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Seattle

201311-hd-afc-seattlePhoto credit: Chuck Pefley / Alamy

THE BEST...

THE WORST...

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