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Minneapolis/St. Paul

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THE WORST...

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