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Phoenix/Scottsdale

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