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City Face-Off: Results

People


Sub Category Minneapolis/St. Paul Austin
Attractive 10 7
Friendly 4 7
Intelligent 1 5
Athletic/active 4 2
Diverse 25 18
Stylish 16 13
Offbeat 11 3
Passionate sports fan 11 14
Driving ability/Good drivers 1 13
Proud of their city 10 8
Tech-savvy 5 3
Charming local accent 10 12
Type of Trip


Sub Category Minneapolis/St. Paul Austin
Romantic escape 20 21
Wild weekend 17 4
Family vacation 9 28
Cultural getaway 14 24
Pet-friendly vacation 3 4
Base for day trips 16 17
Girlfriend getaways 16 11
Gay-friendly 3 11
Nightlife


Sub Category Minneapolis/St. Paul Austin
Happy hour 13 6
Music scene 8 3
Singles scene 13 3
Sports bars 6 15
Cocktail lounges 16 15
Culture


Sub Category Minneapolis/St. Paul Austin
Classical music 6 28
Theater/performance art 2 22
Street performers 22 6
Museums/galleries 8 28
Historical sites/monuments 22 21
Free attractions 8 11
Shopping


Sub Category Minneapolis/St. Paul Austin
Luxury stores 15 29
Independent boutiques 15 9
Antique stores 8 12
Home decor and design stores 1 21
Flea markets 9 14
Food/Drink/Restaurants


Sub Category Minneapolis/St. Paul Austin
Fine-dining restaurants 16 31
Barbecue 14 3
Pizza 6 15
Hamburgers 5 7
Cafes 12 17
Ethnic food 19 20
Street food/Food trucks 17 2
Microbrew beer 6 11
Coffee 7 12
Ice cream 18 7
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience


Sub Category Minneapolis/St. Paul Austin
Cleanliness 1 15
Weather 29 13
Safety 3 8
Affordability 4 9
Wireless coverage 2 6
Architecture/Cool buildings 17 22
Range of hotel options 18 28
Public parks and outdoor access 1 11
Peace and quiet 5 15
People-watching 21 12
Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness 10 20
Environmental friendliness 3 11
Best Times to Visit


Sub Category Minneapolis/St. Paul Austin
Fall 6 12
Winter 32 9
Christmas 24 17
New Year's Eve 30 10
Valentine's Day 29 12
Spring Break 31 8
Summer 1 28
4th of July 2 26

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