Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cool Cities for this Generation

In modern times traveling is fast and easy. Epicenters of cool have sprung up all around the world even in some unlikely places. I think one of the coolest aspects that cities can have today is diversity. Here’s a list of what I consider to be some of the coolest cities currently.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai has become one of the great centers of technological growth, attracting young entrepreneurs from across the globe. Dubai is a modern city full of skyscrapers and even a hotel that can change shapes with individually moving floors. Whether you’re relaxing on the luxurious man-made islands or attending board meeting at one thee five-star hotels, Dubai is definitely a cool place to be.

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam is a city full of young people with a very liberal and carefree attitude. Many people choose to hang out in cafés to discuss the latest art show or newest philosophy. Others choose to spend their time in the red light district enjoying the legal prostitution and marijuana. Amsterdam is also famous for their festivals of which there are over a hundred with various ethnic backgrounds.

Seattle, Washington: Seattle is becoming one of the most popular places in the United States for young people to move. Seattle has the benefits of being a large city, but also has a wide variety of outdoor activities and great weather. Sailing, hiking, skiing, and snowboarding are just a few of the things that you can enjoy. Seattle is also a leader in the movement towards green technologies.

New Delhi, India: New Delhi is a huge city full of every culture imaginable. Different languages can be heard on every street corner. New Delhi is also the home of most Bollywood productions which are becoming more prevalent worldwide. In New Delhi you can enjoy both the rich history and modern cinema.


  1. You totally hit on several different cities that all each appeal to a different group of people. Some have been cooler longer than others as well. Can we predict how long a place will be cool?

  2. You hit the nail on the head with Dubai. My goodness, what a beautiful city. It's on the cutting edge - the city of the future. Oil money does a lot for redesigning a city, and they have used it to certainly make it one of the gems of the Middle East.

    Your others are fairly typical, but completely accurate. I agree with FJohn in that you covered many groups with your choices.

    Good entry!