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The Three Worst North American Cities

Old Jul 22, 06, 11:58 pm
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The Three Worst North American Cities

After enjoying what members had to say when asked about their favourite North American City, I am interested to know from members, which is their worst three cities and why.

I have been to about 50 US cities on seven trips to that country. Mine are:

1. Los Angeles - too spread out, can't walk anywhere, poor public transport, smoggy, overcrowded, traffic jams, too hot in summer, poor public transport.

2. Oklahoma City - Boring, flat prairie, hot in summer

3. El Paso - hot, dusty, dry, boring
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Old Jul 23, 06, 12:41 am
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Originally Posted by cheap pacific fares
After enjoying what members had to say when asked about their favourite North American City, I am interested to know from members, which is their worst three cities and why.

I have been to about 50 US cities on seven trips to that country. Mine are:

1. Los Angeles - too spread out, can't walk anywhere, poor public transport, smoggy, overcrowded, traffic jams, too hot in summer, poor public transport.

2. Oklahoma City - Boring, flat prairie, hot in summer

3. El Paso - hot, dusty, dry, boring
I would have to say:

1. Atlanta - Honestly, what is there to do there?

2. Detroit - Cold, Boring, Unsafe..

3. Orlando - Other than the parks with the family, what a hot, horrible place...
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Old Jul 23, 06, 1:25 am
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3) Louisville, KY - boring
2) Charleston, WV - depressing
1) Long Island, NY - though not a city, the island has all the attitude of Manhattan with none of the attractions
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Old Jul 23, 06, 1:31 am
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I never want to be in Orlando, its full of Brits and i go on holiday to get away from my fellow countrymen.
Los Angeles, firstly you have that airport to tackle, then the whole place is too spread out. Not a city to make your first USA visit to, like i did.
Tucson, nice weather, tourist attractions an hour away, but the city itself was just boring.
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Old Jul 23, 06, 9:13 am
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Bodymore, Murderland (AKA - Baltimore, Maryland)

LA - for reasons already mentioned

Orlando - I agree with that one as well.
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Old Jul 23, 06, 10:53 am
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Baltimore - what a waste of a drive from DC
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Old Jul 23, 06, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by aSiAnRiCk
Baltimore - what a waste of a drive from DC
Does it have any redeeming qualities? I've got to spend a total of 10 days there, spread over the next 2-3 months.

Or should I just get in, do the work, and get out as quickly as possible?
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Old Jul 23, 06, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by PorkRind
Does it have any redeeming qualities?
The Block.

That and the Inner Harbor. http://www.harborplace.com/html/

Also try out Fells Point
http://www.fellspoint.us/

Otherwise, I'd head out to the suburbs for shopping and chain food.
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Orlando, Atlanta and Detroit. Three terrible places.
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Old Jul 23, 06, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by PorkRind
Does it have any redeeming qualities? I've got to spend a total of 10 days there, spread over the next 2-3 months.

Or should I just get in, do the work, and get out as quickly as possible?
Nice baseball stadium, Inner Harbor is nice, ummmm....DC isn't too far away.
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Old Jul 23, 06, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by cheap pacific fares
After enjoying what members had to say when asked about their favourite North American City, I am interested to know from members, which is their worst three cities and why.

I have been to about 50 US cities on seven trips to that country. Mine are:

1. Los Angeles - too spread out, can't walk anywhere, poor public transport, smoggy, overcrowded, traffic jams, too hot in summer, poor public transport.

2. Oklahoma City - Boring, flat prairie, hot in summer

3. El Paso - hot, dusty, dry, boring
Those are all GREAT places to visit and live. BTW, Is Australia hot in the summer?
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Old Jul 23, 06, 12:45 pm
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Baltimore also has a fantastic aquarium if you like that sort of thing. I think the worst NA city is Houston. It's like LA without the small town charm.
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Originally Posted by Jacob2680
I would have to say:

1. Atlanta - Honestly, what is there to do there?

2. Detroit - Cold, Boring, Unsafe..

3. Orlando - Other than the parks with the family, what a hot, horrible place...

I would like to counter the Detroit comment.

While it can be quite cold in the Winter, in the summer, it has the perfect weather.

Additionally, while it doesn;t have the attractions of LA, Chicago, or NY, it does have some fairly good attractions like the DIA, the Detroit Science Center, Henry Ford, as well as three very good sports teams.

The suburbs also have some of the best shopping in the country (I would say top 10).
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Old Jul 23, 06, 1:06 pm
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Thumbs down Uh...

Far too many lousy cities in North America for LA to even come Close to being in the top 3 (considering that Mexico, the home of Tijuana, is part of North America).
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Old Jul 23, 06, 1:10 pm
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I've already casted my vote on another thread before this one started. But here they are.
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