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Charleston

201311-hd-afc-charlestonPhoto credit: Steve Murray / Alamy

THE WORST...

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