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New York City

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