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Best big US city?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Duck Rodgers, Nov 8, 2012.

Best big US city

  1. New York City

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  2. Los Angeles

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. Chiago

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Houston

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. San Diego

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  6. San Francisco

    6 vote(s)
    18.8%
  7. Boston

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  8. Seattle

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  9. Washington D.C.

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  10. Other(list....)

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. Duck Rodgers

    Duck Rodgers Well-Known Member

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    You see topics veering into city hate/love a lot on these boards so I'm just curious what city will win.
     
  2. Beantown

    Beantown Well-Known Member

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    Boston, and its not even close.
     
  3. Beantown

    Beantown Well-Known Member

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    But this spanish town "Chiago" does sound interesting.
     
  4. Nuschler

    Nuschler New Member

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    It doesn't upset The Nuschler that his most beloved Franchise has gone 2 out of the last 3 for the World Series Championship after all the years of heartbreak.
     
  5. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Moderator

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    I've always enjoyed the streets of Otherlist, and the many parks and views, not to mention the weather is perfect.
    The people are nice, and there is absolutely no smog.

    Otherlist is off the chizain!
     
  6. Duck Rodgers

    Duck Rodgers Well-Known Member

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    Birth place of the Chia Pet.
     
  7. Scat

    Scat Well-Known Member

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    Best for what? Living? Vacationing? Getting laid? Your question is very obscure.
     
  8. crater77

    crater77 Active Member

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    LOL

    I love Chicago. Awesome sports city(Doesn't get any better than Wrigley Field), Amazing food, Friendly people and awesome pub transport(L Train). Only downside is the weather sucks. Brutal winter(makes SLC feel like Hawaii) and Brutal summers. So hot and humid. I've been there five times in the last couple of years and can't wait to go back again.

    GO CUBS!
     
  9. larryselbows

    larryselbows Banned

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    Been to LA, Seattle, Boston, NYC, Miami, Dallas, Houston, San Diego, Denver, Chicago, among a few other interesting towns that are not quite Big Cities but far and away I think San Francisco was the best. Absolutely gorgeous with a lot to do.

    My second favorite city is Austin, gods I love that town.
     
  10. Gameface

    Gameface Fire Controlman

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    I lived in San Diego for about 6 years. My sister and my wife's sister both live there. It's my second home. I actually have a hard time calling it a big city. If it wasn't part of California and housing prices weren't so high I might be living there now, but I actually love the SLC, so probably not.

    Great craft beer culture there. Really a craft brew mecca.

    Friendly people. Attractive women. Native American casinos abound. 72F year round.

    Pretty great place.
     
  11. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    Most predicatble response? Yes.
     
  12. Beantown

    Beantown Well-Known Member

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    Boston is a much better sports town. Plus they actually win. All 4 majors sports teams(Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics) have won in the last decade.

    Fenway > Wrigley
     
  13. Gameface

    Gameface Fire Controlman

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    Approach a stranger on the street to ask an innocent question and be prepared to be treated like a dunce. I sometimes want to go back, I lived in Zion, IL., but man, the people piss me off.
     
  14. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  15. Duck Rodgers

    Duck Rodgers Well-Known Member

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    Were you at Pendleton?
     
  16. Beantown

    Beantown Well-Known Member

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    If you have to ask well then.....
     
  17. Gameface

    Gameface Fire Controlman

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    Coronado. But I lived in San Diego proper most of the time as well as El Cajon and Rancho San Diego/Cuyamaca.
     
  18. NAOS

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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.
     
  19. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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

    Gameface Fire Controlman

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    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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