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Washington, D.C.

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THE WORST...

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