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THE WORST...

  • denotes a Top 10 ranking
  • denotes a Bottom 10 ranking
People
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
11 Athletic/active
20 Attractive
21 Diverse
33 Driving ability/Good drivers
25 Friendly
3 Intelligent
9 Charming local accent
21 Offbeat
5 Proud of their city
2 Passionate sports fan
15 Stylish
4 Tech-savvy
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
12 Base for day trips
6 Cultural getaway
10 Family vacation
16 Gay-friendly
23 Girlfriend getaways
22 Pet-friendly vacation
14 Romantic escape
22 Wild weekend
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
18 Cocktail lounges
28 Happy hour
20 Music scene
17 Singles scene
2 Sports bars
Culture
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
2 Classical music
7 Free attractions
3 Historical sites/monuments
6 Museums/galleries
11 Street performers
8 Theater/performance art
Shopping
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
14 Antique stores
25 Flea markets
17 Home decor and design stores
14 Independent boutiques
9 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
32 Barbecue
14 Cafes
17 Coffee
18 Ethnic food
10 Fine-dining restaurants
18 Hamburgers
8 Ice cream
8 Microbrew beer
5 Pizza
15 Street food/Food trucks
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
30 Affordability
8 Architecture/Cool buildings
20 Cleanliness
16 Environmental friendliness
16 Range of hotel options
22 Peace and quiet
16 People-watching
12 Public parks and outdoor access
6 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
17 Safety
25 Weather
13 Wireless coverage
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
3 4th of July
25 Christmas
10 Fall
25 New Year's Eve
27 Spring Break
10 Summer
26 Valentine's Day
31 Winter
People
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
16 Athletic/active
28 Attractive
25 Diverse
28 Driving ability/Good drivers
33 Friendly
3 Intelligent
9 Charming local accent
28 Offbeat
9 Proud of their city
2 Passionate sports fan
25 Stylish
7 Tech-savvy
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
16 Base for day trips
10 Cultural getaway
14 Family vacation
18 Gay-friendly
24 Girlfriend getaways
25 Pet-friendly vacation
22 Romantic escape
32 Wild weekend
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
29 Cocktail lounges
34 Happy hour
30 Music scene
27 Singles scene
5 Sports bars
Culture
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
5 Classical music
22 Free attractions
6 Historical sites/monuments
11 Museums/galleries
15 Street performers
16 Theater/performance art
Shopping
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
26 Antique stores
29 Flea markets
27 Home decor and design stores
24 Independent boutiques
15 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
32 Barbecue
23 Cafes
19 Coffee
21 Ethnic food
20 Fine-dining restaurants
28 Hamburgers
9 Ice cream
15 Microbrew beer
13 Pizza
20 Street food/Food trucks
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
31 Affordability
11 Architecture/Cool buildings
21 Cleanliness
14 Environmental friendliness
21 Range of hotel options
24 Peace and quiet
21 People-watching
19 Public parks and outdoor access
5 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
14 Safety
29 Weather
28 Wireless coverage
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
3 4th of July
27 Christmas
15 Fall
26 New Year's Eve
32 Spring Break
14 Summer
30 Valentine's Day
33 Winter
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