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> Most Interesting City in the US, Where and Why?
post Apr 3 2007, 03:04 PM
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Attached ImageWhat is the most interesting city in the US? I've been to a few, and Washington D.C. gets my vote.

It's got politics, beautiful buildings, the Smithsonian Museums, good shows and great shopping.

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post Apr 9 2007, 05:32 PM
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For me,t he appeal of New York is the ease of access to the stuff you want to do. In other cities, if I arrive unprepared, I can end up wandering around a deserted downtown district, wondering where the heck people go to eat and hang out. You have to know the neighborhoods, the small spots, and that's not easy info to pick up on the fly. New York, however, pretty much lays everything on the line for you. It's all easy, just about all of Manhattan is reasonably safe, the trains run all night, and you can always duck into a bookstore, grab a dining or nightlife guide, then be there shortly thereafter without any effort. I don't think I've found another city that offers obvious and easy access to things to do.

That said, I would still prefer London if only the weather was better. But then, that could just be because I live int he one but only visit the other, so the frustrations of calling a place home never manifest itself (and there are plenty of frustrations about calling New York home, at least for a country boy such as myself).

when traveling, though, I tend to enjoy smaller locations justa s much, if not more than the cities. I'd love to go back to Rome, for example, but I'd REALLY love to go back to Montepulciano.

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Jessica_CDN   Most Interesting City in the US   Apr 3 2007, 03:04 PM
wakingdream   I'd say San Fran for me, but I haven't bee...   Apr 4 2007, 03:13 PM
aopaq   I also haven't been to many US cities and the ...   Apr 4 2007, 10:22 PM
Jessica_CDN   Do you find cities overwhelming when you're tr...   Apr 5 2007, 03:55 PM
His Royal Monkeyness   I've been to most the major cities in the USA....   Apr 5 2007, 04:49 PM
whereshegoes   I would say "Carmel" because...well...ob...   Apr 10 2007, 06:10 PM
kitkatgo   I've been to quite a few cities here in the US...   Apr 10 2007, 07:49 PM
findingnine   I would say "Carmel" because...well...o...   Apr 11 2007, 08:10 PM
lznika   I live right by Chicago..and honestly..Chicago is ...   Apr 10 2007, 10:56 PM
Jessica_CDN   That's gross! NY has their garbage right o...   Apr 11 2007, 04:13 PM
battlemonkey   That's gross! NY has their garbage right ...   Apr 11 2007, 04:51 PM
His Royal Monkeyness   I think I need to go to Louisville to try some of ...   Apr 13 2007, 10:43 AM
wakingdream   My husband lived in Chicago when he was younger ...   Apr 12 2007, 07:32 AM
wakingdream   My husband lived in Chicago when he was younger ...   Apr 12 2007, 07:33 AM
Jessica_CDN   I've been to Boston before....but does it have...   Apr 13 2007, 10:03 AM
Jessica_CDN   That's good enough - I just like trains 'c...   Apr 15 2007, 07:16 PM
findingnine   I had a pretty fun time on my one trip to New Orle...   Apr 15 2007, 07:34 PM
lznika   has anyone ever been to Hawaii?   Apr 15 2007, 11:05 PM
bashleyf   This is a hard question to answer...I guess it dep...   May 20 2008, 12:19 AM
laorfamily   I donít think itís a fair question being that: 1) ...   May 20 2008, 01:56 PM
baphometdemon   Interesting is definitely a relative term, for me ...   Oct 16 2008, 03:46 PM
travel4eternity   Of the (limited) US cities I've been to, I wou...   Mar 3 2012, 12:06 PM

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