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Memphis

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THE WORST...

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