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THE WORST...

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