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LA Vs NYC.. Which Would You Rather Go To?  
User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2893 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?

UAalltheway

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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

I'd like to go LA because theres so much stuff to do there; the beach, see celebrity houses, west coast choppers, spotting at LAX...... plus its warmer in California... sometimes.


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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2887 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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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3499 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

NYC. LA's not even close.


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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2875 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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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 4):
Its not fun walking around or taking the subway when it is 90F outside.

No kidding. I live across the Hudson, in NJ, and ugh - the summer is miserably hot and humid. You do not want to be spending your time walking around the city if you can avoid it.


User currently offlineMsl747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

I've never been to NYC, but I've been to LA a bunch of times and I must say its a great place to visit. But if faced with a decision like yours, I'd go wherever was cheaper. Wink


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User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2850 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.

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21505 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 7):
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.

Transit strikes are very rare in NYC - I can't remember one prior to the one in December, and I've lived in the city since 1994. The transit runs 24/7.

-Mir



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26357 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2836 times:

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 1):
plus its warmer in California... sometimes.

Actually, in the summer, it is hotter in NYC than L.A.

Pick Los Angeles, it is the best city in the world. Then again, I am biased.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16812 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

NYC is aweful in the Summer, go to Los Angeles. The beaches in Santa Monica and Venice Beach are really beautiful, Coney Island beaches are...

Not to mention Staten Island's Beaches!



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User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

LA, hands down. i'm offered this choice often and i pick LA everytime.

mountains / beaches / women / warmth / hollywood / women / Imperial Hill / In-n-Out burger / LAX or SNA or ONT or BUR or LGB / women / etc...

no offense meant to anyone, but if i never see NYC again, i'll be thankfull.


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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4863 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

NYC best city in the US by a country mile. History, culture, the arts, sports amonst many things going storng. Not to mention being way the hell less pretentious than LA.

YOWza



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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Go to LA.

Much more variety aircraft wise, plus the scenery if you want to get away from aircraft for a few hours. Less hassle from the cops as well!


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
Actually, in the summer, it is hotter in NYC than L.A.

Have you been to the San Fernando Valley in the summertime? Nasty compared to NYC. Nothing compares to Orlando in the summer though...beyond nasty.

Quoting Chrisjake (Reply 11):
In-n-Out burger

Mmmmm....Double-Double Animal Style!

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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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4863 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Oh you meant for spotting!! Ignore my previous comment.

YOWza



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2793 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.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Neither.




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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2789 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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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16812 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 14):
Nothing compares to Orlando in the summer though...beyond nasty.

I've been to Orlando in August and it was cooler there than back in NY, the humidity in the NYC/NJ area is awefull in the Summer.

I always tell folks who want to visit NY to come anytime but Summer and January/Feburary. The Autum is the best time of year, clean air great weather and no crowds.



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User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2749 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.  Smile

Thanks for all the replies!

Quoting YOWza (Reply 15):
Oh you meant for spotting!! Ignore my previous comment.


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2743 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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User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2726 times:

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 13):
Less hassle from the cops as well!

I couldn't agree more.
 Big grin

Quoting YOWza (Reply 12):
Not to mention being way the hell less pretentious than LA.

You just have to learn to ignore those types out here. 'Course, then you'll be ignoring about 95% of the population.


User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2720 times:

Quoting UAalltheway (Thread starter):
So.. which would you rather go to and why? LAX or JFK/LGA?

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...

Ummm, you might want to check his profile out.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26357 posts, RR: 76
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2718 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 14):
Have you been to the San Fernando Valley in the summertime? Nasty compared to NYC.

The Valley isn't close to all of L.A., let alone the where a tourist would want to go, but besides that, I would take 105 and dry in Calabasas over 90 and 90% in Manhattan

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 16):
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.

I can think of a place where the summers can give Orlando a run for its money. I am sitting right in the middle of it right now (MSY)



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25 Itsjustme : Not sure I agree. Couple weeks ago I had a friend visit from the east coast. We went skiing Wednesday night, hit the beach Thursday afternoon (she su
26 Mdsh00 : Um, you know that Macy's is Macy's and no matter where you go in the country, you get the same deals. "LA" is more than just Beverly Hills and Hollyw
27 Chrisjake : wtf is that supposed to mean, all knowing bright-guy?
28 Post contains images Aerobalance : I heard that! Note to self: Use free AS ticket to go to ANC this summer.
29 FA4UA : NY any day-- I live in LA and while it's great to live here cuz the weather is awesome, NY for a tourist is so much better since it's so easy to get a
30 TuffGong : Was in LA beginnning of Feburary and again Mid Feburary. Weather wise, it was about 15C degrees and foggy for the 2 days i was there first but then Fe
31 United_Fan : I'de love to go back to LA . I was out there in November and loved it . I've been there 5 times and always have a great time . The traffic sucks,but t
32 Gilligan : From his profile: Male Age: 13-15 Your reply: You figure it out, you're a smart guy.
33 Post contains images Eatmybologna : Go to NYC. And if you have a little extra time, take a side trip up to Rochester, NY. There's a city!
34 Post contains images Bobster2 : I grew up in New York. Never been to LA, never want to go. Start spreading the news I'm leaving today I want to be a part of it, New York, New York Th
35 AAden : lax their are great approaches over the pacific I love coming into lax at about 5:30 when the fog rolls in. plus lax has great food
36 Gilligan : Have to disagree. They Macys at 34th and 7th is a lot bigger than any other Macys I've ever been too and I've been to a lot of them. The carry a lot
37 Andessmf : I second that motion! LA is great, if you have a car. On my LA vacation last year did way to much, but I have GPS in the car. NYC if you can afford i
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