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THE BEST...

THE WORST...

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