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Minneapolis/St. Paul

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THE BEST...

THE WORST...

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