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Favorite Cities

Apr 8, 2005
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Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love big cities.  There’s just something about the energy, excitement and culture of big cities that I thrive on.  Here are my top five favorite US cities:

1.  New York City
2.  Chicago
3.  Minneapolis (it’s not a "huge" city, but it has a great feel and great culture)
4.  Seattle
5.  Tulsa (KIDDING…)  For real: Atlanta (I have to have a Southern city in there somewhere!)

What’s your top five?


24 Responses to “Favorite Cities”

  1. 1. NYC/Manhattan
    2. NYC/Brooklyn
    3. Boston
    4. Philadelphia
    5. Pittsburgh

  2. Terry Storch says:

    1. NYC
    2. San Fran
    3. Dallas/Ft. Worth
    4. LA
    5. Atlanta

  3. Jennifer says:

    I’m not a big city fan, and I’ve never been to alot of big cities.

  4. Rachel says:

    Ok, are these our top five US cities we have been to? I haven’t travelled much so my top 5 are a combination of cities I have experienced and loved and cities I think I would love.
    1. Tampa
    2. Atlanta
    3. Broken Arrow
    4. New York City
    5. North Carolina

  5. Rachel says:

    BTW, I like the new color, everything is in balance now.

  6. noelle says:

    Rachel, North Carolina is NOT a city. :)

  7. Noelle says:

    1. Santa Barbara, California *******
    2. Breckenridge, Colorado
    3. Napa, California
    4. Thousand Oaks, California
    5. Scottsdale, Arizona

  8. Kate says:

    First of all, I like the colors – much cozier.
    I’m with Kenny on the first two:
    1.NYC – Manhattan
    2.NYC – Brooklyn (it’s a different city!)
    3.Seattle
    4.Boston
    5.Chicago/Pittsburgh/Philadelphia all tied

  9. Betsy says:

    Um, and I don’t think Broken Arrow can be rightly called a “city”, either!
    I agree with Jennifer, I don’t really like big cities. And with everyone else, you’ve finally hit the perfect color combo.
    As for my favorite places to live/visit:
    1. Scottsdale, AZ * Favorite place to live!
    2. New York City * FUN to visit!
    3. Boston (I’ve never been there, but have always wanted to go)
    4. Dallas (I love the malls, the amusement parks, etc. Hey, I haven’t traveled much!)
    5. Paris, France (I know you said US cities, but this was a great place to visit, period. In spite of the French.)

  10. LOL… “..in spite of the French.” (!)

  11. Rachel says:

    Ok, so I missed the North Carolina thing, Blonde, hello! I don’t care what you say I love Broken Arrow!!!

  12. David says:

    1. Honolulu, HI
    2. Tulsa, OK (Just because certain people got a bad taste doesn’t make it a bad city)
    3. Nashville, TN
    4. Phoenix, AZ
    5. Dallas, TX

  13. Harv says:

    1. St Albans (England)
    2. London
    3. York (England)
    4. Paris
    5. Sydney
    (Come on Scott, you’ve got to expand your borders and let us Europeans choose some of our cities too!)

  14. iman says:

    1. New York, New York…city so nice they named it twice!
    2. Jersey City, NJ…gotta rep my new jeru crew!
    3. Philadelphia, PA…Illadelph, whut?!?!
    4. San Francisco, CA…the bay area!
    5. Atlanta, GA…hotlanta’s in the house!

  15. Dave says:

    I don’t like cities, I like country places with animals, scenery, or other natural things like caverns with stalagmites and such. So My favorite cities would be more like:
    1: Rapid city SD
    2: Stone Mountain GA
    3: Niagra Falls NY
    4: Windham NY (catskill mountains where dad grew up)
    5: Savannah IL (by the mississippi river)

  16. Gary says:

    Scott, it is obvious you have never been to Hotlanta. Atlanta should be #1!

  17. Carolyn says:

    New York
    Broken Arrow (Scott, Tulsa really is a nice city)
    Florida
    Dallas
    New Orleans

  18. Chris Busch says:

    New York
    Colorado Springs
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    San Diego

  19. noelle says:

    he better not dis tulsa too much…that’s where he met many of us, right guys…something good can come of tulsa. ps. if you want to talk about cities that are not our favs…
    bakersfield, ca.
    pretty much anywhere in the san fernando valley
    and…
    tucumcari, nm

  20. BW says:

    1 NYC
    2 Chicago
    3 Mpls MN
    4 Seattle
    5 Boston

  21. Martin Leeuwner says:

    Hey Scott what about us africans! :)
    1) Cape Town- South Africa
    2) Knysna- South Africa
    3) Toronto-Canada
    4) Puerto Vallarta-Mexico
    5) Santa Barbara-CA
    Still wish to go to New York

  22. hey.. nothing wrong with tulsa

  23. Rick says:

    1) Chicago – Real people, great food, great sports town, America at it’s best.
    2) NY (Manhattan) – All the culture you want 24/7
    3) Las Vegas – Enough said
    4) San Fran – Beautiful cityscape, diverse cultures, great restaurants
    5) South Miami Beach – Best people-watching location in the U.S., great weather

  24. Vancouver is one of my favorites; the next time you’re in Seattle, do your best to make the three hour trip north to visit. It’s well worth the visit.
    Minneapolis is cool, also. Though, I live in the suburbs…
    Other than that, I’ve been pretty sheltered. I get to visit New York in a couple weeks, but only for a couple days.
    Tulsa. Tulsa has the least “urban” downtown I have ever seen. Around 9pm the whole city center is shut down; there’s nobody there. It’s weird.
    Although I do have fond memories of skateboardings around the “Center of the Universe” in downtown Tulsa in the middle of the night. There’s this concrete park, and a place you can stand in the middle, and everything you say echoes off of all the buildings around you… very cool.

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