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Nashville

2012-afc-nashvillePhoto credit: Brian Jannsen / Alamy

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THE WORST...

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