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Well I am coming over in a few years to go and explore some cities and hopefully go to uni over there, but I am not just going to go to any uni over there because I obviously want to know if I am going to like the city or not.

I am not sure what cities I want to visit yet, now I am not the smartest kid so Im not going to Yale or Harvert, just a good uni that has had good grades in the past.

Also the city must have lots of work avaliable, good nightlife, tonnes of places to visit, good atmosphere, freindly people, safe!

I have came up with three maybes so far, and they are

New York
Boston
L.A

Are they good choices or not, and I need more suggestions really.
 

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If you're looking for good and varied nightlife, EXCELLENT weather year-round, beaches in the summer and nearby mountains for skiing in the winter. Including world class unis.............

Los Angeles is your place.
 

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in order:

Babbit: Nevada
Lubbock: Texas
Bismark: North Dakota
Salem: Oregon
and last but not least

Newark: NJ really is a must see.
LOL! :lol:

Actually, I think Trenton, New Jersey is fabulous too. Gives Newark a run for it's money.
 

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5 interesting and unique city experiences:

New York City
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Las Vegas
New Orleans
 

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The American cities that absolutely should be seen are, in order:

1. NYC - no-brainer. America's greatest city in nearly every way.

2. San Fransisco - One of the all-time great spots for a city.

3. LA - Rent a car, see the sights.

4. DC - One of greatest museum cities in the world.

5. Charleston - genteel southern charm

6. Boston - Our most charming city.

7. New Orleans

8. Chicago
 

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It sounds like you want a big city and a variety of choices within a metro to look into. I would say

1. San Fran
2. Boston
3. Chicago
4. NYC
5. Then I would tie Wash D.C, L.A., and Miami.
 

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Boston and Savannah (Georgia) are great. SanFran is on a level of its own (bay area!), while NYC might be one of the greatest cities on our planet. Chicago's a bit cold, but offers some magnificent classical skyscraper architecture (as well as NY). Washington D.C. is boring, so is most of the inner country, except the landscape (Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone, Glacier, Mesa Verde a.s.o.). Most of the coasts (East and West) are worth the journey, thou.

I really liked Miami, great Art Decó and magnificent Ocean Drive - taste the Stone Crabs! Yummy. Key West isn't a city, but you should go there once you're around.
San Diego and the surrounding area is pretty fine as well. You should definitely stumble across some of the lovely vineyards in California.

Regarding LA: I think it's utter crap, sorry. Nice landscape and some impressive mansions around Holly and Beverly Hills, but that's nearly all about it. Was really disappointed by this city, so I decided to stay just 4 days instead of a whole week. Some awesome (foreign) restaurants thou.


Just my touristic :2cents:.
 

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New York City - no need to explain why, America is so lucky to have her, she defies everything that autoccentric America is about, an experiment in extreme density, no car required

Chicago - big, bustling, Midwestern nexus, extremely friendly people, great collection of everything you need in a city, incredible neigborhoods, a mighty lake and my favorite gay bar on the planet...no car required

Philadelphia - huge city, America started here, some of the best restaurants and museums in the country, very walkable, vibrant neighborhoods, very affordable, architecturally amazing and going through an glorious renaissance, car not required, many people make the sad mistake of missing this American treasure

New Orleans - Most unique city in America, lots of flavor, mystique, culture and zest, car not required

Los Angeles - if New York is ying... LA is yang, By hitting both cities you can see a great American dichotomy, only drawback is that you need a car, unless you stick to West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Downtown or Hollywood.

then....

Seattle - great marriage of nature and urban fabric, laid back, very walkable for a west coast city, very friendly, great seafood and gay life, no car required

Boston - museum quality city, almost too perfect, a little on the small side but thanks to Cambridge it feels bigger, no car required, people are friendly but witty, smart career town with a streak of decadence.

Miami - am i still in American most foreign feeling city after New Orleans, Art deco candyland with great beaches and colors so bright you will feel high from looking at them, car required everywhere but South Beach.

Washington DC - Parisian layout, lots of great neighborhoods, gorgeous setting and architecture, very walkable, great subway and no car required

San Francisco - everyone loves SF, definitely worth seeing, great neighborhoods, challenging topography, unbelievable setting and Yosemite and the Redwoods are easy to get to.


Fortunately, it is possible to see Boston, NYC, Philly, Baltimore and DC in a long weekend
 

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Las Vegas is not my cup of tea. Unless you are into gambling and total glitz you may just like it. I think of it as an amusement park more than a city. Where else in the US do you have a bad reproduction of a cluster of Manhattan, a glass pyramid and the Eiffel Tower?
I like the originals personally. Las Vegas is the result of rabid capitalism and a brilliant rendition of smoke and mirrors.
 

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it also depends on what you are studying....so? what are you studying?
Oh sorry I want to be an Architect, and yes I am looking for a big city feel!

Also is it cheap to live in these cities compared to say, London?
 
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