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Seattle

2012-afc-seattlePhoto credit: Joel Rogers / Corbis

THE BEST...

THE WORST...

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