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  • New York City

    3 9.38%
  • Los Angeles

    3 9.38%
  • Chiago

    4 12.50%
  • Houston

    1 3.13%
  • San Diego

    3 9.38%
  • San Francisco

    6 18.75%
  • Boston

    1 3.13%
  • Seattle

    5 15.63%
  • Washington D.C.

    4 12.50%
  • Other(list....)

    2 6.25%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrone Torbin View Post
    What is considered big?
    If you have to ask well then.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck Rodgers View Post
    Were you at Pendleton?
    Coronado. But I lived in San Diego proper most of the time as well as El Cajon and Rancho San Diego/Cuyamaca.

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    I spent 4 years in SD and I can tell you with 100% certainty that it is the most over-rated city I've ever been to.

    I've spent a lot of time in SF, too, and it is great.... but it has a shelf life. After a couple of years, the zing wears off.

    I voted for LA. Here's why:
    1. If you have a motorcycle and a bicycle and can avoid traffic, then you avoid the worst part of things.
    2. There is alwaoys something surprising and amazing to do. Like, a week ago you didn't even know it was possible.
    3. Best food in the world. You can have amazing stuff for under $15. In SF, the same meal would be a gimmick and cost over twice as much. The food in SD is terrible... lazy & unimaginative.
    4. Amazing all-around diversity. And, you can be at, say, a Thai Buddhist thing, and have no large architectural thing reminding you are in a western city. The trees and walls can block everything.
    5. While you need a knowledgeable guide, that only makes the city cooler.

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    Again, the SD votes have lost their minds. I wouldn't mind if I never went back there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAOS View Post
    Again, the SD votes have lost their minds. I wouldn't mind if I never went back there.
    Please don't.

    But I agree about the food. I always wondered if I hadn't found really good restaurants because I didn't put the time and effort into it that I had in SLC, but I really think, with a few exceptions, SLC is a better food city than San Diego.

    I spent 6 years in San Diego and never once visited L.A. Same goes for Tijuana. I've been to enough 3rd world **** holes on liberty during deployment I never felt the need.

    Hong Kong was my favorite foreign city. I'd really like to take my wife there one day. Talk about good food! You can't turn around without finding amazing food in Hong Kong. And not just Asian food.

    Singapore was nice too, but a little too sterile for my taste. It was creepy. Like people were afraid if they stepped out of line big brother would see it and immediately strike them dead.

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    Seattle!

    Chiago sounds exotic though....

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    Out of that List I've only been to Chicago and Seattle.

    Both are awesome, I'd go with Chicago.

    PS...

    Houston?? WTF
    #lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrone Torbin View Post
    What is considered big? Is Austin considered big? Is New Orleans considered big? Those would be 1a, 1b choices, but they aren't nearly as big as of the ones listed.
    No major sports teams in Austin. I would say that disqualifies them as a "big" city.
    Life is like watching Fast and the Furious 6. It's not easy, most of the time it's just dumb and pointless, everything is fake, there is a lot of noise, but if you close your eyes and picture yourself in an open field or a quiet forest, you can maybe make it to the end without killing yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Feldheimer View Post
    No major sports teams in Austin. I would say that disqualifies them as a "big" city.
    Austin and San Antonio are a million times better than Houston from everything I've heard. Dallas>Houston too
    #lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLI baby View Post
    Austin and San Antonio are a million times better than Houston from everything I've heard. Dallas>Houston too
    Only been through the airport in Houston. Never been to Austin or San Antonio. Been to Dallas. Dallas wasn't bad at all.
    Life is like watching Fast and the Furious 6. It's not easy, most of the time it's just dumb and pointless, everything is fake, there is a lot of noise, but if you close your eyes and picture yourself in an open field or a quiet forest, you can maybe make it to the end without killing yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLI baby View Post
    Austin and San Antonio are a million times better than Houston from everything I've heard. Dallas>Houston too
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbr...ities-to-live/

    I'm from Austin and currently live in Houston. I've also been to Dallas and San Antonio many times. All 4 cities have something to offer, it just depends on what you prefer. Although, I can't stand San Antonio.

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    "Best" is such a highly broad term. To live? Visit a few days?

    I've had a blast in everyone of these cities, but only a few would I care to be there for more than a couple weeks at a time.

    NYC - Awesome
    LA - Awesome
    Chicago - almost awesome
    Boston - I really like it .. but I don't think most Utah folks would.
    Houston is maybe last for me, but it's got some cool stuff
    D.C. doesn't do it for me other than a few very cool spots, but otherwise a meh.
    Seattle is a way cool town
    San Fran is cool but overrated, imo.
    San Diego weather is awesome, otherwise predictable.
    Laugh if you guys want, but Nashville is a killer town. (in a good way)
    #dumptruckin

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKM View Post
    "Best" is such a highly broad term. To live? Visit a few days?

    I've had a blast in everyone of these cities, but only a few would I care to be there for more than a couple weeks at a time.

    NYC - Awesome
    LA - Awesome
    Chicago - almost awesome
    Boston - I really like it .. but I don't think most Utah folks would.
    Houston is maybe last for me, but it's got some cool stuff
    D.C. doesn't do it for me other than a few very cool spots, but otherwise a meh.
    Seattle is a way cool town
    San Fran is cool but overrated, imo.
    San Diego weather is awesome, otherwise predictable.
    Laugh if you guys want, but Nashville is a killer town. (in a good way)
    I've heard Pitt's a really cool city...not saying it's the best but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes Mantooth View Post
    I've heard Pitt's a really cool city...not saying it's the best but...
    Pittsburgh? Wow, I've been there a few times and must have missed the good parts (which is entirely possible).
    #dumptruckin

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    Really a lot of places are what you make them. If you're with fun people and people you like you're much more likely to think a city is really cool. Having fun anywhere is completely up to you.

    And seriously, most places have a lot of the same stuff. There are hot spots for certain things, like San Diego being a craft beer wonderland, or Austin having tons of live music, good BBQ and tons of bars on 6th Street that are packed Thurs-Sun with tons of stuff going on in the street.

    If you think a city is lame you were probably just doing it wrong.

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