While I have passed through various large cities recently, I have not stopped in many of them (other than to make transportation connections) from many years. Here are the last times that I stopped in several blue cities.
Los Angeles 1992
New York City 2002
Washington DC 2016
BTW, I live within commuting distance of Baltimore and DC, but haven’t had a compelling reason to visit either for years. I do miss the museums, theatre, and other cultural attractions of DC, but they’re no longer worth the hassle of going into town. I occasionally wind up in my hometown Nashville on family business.
Otherwise, none of these cities are worth the hassle—as the past week has shown.