Why?! Look at this place!
This is where museums, theatres, riverfronts, lakefronts, parks, and many other wonderful things tend to congregate. The city is worth a visit or, dare I say, worth calling home. Like anything else, though, you just need to know how to live in your environment.
- Know Where You Are Going: as in, like, know the directions you need to take to get where you’re going, and have a working knowledge of how the city is laid out. This will help prevent you from ending up somewhere you have no intention of being.
- Know Your Neighborhood. Some places are better than others, but just because those places exist doesn’t make the entire city a lawless wasteland.
- Pay Attention to What’s Going On Around You: this is a good thing to do in general – like when you are driving around on your gigantic suburban roads and you need to know where the traffic is so that other cars don’t run into you. It’s like that, but with people.
- Don’t Walk Around With Your Wallet in Your Hand: I’ve seen this happen before. It’s like going to Europe and then leaving your incredibly expensive camera out on the table. You are asking someone to steal that. Don’t do that. Put your wallet in your front pocket.
- If You Don’t Know The Neighborhood, Don’t Park Your Expensive Car on the Street: you can use the parking lots or the garages.
- Don’t Stare At People: Not everyone is out to get you. Chances are, most people actually want nothing to do with you. Know where they are, but don't ogle them. Staring at people or treating them like they are dangerous or crazy will only piss them off.
- Try to Enjoy Yourself: There's plenty for the city to offer. Just don't do anything asinine and you will most likely be fine.