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San Diego

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THE BEST...

THE WORST...

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