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Chicago Ranks Best (And Among Worst) On Cities List

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The Chicago skyline. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (WBBM) - Travel + Leisure magazine has ranked American cities, best-to-worst, in a number of categories and Chicago ranks among both the best and the worst.

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Chicago has the best skyline views, even better than New York, according to the magazine.

And the best pizza–also beating the Big Apple.

And the best business hotels.

Those are all number one rankings for “The Second City”.

Our museums and galleries are ranked third best.

Same with luxury stores.

It may come as no surprise that we don’t have the best year-round weather.

Out of 35 cities, Chicago comes in at number 34.

Only Minneapolis has a worse weather ranking.

Here’s how Chicago and several other cities came out:

Chicago

THE BEST
Skyline/views (#1)
Pizza (#1)
Business hotels (#1)
Museums/galleries (#3)
Luxury stores (#3)

THE WORST
Weather (#34)
Winter/Christmas (#28)
All-in-one resorts (#27)

New York City

THE BEST
Luxury stores (#1)
Theater/performance art (#1)
Ethnic food (#1)
Big-name restaurants (#1)
Diverse (#1)

THE WORST
Affordable getaway (#35)
Relaxing retreat (#35)
Affordable hotels (#35)

Los Angeles

THE BEST
Luxury stores (#4)
Big-name restaurants (#6)
Home decor and design stores (#7)
Big-name luxury hotels (#8)
Weather (#8)

THE WORST
Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness (#35)
Friendly (#35)
Affordable getaway (#34)

There’s more information at http://www.travelandleisure.com/americas-favorite-cities/2010

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