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San Francisco

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THE BEST...

THE WORST...

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