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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:36 PM   #101
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Old January 10th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #102
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Top Five Big Cities:
New Orleans: the gritty French Quarter and the beautiful Garden District
New York City: iconic skyscrapers and bridges
Miami: art deco hotels with beautiful beaches
DC: European and Greek/Roman revival monumental buildings
Chicago: impressive skyscrapers and the river through the city

And a couple of smaller ones:
Charleston: Fantastic antebellum homes
Savannah: Picturesque squares
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Old January 10th, 2012, 11:01 PM   #103
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Old January 11th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #104
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Though Cincinnati is not as wealthy or famous as the cities listed, it is still an architectural treasure and deserves a mention.



For those interested, I recommend taking a look at Chadoh25's Cincinnati thread in the Midwest and Plains forum.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1212363

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Old January 11th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #105
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It's not called the Queen City for nothing
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Old January 11th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #106
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OK, whatever you and Glenn Beck say....
Nope, whatever my personal experience and my years living under a dictatorship disguised as "communism" tell me... you should say... 'cause I'm Cuban, by the way!
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Old January 13th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #107
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I can't believe there's no mention of Cincinnati. It may not excel in every category, but in the category of BEAUTY Cincinnati trumps most others. My list of most beautiful goes something like this:

1) Havana
2) Quebec City
3) Cincinnati
4) Guanajuato
5) Charleston

CINCINNATI, OHIO










Could you please recommend some place for me to go in Cincinatti? I went last January, and I didn't get the best impression, in fact, judging from downtown it was my least favorite city ever. But I'm willing to give it another shot!

Let me just say though, when I was there we went to the top of Carew tower, and I threw a piece of paper off the top, and the lady up there said "don't throw stuff off the top" then about 30 seconds later she yelled at us to leave, and said she would call the cops out of nowhere. Then I went downstairs to eat in the mall, the mall was empty for the most part and looked abandoned. So we went to the food court, and I went to an Asian food place, and I saw the food and asked if I could sample something, she gave me one sample then I asked to sample one more thing and she said "no, we aren't a charity." And I Left, disgusted that someone would be so rude and I said "nevermind, I'm not gonna eat here then." And when we were in the food court, all the people were either thugs or rednecks, I didn't understand. Also, the only people on the streets were homeless it seemed.

Anyway, I had a horrible impression! And vowed to never go back, but this summer we're doing a roadtrip and we will go through Cincinnati, so I'd like to know what you recommend?
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Old January 13th, 2012, 01:54 AM   #108
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I see all these lists and honestly, I'm surprised you all rank Mexican cities above the best American cities! Are you serious? I'm from San Diego, 20 miles from the border, and I can't think of a single Mexican city that deserves to be in the top 20! Anyway, here's my list.

1. San Francisco
2. Seattle
3. Boston
4. Vancouver
5. Chicago
6. Montreal
7. San Diego (go to Balboa Park and tell me otherwise! haha)
8. Pittsburgh
9. Honolulu
10. Portland and Indianapolis (call me crazy, but I loved Indianapolis)

smaller cities
1. Burlington, VT (Most amazing city of it's size I've ever been to!)
2. Bellevue, WA (I know it's a suburb, but it's awesome!)
3. Charleston
4. Olympia and Sonoma
6. Petersburg, VA
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:23 AM   #109
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:45 AM   #110
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From what I've experienced in no particular order:

Mexico city, for its intense varied architecture, its amazing food scene, and for its historical value. Mexico City has more temples than any other in the Americas. What other city in N. America can you walk on Aztec ruins and ahead of you view architecture from another century? It's an incredible feeling.

San Francisco, beautiful and stunning, peninsular location. With its marvelous bridges connecting you to the city, which feels more like a European city than a Californian.

Puebla, Mexico, fabulous architecture constructed with tiles, give this city a special charm.

Los Angeles, becuase I'm from there and becuase it's very diverse in its neghborhoods.

From what I would Imagine: Zacatecas, NYC, Guanajuato, Quebec, Vancouver, New Orleans, Havana, Morelia. There are so many N. America is great!
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Old January 18th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #111
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Savannah: Picturesque squares
Hmmm, I'd definitely like to get there sometime.

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Nope, whatever my personal experience and my years living under a dictatorship disguised as "communism" tell me... you should say... 'cause I'm Cuban, by the way!
If you want dictatorship then go 90 miles north of Cuba, or picture Cuba before 1959.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:09 AM   #112
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Old April 10th, 2012, 06:09 AM   #113
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Old April 10th, 2012, 06:24 AM   #114
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Hmmm, I'd definitely like to get there sometime.


If you want dictatorship then go 90 miles north of Cuba, or picture Cuba before 1959.
Says someone who doesn't even know what "communism" is. Shut up and learn from your elders, brother. Give thanks to God you're well and healthy while 11 million people on an island wish they had the freedom that you have, or the resources you find easy to obtain.


.... don't worry... your ignorance is one of those "first world problems."
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Old April 12th, 2012, 04:18 AM   #115
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Do ruined cities count? anyways i think the most beautiful cities ive been to would be Merida, Chicago, Monterrey
Monterrey has some nice areas such as the river walk and the mountains surrounding the city are sweet but the majority of the city is quite ugly at street level from what I've experienced (was there 2 months ago)

I would vote for Colorado Springs from the cities I've visited, great scenery and everywhere was clean but its kinda bland architecturally. Chicago is my favorite city architecturally.
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Say that to a New Yorkers face i dare you
There are a bunch of New Yorkers on this forum, your going to get eaten alive! Im not saying I disagree with you though, just saying, i would get a flame shield.

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Old April 12th, 2012, 07:23 AM   #117
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Hmm, Hawaii is an extremely beautiful place to be, especially on the beaches and some places in Cal like San Francisco and San Diego . I also thought Chicago was absolutely gorgeous, the way you can walk along lake shore drive and see the skylines and parks, drive to the magnificent mile, walk down to the beach, then go to navy pier.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 07:25 AM   #118
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I see all these lists and honestly, I'm surprised you all rank Mexican cities above the best American cities! Are you serious? I'm from San Diego, 20 miles from the border, and I can't think of a single Mexican city that deserves to be in the top 20! Anyway, here's my list.

1. San Francisco
2. Seattle
3. Boston
4. Vancouver
5. Chicago
6. Montreal
7. San Diego (go to Balboa Park and tell me otherwise! haha)
8. Pittsburgh
9. Honolulu
10. Portland and Indianapolis (call me crazy, but I loved Indianapolis)

smaller cities
1. Burlington, VT (Most amazing city of it's size I've ever been to!)
2. Bellevue, WA (I know it's a suburb, but it's awesome!)
3. Charleston
4. Olympia and Sonoma
6. Petersburg, VA
Great List
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Old April 12th, 2012, 07:46 AM   #119
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1.Detroit ...
Sorry I couldn't help myself. trolololololol

All jokes aside, I agree with most people's perspectives on their views on "the most beautiful city" it's very hard to decide really since all cities have their own unique style that attracts tourists and such.
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