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San Diego

201011-a-afc-san-diegoPhoto credit: Courtesy of the San Diego CVB

THE BEST...

THE WORST...

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