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View Poll Results: Globally, what's the 3rd most famous city from America?
Chicago 18 22.50%
DC 36 45.00%
Miami 10 12.50%
San Francisco 19 23.75%
Vegas 9 11.25%
Other 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-14-2019, 04:09 PM
 
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The Seattle coffee is comparison is not really the same.

The cheesesteak is a sandwich known around the world and its origins are in Philadelphia, and its constantly (and sometimes annoying always referenced to Philadelphia).

Yes, Starbucks is worldwide, but its marketing isn't Seattle focused. If Starbucks was literally named "Seattle Coffee", then it would be a better comparison.
There are coffee stores with "Seattle" in their name in surprising parts the world. I'm not talking about Starbucks. Though actually, their Seattle's Best Coffee brand markets itself worldwide.

For example, Starbucks entered London by buying 65(?) Seattle Coffee locations. Another unrelated Seattle Coffee is in an English town outside the commuter belt where I have relatives.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I have to laugh at many of these posts. So many of you are so "Matter of fact" or patronizing about your opinions it's kind of scary. This is quite an interesting topic. That being said I don't understand those of you who correct others based on something that can only be quantified by basically asking all people who are not from the United States what cities in the United States they have heard of/know.

Why is everybody fighting over what other people give as their OPINION?!

I would argue that to the majority of people outside of the United States that New York City ('Times Square') and Los Angeles ('Hollywood') are the most heard of cities. I agree with the poster who said that people would use the region names more likely than proper city names for those two places.

Basically these two cities:
New York City
Los Angeles

These cities are good likely candidates a tier under the main two:
Chicago
Miami
Las Vegas
Orlando
San Francisco
Washington D.C.
Boston
Philadelphia
Seattle
Atlanta
New Orleans
Dallas

Again, this is just my opinion - I'm not stating it as fact.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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Depends on where you go.

In UK/Ireland, the most popular American Pro Sports teams are Boston ones so most people will know what Boston is when I say where Im from... Nowhere in the British Isles didnt know what it was. In Portugal, I had to say near Rhode Island since theres a huge diaspora there and everyone knew what RI was. In China, I said Harvard's city. In Australia, I said Celtics land.

Its all dependent where you go and how you say things relative to your area. So the answers that are "NeW yOrK aNd La. ThAtS aLl!#$!!!*" , are unfortunately wrong and thus you probably dont travel much. Because Ive been to so many places that didnt know what New York or LA was and knew what places like Yosemite and Miami were. Its subjective and hard to tack an answer.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:58 PM
 
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I'm guessing that the "place" that didn't know New York didn't involve quizzing a lot of people.
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:08 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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New York
Los Angeles
Washington DC
San Francisco
Boston
Chicago
Atlanta
Miami
Seattle
Dallas

Pretty much in that order, IMO.
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:04 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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New Orleans is definitely a top tier city that would be known abroad. Anyone who knows about jazz music would know about it at the very least. It was also unfortunately in global headlines because of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans has always been one of America's premier cultural centers and people abroad definitely have heard of it.
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Old 10-15-2019, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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New York
Los Angeles
Washington DC
San Francisco
Boston
Chicago
Atlanta
Miami
Seattle
Dallas

Pretty much in that order, IMO.
Throw Miami above San Francisco and its pretty accurate. Miami is recognized worldwide.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:35 AM
 
Location: New York City
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New York
Los Angeles
Washington DC
San Francisco
Boston
Chicago
Atlanta
Miami
Seattle
Dallas

Pretty much in that order, IMO.
No Philadelphia or Houston, but Atlanta and Boston Seattle and Dallas?? Lets not selectively choose based on preference.

There is 100% no way Atlanta is more well known than Miami or even Philadelphia or on par with Chicago.

I don't understand how people come up with these lists?

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Old 10-15-2019, 10:35 AM
 
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It's pretty much:

NYC
LA
DC
SF
Chicago
Miami
Las Vegas (might be contentious but I think it belongs here)

The rest are here and there and mostly based on what the individual might be into i.e. cars, olympics, jazz music, food...
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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It's pretty much:

NYC
LA
DC
SF
Chicago
Miami
Las Vegas (might be contentious but I think it belongs here)

The rest are here and there and mostly based on what the individual might be into i.e. cars, olympics, jazz music, food...
I think all of the Florida cities and even Las Vegas would be above both D.C. and Chicago.

Think of how many billions of people live in cold weather zones that have cities far more cultured, urban, and historically significant that D.C. and Chicago.

I'd love to hear someone trying to pitch D.C over Orlando to a person in Helsinki or Seoul.

Pretty sure you're going to get a big "cool story bro" when hyping those historic buildings and landmarks.
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