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City Face-Off: Results

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WINNER
Chicago
Best Times to Visit


Sub Category Chicago New York City
Fall 21 18
New Year's Eve 27 13
Spring Break 25 23
Summer 9 23
Winter 28 9
Culture


Sub Category Chicago New York City
Classical music 3 1
Historical sites/monuments 16 13
Museums/galleries 3 2
Theater/performance art 3 1
Food/Drink/Restaurants


Sub Category Chicago New York City
Big-name restaurants 3 1
Ethnic food 6 1
Farmers' markets 21 25
Neighborhood joints and cafes 8 4
Hotels


Sub Category Chicago New York City
Affordable hotels 23 35
All-in-one resorts 27 33
B&Bs/Inns 27 34
Big-name luxury hotels 4 2
Business hotels 1 2
Stylish boutique hotels 8 6
Local Specialties


Sub Category Chicago New York City
Barbecue 16 31
Coffee 15 5
Hamburgers 6 9
Microbrew beer 14 24
Pizza 1 2
Nightlife


Sub Category Chicago New York City
Cocktail hour 5 3
Live music/concerts and bands 6 5
Singles/bar scene 5 4
People


Sub Category Chicago New York City
Athletic/active 21 24
Attractive 18 13
Diverse 5 1
Friendly 21 34
Intelligent 15 17
Stylish 8 1
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience


Sub Category Chicago New York City
Cleanliness 18 31
Environmental friendliness 19 33
Noteworthy neighborhoods 7 5
Peace and quiet 26 34
People-watching 12 4
Public parks and outdoor access 13 21
Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness 5 13
Safety 22 26
Skyline/views 1 2
Weather 34 26
Shopping


Sub Category Chicago New York City
Antique stores 16 10
Home decor and design stores 3 1
Independent boutiques 10 1
Luxury stores 3 1
Vintage shops and flea markets 19 9
Type of Trip


Sub Category Chicago New York City
Affordable getaway 23 35
Cultural getaway 11 7
Family vacation 18 28
Relaxing retreat 23 35
Romantic escape 13 15
Wild weekend 8 5

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