Favorite cities you've visited

  • Eli_jah

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    Apr 04, 2015 11:42 PM GMT
    I've been to Montreal, Williamsburg, VA, Clearwater, FL, Orlando, Atlanta, and several small towns in PA and CT.

    I fell in love with Montreal, strikingly cosmopolitan, some of the friendliest locals anywhere I've ever been, vibrant atmosphere and a nightlife that puts New York to absolute shame. Smaller and more intimate than New York, with almost the same energy. Also has a HUGE gay village.

    Really loved Williamsburg as well, quaint and historical, although I didn't see much of it because we were at a resort.

    Share your travels here.
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 05, 2015 1:36 AM GMT
    I lived in Montreal for three years, and they were some of the best years of my life!

    I've been lucky to visit so many amazing cities... Seattle, Toronto, Paris, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Stockholm, Shanghai... they're each great for a different reason. Some are fast-paced, some are relaxed, some are old, some are new, and the best are a mixture of both. I think ease of public transportation, good food options, and good sights are all important things that all of these cities have.

    Next on my wishlist: Auckland, Buenos Aires, Reykjavik, Lisbon.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 05, 2015 2:20 AM GMT
    Favs: London, Bath, Paris, Montpellier, Nice, Barcelona, Shanghai, Charleston, Savannah, Miami, Vancouver, NYC, Boston, New Orleans...
  • wesv

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    Apr 05, 2015 2:43 AM GMT
    San Francisco has to be the prettiest city I've visited. But in recent years it seems to be tired out and becoming less of a gay tourist destination. Next tourist destination: Tel Aviv.
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    Apr 05, 2015 6:07 AM GMT
    I rather liked Christchurch in NZ but it's rather out of the way. I like London but more as a tourist I guess. Seattle reminds me of my favourite, which is Vancouver, so I could see myself living there happily if I was an American...

  • e2ksj3355

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    Apr 05, 2015 11:58 AM GMT
    For me San Diego, London, Prague, Toronto, Paris, Vancouver, Edinburgh, Seattle, NYC, Vancouver, Stuttgart, Germany (loved the urban vibe and hills), and Amsterdam. icon_biggrin.gif
  • venue35

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    Apr 05, 2015 12:12 PM GMT
    Mordor
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    Apr 05, 2015 12:13 PM GMT
    Charleston, South Carolina. amazing food, great people and tons of history.

    Nairobi, Kenya- there's no vibe quite like a major urban center in Africa. The clubs literally never close.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 05, 2015 12:38 PM GMT
    Chicago, Milwaukee, Omaha, Denver, Philadelphia.icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 05, 2015 2:19 PM GMT
    I went to Quebec city during winter carnival and loved it! Even though some of the locals were quite rude there were also some very friendly people.
  • Eli_jah

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    Apr 05, 2015 7:31 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidCharleston, South Carolina. amazing food, great people and tons of history.

    Nairobi, Kenya- there's no vibe quite like a major urban center in Africa. The clubs literally never close.


    Awesome...
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    Apr 05, 2015 8:23 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidChicago, Milwaukee, Omaha, Denver, Philadelphia.icon_smile.gif


    Geez. Your favorite cities seem just as boring as you are...icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 05, 2015 8:24 PM GMT
    Miami and Barcelona will always have a special place in my heart...
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 05, 2015 8:47 PM GMT
    NYC (the best)
    London (NYC with history, and more class)
    New Orleans (welcoming, bizarre in a good way)
    Miami (beautiful weather, shallow & glitzy but palatable)
    Nashville (friendly, great music/nightlife, horse racing)
    Toronto (fun nightlife, welcoming people)
    Galveston (warmest water you'll ever swim in)
    Charleston (the embodiment of every Southern stereotype)
    Cancun (as beautiful and fun as the travel agency pictures)
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    Apr 05, 2015 9:18 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidNYC (the best)
    London (NYC with history, and more class)
    New Orleans (welcoming, bizarre in a good way)
    Miami (beautiful weather, shallow & glitzy but palatable)
    Nashville (friendly, great music/nightlife, horse racing)
    Toronto (fun nightlife, welcoming people)
    Galveston (warmest water you'll ever swim in)
    Charleston (the embodiment of every Southern stereotype)
    Cancun (as beautiful and fun as the travel agency pictures)


    Galveston? Ewww...I grew up not far from there and Galveston isn't exactly known for having the best beaches. It's warm probably because of the piss...icon_lol.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 05, 2015 9:32 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    roadbikeRob saidChicago, Milwaukee, Omaha, Denver, Philadelphia.icon_smile.gif


    Geez. Your favorite cities seem just as boring as you are...icon_lol.gif


    Rude. Chicago and Milwaukee are amazing cities. I haven't been to Philly since I was a kid but I have fond memories!
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    Apr 05, 2015 9:34 PM GMT
    We have been all over the world, but my favorite city is Washington, D.C.
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    Apr 05, 2015 11:21 PM GMT
    Loved Miami Beach!icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 06, 2015 3:04 AM GMT
    Los Angeles: Former home is laidback and enjoyable when not dealing with plastic people; loaded with old friends; cosmopolitan
    San Francisco: Former home is the most beautiful city to me and loaded with old friends; cosmopolitan
    Montreal: Seemed to be a non-stop Summer party after Winter hibernation; cosmopolitan
    Munich: Fun functioning in another language; great transportation system; friendly people
    Zurich: Loaded with good friends; cosmopolitan; small city feeling; lots of vegetation; cosmopolitan; second language
    Santiago, Chile: Very good food; great transportation system; doesn't get cold; close to mountains & beaches
    Perth, Australia: Very laid back; close to the beautiful Indian Ocean
    Singapore: Great architecture, transportation system & food; cosmopolitan as the crossroads of SE Asia; (Asian cities aren't favorites)
    Atlanta (Home): Sucks big time, but that's why planes were made
  • sleaver

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    Apr 06, 2015 10:06 AM GMT
    London, Buenos Aires, Marrakech, & San Francisco.
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    Apr 06, 2015 10:16 AM GMT
    I would definitely vote for Paris and Cape Town! Let's consider the rest of the world US-peeps :-)
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    Apr 06, 2015 4:12 PM GMT
    Flexx123 saidI would definitely vote for Paris and Cape Town! Let's consider the rest of the world US-peeps :-)


    Um, I said Nairobi!!! That's in Africa...
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    Apr 07, 2015 12:10 AM GMT
    San Francisco
    Chicago
    Sydney
    Capetown
    Prague
    Reykjavik
    Stockholm
    Singapore
    Berlin

    in no particular order
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    Apr 07, 2015 6:04 PM GMT
    Copenhagen and Goa.
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    Apr 08, 2015 4:41 AM GMT
    First would have to be San Francisco, a family favorite now for 166 years. SF and the Bay Area is one of the stunningly beautiful areas any place and full of interesting things to see and do. Seattle, Vancouver British Colombia, and Auckland, New Zealand fall in this same category of very beautiful water cities.

    Christchurch (at least before the devastating earthquake) was a lovely city down south, as is New Zealand's capital, Wellington. New Zealand itself is a simply stunning country of diverse beauty and fantastic people.

    Riobamba in Equador is a lovely provincial capital.

    Of the great cities of Europe, Prague is probably the single most beautiful, never having suffered the ravages of war. Since the fall of Communism, it has apparently acquired some Western commercialization which was not there earlier, but it has beauty, great people, lovely treasures, and great beer.

    Of the German cities, Berlin and München (Munich) are magnificent, full of about every superlative one can muster. Great artistic and intellectual and musical treasures; great people; great ambiance; ease of travelers' assistance. Also, my personal favorite is Nürnberg (Nuremberg) for its sheer rebuilt charm and wonderful, serendipitous things which would happen every time I visited (I lived nearby once upon a time).

    Barcelona is lively and interesting. Any city where the curtain rises at the opera at 11 p.m. is my kind of city!

    Copenhagen has great food, great shopping, nice people.

    Istanbul is fascinating and an obvious cross-roads (watch the old movie "Topkapi" before visiting it!)

    Almost any place in Italy is fun, but Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and a must-see city

    In the United States, Santa Fe is a crown jewel, as is that whole northwest corner of New Mexico.

    Los Angeles (Herb Caen said it definitely about the City of the Angels).

    Our own nation's capital Washington, D.C., is a fantastic city. Three cheers for Pierre Charles L'Enfant.

    If you are a skier, probably no single destination offers more options than does Salt Lake City, itself a pretty desert city nestled against a mountain range.

    San Diego has remade its downtown and is quite a fun place to visit.

    And, Fresno, the agricultural capital of the world and gateway to Yosemite National Park, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon Parks, has much to commend it, including summer evenings not to be excelled by any place else in the world.

    Boulder, Colorado, home of the University of Colorado, is sort of a Berkeley east; totally charming, beautifully nestled against mountains.