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Santa Fe

2012-afc-santa-fePhoto credit: Danny Lehman/ Corbis

THE WORST...

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