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THE BEST...

THE WORST...

Weather (#34)
Winter (#28)
All-in-one resorts (#27)
  • denotes a Top 10 ranking
  • denotes a Bottom 10 ranking
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
24 Fall
28 New Year's Eve
27 Spring Break
8 Summer
32 Winter
Culture
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
5 Classical music
18 Historical sites/monuments
4 Museums/galleries
4 Theater/performance art
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
4 Big-name restaurants
5 Ethnic food
20 Farmers' markets
9 Neighborhood joints and cafes
Hotels
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
24 Affordable hotels
23 All-in-one resorts
29 B&Bs/Inns
3 Big-name luxury hotels
4 Business hotels
10 Stylish boutique hotels
Local Specialties
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
12 Barbecue
21 Coffee
8 Hamburgers
22 Microbrew beer
1 Pizza
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
10 Cocktail hour
5 Live music/concerts and bands
6 Singles/bar scene
People
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
24 Athletic/active
17 Attractive
10 Diverse
20 Friendly
20 Intelligent
12 Stylish
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
16 Cleanliness
19 Environmental friendliness
7 Noteworthy neighborhoods
29 Peace and quiet
16 People-watching
13 Public parks and outdoor access
5 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
27 Safety
1 Skyline/views
34 Weather
Shopping
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
24 Antique stores
7 Home decor and design stores
11 Independent boutiques
6 Luxury stores
21 Vintage shops and flea markets
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
25 Affordable getaway
10 Cultural getaway
22 Family vacation
26 Relaxing retreat
15 Romantic escape
8 Wild weekend
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