San Diego Ranks Among Best Cities for Tourists in 2016

The report looks at criteria like walkability, safety and weather

America’s Finest City is also among the best cities for tourists in 2016 – at least according to a newly-released report.

Personal finance company, ValuePenguin, published a report examining the “Best Cities for Tourists” in 2016 and, as it turns out, San Diego-Carlsbad ranks No. 8.

The rankings on the most visitor-friendly cities looked at 200 metropolitan areas in the United States. Criteria used in the analysis included a city’s walkability, safety and weather, as well as tour guide wages and other factors such as how many hotels and breweries operate in a city.

The report concluded that San Diego ranks 20th when it comes to tourist attractions and 8th overall.

San Diego follows these other top-notch tourist cities on the list, in order:

1) Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California
2) San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California
3) Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska and Iowa
4) New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana
5) Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina
6) Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
7) Austin-Round Rock, Texas

To read the full report, click here.

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