Of The Major Cities You Have Visited, Which Would Go Want (Or Not Want) To Go Back To And Why?

Nathan

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San Francisco. My dad used to live in nearby Richmond, however he's passed some years ago. SF is a truly unique city, beautiful by any standard. The whole Bay Area is picturesque, the people have an open, friendly attitude.

I've never been to Boston, but if we ever travel back east again I'd like to find an excuse to visit there.

Other U.S. cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach. Most relatives have passed in GA. & NC, so low likelihood that we'll ever go to these places again.

Foreign Cities: there is a zero chance that I'll go outside the U.S. ever again, but cities I would be interested in visiting include Tokyo, Wudang Mountains, Taipei.
 

Warrigal

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Good choices. My wife and I were surprised at how well we liked Istanbul. I liked it much better than Athens, the people were friendlier and the food was much better. We did really like the Greek Islands.
Hubby and I also like Istanbul and we enjoyed Athens however we wouldn't consider revisiting either. The new regime in Turkey is very disappointing. Both are a long way from home and the air fares are expensive.

If anyone was considering visiting Australia, I suggest that big cities are not the most interesting places. It is the country beyond the city that is fascinating to me. For that reason I would suggest Darwin towards the end of The Dry. Darwin is interesting in itself and from there you can branch out to places like Katherine and Kakadu to see the wild life and take in amazing scenery.

If you have more time, there is Uluru (Ayers Rock) to the south. Nothing like any of this anywhere else in the world.
 

Feelslikefar

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NashVegas
We would find our way back to London for a visit, walk the city again and look up old friends and
get a 'proper pint'.

Heraklion, Crete to enjoy the beaches, food and visit the Palace of Knossos again.
( did I mention the food ? ; every meal was an adventure :))

Berlin, Germany - Last time I was there, the 'Wall' was still up.

Lots of smaller cities I would visit, but kept to larger ones that come to mind.
 

Kadee46

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Australia
Brisbane …Prior to covid we used to go to Coolangatta ( Qld) for a month during our winter , one year while up,in that part of the Australia, which is about 2.000 km by road from where I live.
We decided to catch the train and go explore the capital city of Qld ..Brisbane
which is about a 4 hour return trip from the Gold Coast where we stayed for the month away.
OMG it was so busy we got off one train and caught the next train back ……

the street leading out of station was packed to the brim with people shoulder to shoulder way toooo busy for this old gal
 
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cdestroyer

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montana
dunno about revisiting any city in particular, at least not in this day and age with the increase in populations. for looks? sasebo japan when the cherry trees bloom
 

hollydolly

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Location
London England
Oh there's many places I could mention for good... I love Granda, Spain... but all over Europe I've visited cities...

The worst is definitely Seville Spain...filthy and Hot 110 degrees... horrible..
Cairo..also filthy...

Athens disgraceful...people are rude.. place is dirty..

Paris.... Overpriced, and dirty.... with beggars and pickpockets everywhere...
 

caroln

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New Orleans! Love that city! Hard to put my finger on why exactly. Just a feeling I get when I'm there. Something about the historic houses, the French Quarter, fun things to do like alligator tours, etc. I always have a great time when I visit New Orleans!
 

Pecos

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Location
South Carolina
Oh there's many places I could mention for good... I love Granda, Spain... but all over Europe I've visited cities...

The worst is definitely Seville Spain...filthy and Hot 110 degrees... horrible..
Cairo..also filthy...

Athens disgraceful...people are rude.. place is dirty..

Paris.... Overpriced, and dirty.... with beggars and pickpockets everywhere...
Did you get to visit the gypsy cave above Granada and see some of their shows and listen to the music.
To me there is something magical about the Al Hambra.
 

Pecos

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Location
South Carolina
New Orleans! Love that city! Hard to put my finger on why exactly. Just a feeling I get when I'm there. Something about the historic houses, the French Quarter, fun things to do like alligator tours, etc. I always have a great time when I visit New Orleans!
I can put my finger on two things that are great about New Orleans: the food, and the music.
I also love to listen to the local accent. Something about it is particularly charming.
 

hollydolly

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Location
London England
Did you get to visit the gypsy cave above Granada and see some of their shows and listen to the music.
To me there is something magical about the Al Hambra.
yes of course... we actually have a home in Spain in the Valencia region.. and my daughter in the Andalucia area too.. so we were quite spoilt for being able to visit Granada
 

caroln

Member
I can put my finger on two things that are great about New Orleans: the food, and the music.
I also love to listen to the local accent. Something about it is particularly charming.
Oh, yes, the food!!! Forgot to mention that! And, for me, the music is part of the French Quarter experience, along with being able to carry your beer down the street with you! :p
 

Aunt Bea

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Near Mount Pilot
I always enjoyed the food on Federal Hill in Providence RI.

I enjoyed the feeling of energy in Boston, Montreal, Quebec City, and Toronto.

I'm not sure that I could go back and have the same experience today that I enjoyed years ago when I explored those cities on foot.
 

Ruthanne

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Location
Midwest
Back in the 70s I lived in San Francisco and I just loved it. I loved the streets and I loved the ocean views and everything on the ocean and I loved the architecture of the buildings. Fisherman's Wharf was great.
 

cdestroyer

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montana
whilst in the service I often visited foreign ports and if they had a hilton I made it a point to go there for a drink, puerto rico, hong kong, acapulco, california.
 

AnnieA

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Location
Down South
I'll take a pass on St. Louis. Too humid and the Arch is all there is.

Oh, I love St. Louis esp the Central West End. Great arts scene and cafes.

California has my "no go" and "go back" cities. One visit to San Francisco was enough. Loved the architecture but people were unfriendly. That was 2006 before conditions in Union Square deteriorated to the point that my sister and niece were frightened enough a few years ago that they returned to their room before 7pm. They saw people shooting up IV drugs on the sidewalks and my niece was lewdly propositioned.

San Diego was great and I hope to visit again.
 

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