Bristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2975 times:
I have now lived in 2 cities, Bristol (UK) and Phoenix (US) and both of them have tinpot local radio stations claiming that they are broadcasting to 'the world's best city'. Clearly this is some cheesy statement by some hoping-for-promotion-to-decent-national-station local radio DJs but I was wondering what you lot think are the world's best cities.
Vancouver (Canada) - on the ocean, near the mountains so has spectacular backdrop and a cool vibe about the place
San Diego (US) - on the ocean, really relaxed and Coronado is just the nicest area.
Oh, and just for fun, the worst:
Milton Keynes (UK) - flat, charmless and featureless.
Phxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2903 times:
Best city, definitely London. No other place can you find anything that you are looking for, and a lot of stuff that you weren't. No other place has the Tube, try as they might. Also there is no other place can you watch Chelsea play.(A home game)
Worst city would have to be Tucson. Too much Mexico not enough trash pickup.
Qantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5798 posts, RR: 42 Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2863 times:
here is the list from Travel and Leisure poll. i've been to 5 of the top 10 my vote would go to Istanbul or New York
Don't be fooled by Sydney's repeat as the world's No. 1 city. Although the Australian metropolis is pulling off this feat an astonishing sixth time, there's major change afoot in the 2003 city rankings—perennial favorites Paris, London, and Hong Kong are all out of the top 10 overall. Taking their place: Cape Town, which was last part of the elite group in 1997, and Istanbul and Santa Fe, which have never before been rated among the 10 best.
Top 10 Overall
Rank Name Score
1 Sydney 87.62
2 Florence 87.14
3 Bangkok 87.11
4 Rome 86.64
5 Cape Town 84.88
6 New York 84.67
7 San Francisco 83.86
8 Venice 83.23
9 Istanbul 83.18
10 Santa Fe 83.08
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Phxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 9 Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2626 times:
Florence at number 2? I mean I guess it was nice, but hardly the 2nd best city in the world. Actually if your gonna be in Florence, I suggest you stay in a little town outside of it called Montecatini. If you head west out of Florence past the airport, its the next major city that you'll come too. Its a beautiful city with a wonderful nightlife, I would highly recommend visiting there. It is also only a short maybe 45 min drive from Florence, so you could stay in Montecatini and take a trip in to see everything.