UAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3966 times:
I'm starting to idealize some summer travel plans for this summer (June/July). I've always wanted to go to Los Angeles and New York, but it looks like I may only get a chance to go to one of those this year.
So.. which would you rather go to and why? LAX or JFK/LGA?
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4349 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3960 times:
New York any day. I love the fact I can take a cab from LGA to Manhatten, then get everywhere I need to go by taxi or subway. I love walking and the fact so much is within walking distance just makes it that much better. Throw in the buildings, the people, the culture, the food and it's a no brainer for me.
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FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7533 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3948 times:
Well I would pick NYC if you never been to either. My self I would pick LA since I been to NYC plenty of times.
LA is nicer in the summer I would imagine. NYC is hot and smells bad durring the summer. Both are great places but I only been to NYC once in the summer and that was years ago. Its not fun walking around or taking the subway when it is 90F outside.
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Itsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2832 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3923 times:
It really depends on what you're looking for. I live in LA and have family in Manhattan so I'm familiar with both cities. Vacation wise, I have to recommend LA. LA has the scenery, ocean, beachs, mountains, desert, Hollywood, the Reagan Library where you can see the actual Airforce 1 (I think it's a 707 but if I am wrong I am sure I'll be corrected) that Regan used, film studio tours and live tapings of numerous different shows. And, if you play your cards right, you might get to see a movie star comit a murder (for which he'll be aquitted) or get arrested for drug possession or DUI (or all of the above). Also, it's a pretty safe bet that the temps will be sunny and between 75-85. The bad part is, because our public transit is a joke, you'll have to rent a car to get around out here. That will be a little dicey given our traffic "issues" so, bring your patience with you. New York wrote the book on public transit and, as long as they're not on strike, you can get around the city without too much difficulty. If you like lots of tall buildings, a bazzillion horn blowing taxicabs, Broadway shows, night clubs, and excellent restaurants and museums, then New York is your kind of town.
If I had to pick between the two I would go with NYC. LA requires too much travel to get from A to B and public transportation and taxis are few and far between. LA is a great town but NYC is just easier to get around on vacation.
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Delta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3866 times:
I would go to Los Angeles over NYC in a heartbeat. LA has better weather, better scenery (beaches, mountains, deserts, ect) LA is bigger in land area, LA has Hollywood and all the movie star shit. I never really liked NYC, I always thought their skyline looked old. I also never liked how cramped it was.
Quote: Nothing compares to Orlando in the summer though...beyond nasty.
Orlando is Hell in the summertime. Although it has been Hell this wintertime to.
JRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4797 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3862 times:
For Airports..... probably LAX, allthough LGA&JFK are high on my 'to (re)visit' list as well. For the city (cannot really comment on LA) NYC, it has to be one of the best cities in the western world... and I'm not a city person!
Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
Actually, in the summer, it is hotter in NYC than L.A.
Quoting STT757 (Reply 10): NYC is aweful in the Summer, go to Los Angeles.
I was surprised with the temperature in NYC as well!
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UAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3822 times:
To clear something up: I'm not talking about for spotting, here. If that were so I would've posted in this in av polls/prefs or something. By "which would you rather visit" I meant for actually doing things IN the town.
Thanks for all the replies!
Quoting YOWza (Reply 15): Oh you meant for spotting!! Ignore my previous comment.
Mdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3816 times:
Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 14): Have you been to the San Fernando Valley in the summertime? Nasty compared to NYC.
I'd rather take the dry heat over the humid summers of the northeast.
I'll try not to be biased (because I like NYC and LA) but it depends on what you like. If you are into the whole big city lifestyle, shopping, different nightlife, and looking at history, NYC is good for that.
What I like about LA (and all of SoCal) is that it's great for tourists because there really is a LOT to see here: beaches, mountains, hollywood, theme parks like Disneyland and Six Flags. There is also plenty of culture at the Getty Center and LACMA (part of the Miracle Mile of museums). West LA is awesome and so is 3rd Street, Santa Monica for a nice walkaround. By the age on your profile it seems like you're too young to go clubbing. But overall LA is a good place for tourists.
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NYC. Unless your folks want to rent a car LA is tough to get around in. LGA to Times Sqaure, something like 8 bucks, JFK to Times Square even less since you can buy a one day pass at the subway station. LGA you have to take bus to the subway station and they don't sell the all day pass on the bus.
NYC has great museums, and you can't beat the deals in shopping. Hit Macy's and you can head back to school dressed in the latest fashions for maybe a 3rd the price. No deals like that in LA. There's just a lot more to do in NYC and its a lot more accessible than LA.
Quoting Chrisjake (Reply 11): mountains / beaches / women / warmth / hollywood / women / Imperial Hill / In-n-Out burger / LAX or SNA or ONT or BUR or LGB / women / etc...