Favorite (underrated) American city to visit?

  • WhoDey

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    Aug 18, 2015 12:52 AM GMT
    ?
  • Svnw688

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    Aug 18, 2015 12:54 AM GMT
    NOLA---New Orleans, LA

    It's seriously got so much character in music and food. It's arts scene is pretty great too. I'm not saying it's the best city in the nation, but NOLA is seriously underrated.
  • WhoDey

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    Aug 18, 2015 1:47 AM GMT
    I didn't know NOLA was underrated? I think lots of people know about it
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    Aug 18, 2015 2:00 AM GMT
    Flagstaff Arizona
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    Aug 18, 2015 2:04 AM GMT
    Philadelphia... The city is amazing! Full of history, beautiful architecture, and attractive people. The food is decent, it's actually pretty clean, and there is always something going on in the gayborhood. It's a decent size city but it commonly gets overlooked due to its proximity to NYC. If I had to leave Baltimore, Philadelphia would be a top 3 choice for sure.
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    Aug 18, 2015 2:11 AM GMT
    Radd saidFlagstaff Arizona


    Sedona too
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    Aug 18, 2015 2:13 AM GMT
    2Bnaked said
    Radd saidFlagstaff Arizona


    Sedona too


    I was actually trying to decide if I should say Sedona, but I like the laid back vibe of Flagstaff a little better.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 18, 2015 2:20 AM GMT
    Thanks to its decades of mismanagement by the democrats combined with its chapter nine bankruptcy which it emerged from earlier this year, Detroit is an underrated city that is now moving in the right direction. Historic downtown commercial blocks and older skyscrapers are getting new uses and coming back to life. A new light rail line is well under way on Woodward Avenue and will be operating in 2017. Detroit is no longer the city of darkness as evidenced by its brand new street lighting system along with accompanying new electric distribution infrastructure. New businesses are opening up throughout much of the city. Abandoned, decaying buildings are being demolished and littered vacant lots are getting cleaned up. Several public parks are getting restored as funding permits. The proud, historic Motor City is coming back to life.


    My home city of Buffalo is another underrated city that is emerging slowly but surely from years of urban decline and mismanagement by the democrats. The downtown has several new developments underway with a lot of renovation and reuse of historic business and commercial blocks. Major new construction is occurring on the downtown medical campus with a new 12 story Children's Hospital rising out of the ground and a 9 story new medical school complex for SUNY at Buffalo rising across the street. Nearby Roswell Park Cancer Institute is putting the finishing touches on a new 11 story medical tower. On the downtown waterfront, the massive mixed use Harbor Center complex is now fully complete with a 14 story Marriott Hotel tower anchored on top of a six story complex of shops, restaurants, two huge hockey rinks and obviously enclosed parking. Throughout Buffalo's west side fine old homes have been bought and completely restored and neighborhoods revitalized. The same is happening in many other parts of this once downtrodden, distressed city. Things are definitely looking much better in Buffalo. Younger people who left Buffalo a few years ago for places like North Carolina and Florida are moving back and settling down here in the Queen City of the Lakes.
  • wellwell

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    Aug 18, 2015 1:14 PM GMT
    Barstow
  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Aug 18, 2015 4:23 PM GMT
    Rapid City, SD
    Duluth,MN
    Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton,PA
    Kansas City,MO
    OK City,OK
    Albuquerque,NM
    Salt Lake City,UT
    Saskatoon, SK (shout out to Canadian RJs)

  • david_lane

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    Aug 18, 2015 6:39 PM GMT
    Columbus, OH
    Chattanooga, TN
    Providence, RI
  • leanandclean

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    Aug 18, 2015 9:29 PM GMT
    HolyHex001 saidPhiladelphia... The city is amazing! Full of history, beautiful architecture, and attractive people. The food is decent, it's actually pretty clean, and there is always something going on in the gayborhood. It's a decent size city but it commonly gets overlooked due to its proximity to NYC. If I had to leave Baltimore, Philadelphia would be a top 3 choice for sure.


    That's nice of you to say. I think we're like NYC's little brother.
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    Aug 18, 2015 11:10 PM GMT
    wellwell saidBarstow

    Marines!
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    Aug 18, 2015 11:13 PM GMT
    Charleston, SC.
    Tons of history, beautiful old architecture and amazing food.
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    Aug 18, 2015 11:13 PM GMT
    wellwell saidBarstow


    GRIN !!!!!
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    Aug 18, 2015 11:17 PM GMT
    Portland, Maine!

    Their lobster is incredible!
  • metta

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    Aug 19, 2015 12:23 AM GMT
    I'm not sure what you mean by underrated.

    But I have always liked La Jolla, Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Rancho Palos Verdes, Carmel, and Sierra Madre. (all in California)


    Love to visit: Ano Nuevo

    In Newport Beach, I love going to Roger's Gardens

    Topanga Canyon: Inn of the Seventh Ray

    Favorite Hike: Chantry Flats
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    Aug 19, 2015 1:27 AM GMT
    metta8 saidI'm not sure what you mean by underrated.

    But I have always liked La Jolla, Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Rancho Palos Verdes, Carmel, and Sierra Madre. (all in California)


    Love to visit: Ano Nuevo

    In Newport Beach, I love going to Roger's Gardens

    Topanga Canyon: Inn of the Seventh Ray

    Favorite Hike: Chantry Flats
    I finally got to Santa Cruz beach yesterday. It was packed! It reminded me a lot of South Beach Miami (the traffic, congestion, people everywhere, etc).

    The biggest differences were the weather (much cooler than SB), much less hot guys, and the lack of bars lining the boardwalk.
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    Aug 19, 2015 3:01 AM GMT
    metta8 saidI'm not sure what you mean by underrated.

    But I have always liked La Jolla, Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Rancho Palos Verdes, Carmel, and Sierra Madre. (all in California)


    None of those are underrated.

  • metta

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    Aug 19, 2015 5:15 AM GMT
    In most cases, I don't see how a city can be underrated. Everything is based on supply and demand. So if there is a lot to a city, it will be more popular and visa versa.
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    Aug 20, 2015 6:10 AM GMT
    metta8 saidIn most cases, I don't see how a city can be underrated. Everything is based on supply and demand. So if there is a lot to a city, it will be more popular and visa versa.


    That's like saying the majority is always right. That means George W Bush was a good president, Katy Perry is a better artist than Leonard Cohen and JK Rowling is better than Toni Morrison.
  • metta

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    Aug 20, 2015 6:33 AM GMT
    ^
    no....I don't think so. But I don't see any of the cities listed above, with the exception of Barstow, as as a city that is not rated pretty high in some way or another. What makes them underrated?
  • metta

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    Aug 20, 2015 6:39 AM GMT
    Maybe Guerneville would fit the list. The Russian river area is beautiful. https://goo.gl/lYMbE6

    Or maybe Solvang.
    https://goo.gl/zclgRf
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 20, 2015 12:04 PM GMT
    SomeSicilianoGuy saidRapid City, SD
    Duluth,MN
    Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton,PA
    Kansas City,MO
    OK City,OK
    Albuquerque,NM
    Salt Lake City,UT
    Saskatoon, SK (shout out to Canadian RJs)

    This is for US cities only so stop shouting out to Canadian nationals.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 20, 2015 12:12 PM GMT
    Erie PA, Ithaca NY, Burlington VT, Worcester MA.