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Charleston

201011-a-afc-charlestonPhoto credit: Andie Diemer

THE WORST...

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