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Austin

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People
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
3 Athletic/active
5 Attractive
15 Diverse
4 Friendly
2 Intelligent
12 Stylish
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
9 Active/adventure vacation
10 Affordable getaway
21 Cultural getaway
23 Family vacation
13 Relaxing retreat
19 Romantic escape
5 Wild weekend
Hotels
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
11 Affordable hotels
14 All-in-one resorts
7 B&Bs/Inns
26 Big-name luxury hotels
24 Business hotels
19 Stylish boutique hotels
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
6 Cocktail hour
3 Live music/concerts and bands
3 Singles/bar scene
Culture
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
25 Classical music
16 Historical sites/monuments
25 Museums/galleries
23 Theater
Shopping
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
7 Antique and vintage shops
12 Independent boutiques
27 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
27 Big-name restaurants
7 Cafes
16 Ethnic food
9 Farmers' markets
3 Neighborhood joints
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
4 Cleanliness
5 Environmental friendliness
20 Noteworthy neighborhoods
10 Peace and quiet
7 People-watching
8 Public parks and outdoor access
16 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
4 Safety
21 Skyline/views
12 Weather
Airports
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
7 Design & Functionality (architecture, layout, signage)
12 Entertainment (spas, kid zones, complimentary Wi-Fi, etc.)
10 Food & drink (restaurants, bars, snack and coffee shops)
12 Lounges
7 On-time arrivals/departures
19 Shopping
9 Staff efficiency (security and luggage handling)
14 Transportation (to/from & within)
Holiday Travel
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
10 Spring Break
24 Summer Vacation
15 Thanksgiving
16 Winter
People
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
2 Athletic/active
8 Attractive
21 Diverse
5 Friendly
5 Intelligent
15 Stylish
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
10 Active/adventure vacation
11 Affordable getaway
25 Cultural getaway
26 Family vacation
14 Relaxing retreat
19 Romantic escape
5 Wild weekend
Hotels
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
17 Affordable hotels
15 All-in-one resorts
9 B&Bs/Inns
26 Big-name luxury hotels
26 Business hotels
21 Stylish boutique hotels
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
8 Cocktail hour
3 Live music/concerts and bands
5 Singles/bar scene
Culture
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
26 Classical music
22 Historical sites/monuments
29 Museums/galleries
26 Theater
Shopping
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
9 Antique and vintage shops
11 Independent boutiques
27 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
29 Big-name restaurants
7 Cafes
29 Ethnic food
17 Farmers' markets
12 Neighborhood joints
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
8 Cleanliness
6 Environmental friendliness
23 Noteworthy neighborhoods
13 Peace and quiet
11 People-watching
8 Public parks and outdoor access
20 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
5 Safety
19 Skyline/views
14 Weather
Airports
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
7 Design & Functionality (architecture, layout, signage)
16 Entertainment (spas, kid zones, complimentary Wi-Fi, etc.)
6 Food & drink (restaurants, bars, snack and coffee shops)
18 Lounges
7 On-time arrivals/departures
19 Shopping
10 Staff efficiency (security and luggage handling)
17 Transportation (to/from & within)
Holiday Travel
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
11 Spring Break
24 Summer Vacation
18 Thanksgiving
18 Winter
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