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Trip List by JenC-7

Best cities to go back to again and again

17 Jan 2008  
4.0 of 5 stars based on 11 votes

Places that I have been to more than once already but still want to return

  • 1. Rome
    Rome, Lazio

    The best city in the world IMO... It has it all: Great food, friendly people, moderate weather... Not to mention layer upon layer of fascinating history. There are many cities and towns that may have great art, OR ancient ruins, OR great food, OR great shopping, but I can' t think of anywhere that can combine it all like Rome!

  • 2. London
    London, England

    I think that Samuel Johnson quote that is in every London guidebook applies here. I have been to London ten times as a tourist and still have a laundry list of things I want to see. The food scene has improved vastly over the last decade. The possibilities for daytrips out of London also are endless.

  • 3. New York City
    New York City, New York

    The best city in the U.S. IMO (sorry Chicago, don't disown me). This city is second only to London in overall things to do, and probably the best city in the U.S. for food. It could take dozens of visits to go through all the museums, and I love that there is such a variety of nightlife and entertainment.

  • 4. Paris
    Paris, Ile-de-France

    I think Paris speaks for itself. I do have to say that ten years ago it wouldn't have made my list because I had a few bad experiences with the famous attitude. Things have much improved (at least for me) and on my most recent trip I experienced nothing but kindness. The city just oozes romance and style!

  • 5. Edinburgh
    Edinburgh, Scotland

    A beautiful city even by European standards. I love that it is so walkable and the major sights so close together. This is my favorite city for a pub crawl. It's convenient to take the express train from London, and combine two of my favorite cities in one trip!

  • 6. Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois

    I grew up here so I might be a little biased... BUT, there's delicious food, friendly people and world-class museums so I think it should be on everyone's list. The Art Institute has the best collection of Impressionist paintings outside of France so it is a definite must-see. I would also recommend taking an architecture boat tour on the Chicago River. The sports fans in Chicago are the best! There is nothing better than coming here to see the Cubs play at Wrigley Field, the Bears at Soldier Field, or the Blackhawks or Bulls at the United Center...

  • 7. Brugge
    Bruges

    It doesn't have the endless sights to see like some of the other places, but sit me down here with a local beer and frites and I'll just hang out and enjoy this beautiful town! This quaint small town with canals and cobblestone streets looks much as it did 400 years ago.

  • 8. Boston
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Boston has the most interesting history of any city in the U.S. in my opinion. There's fantastic Italian food in the North End neighborhood, as well as cozy Irish pubs all over the city. It's a great city to walk around, especially the Freedom Trail. There are lovely parks throughout the city and Cambridge is also a great place to spend the afternoon. The Museum of Fine Arts is fantastic, especially its collection of ancient art, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum nearby offers a unique setting to view some incredible art. Possibly the most important thing to do while in Boston is to take in a baseball game at Fenway Park, the oldest ballpark in the U.S.

  • 9. Vancouver
    Vancouver, British Columbia

    This city has one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world. Nestled between mountains, rainforests, and the ocean, the scenery here is just breathtaking. In addition, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city with a young vibe. There are some great restaurants, particularly those with Asian influences. There are endless opportunities to venture into the great outdoors once you're finished hanging around town. The Sea to Sky Highway that runs from Vancouver to Whistler is one of the world's great scenic drives.

  • 10. San Francisco
    San Francisco, California

    I love San Francisco for being the most "European" feeling city in the United States. I particularly love to hang out in the North Beach neighborhood and pretend that I'm in Italy... Aside from that, there are lots of great museums, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. The fact that it's only an hour or so drive away from one of the best wine regions in the world is just icing on the cake!