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Phoenix/Scottsdale

201311-hd-afc-phoenix-scottsdalePhoto credit: Kerrick James/Corbis

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THE WORST...

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