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San Francisco

201311-hd-afc-san-franciscoPhoto credit: YAY Media AS / Alamy

THE WORST...

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