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Minneapolis/St. Paul

201311-hd-afc-minneapolis-st-paulPhoto credit: Andre Jenny / Alamy

THE WORST...

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