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Houston

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THE BEST...

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