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Memphis

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THE WORST...

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