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New Orleans

201011-a-afc-new-orleansPhoto credit: Cedric Angeles

THE WORST...

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