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Boston

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THE WORST...

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Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
8 Fall
23 New Year's Eve
33 Spring Break
13 Summer
30 Winter
Culture
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
7 Classical music
4 Historical sites/monuments
13 Museums/galleries
15 Theater/performance art
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
16 Big-name restaurants
21 Ethnic food
27 Farmers' markets
19 Neighborhood joints and cafes
Hotels
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
34 Affordable hotels
31 All-in-one resorts
24 B&Bs/Inns
14 Big-name luxury hotels
13 Business hotels
26 Stylish boutique hotels
Local Specialties
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
34 Barbecue
22 Coffee
32 Hamburgers
14 Microbrew beer
10 Pizza
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
33 Cocktail hour
26 Live music/concerts and bands
27 Singles/bar scene
People
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
19 Athletic/active
27 Attractive
24 Diverse
32 Friendly
7 Intelligent
22 Stylish
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
23 Cleanliness
20 Environmental friendliness
10 Noteworthy neighborhoods
25 Peace and quiet
27 People-watching
19 Public parks and outdoor access
7 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
17 Safety
16 Skyline/views
33 Weather
Shopping
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
23 Antique stores
26 Home decor and design stores
17 Independent boutiques
13 Luxury stores
30 Vintage shops and flea markets
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
32 Affordable getaway
11 Cultural getaway
18 Family vacation
27 Relaxing retreat
22 Romantic escape
31 Wild weekend
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