Ok I have decided in no paticular order of favourite.
And if I ahve enough money then will also consider visiting
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.
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?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:
Washington D.C. is nice, but aside from the malls and museum, the city is very dirty and very dangerous.
Very dirty? City center is, as well as a large portion of the city, very cleanPhiladelphia 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.
New York and San Francisco don't strike me as American (more like a mix)Miami is nice, but too Latin for someone hoping to get a taste of the American culture.
Ft. Worth is defientnly walkable . Ft. Worth has a lot of Charm tooAtlanta, 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.
Why are so intent on pushing Philly instead of Boston? The truth is Boston, in my opinion, is a better city.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.