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Old 07-24-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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1. London
2. Rome
3. Rio
4. Edinburgh
5. New York
6. Barcelona
7. Paris
8. Sydney
9. Buenos Aires
10. Tokyo
11. Madrid
12. St Petersburg
13. Toronto
14. Santiago
15. Seoul
16. Istanbul
17. Cape Town
18. Cairo
19. Sao Paulo
20. Glasgow
21. Chicago
22. Venice
23. Porto Alegre
24. Melbourne
25. Athens

These are the cities I like and would like to visit the most.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Plymouth, MN
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this rating (in OP) is completely subjective and laughable.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Centre of Europe
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this rating (in OP) is completely subjective and laughable.
Only because it doesn't fit your taste? It's an "average" of a lot of votings...nothing more.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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The best places are the natural wonders and or historic monuments...not cities. This is my opinion.

In no specific order:
-Grand Canyon, USA;
-Yellowstone National Park, USA;
-Mammoth Cave, USA;
-Cahokia Mounds, USA;
-Los Glacieres National Park, Argentina;
-Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil;
-Central Amazon Conservation Complex, Brazil;
-Kathmandu Valley, Nepal;
-Palace and Park of Versailles, France;
-Normandy Beaches, France;
-Great Barrier Reef, Australia;
-Serengeti National Park, Tanzania;
-Angkor, Cambodia;
-Dinosaur Provincial Park, Canada;
-Mogao Caves, China;
-The Great Wall, China;
-Greece...so much historical stuff, I don't know where to begin;
-Flavian Amphitheater, Italy;
-Archaeological Sites of Pompei, Italy;
-Old City of Jerusalem and its walls, Israel;
-West Norwegian Fjords- Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord, Norway;
-Machu Pichu, Peru;
-Göreme Valley and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, Turkey;
-Tower of London, UK;
-Ha Long Bay, Vietnam...
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Are you joking? I know nobody around me (in my friends circle) who didn't like SFO! And for me it also belongs to the nicest cities for visitting.
I've been to San Francisco twice. The second time was because a friend I knew at the time talked me into it.

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Old 07-26-2012, 11:05 AM
 
Location: The Bay and Maryland
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There's no way that San Francisco can be the #5 highest rated travel destination.

We must live in a pretty boring world if that were the case.
You sound like a hater. You're just mad because DC is nowhere near on the top 10 and DC will never have the natural beauty, magical climate, weather ad unique culture of San Francisco. Last year, San Francisco was ranked above even NYC on this list. San Francisco wins countless polls by a landslide in being ranked as the most beautiful city in America. Millions of people around the world say that San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the entire world. The only reason DC is a boom town is because of the expansion of the federal government. People from all over the country "want" to move to DC in the same way an attractive yet heavily-indebted unemployed 22 year old female college grad "wants" to date a short, fat, balding, pasty alcoholic 55 year old CEO who will pay off her six figure student loan debt. Don't get me wrong, DC is great. But in terms of beauty, culture and just overall awesomeness, DC is no San Francisco and never will be. Notice how DC is on not one of these lists that rank globally or even nationally:

In Depth: World's Most Beautiful Cities - City: San Francisco - Forbes.com

San Francisco, U.S. - The world's most beautiful cities - Travel - MSN ca

California Top Cities and Popular Travel Destinations

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/1..._San_Francisco

http://wanderlust.hubpages.com/hub/M...-United-States

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Old 07-26-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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^^ Beautiful scenery, yes. SF is okay to visit. To each their own.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Talking of beautiful cities I might as well big up mine!

The great mind of Londoner Stephen Fry said of Dundee "Dundee's setting is probably more extraordinary than any other city in Scotland or Britain. It is about as ideal - ludicrously ideal - as any city setting could be. Its central location commands excellent communication links through road, rail, air and sea. 90% of the Scottish population is located within a 90 minute drive, the city is placed on the main UK east-coast railway line. The city is large enough to offer the advantages of city life, but compact enough to offer real quality of life benefits such as short commuting times and easy access to beautiful unspoilt countryside, hills and coastline"

I would have to agree, if it was in the south of France everyone would think it is a beautiful setting, looks beautiful on the few sunny days we get

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/...582ce840b5.jpg
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The best places are the natural wonders and or historic monuments...not cities. This is my opinion.

In no specific order:
-Grand Canyon, USA;
-Yellowstone National Park, USA;
-Mammoth Cave, USA;
-Cahokia Mounds, USA;
-Los Glacieres National Park, Argentina;
-Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil;
-Central Amazon Conservation Complex, Brazil;
-Kathmandu Valley, Nepal;
-Palace and Park of Versailles, France;
-Normandy Beaches, France;
-Great Barrier Reef, Australia;
-Serengeti National Park, Tanzania;
-Angkor, Cambodia;
-Dinosaur Provincial Park, Canada;
-Mogao Caves, China;
-The Great Wall, China;
-Greece...so much historical stuff, I don't know where to begin;
-Flavian Amphitheater, Italy;
-Archaeological Sites of Pompei, Italy;
-Old City of Jerusalem and its walls, Israel;
-West Norwegian Fjords- Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord, Norway;
-Machu Pichu, Peru;
-Göreme Valley and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, Turkey;
-Tower of London, UK;
-Ha Long Bay, Vietnam...
I like this list. Many of these are lesser known but interesting places with great history.

I would include the Roman forum and Vatican as well.

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Old 07-26-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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^^ Beautiful scenery, yes. SF is okay to visit. To each their own.
I agree, but it seems people from San Francisco live and die by these fluff piece rankings.
Do not have an opinion of your own-someone else's arbitrary ranking system is the authority on this lol.
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