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Old September 13th, 2008, 01:31 AM   #61
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1. New York
2. San Francisco
3. Washington DC/Philadelphia
4. Las Vegas/Los Angeles
5. Chicago/Seattle
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Old September 13th, 2008, 01:40 AM   #62
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New York City
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Washington DC
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Old September 13th, 2008, 01:50 AM   #63
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1. New York City
2. Chicago
3. Boston
4. Seattle or San Fran
5. Charlotte, NC
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Old September 13th, 2008, 07:15 AM   #64
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If you're going to be staying in the city as a student, your options may be, and have to be, different from your options when you're looking for a job, or a place to raise kids, or a place to spend your retirement.

Since you're not looking for a city with the best tourism industry, or the most popular vacation destination, but a place where you're possibly spending next 4 or 5 years of your life, just keep in mind that all the nice views, availability of attactions, skyline, etc are all pluses, but not the most important things you're looking for.

I've spend last several years in Seattle, which is nice, relatively safe, very walkable, relatively ok nightlife, etc. But the drawbacks include its weather (dark & grimmy) and the lack of many options for your education and vocation.

So, every city has its ups and downs. some of the cities I can think of at the moment include : San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, and L.A. if you have car.

Cost of living may be an important issue for you, so.... good luck
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Old September 13th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #65
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1. NYC, no explanation needed
2. Boston, study & to feel true American elegance imo
3. LA, teh lifestyle!
4. Las Vegas, to have whatever-happened-there-stay-there moment. Plus I'm a CSI fan
5. Chicago, skyscrapers, nuthin else
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Old September 13th, 2008, 11:09 AM   #66
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In no particular order:
  • New York City
  • Chicago
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas
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Old September 13th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #67
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Ok fanx 4 de comments so far, I hav also been doin research myself and so far New York and Boston is a deffinate.
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Old September 13th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #68
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My top 5 would be:
1. New-York City, of course, mindblowing
2. Chicago
3. San Francisco (you can have a look at the link in my signature, fantastic city, my sister lives there and is fond of the city)
4. Boston
5. Philadelphia

I wasn't expecting to see Las Vegas and Los Angeles in most forumers list!
I think that we europeans (or french?) are less attracted to cities like LA or Miami, and most of us find Las Vegas funny for a couple of days but not much more, a bit like Disneyworld.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #69
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Oh ye lol, I deffinatly do not plan on visting Las vegas, maybe when I am older! But not write now!
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Old September 14th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #70
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If NY and Boston are already a definent, than other 5 to check out would be imo ( in no order)

1.LA
2.DC
3.Philly
4.New Orleans
5.San Francisco

Edit: woops, forgot Chicago. Swap it with New Orleans

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Old September 16th, 2008, 06:38 AM   #71
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1. NYC, no explanation needed
2. Boston, study & to feel true American elegance imo
3. LA, teh lifestyle!
4. Las Vegas, to have whatever-happened-there-stay-there moment. Plus I'm a CSI fan
5. Chicago, skyscrapers, nuthin else
There's more to Chicago than skyscrapers. To me, its the most American city in the US.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #72
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1. NYC, no explanation needed
2. Boston, study & to feel true American elegance imo
3. LA, teh lifestyle!
4. Las Vegas, to have whatever-happened-there-stay-there moment. Plus I'm a CSI fan
5. Chicago, skyscrapers, nuthin else
Nothing else? Why do people talk about things they dont know?
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Old September 19th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #73
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5. Chicago, skyscrapers, nuthin else
I wonder what city i was in than
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Old September 19th, 2008, 03:30 AM   #74
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Nothing else? Why do people talk about things they dont know?
I think there's a lake in Chicago...and a museum...maybe even a baseball team...and a basketball team...and pizza...etc...etc...
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Old September 19th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #75
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you should come to Houston,
Houston has alot to offer,
Check Out this videos of Houston and you will see all the great things that Houston has to offer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7im9ndoTEJg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s056tSc0zz8
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Old September 19th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #76
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1. New York
2. Chicago
3. San Francisco
4. New Orleans
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Old September 19th, 2008, 11:32 PM   #77
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There are too many great cities in the U.S. to only see five. You should have a specific reason to visit each city you choose unless you can visit more than five.
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Old September 19th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #78
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IMO:

1) NYC
2) Washington, DC
3) Chicago
4) Miami
5) Los Angeles
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Old September 20th, 2008, 12:49 AM   #79
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How about this you have 5 months to visit 5 American cities. One month per city...which would you see and why?
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Old September 20th, 2008, 01:19 AM   #80
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How about this you have 5 months to visit 5 American cities. One month per city...which would you see and why?
1) Miami: I need to get my beach and sun on!!!
2) Los Angeles: Get the contrast of east-west coast cultures and finally get a "real" feel for the city.
3) Chicago: Enjoy the phenomenal architecture while eating great food.
4) Washington, DC: Visit the landmarks and take pictures for SSC forums.
5) NYC: I ran outta money. Gotta' get back to work...
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