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Old 05-01-2021, 08:58 AM
 
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Hey guys,

What I mean by "City Bachelors" is guys who want to experience the "Walkable city experience", where you can walk everywhere or take public transportation or uber if needed. Similar to NYC. Of course, you can still own a car but it is not a necessity. It might also be good/hooking up/having fun, it might need to have more liberal culture.

Qualify
NYC: Would qualify since it's walkable but also offers you the "City experience" the "Cultural side" where you can walk to a bookstore or find an indie theater.
Montreal: It seems like it would also qualify since it's much more walkable and has more of the liberal culture. It might rank higher than NYC since it's cheaper.

Might not qualify
Las Vegas: Not necessarily, since you need to own a car. While it would be more bachelor-friendly, it seems to me like it's more a "tourist town."
Tijuana: While it's also bachelor-friendly, from what I've been told. It seems like it's unsafe and doesn't seem like a place you want to walk around.


What I am looking for:
-Walkable
-Public transpiration
-Liberal culture
-Liberal women(Not as in radical feminist but rather open-minded women who want to have fun experiences)
-City life
-Libraries, bookstores
-Concerts or music venues(after the pandemic)
-Opera

What I would like to distance myself from:

-Families
-Couples
-The suburbs
-Older more conservative folks
-Car Culture
-Too unsafe
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Old 05-01-2021, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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carless living + vibrant + culture + liberal single women. lol ok.

I'll stick to the first three, and just kind of assume that the fourth will be available in adequate amounts in any city that fits the first three.

In addition to NYC and Montreal which I believe are quite possibly top 2 for NA, I'll add in no particular order:

Boston, Chicago, DC, Mexico City, Philly, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver (oops I lied, that's in alphabetical order ha)

I think LA and Portland are quite easy without a car as well, but I'll drop them to a lower tier because it is debatable.

I think NOLA and Miami are close enough while also being extremely bachelor-friendly and liberal that they could be deserving of mention.

Personally, I am quite comfortable with the idea of carless living so I think Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Diego, Denver, MSP, and more could give you large enough pockets of a "walkable city experience" if you're willing to have a car as backup and/or take uber and Lyft. But that's me...maybe not you.
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:40 AM
 
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So many Euro cities, hard to name.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Ha just realized this was in the WORLD forum. LOL...obviously my answer was for North America.

imo there are just countless options then. If you're seeking the cream of the crop it is beyond my scope of experience to really determine which are the best 5 or even 10 in the world.
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Old 05-04-2021, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Probably some where in South America.
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Old 05-05-2021, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Norteh Bajo Americano
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Amsterdam, Bangcock, Seoul, Barcelona.
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Old 05-05-2021, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I think you will find major cities that tick such boxes are expensive.

NYC, London and Paris being the main candidates, other cities to consider include Berlin, Vienna, Rome, Chicago, Seattle etc.

In terms of London, it has five full time professional symphony orchestras, is home to the Royal Opera House, as well as English National Opera, as well as the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet, is also home to the National Theatre, Old Vic and numerous other such theatres, is home to the West End and it's world famous theatres.

Whilst in terms of book shops, London is once again globally famous in terms of the literature and has lots of famous second hand book shops and even a book market on the Southbank.

On top of that London has an abundance of free museums and a very good public transport system.

However the main drawback with London is that like Paris and NYC, it is very expensive.
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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In terms of London, 2021 is the Royal Albert Hall (Home of the Proms), 150th Birthday, and the Royal Festival Halls 70th Birthday.

Royal Albert Hall


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BM9N3_KbVA

Royal Festival Hall


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTZyhSTR8Fw

Cadogan Hall


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gILILBAe6ng

Wigmore Hall


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT4vmZXlwg8

St John Smith Square


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KHGHhyYMeQ

The Barbican


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R_Wrpvvveo

Fairfield Halls


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqdukzMEfvI

Royal Opera House


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5-Nb7dhomI

The London Coliseum


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xucYU1kUr5w

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Old 05-06-2021, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRk-z_QwAi8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbX8WDAXUmg

Royal Festival Hall 70th Birthday


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_MbOz98bJA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_SixH-y8wI

Royal Albert Hall 150th Birthday.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2iMFkJwp5U


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6egSVu3rYhs

London Symphony Orchestra - Barbican Hall


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_hOR50u7ek

Fairfield Halls


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqdukzMEfvI

Wigmore Hall


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT4vmZXlwg8

Last edited by Brave New World; 05-06-2021 at 04:28 AM..
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Mecca.
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