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Anchorage

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