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Old September 20th, 2008, 01:34 AM   #81
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seattle, portland, honolulu, atlanta, ?????
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 08:59 PM   #82
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In no particular order:

NYC
Chicago
Boston
San Fran

Wild Cards:

Austin, Philly, DC
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 08:31 PM   #83
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Ok I have decided in no paticular order of favourite.

-New York
-Boston
-Chicago
-San Fran
-LA

And if I ahve enough money then will also consider visiting
-Phili
-Miami
-Atlanta

But now that I have been looking more into it, Im now worried about my well being. I dont know if many of you know but I am from Birmingham the second largest city in the UK, so there is a lot of danger knife crime, gun crime etc.

If I visit these cities and eventually go to uni in one, I dont want to feel like I have to be looking round my shoulder every second, like I am expecting violence its a city, but out of the eight about which ones are the safest and non safest.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 09:18 PM   #84
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Ok I have decided in no paticular order of favourite.

-New York
-Boston
-Chicago
-San Fran
-LA

And if I ahve enough money then will also consider visiting
-Phili
-Miami
-Atlanta

But now that I have been looking more into it, Im now worried about my well being. I dont know if many of you know but I am from Birmingham the second largest city in the UK, so there is a lot of danger knife crime, gun crime etc.

If I visit these cities and eventually go to uni in one, I dont want to feel like I have to be looking round my shoulder every second, like I am expecting violence its a city, but out of the eight about which ones are the safest and non safest.


Have a good trip...having been to all of those cities I can say you probably have nothing to worry about in regards to safety...

If you have any Boston questions...feel free to ask
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Old September 24th, 2008, 01:26 AM   #85
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same with NY questions here. If you do choose New York City I recommend visiting the outter boroughs during your trip or at the very least one of them. If you need visual info on Manhattan there are some great tours by negasado, hkskyline,and myself.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 02:37 AM   #86
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These are the cities that I most desire to visit in the U.S. (I've never been to any of them yet).

1. New York City
2. Chicago
3. San Francisco
4. Boston
5. Los Angeles
... I guess. Or Las Vegas.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 03:13 AM   #87
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NYC....global financial capital..
Washington DC....the nation's seat of power
Chicago.....the most "American" of big cities
San Francisco....Liberal America
Los Angeles.....Hollywood, car culture, the beaches

then Las Vegas as a bonus. No other city better represents the nation's lust for excess. Everything on the strip is over the top!
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Old September 25th, 2008, 07:40 AM   #88
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5 cities to visit!

richmond virginia (why not? love it here)
boulder colorado
memphis tennesee
herkimer new york (great mining)
badlands out west (not really a city but its remarkable!!)
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Old September 25th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #89
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This is a tough question, I don't think 5 is enough. America is so big and with so many cities, it is very tough.

Here are my 5:

New York
Boston
Chicago
San Francisco
Denver

Extra:

Portland
Seattle
St. Louis
Tampa

Washington D.C. is nice, but aside from the malls and museum, the city is very dirty and very dangerous.

Philadelphia is a great city but being close to Boston and New York, both better cities in my mind, keep it off of the must list. Great history, good museums, but very dirty, high crime and a lot of homelessness.

Las Vegas, is nice and unique I guess, but it can get very old very fast, any trip longer than 3 days is too much for that city.

Miami is nice, but too Latin for someone hoping to get a taste of the American culture.

Atlanta, Houston, Dallas/Ft. Wort, Austin, Charlotte, etc all too spread out and not walkable at all. These cities don't have the charm of a Charleston or Savannah and don't truly represent the American south. They are generally light on history, museums ans culture when compared to Boston, NYC, Philly, San Fran etc.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #90
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~NEW YORK CITY
~SAN FRANCISCO
~WASHINGTON DC
~MIAMI
~CHICAGO







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Old September 25th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #91
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This is a tough question, I don't think 5 is enough. America is so big and with so many cities, it is very tough.

Here are my 5:

New York
Boston
Chicago
San Francisco
Denver

Extra:

Portland
Seattle
St. Louis
Tampa

Washington D.C. is nice, but aside from the malls and museum, the city is very dirty and very dangerous.
I know someone whos never been to DC. That or hasn't traveled any of it.That comment applies 100x more to St. Louis than DC. Of Course, Southeast isn't the good side of town, but away from the mall, its all dangerous or dirty? haha. Pathetic. Never heard of Georgetown, or Adams Morgan, or Columbia Heights, Mt. Vernon sqaure, Dupont Circle area, etc etc etc?
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Philadelphia is a great city but being close to Boston and New York, both better cities in my mind, keep it off of the must list. Great history, good museums, but very dirty, high crime and a lot of homelessness.
Very dirty? City center is, as well as a large portion of the city, very clean
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Miami is nice, but too Latin for someone hoping to get a taste of the American culture.
New York and San Francisco don't strike me as American (more like a mix)

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Atlanta, Houston, Dallas/Ft. Wort, Austin, Charlotte, etc all too spread out and not walkable at all. These cities don't have the charm of a Charleston or Savannah and don't truly represent the American south. They are generally light on history, museums ans culture when compared to Boston, NYC, Philly, San Fran etc.
Ft. Worth is defientnly walkable . Ft. Worth has a lot of Charm too
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Old September 25th, 2008, 10:31 PM   #92
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"Philadelphia is a great city but being close to Boston and New York, both better cities in my mind, keep it off of the must list. Great history, good museums, but very dirty, high crime and a lot of homelessness."

So does Paris. I think Philadelphia is more interesting than Boston and has much better theatre and restaurants and it is nearly twice the size. I moved from Boston to Philadelphia because I wanted to live in a bigger and more exciting city. Philadelphia is exactly that. It is an American icon and a must see. I am not from Philadelphia originally. I am from Queens, NYC. I am not biased just experienced when it comes to living in Northeastern cities.
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"Philadelphia is a great city but being close to Boston and New York, both better cities in my mind, keep it off of the must list. Great history, good museums, but very dirty, high crime and a lot of homelessness."

So does Paris. I think Philadelphia is more interesting than Boston and has much better theatre and restaurants and it is nearly twice the size. I moved from Boston to Philadelphia because I wanted to live in a bigger and more exciting city. Philadelphia is exactly that. It is an American icon and a must see. I am not from Philadelphia originally. I am from Queens, NYC. I am not biased just experienced when it comes to living in Northeastern cities.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #94
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Center City Philadelphia is as big as all of Boston proper and it is immaculate.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 02:23 AM   #95
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I'd say, Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

If you have time, I'd definitely go Washington DC, mainly because of all the museums, eg. Smithsonian museums.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 04:00 AM   #96
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Again why Boston and not Philadelphia? Both are a must see. What does Boston have that Philadelphia does not besides a better waterfront? This thread should be titled 5 must visit cities east and west of the Mississippi River.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 08:03 AM   #97
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DC - if you have fast internet, click here

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=708276
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Old September 27th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #98
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"Extra:

Portland
Seattle
St. Louis
Tampa"

Tampa? What is so special about Tampa. I prefer St. Pete.
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Again why Boston and not Philadelphia? Both are a must see. What does Boston have that Philadelphia does not besides a better waterfront? This thread should be titled 5 must visit cities east and west of the Mississippi River.
Why are so intent on pushing Philly instead of Boston? The truth is Boston, in my opinion, is a better city.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #100
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lets put an end to this philly-boston stuff before it gets any further...

there is no need for people to involve other people's cities just because their own city is not listed...

not everyone listed Boston....I'm not gonna get all pissy towards those that included San Francisco but not my city...

these are just people's opinions...whether or not they are properly or ill-informed....if they are just making their list; let them make their list
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