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Jessica_CDN
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 11 2007, 04:13 PM
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That's gross! NY has their garbage right on the street?? That's so unsanitary!

I've heard good things about Chicago...

Anyone like Philadelphia?


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post Apr 11 2007, 04:51 PM
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QUOTE(Jessica_CDN @ Apr 11 2007, 05:13 PM) *

That's gross! NY has their garbage right on the street?? That's so unsanitary!

I've heard good things about Chicago...

Anyone like Philadelphia?


Unsanitary is an understatement. When you consider the sheer volume of garbage this city produces in a single day...

And not a week goes by that I don't see someone standing right next to a trash can, and they still toss their garbage on the street. Seriously, people, what the hell?

Chicago is definitely cleaner, but most cities are. I think even many municipal dumps are cleaner than New York. But New York is still, in my opinion, an easier town to find things in even if you don't know the neighborhoods. Before I had friend and local guides, I never knew where the heck to go in Chicago. But I do like that city a lot now that I have people to help me along.

I might also suggest my old home town of Louisville, Kentucky -- a nice mix of country and urban, with less traffic than Atlanta, some world-class restaurants, lots of bars and clubs, a vibrant local music scene that encompasses all genres, some decent museums, interesting history (including being a focal point for the civil rights movement), a nice riverfront, and great nature and hiking within easy day trip distance. You need to know where to go (as with many American downtowns that aren't Manhattan, it shuts down early and the action happens in the surrounding neighborhoods), but if you have that knowledge, it's a surprisingly interesting and energetic town. for whatever reason, it's missed out on being considered hip a la Austin and some other towns, but it has everything they have and then some (and, because it's not on the hipster map, it's a little more down to earth).

And hot browns -- toast piled with fresh turkey piled with bacon smothered in melted cheese. It'll kill you eventually, but the death will be worth it.


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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
battlemonkey   For me,t he appeal of New York is the ease of acce...   Apr 9 2007, 05:32 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
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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