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Austin

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THE BEST...

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