old school lingering European aristocracy.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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This one's not close imo. French Riviera by a landslide.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:13 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I don't live in San Diego, but I also never equated Southern California as the 'American Riviera.' I think South Florida takes the cake on that one. People actually fly to South Florida for its beaches, but I don't think the beaches are the main attraction for visitors in Southern California.

I focus on the beaches because that's the main attraction in rivieras. At least that's the case in the French Riviera, the Spanish Riviera (also known as Costa del Sol, which is the beach playground of Europe), and the Italian Riviera (which is around the Amalfi Coast area, although the traditional Italian Riviera is along the northwestern coast around Genova down to Portofino and vicinity.) Its also the case in South Florida, especially from Miami Beach up to Palm Beach.
Exactly as well as the Mexican Riviera with Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco. Or the Mayan Riviera with Cancun. Southern California is no where near to being on that level.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Yup. We have the elites in the mansions by the sea but they are more nouveau riche than a place like the Riviera with its old school lingering European aristocracy.
True. I was just saying that in California, it's the closest we could ever come. We have nothing on the French, Italian, Spanish, or Mexican rivieras. In a true riviera, you can relax on the beach with your favorite cocktail or whatever. Alcohol is banned on most CA beaches and many are state and federal beaches so there are other things that are restricted.
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:08 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I've only been to southern CA one time but I didn't like it. Santa Barbara is probably the exception to what the rest of southern CA is like--what little I saw of Santa Barbara, I liked.

So I'd take the French if I had the choice.

(I have been to the so-called English riviera on the south coast of England in Devon and that is gorgeous and the weather is pretty good in summer--70s and pleasant. Palm trees, flowers, beaches with turquoise water, shopping, wonderful food, history, nature, etc. but it is so nice that it's crowded and some has been spoiled by the tourism.)
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I will add that within California, Santa Barbara is not usually considered part of Southern California.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Being in Santa Barbara right now in the summer I’ve noticed a lot of European tourists (mainly French, Dutch, German, and some Scandinavian types.
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Climate is the only factor where American Riviera wins. French Riviera wins in every other category hands down.
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