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Charleston

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THE WORST...

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