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Philadelphia

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THE WORST...

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