Photos: Portland, Oregon Named Top Underrated and Cleanest U.S. City, but Travelers Throw Detroit Under the SUV
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Big Apple Considered Top of the Heap in Several Categories but Travelers Cite Love-Hate with New Yorkers According to TripAdvisor's American City Survey
NEWTON, Mass.,June 25 /PRNewswire/ --TripAdvisor®, the world's most popular and largest travel community, today announced its American city survey of more than 3,400 U.S. respondents revealing opinions on the best and worst of major U.S. cities. Travelers heaped praise on Portland, Oregon, naming it the most underrated U.S. city, as well as the cleanest U.S. city. Detroit, however, was not well received by travelers, as it was considered the least favorite, least healthy, and dirtiest U.S. city. To put Portland's underrated standing in perspective, Las Vegas received in excess of 100 times more searches on TripAdvisor than Oregon's largest city from January through May 2009.
Favorite City Least Favorite City
1. New York City 1. Detroit
2. San Francisco 2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago and Boston(tie) 3. Atlanta
Most Underrated Most Overrated
Portland, Ore. Las Vegas
Most Economical Most Expensive
Las Vegas New York City
Portland, Ore. Detroit
Sexiest Most Boring
Healthiest Least Healthy
Friendliest and Most Helpful Least Friendly and Helpful
New York City New York City
Best Free Attractions Most Romantic
Washington, D.C. Honolulu
Nicest Sounding Accent Most Annoying Accent
"Portland, Oregon is a major U.S. city that doesn't get a whole lot of publicity, but is a gem in the eyes of TripAdvisor travelers," said Michele Perry, vice president of communications for TripAdvisor. "Detroit on the other hand may be suffering a residual effect of the automotive industry collapse, as travelers ran all over Motown."
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