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THE BEST...

THE WORST...

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