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New York

201011-a-afc-new-york-cityPhoto credit: Kelly Bazely

THE BEST...

THE WORST...

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