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THE BEST...

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