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Phoenix/Scottsdale

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THE BEST...

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