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Washington, D.C.

2012-afc-washington-dcPhoto credit: Jason Varney
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People
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
23 Athletic/active
31 Attractive
7 Diverse
35 Driving ability/Good drivers
35 Friendly
6 Intelligent
34 Charming local accent
32 Offbeat
33 Proud of their city
33 Passionate sports fan
25 Stylish
11 Tech-savvy
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
23 Base for day trips
2 Cultural getaway
5 Family vacation
19 Gay-friendly
32 Girlfriend getaways
32 Pet-friendly vacation
30 Romantic escape
33 Wild weekend
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
24 Cocktail lounges
27 Happy hour
30 Music scene
24 Singles scene
32 Sports bars
Culture
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
9 Classical music
1 Free attractions
1 Historical sites/monuments
1 Museums/galleries
28 Street performers
12 Theater/performance art
Shopping
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
30 Antique stores
33 Flea markets
29 Home decor and design stores
29 Independent boutiques
18 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
30 Barbecue
26 Cafes
25 Coffee
15 Ethnic food
19 Fine-dining restaurants
31 Hamburgers
33 Ice cream
28 Microbrew beer
32 Pizza
19 Street food/Food trucks
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
32 Affordability
6 Architecture/Cool buildings
22 Cleanliness
21 Environmental friendliness
14 Range of hotel options
27 Peace and quiet
20 People-watching
8 Public parks and outdoor access
7 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
30 Safety
26 Weather
17 Wireless coverage
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
13 4th of July
28 Christmas
20 Fall
33 New Year's Eve
18 Spring Break
25 Summer
33 Valentine's Day
27 Winter
People
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
22 Athletic/active
33 Attractive
20 Diverse
34 Driving ability/Good drivers
34 Friendly
6 Intelligent
35 Charming local accent
35 Offbeat
35 Proud of their city
31 Passionate sports fan
33 Stylish
20 Tech-savvy
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
30 Base for day trips
13 Cultural getaway
6 Family vacation
21 Gay-friendly
34 Girlfriend getaways
31 Pet-friendly vacation
35 Romantic escape
34 Wild weekend
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
31 Cocktail lounges
28 Happy hour
33 Music scene
30 Singles scene
31 Sports bars
Culture
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
14 Classical music
1 Free attractions
2 Historical sites/monuments
5 Museums/galleries
31 Street performers
23 Theater/performance art
Shopping
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
33 Antique stores
31 Flea markets
32 Home decor and design stores
35 Independent boutiques
21 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
33 Barbecue
34 Cafes
34 Coffee
16 Ethnic food
27 Fine-dining restaurants
29 Hamburgers
35 Ice cream
32 Microbrew beer
35 Pizza
16 Street food/Food trucks
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
33 Affordability
17 Architecture/Cool buildings
22 Cleanliness
22 Environmental friendliness
24 Range of hotel options
29 Peace and quiet
34 People-watching
18 Public parks and outdoor access
8 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
30 Safety
32 Weather
33 Wireless coverage
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
15 4th of July
31 Christmas
24 Fall
35 New Year's Eve
27 Spring Break
32 Summer
33 Valentine's Day
29 Winter
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