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What Three American Cities Would You Recommend to Visitors From Another Country?

What Three American Cities Would You Recommend to Visitors From Another Country?

Old Aug 27th, 2000, 04:48 PM
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My three favorites are the same as many of the other posters:

New York City for theater, museums, shopping, restaurants, amazing diversity, and the incredible energy.

Washington D.C. for the monumments and wonderful collection of museums, most of which are free!

San Francisco/Seattle, both for their gorgeous scenery.

Old Aug 27th, 2000, 05:22 PM
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I agree with the first poster. In the US, I prefer not to go to the cities. I think the greatest sites this country has are the national parks away from the cities. True, cities offer more entertainment. But, the scenery and the wilderness is what is special to the US
Old Aug 28th, 2000, 03:50 AM
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1. Columbus, IN - probably the largest percentage of buildings designed by famous architects of any city in the US.

2. Fairplay, CO - ok, so it's not really a city, but with surroundings like these who cares?

3. Mt Airy, NC - If it's ok with Andy, it's ok with me.
Old Aug 28th, 2000, 04:29 AM
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Easy--New York City, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

Chicago--clean? Are you kidding???
Old Aug 28th, 2000, 05:53 AM
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Marcie, NYC *is* safe and clean as well. (never having been to Chicago, I can't compare the two, but have you been to NY lately?)
Old Aug 28th, 2000, 06:05 AM
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I highly recommend everyone going to Chicago for a trip! For those who have not gone lately-you will be very surprised how clean and beautiful the city is. Mayor Daley and his crew have gone overboard on flowers and gardens everywhere you go in the city. The museum complex on the lake(the Shedd Aquarium, Field Musuem and the Adler Planitarium) are a gorgeous! The streets are spotless and the people friendly. Add the beautiful lakefront and all the restaurants and other fun things........Not to be missed!
Old Aug 28th, 2000, 06:45 AM
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In support of those who want to sing the praises of Chicago (especially vis-a-vis NYC), the Art Institute runs a very close second to Musee d'Orsay as the world's best (and wonderfully intimate) EUROPEAN art treasury, particularly for art of the 18th and 19th centuries. After all, isn't that what most of us love most?

Yes I know the Met is great and so is MOMA and the Frick, but don't call Chicago second rate if you haven't been (back) to Chicago to fall in love (again) with the Art Institute recently.

Best wishes,

Old Aug 28th, 2000, 08:05 AM
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Although I lived in NYC for 30+ years, I'd have to vote for Chicago as number 1. I have spent the past 6 months here and the city is amazing. Flowers planted everywhere, extremely clean, beautiful lakeshore, Navy Pier etc. friendly people and so much to see, 2nd choice would be San Francisco for it's diversity, and San Diego for it's beauty and great weather!
Old Aug 28th, 2000, 08:30 AM
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Boston for its history; NYC for its intensity; and SF for its beauty and food. Areas would be New England for its quaintness; Gold Country/Yosemite for its awesomeness; and Grand Canyon area for Native American culture.
Old Aug 28th, 2000, 09:42 AM
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Here are my picks:

1) New York City
2) Chicago - if during the summer take a day trip to Milwaukee during one of its many festivals
3)Grand Canyon National Park - day trip to Las Vegas (just to see the city and Hoover Dam.
Old Aug 28th, 2000, 01:41 PM
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Detroit. East St. Louis. Gary. Newark. OK, I'm not good at counting.
Old Aug 28th, 2000, 02:43 PM
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HEY DEENA! The three (overwhelming) recommendations so far are, in apparent order;


Runners up are Chicago, Boston & Seattle.
Old Aug 29th, 2000, 06:33 AM
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My 3 recommendations for variety would be:
1. Chicago, IL.
2. San Francisco, CA
3. Newport Beach, CA
(runners up might be Seattle, San Diego)
Old Aug 29th, 2000, 06:47 AM
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There are so many it's difficult to chose just 3 but here goes:
1. Chicago (so clean, beautiful flowers and great museums)
2. San Diego (I just love to visit this city and feel Europeans would as well)
3. San Francisco (great for food and people watching)
Old Sep 2nd, 2000, 07:55 AM
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I posted the original message and enoyed reading all the replies. I was surprised how many people chose Chicago. Since I live there, I'm biased, but I agree that it is an impressive city. Thanks, everyone, for your input!
Old Sep 2nd, 2000, 11:59 AM
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I would pick three cities where one would get many views of America.

1.) Hilton Head Island, SC---for it's Southern charm, to-die-for seafood, breathtaking sunsets, and great shops

2.) Honolulu---What can I say? It's Hawaii!! It's separate all to its own. Although part of the US, a different world that one can't imagine until visited.

And as much as I hate to say it...

3.) NYC---The tastes, smells, sights, sounds. Nothing quite compares to this "melting pot." Don't forget a taxi ride...nothing can be more frightning for the unsuspecting tourist.
Old Sep 2nd, 2000, 03:44 PM
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San Francisco-the most unique city in the world.

New York city- the most diverse city in the world.

Washington DC-one of the most beautiful cities of the world.
Old Sep 2nd, 2000, 09:30 PM
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I live here, too, and I recommend Chicago without question. My friends from abroad who have visited me have all loved it here! What's NOT to love?!
Old Sep 3rd, 2000, 07:18 AM
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Hi Deena,
My choices would be:

(1) New York City
(2) Seattle
(3) San Antonio
Old Sep 3rd, 2000, 05:05 PM
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NOT ENOUGH SUPPORT for Philadelphia here people!!! It is a beautiful city with something for everyone-EXCELLENT (and interesting) museums, FUN nightlife, great shopping, and there are a truckload of things to do in the surrounding areas, take longwood gardens or any of the state parks for example... the list goes on and on!
not to mention all the history... philadelphia is oozing with it! LIBERTY BELL! DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!!! egads, people, our nation practically BEGAN here!!!
two more cities-williamsburg, virginia (so much fun and lots to do!)
and san francisco- charming!!!

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