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City Face-Off: Results

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WINNER
Boston
People


Sub Category Boston Washington, D.C.
Attractive 22 31
Intelligent 3 11
Friendly 31 33
Driving ability/Good drivers 32 31
Tech-savvy 5 13
Offbeat 24 31
Passionate sports fan 2 33
Proud of their city 5 33
Athletic/active 14 24
Diverse 22 11
Stylish 18 22
Nightlife


Sub Category Boston Washington, D.C.
Cocktail hour 26 22
Singles/bar scene 18 27
Live music/concerts and bands 22 29
Culture


Sub Category Boston Washington, D.C.
Classical music 3 8
Theater/performance art 11 16
Museums/galleries 7 1
Historical sites/monuments 5 2
Shopping


Sub Category Boston Washington, D.C.
Luxury stores 9 21
Independent boutiques 16 27
Antique stores 16 27
Home decor and design stores 23 28
Flea markets 31 28
Food/Drink/Restaurants


Sub Category Boston Washington, D.C.
Fine-dining restaurants 15 18
Barbecue 34 31
Pizza 7 29
Hamburgers 23 28
Cafes 17 23
Ethnic food 20 16
Street food 17 24
Microbrew beer 8 28
Coffee 16 26
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience


Sub Category Boston Washington, D.C.
Cleanliness 22 24
Weather 28 25
Safety 15 28
Affordability 29 33
Wireless coverage 16 27
Architecture/Cool buildings 12 9
Range of hotel options 12 11
Public parks and outdoor access 13 11
Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness 5 6
Peace and quiet 23 28
People-watching 20 21
Best Times to Visit


Sub Category Boston Washington, D.C.
Fall 12 19
Winter 32 28
Christmas 28 27
New Year's Eve 25 30
Valentine's Day 27 31
Spring Break 29 18
4th of July 3 11
Summer 9 26
Type of Trip


Sub Category Boston Washington, D.C.
Romantic escape 18 31
Wild weekend 25 34
Family vacation 15 6
Cultural getaway 8 3
Pet-friendly vacation 25 28
Base for day trips 13 23

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