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Rain Man
01-28-2009, 07:38 PM
Poll to follow with the 49 largest U.S. metro areas. Check which ones you've been to.

This is optional research, and participation is voluntary on your part. At any point during the poll you may stop participating and there will be no repercussions against you.

Rain Man
01-28-2009, 07:50 PM
I've got 27 of the top 49, and I feel like I'm moderately well-traveled. I would've thought I had more. I can add another 8 where I went on day trips or airport passthroughs, but didn't spend the night.

OnTheWarpath58
01-28-2009, 07:53 PM
26.

DaKCMan AP
01-28-2009, 07:54 PM
15 not counting airport layovers or just driving through.

Have plans to add another 2-5 this year.

MagicHef
01-28-2009, 07:55 PM
16 of 49. If you remove the spend a night requirement, it's 30 of 49.

Rain Man
01-28-2009, 07:56 PM
26.


Ha. Amateur. I'm still in the lead.

Frazod
01-28-2009, 07:56 PM
14 (should be 15, but I neglected to check Orlando). I've also driven through 11 others without stopping, and once had a flight connection in Birmingham.

Stinger
01-28-2009, 08:01 PM
All of them but 8:


Buffalo-Niagara Falls
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA
Pittsburgh, PA
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

kstater
01-28-2009, 08:10 PM
19

kc-nd
01-28-2009, 08:10 PM
Have stayed overnight in 23 - and have been in 29 - not bad for a Dakotan.

Rain Man
01-28-2009, 08:11 PM
All of them but 8:


Buffalo-Niagara Falls
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA
Pittsburgh, PA
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA


You've got 41, but haven't been to New York?



It's interesting to me that Philadelphia is faring so poorly. It's the biggest city that I haven't hit, and I figured I was an anomaly. Apparently not.

runnercyclist
01-28-2009, 08:15 PM
All but 5

San Antonio
Birmingham (Been to Auburn though)
Jacksonville
Austin
Providence


Of the 5, I'd like to go to SA and Austin. The rest - meh.

jjchieffan
01-28-2009, 08:22 PM
I've been to all but 9. If you want an overnight stay, that numbers drops a lot. subtract 11 that I did not stay overnight in. So 29 with overnight stay, 40 total.

Rain Man
01-28-2009, 08:25 PM
All but 5

San Antonio
Birmingham (Been to Auburn though)
Jacksonville
Austin
Providence


Of the 5, I'd like to go to SA and Austin. The rest - meh.


It's not quite Providence, but I'd really like to go to Newport, RI, and check it out.

burt
01-28-2009, 08:29 PM
Lucky 13.....

runnercyclist
01-28-2009, 08:33 PM
It's not quite Providence, but I'd really like to go to Newport, RI, and check it out.

I'm planning a summer/fall trip to New England this year. Also going to the Florida Keys for Spring Break. Bought those tickets yesterday. I'm Psyched!

ChiefsCountry
01-28-2009, 08:43 PM
Kansas City
St. Louis
Denver
Dallas
Houston
Nashville
Memphis
Atlanta
Orlando
New Orleans - it isnt on the list though.

Rain Man
01-28-2009, 08:51 PM
New Orleans - it isnt on the list though.


Funny thing is that there were only two cities over a million people that didn't make the list, one of them being New Orleans. Pre-Katrina it would've definitely been on there.

I can't remember the other city that missed the list.

el borracho
01-28-2009, 09:00 PM
I have been to all but 8 of those cities and spent the night in all but 20 of the 49.

el borracho
01-28-2009, 09:02 PM
It's interesting to me that Philadelphia is faring so poorly. It's the biggest city that I haven't hit, and I figured I was an anomaly. Apparently not.

Philadelphia shouldn't even be on this list anyway, since it is like going to a third-world country.

listopencil
01-28-2009, 09:04 PM
Only slept in one on the entire list. I was born there. Newport News, Virginia.

RippedmyFlesh
01-28-2009, 09:11 PM
Kansas City
St. Louis
Denver
Dallas
Houston
Nashville
Memphis
Atlanta
Orlando
New Orleans - it isnt on the list though.
And that is sad. Had a great time in NO prob my fav city pre Katrina .

Donger
01-28-2009, 09:12 PM
Ick. 40 for me.

StcChief
01-28-2009, 09:17 PM
27....surprised me.

runnercyclist
01-28-2009, 09:19 PM
Philadelphia shouldn't even be on this list anyway, since it is like going to a third-world country.

...but the cheesesteaks and the history is definitely worth it!

KCChiefsMan
01-28-2009, 09:21 PM
I've been everywhere man
I've been everywhere....

penchief
01-28-2009, 09:23 PM
36 for me.

Frazod
01-28-2009, 09:24 PM
I'm bored, so I'll list them:

Slept in:

New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
Washington
Atlanta
Boston
Phoenix
St. Louis
Denver
Orlando
Kansas City
Norfolk
Fall River
Milwaukee
Niagara Falls

Driven Through:

Philadelphia
Detroit
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Sacramento
Indianapolis
Nashville
Memphis
Louisville
Richmond

Plane Only:

Birmingham

Mr. Plow
01-28-2009, 09:26 PM
16 of them for me.

KC_Connection
01-28-2009, 09:30 PM
14 of those cities. But then again, I'm Canadian. How many Canadian cities have you guys been to?

Mr. Plow
01-28-2009, 09:35 PM
14 of those cities. But then again, I'm Canadian. How many Canadian cities have you guys been to?

And a Jayhawk fan? Man I'm confused right now.

kcfanintitanhell
01-28-2009, 09:44 PM
All but 7, but maybe just 6. After I posted I think I might have spent the night in Baltimore 6 or 7 years ago. That's the bad part of being on a tour bus 300 days out of the year, like I was doing in the '90's. If you don't pay attention, you're never really sure where you are. You know where the venue is, but not exactly where you are spending the night.
Actually, now that I think about it, I think I was in Hartford in 1977.

bobbymitch
01-28-2009, 09:49 PM
14 of those cities. But then again, I'm Canadian. How many Canadian cities have you guys been to?

Victoria to Nanaimo and the towns in between, Vancouver (twice), Winnipeg (and those along the road north of I-35), Toronto (twice - one during the so-called SARS scare), and however many there are between Niagra Falls to Port Huron.

el borracho
01-28-2009, 09:49 PM
How many Canadian cities have you guys been to?

Is there more than one Canadian city?

KC_Connection
01-28-2009, 09:49 PM
And a Jayhawk fan? Man I'm confused right now.

Well I go to school in Lawrence...

KC_Connection
01-28-2009, 09:50 PM
Is there more than one Canadian city?
Most Torontonians would say not really (and I'm one of them).

KC_Connection
01-28-2009, 09:51 PM
Victoria to Nanaimo and the towns in between, Vancouver (twice), Winnipeg (and those along the road north of I-35), Toronto (twice - one during the so-called SARS scare), and however many there are between Niagra Falls to Port Huron.

That SARS scare was pretty funny. I remember going to a couple of baseball games that one weekend, and there was basically nobody on the streets or at the games. Actually, it was a series agaisnt the Royals if I'm remembering correctly.

el borracho
01-28-2009, 09:53 PM
A guy walks into a bar in Canada with a baby seal and has a seat at the bar and the seal takes the seat next to him.

The bartender approaches the pair and asks, "What would you like to drink?"
"I'll have a Moosehead draft", says the man.
"And anything for your friend?", asks the bartender.
"Oh, he'll have a Canadian Club on the rocks."

Phobia
01-28-2009, 09:53 PM
Ick. 40 for me.

Yeah - I used to travel 80%. I've been to 48. Spent the night in 45.

el borracho
01-28-2009, 09:56 PM
Most Torontonians would say not really (and I'm one of them).

Hey! I've been to Toronto.

I've also been to Sault St. Marie and whatever is in between the two on the way to Niagara.

KC_Connection
01-28-2009, 09:59 PM
I've also been to Sault St. Marie and whatever is in between the two on the way to Niagara.
I've been there, too. Years ago. Kind of boring I thought.

Edit: Not Niagara Falls, that was pretty cool, I meant Sault St. Marie.

el borracho
01-28-2009, 10:03 PM
Yeah, I wish I had more time in Sault St. Marie... there is supposedly a really cool drift dive there. Too bad my ex-girlfriend's friend didn't realize it wasn't ok to bring her pot across the border and we wasted like five hours (and $80) getting strip-searched and singing the Canadian national anthem.

patteeu
01-28-2009, 10:31 PM
23, unless I count Salt Lake City where I slept for a couple of hours in my car in the middle of the night before getting back on the road.

RJ
01-28-2009, 10:59 PM
30 for me, not counting airport layovers or getting off the bus to piss at a Greyhound station.

Providence isn't getting much love. I like that city. Really interesting old buildings and some great food. When I was there it appeared the locals liked to eat donuts after a Saturday night of drinking. On Sunday morning the streets were littered with donut boxes, which was extra funny as every downtown corner had a "Keep Our City Clean" banner hanging.

2bikemike
01-28-2009, 11:46 PM
I have been to almost every city on the list. I am lacking Cincinnati, Austin, San Antonio, and Birmingham.

KC_Connection
01-28-2009, 11:55 PM
Yeah, I wish I had more time in Sault St. Marie... there is supposedly a really cool drift dive there. Too bad my ex-girlfriend's friend didn't realize it wasn't ok to bring her pot across the border and we wasted like five hours (and $80) getting strip-searched and singing the Canadian national anthem.

You could have always smuggled it over like the Trailer Park Boys (if you don't watch that show, you should).

Here's a particularly funny clip of the show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5AZ4kik7g8

ChiTown
01-29-2009, 12:27 AM
Been to every single one of those and a heluvalot more.

Fritz88
01-29-2009, 05:01 AM
that's one huge poll, I think I've been to 10 or 13 of them.

Fritz88
01-29-2009, 05:02 AM
Been to every single one of those and a heluvalot more.

:eek:

Guru
01-29-2009, 06:16 AM
14 (should be 15, but I neglected to check Orlando). I've also driven through 11 others without stopping, and once had a flight connection in Birmingham.Something about Mickeywood makes you forget huh?

warrior
01-29-2009, 06:30 AM
26 Guess I need to travel more, probably been to more states than big cities.

PhillyChiefFan
01-29-2009, 06:35 AM
18

DJay23
01-29-2009, 06:44 AM
Been to 23 if you count passing through by land and by air(port). These cities I visit frequently:
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Buffalo
NYC
Baltimore

Stewie
01-29-2009, 06:45 AM
21

Been to 49 of the 50 states. When vacationing I usually avoid big cities and head for naturally beautiful places. Most big cities are cookie-cutter these days with no defining attributes, just Home Depots and Walmarts. It's kind of sad, really.

HonestChieffan
01-29-2009, 07:41 AM
all but 11

luv
01-29-2009, 07:46 AM
Oops. Completely overlooked Vegas.

Amnorix
01-29-2009, 08:07 AM
It's not quite Providence, but I'd really like to go to Newport, RI, and check it out.

Newport is really quite cool. It's also really quite far away from you, but I can recommend it FWIW.

Amnorix
01-29-2009, 08:09 AM
only been to about 8 or so total. I keep hitting the same spots, somehow. Been to Toronto (not on the polls, obviously) like 4 times, Orlando 3 times, etc. Need to get around more...

R&GHomer
01-29-2009, 08:13 AM
24

Steron
01-29-2009, 08:19 AM
21

eazyb81
01-29-2009, 09:06 AM
I'm surprised more people haven't been to NYC. I figured that would be one of the most popular choices.

Stinger
01-29-2009, 09:09 AM
You've got 41, but haven't been to New York?



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Job takes me to a lot of places but NY has not been one of them. Family will travel with me some depending where I am the moment. So when vacations come not to keen on traveling. I will make probably make it to NY and probably the other 7 in the next 4-6 years if I decided to stay with the current buisness.

Molitoth
01-29-2009, 09:11 AM
18 fer me

Frazod
01-29-2009, 09:11 AM
Something about Mickeywood makes you forget huh?

Bootcamp, actually. Although I have been to Disney World twice.

TrebMaxx
01-29-2009, 09:12 AM
Been to 29 of them, more if you counted a day trip.

Chiefnj2
01-29-2009, 09:16 AM
18 overnight, probably about 23 if passing through counts.

Dave Lane
01-29-2009, 10:42 AM
39 out of 49. I was on a roll at the beginning...

Dave Lane
01-29-2009, 10:43 AM
I could have had 46 with pass through / landings.

Gonzo
01-29-2009, 10:51 AM
21

Dicky McElephant
01-29-2009, 11:00 AM
14

kc rush
01-29-2009, 01:04 PM
19 where I've stayed overnight and another 8 where I drove through or had a layover.

lazepoo
01-29-2009, 01:26 PM
I've been to 24... wish I'd seen more of the northeast and northwest, but I've still got time since I don't have kids.

lazepoo
01-29-2009, 01:28 PM
I'm shocked that so many people still live in Detroit. That is one place that I couldn't leave fast enough once my business was concluded.

Katipan
01-29-2009, 01:30 PM
10 cities in 6 states.

Nothing compares to Waterloo; Iowa, tho.

Buck
01-29-2009, 01:41 PM
11

Frosty
01-29-2009, 01:48 PM
I've been through a bunch of them but have only really spent a lot of time in two: Portland and Seattle

buddha
01-29-2009, 02:03 PM
All but eight. It starts to peter out toward the end.

HemiEd
01-29-2009, 03:13 PM
Damn I must be old and have traveled a lot. I have been to all of them, and lived in several of them. :eek:

alpha_omega
01-29-2009, 03:18 PM
30 some

HemiEd
01-29-2009, 04:03 PM
It looks like Prividence R.I. and Fall River Mass are bringing up the rear. Providence is a cool place, #1 daughter was born in North Kingstown, R.I. and Mrs HemiEd was born in Fall River, Ma.

JuicesFlowing
01-29-2009, 04:04 PM
According to the options on this list, I've stayed overnight in more places outside of this country than I have here in the USA. Mostly in Great Britain and Mexico.

Bob Dole
01-29-2009, 04:40 PM
Only 14, but lived in 3 of those.