San Diego Ranks Among Best Cities for Tourists in 2016

The report looks at criteria like walkability, safety and weather

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Monica Garske

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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