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San Francisco

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THE BEST...

THE WORST...

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