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San Diego

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THE BEST...

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