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New York City

201311-hd-afc-new-york-cityPhoto credit: incamerastock / Alamy

THE WORST...

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