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Anchorage

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THE WORST...

  • denotes a Top 10 ranking
  • denotes a Bottom 10 ranking
People
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
19 Athletic/active
35 Attractive
30 Diverse
10 Driving ability/Good drivers
20 Friendly
32 Intelligent
24 Charming local accent
17 Offbeat
22 Proud of their city
34 Passionate sports fan
35 Stylish
33 Tech-savvy
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
14 Base for day trips
27 Cultural getaway
16 Family vacation
34 Gay-friendly
34 Girlfriend getaways
25 Pet-friendly vacation
32 Romantic escape
34 Wild weekend
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
34 Cocktail lounges
34 Happy hour
34 Music scene
35 Singles scene
33 Sports bars
Culture
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
34 Classical music
27 Free attractions
31 Historical sites/monuments
32 Museums/galleries
33 Street performers
35 Theater/performance art
Shopping
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
32 Antique stores
31 Flea markets
34 Home decor and design stores
34 Independent boutiques
35 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
33 Barbecue
33 Cafes
23 Coffee
34 Ethnic food
35 Fine-dining restaurants
35 Hamburgers
23 Ice cream
18 Microbrew beer
31 Pizza
34 Street food/Food trucks
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
28 Affordability
35 Architecture/Cool buildings
11 Cleanliness
14 Environmental friendliness
35 Range of hotel options
2 Peace and quiet
31 People-watching
13 Public parks and outdoor access
28 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
18 Safety
30 Weather
35 Wireless coverage
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
16 4th of July
35 Christmas
35 Fall
34 New Year's Eve
34 Spring Break
11 Summer
35 Valentine's Day
33 Winter
People
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
9 Athletic/active
30 Attractive
17 Diverse
17 Driving ability/Good drivers
18 Friendly
22 Intelligent
31 Charming local accent
14 Offbeat
21 Proud of their city
34 Passionate sports fan
34 Stylish
27 Tech-savvy
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
8 Base for day trips
25 Cultural getaway
13 Family vacation
34 Gay-friendly
32 Girlfriend getaways
12 Pet-friendly vacation
28 Romantic escape
21 Wild weekend
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
33 Cocktail lounges
33 Happy hour
34 Music scene
33 Singles scene
30 Sports bars
Culture
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
31 Classical music
24 Free attractions
25 Historical sites/monuments
23 Museums/galleries
30 Street performers
31 Theater/performance art
Shopping
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
34 Antique stores
35 Flea markets
35 Home decor and design stores
33 Independent boutiques
35 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
35 Barbecue
18 Cafes
7 Coffee
33 Ethnic food
34 Fine-dining restaurants
25 Hamburgers
30 Ice cream
6 Microbrew beer
5 Pizza
31 Street food/Food trucks
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
29 Affordability
35 Architecture/Cool buildings
24 Cleanliness
18 Environmental friendliness
33 Range of hotel options
9 Peace and quiet
30 People-watching
6 Public parks and outdoor access
29 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
20 Safety
30 Weather
35 Wireless coverage
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
13 4th of July
32 Christmas
34 Fall
30 New Year's Eve
29 Spring Break
6 Summer
34 Valentine's Day
24 Winter
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