weekenGO

Best Cities to Spend a Weekend

At weekenGO, we live and breathe weekend getaways, so the topic of which destination is best to visit is debated in our office on a daily basis. To settle the question, we decided to commission a study into the best cities to spend 48 hours. The goal of the study was not only to define which factors make a city great for short visits, but also which trips are best suited to different age groups and dynamics.

To determine the criteria for the study, we looked at all the factors which could affect a weekend trip, such as time spent stuck in traffic and the availability of accommodation. Since different types of travellers look for different kinds of attractions, the study offers both a general overall ranking, and in addition splits the results to show which cities are best suited for millennials, families and baby boomers. The number of main tourist attractions such as museums and galleries were factored into the research, as well as safety, equality and tolerance. Calculating all scores, we were able to create the ultimate index of the best cities to spend a weekend.

"Given the fact that we looked at over 1,000 cities worldwide, every destination that made it to this top 100 ranking ought to be on your weekend getaway bucket list." commented Tobias Boese, co-founder and managing director of weekenGO. "Cities at the top of the ranking such as London, Paris and New York are iconic for a reason, but those cities at the bottom of the ranking such as Casablanca and Belgrade still have a great deal to offer for an unforgettable weekend trip."

The table below shows the overall ranking, as well as the individual ranking for millennials, families and baby boomers. The methodology underneath the table of results shows how the the final categories for the ranking were determined. All research criteria can be filtered by clicking the icon for each column header.

City
  •  Mobility
  •  Walkability
  •  Green Spaces
  •  Accommodation
Social
  •  Dining
  •  Bars
  •  Clubs
  •  Music Venues
Activities
  •  Concerts
  •  Cultural Events
  •  Museums and Galleries
  •  Theatre and Cinemas
Safety and Tolerance
  •  Women's Rights and Safety
  •  LGBT-Friendly Score
  •  Security
Best for...
  •  Millennials
  •  Families
  •  Baby Boomers
Score
  •  Total Score
    CITY ACTIVITIES SAFETY AND TOLERANCE BEST FOR...  
# City   Country  
1 London United Kingdom 86.05 88.30 85.00 96.71 98.49 98.79 98.49 98.45 100.00 98.79 99.70 100.00 87.70 98.49 77.27 93.28 90.59 90.09 94.15
2 Berlin Germany 86.46 91.09 86.50 93.06 89.39 96.97 97.88 99.38 98.18 97.88 99.09 99.70 90.55 99.40 84.24 93.34 91.21 89.80 93.98
3 Vienna Austria 90.43 87.08 92.81 90.18 91.52 92.73 95.46 91.65 95.15 98.18 98.18 94.55 86.67 95.76 96.97 91.81 94.46 92.45 93.15
4 Hamburg Germany 86.14 93.39 83.44 89.52 90.91 89.39 95.76 97.53 97.88 99.70 90.30 98.49 92.00 86.97 98.79 90.50 91.31 91.70 92.68
5 Paris France 87.61 88.22 80.00 96.96 99.09 97.88 96.97 100.00 98.49 90.61 97.58 98.79 82.55 96.97 78.18 91.74 88.49 88.67 92.66
6 Amsterdam Netherlands 85.92 90.40 85.60 93.39 79.70 95.15 91.21 94.12 97.27 98.49 95.76 95.46 94.24 99.70 92.73 92.54 91.98 89.46 92.61
7 New York City USA 80.91 85.35 75.00 95.38 99.39 99.39 99.09 98.14 99.70 95.46 97.88 99.39 83.70 97.58 74.85 90.68 86.58 86.62 92.08
8 Munich Germany 86.84 90.13 83.44 91.23 89.09 89.09 95.46 95.98 96.36 95.20 90.30 97.88 90.91 93.64 95.46 90.79 90.41 90.20 92.07
9 Barcelona Spain 87.40 91.00 75.94 95.80 93.70 96.36 97.27 96.91 91.30 92.12 95.50 98.18 82.61 99.09 87.88 90.75 89.11 89.12 92.07
10 Madrid Spain 86.80 86.78 83.50 90.03 93.40 99.09 98.49 98.76 87.88 85.15 93.33 96.67 82.97 100.00 91.21 90.62 88.34 88.13 91.60
11 San Francisco USA 79.53 83.29 80.00 91.89 92.42 94.85 95.46 95.67 99.09 96.36 98.18 96.67 85.15 97.27 83.33 89.62 88.22 86.69 91.28
12 Tokyo Japan 89.30 81.71 74.69 94.56 100.00 99.70 92.73 99.69 86.97 94.24 98.79 93.33 76.12 82.42 98.49 86.47 91.68 90.43 90.85
13 Los Angeles USA 79.64 82.48 74.69 93.35 98.79 97.58 99.39 99.07 99.39 86.36 100.00 99.09 85.15 89.70 73.94 89.04 84.66 84.18 90.58
14 Toronto Canada 91.83 86.50 87.81 87.41 93.03 89.70 93.03 84.54 96.67 88.18 85.46 97.58 92.61 99.39 83.03 91.66 87.29 88.26 90.45
15 Stockholm Sweden 84.63 91.47 92.81 86.63 90.00 87.27 90.91 92.89 90.91 90.91 90.00 82.12 94.18 92.42 90.30 90.14 89.21 89.54 89.83
16 Copenhagen Denmark 77.91 92.05 90.63 84.96 87.27 92.12 88.79 92.58 91.82 76.06 93.03 89.09 93.46 94.85 97.58 89.62 86.70 86.64 89.48
17 Cologne Germany 81.22 89.18 82.81 84.91 88.18 88.18 91.82 94.43 96.97 96.97 80.91 97.27 92.55 93.94 82.12 89.06 84.82 86.48 89.43
18 Sydney Australia 90.59 73.71 97.50 86.13 98.18 92.42 96.67 92.58 93.03 90.91 84.24 90.30 83.82 91.21 80.00 89.45 88.23 88.15 89.42
19 Vancouver Canada 91.29 85.73 98.75 82.21 89.70 84.24 84.55 80.52 94.24 100.00 79.70 94.55 92.79 95.15 86.06 89.88 89.67 90.53 89.30
20 Prague Czech Republic 91.96 92.43 85.00 93.58 86.97 91.52 96.36 90.10 85.15 99.39 92.12 83.33 75.88 86.67 88.18 88.73 91.71 91.07 89.24
21 Dublin Ireland 85.82 91.47 92.81 89.06 85.46 93.33 89.70 89.49 93.64 87.58 78.79 89.70 88.42 93.33 90.00 90.84 87.34 88.89 89.24
22 Zurich Switzerland 88.04 98.55 97.50 88.38 85.15 84.55 90.61 79.28 94.55 93.03 81.52 80.00 96.73 80.30 100.00 91.02 91.41 92.95 89.21
23 Edinburgh United Kingdom 88.99 92.24 99.69 89.75 78.79 88.49 82.42 85.16 92.12 94.55 80.00 83.94 90.61 92.73 94.24 90.78 91.20 91.18 88.91
24 Rome Italy 81.43 92.04 89.38 98.25 96.97 98.18 94.24 97.22 80.61 91.52 91.82 95.76 73.21 76.36 73.94 87.08 87.72 89.07 88.73
25 Oslo Norway 86.59 95.11 94.38 81.89 83.03 85.46 86.06 97.84 90.61 86.97 86.97 78.79 98.67 84.85 93.33 89.29 88.36 88.76 88.70
26 Helsinki Finland 86.75 88.60 94.38 81.96 77.88 83.03 88.79 95.36 84.85 94.55 88.79 84.85 93.88 91.52 94.85 88.19 90.21 88.42 88.67
27 Singapore Singapore 96.13 81.72 89.38 88.03 95.15 93.64 91.52 83.92 77.88 89.70 82.42 92.73 89.46 80.30 96.06 87.56 90.29 90.88 88.53
28 Lisbon Portugal 87.40 86.16 80.00 92.79 92.12 95.76 89.09 91.34 80.91 80.00 89.09 90.91 81.64 96.36 91.52 87.79 86.80 87.14 88.34
29 Auckland New Zealand 89.65 86.41 93.44 80.93 87.58 85.76 86.97 86.70 84.24 96.06 84.24 88.79 90.36 87.58 94.55 87.26 89.81 89.80 88.22
30 Dusseldorf Germany 80.48 91.09 82.50 85.76 86.67 86.06 88.18 87.32 88.79 88.79 82.42 88.49 93.09 88.18 93.03 87.13 85.50 86.90 87.39
31 Buenos Aires Argentina 82.33 73.64 72.50 88.12 92.73 98.49 94.55 96.60 91.52 97.88 94.55 80.91 75.94 88.49 75.15 85.06 85.09 83.19 86.89
32 Frankfurt Main Germany 80.84 88.60 80.00 82.66 88.49 84.85 92.42 89.79 94.85 79.39 87.88 89.70 92.73 87.27 80.61 87.14 81.90 82.94 86.67
33 Brussels Belgium 84.62 90.62 82.50 87.86 88.79 90.61 89.39 94.74 89.70 99.09 78.79 79.39 79.82 85.46 78.49 86.73 85.22 87.42 86.66
34 Glasgow United Kingdom 87.76 94.01 96.25 82.94 84.55 86.97 77.58 90.72 96.06 80.91 76.36 82.12 88.97 90.91 81.82 89.05 84.34 86.89 86.53
35 Mexico City Mexico 81.52 86.50 70.00 86.50 96.67 95.46 96.06 96.29 90.40 78.79 99.39 92.42 72.06 84.55 70.30 84.78 81.09 81.47 86.46
36 Stuttgart Germany 80.42 87.83 100.00 81.09 86.06 82.12 85.46 79.28 93.94 76.06 81.52 94.24 92.91 77.58 96.67 86.82 85.96 86.88 86.34
37 Manchester United Kingdom 89.00 97.21 95.31 82.15 79.39 85.15 81.82 93.81 97.58 81.82 75.46 78.79 87.52 96.67 73.33 90.27 82.85 85.46 86.33
38 Warsaw Poland 89.63 87.45 82.50 84.35 91.21 93.03 93.94 85.16 82.12 76.06 90.91 93.94 78.18 73.94 91.52 85.02 85.83 86.10 86.26
39 Leipzig Germany 81.38 97.21 87.81 79.07 78.49 81.21 84.24 80.52 93.33 83.94 85.15 85.76 92.18 90.30 90.91 87.42 84.71 85.54 86.10
40 Bristol United Kingdom 84.43 94.43 98.75 80.10 76.97 82.73 80.91 89.49 95.46 83.94 71.82 87.27 89.88 94.24 80.30 88.99 83.22 85.56 86.05
41 Brisbane Australia 84.73 73.91 96.25 82.40 84.24 91.21 79.09 83.30 92.42 93.03 88.18 91.21 84.00 83.94 82.73 85.33 87.89 85.33 86.04
42 Sao Paulo Brazil 78.80 75.72 71.88 86.26 97.27 96.67 98.18 93.81 89.09 76.06 94.24 96.06 74.67 90.61 71.21 84.65 79.74 79.60 86.04
43 Miami USA 83.12 84.01 75.31 89.38 94.24 94.24 75.15 86.39 90.00 87.58 87.27 91.21 86.06 93.03 73.03 85.59 82.62 83.81 86.00
44 Rotterdam Netherlands 86.52 91.09 87.81 77.99 80.00 81.82 83.33 82.68 88.18 95.15 86.06 83.94 95.15 84.24 85.46 86.24 86.50 86.29 85.96
45 Hong Kong China 88.08 72.08 87.81 91.13 96.06 93.94 93.33 91.03 75.15 74.85 80.91 86.67 84.42 77.27 96.36 84.80 86.52 86.63 85.94
46 Krakow Poland 87.14 95.11 85.00 85.69 82.42 91.82 83.33 82.37 76.67 97.27 92.73 85.76 78.18 73.94 91.52 84.10 89.89 89.16 85.93
47 Geneva Switzerland 85.03 98.55 95.31 86.40 81.21 80.30 83.33 74.33 82.42 83.94 78.49 84.85 96.55 80.30 97.27 87.58 87.74 89.67 85.89
48 Milan Italy 82.11 95.11 76.25 94.17 90.61 96.06 93.64 92.58 83.64 85.76 89.09 82.12 72.85 75.76 75.15 85.51 83.76 85.59 85.66
49 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 80.14 74.99 85.00 86.26 91.82 100.00 98.18 86.39 84.24 71.82 93.64 96.36 75.03 88.79 70.30 85.85 81.19 80.05 85.53
50 Liverpool United Kingdom 88.65 97.21 97.50 82.47 80.61 86.36 70.61 89.49 92.73 91.52 73.64 72.12 89.33 86.06 84.55 87.88 86.39 88.93 85.52
51 New Delhi India 87.52 86.50 82.50 89.61 95.46 79.70 92.42 86.39 70.30 97.58 93.70 94.55 79.70 73.03 72.42 82.36 87.22 87.37 85.43
52 Taipeh Taiwan 96.22 83.44 73.44 91.35 94.85 87.88 78.79 80.52 74.85 86.97 95.76 80.91 76.61 80.91 95.76 82.61 89.91 88.86 85.22
53 Las Vegas USA 79.90 83.05 72.50 83.41 90.30 90.00 81.82 93.20 98.79 85.15 76.36 93.03 85.15 85.15 76.97 84.42 79.05 81.61 84.99
54 Tel Aviv Israel 89.70 87.45 81.25 86.88 80.91 80.91 87.58 87.32 75.46 77.58 83.94 87.27 85.15 99.09 82.12 85.94 83.58 83.70 84.84
55 Shanghai China 88.35 73.07 71.56 90.48 97.58 97.27 100.00 74.02 74.24 80.00 95.15 80.00 87.88 75.15 87.58 84.22 85.52 84.09 84.82
56 Moscow Russia 95.10 85.28 73.44 89.88 96.36 87.58 85.15 78.04 83.33 89.70 96.97 88.18 74.73 72.12 73.64 82.96 86.45 86.20 84.63
57 Birmingham United Kingdom 90.58 93.39 96.25 78.71 76.06 83.94 75.15 87.63 95.76 88.79 72.42 79.70 88.42 85.76 76.67 87.55 83.90 85.78 84.62
58 Istanbul Turkey 87.39 74.48 73.75 88.90 97.88 90.30 90.00 95.36 80.00 72.42 96.67 90.61 71.88 82.73 71.52 82.16 81.78 80.91 84.26
59 Melbourne Australia 84.13 77.09 95.31 77.40 84.85 83.33 80.91 87.94 87.58 74.85 84.24 87.27 84.18 83.33 84.85 83.70 83.46 82.64 83.82
60 Basel Switzerland 89.44 97.21 92.81 81.57 77.27 77.58 77.88 72.17 88.49 72.42 78.79 74.55 97.27 80.30 99.39 86.95 85.74 87.16 83.81
61 Antwerp Belgium 81.61 95.11 89.38 81.03 81.82 83.64 85.15 84.23 83.94 89.70 80.00 78.49 80.18 81.21 80.91 84.58 83.77 85.65 83.76
62 St Petersburg Russia 88.91 86.88 78.44 90.11 94.55 75.76 84.24 78.66 77.27 88.79 96.36 92.12 74.36 72.12 77.58 80.90 86.70 86.46 83.74
63 Toulouse France 88.03 95.87 77.50 80.11 76.36 90.91 80.30 89.49 85.76 74.24 75.15 83.33 84.36 92.42 81.52 86.14 79.43 81.95 83.69
64 Graz Austria 88.07 99.90 87.81 78.42 74.24 78.79 76.36 78.66 83.03 70.61 83.64 72.12 87.58 95.76 98.18 86.19 84.45 85.32 83.54
65 The Hague Netherlands 82.38 93.39 89.38 77.86 74.55 71.82 75.76 75.57 82.73 83.94 86.36 80.00 94.79 92.42 89.09 84.50 84.84 84.37 83.34
66 Bordeaux France 85.62 95.87 77.50 80.47 81.52 86.67 77.27 90.72 86.06 80.91 71.52 86.67 83.64 83.64 79.39 84.08 79.23 83.04 83.16
67 Shenzhen China 89.75 82.10 92.81 86.18 99.70 94.55 99.70 70.00 70.61 70.00 77.27 70.00 87.52 77.27 79.09 86.72 82.52 85.66 83.10
68 Beijing China 86.17 81.71 73.44 91.65 95.76 74.55 86.97 77.42 73.64 81.82 97.27 80.91 88.24 70.00 85.76 80.71 86.02 85.19 83.02
69 Gothenburg Sweden 81.33 92.43 94.38 80.91 80.30 78.18 75.76 73.40 86.36 81.82 74.55 74.55 94.18 81.52 90.30 85.01 83.88 85.93 82.66
70 Nantes France 88.26 99.70 77.50 74.19 72.42 81.52 83.64 79.59 86.97 77.58 76.06 85.76 84.55 87.88 79.70 84.91 78.88 81.34 82.35
71 Porto Portugal 89.09 90.55 81.25 84.70 85.76 88.79 70.91 70.00 78.79 71.21 77.27 76.36 81.64 96.36 91.52 84.68 82.51 84.87 82.28
72 Riga Latvia 88.56 98.55 89.38 81.54 75.15 72.73 75.15 81.44 77.27 93.64 91.52 71.52 80.24 78.18 78.49 82.40 87.19 86.47 82.22
73 Luxembourg Luxembourg 87.04 97.45 99.38 80.22 72.73 73.03 73.64 72.17 80.00 81.82 70.91 70.00 87.33 89.70 95.15 85.31 85.75 87.68 82.04
74 Ljubljana Slovenia 88.32 97.48 99.38 80.29 71.52 75.76 72.12 76.80 76.67 92.73 76.97 73.03 84.49 82.12 81.21 84.07 86.48 87.28 81.93
75 Bern Switzerland 87.69 86.45 98.75 79.48 72.12 73.94 72.12 75.26 86.67 70.00 74.55 74.24 97.64 80.30 99.09 84.78 84.93 84.80 81.89
76 Cape Town South Africa 91.49 79.45 80.00 83.21 83.33 80.00 87.58 89.49 71.52 72.42 89.70 93.33 79.70 74.85 72.12 80.87 81.49 80.29 81.88
77 Bilbao Spain 86.80 99.70 90.63 77.22 71.82 80.91 77.27 73.40 79.09 76.06 70.91 76.06 82.79 97.90 86.80 85.81 81.40 84.15 81.82
78 Lima Peru 80.51 83.63 70.63 83.48 83.94 76.67 82.42 86.39 78.18 85.76 94.55 89.09 78.67 78.49 71.82 79.19 81.12 79.97 81.61
79 Utrecht Netherlands 83.34 95.11 85.94 77.43 71.21 74.85 72.12 73.40 89.39 71.82 80.00 84.55 94.79 80.61 89.09 83.73 81.27 81.99 81.58
80 Lausanne Switzerland 89.65 85.26 85.94 79.23 73.64 71.52 76.36 70.93 81.82 81.82 73.64 76.36 97.27 80.30 99.39 83.04 84.95 84.99 81.54
81 Tallin Estonia 87.03 90.13 92.81 79.26 74.85 73.94 72.12 81.44 72.12 81.82 86.67 76.36 84.24 82.12 87.27 81.53 85.81 84.74 81.48
82 Bologna Italy 82.22 95.87 81.25 82.17 75.76 82.42 78.79 82.37 79.70 86.36 87.27 77.58 73.03 75.76 74.55 81.25 82.30 82.60 81.01
83 Bucharest Romania 86.02 90.13 78.13 83.34 82.12 78.49 81.82 76.80 76.06 79.39 92.42 75.76 73.33 74.55 86.06 80.21 84.23 83.60 80.96
84 Ålborg Denmark 76.74 99.70 97.50 76.25 70.61 71.21 70.00 72.17 81.21 70.61 70.61 71.21 93.46 94.85 97.58 84.55 81.55 84.14 80.91
85 Dubai UAE 85.16 80.95 70.94 86.48 93.94 76.97 90.30 77.42 72.12 80.00 78.18 80.91 74.97 71.21 93.64 78.79 82.40 84.44 80.88
86 Groningen Netherlands 80.65 98.55 87.81 74.06 70.00 70.91 75.15 70.62 85.46 74.85 70.30 78.18 94.79 89.70 89.09 84.12 79.46 82.14 80.67
87 Zagreb Croatia 90.98 99.70 93.44 81.40 73.03 76.36 77.27 76.19 73.33 88.18 72.42 73.03 78.00 72.73 83.64 82.58 85.01 87.20 80.65
88 Vilnius Lithuania 84.74 99.70 97.81 77.90 73.33 75.15 73.64 77.73 73.94 81.82 88.18 70.00 75.39 77.27 77.88 81.73 84.72 84.74 80.30
89 Brno Czech Republic 81.82 95.94 90.63 76.98 76.67 74.24 73.64 70.00 75.46 93.64 73.03 71.52 75.88 86.67 88.18 81.25 84.05 86.26 80.29
90 Bogota Colombia 83.01 81.91 71.25 86.91 83.64 79.39 86.36 72.17 79.09 74.85 91.21 77.88 82.06 83.03 70.30 81.45 79.59 78.84 80.20
91 Athens Greece 86.86 80.39 75.94 82.92 87.88 76.06 75.15 83.61 78.49 92.12 82.42 75.15 73.39 74.55 76.36 78.19 82.77 83.21 80.09
92 Budapest Hungary 87.03 80.40 78.13 89.11 86.36 77.58 79.70 80.83 81.21 78.49 73.64 84.85 74.61 76.06 72.73 80.42 79.85 81.75 80.05
93 Bratislava Slovakia 83.82 93.65 87.81 80.30 77.58 77.88 73.64 82.99 76.06 74.24 85.46 72.12 76.06 71.21 84.85 80.05 82.75 83.18 79.84
94 Johannesburg South Africa 89.63 82.66 74.69 79.94 78.18 73.33 87.88 82.37 72.73 78.79 83.33 91.82 78.79 73.33 70.00 79.22 79.40 79.13 79.83
95 Reykjavik Iceland 77.41 97.21 77.50 82.21 70.91 70.91 73.64 75.26 71.82 72.42 75.46 73.03 97.82 90.30 86.97 82.09 78.66 80.66 79.52
96 Abu Dhabi UAE 86.50 81.14 70.63 77.03 82.73 79.09 86.06 76.19 71.21 71.21 81.52 82.12 75.15 71.21 93.64 77.56 80.09 80.41 79.03
97 Belgrade Serbia 82.45 86.88 92.81 82.28 79.09 72.42 80.00 72.47 72.73 73.94 77.88 75.46 80.24 70.30 83.64 80.01 82.17 83.01 78.84
98 Monte Carlo Monaco 88.96 97.42 81.25 78.30 70.30 70.00 70.61 74.02 70.61 80.91 70.00 70.00 80.79 78.18 88.18 79.57 81.27 83.62 77.97
99 Sofia Bulgaria 84.91 86.76 90.63 81.40 75.46 72.12 78.18 75.26 74.24 77.58 73.33 73.94 76.12 72.12 76.06 79.61 80.65 81.83 77.87
100 Casablanca Morocco 81.99 84.78 70.00 76.00 73.94 70.30 79.70 70.62 70.00 72.42 71.82 76.36 75.58 72.73 75.76 75.67 74.67 76.41 74.80

The Best Getaway Cities at a glance

METHODOLOGY

To select the cities in the ranking, we studied the top 1000 cities by number of visitors based on the UN-WTO. Within these we analysed criteria such as Mobility, Accommodation and activities. This determined a ranking of 100 cities, which highlights the best cities to spend 48 hours / the weekend.

To make a comparable quantification of how good each city is, we made a three-step evaluation of the data. First, we ranked the raw data from highest to lowest value and then we awarded a standard score based on their ranking in the following manner:

A low score indicates less attractive to visitors, with each increasing number indicating a higher desirability for this factor. Secondly, all umbrella categories (City, Social, Activities and Safety & Tolerance) were given an overall score based on each sub-category. To create a comprehensive ranking, the Final Score is a weighted average of each individual umbrella category, as follows:

Finally, we standardized the data to have a true final score. We also combined some factors to determine the best cities to spend the weekend by age group. This was done as follows:

Millennials: Average of LGBT, Women Safety, Concerts, Clubs, Bars, Accommodation, Green Spaces, Walkability, Mobility

Families: Average of Security, Museums & Galleries, Cultural Events, Accommodation, Green Spaces, Walkability, Mobility

Baby Boomers: Average of Security, Cultural Events, Restaurants, Accommodation, Green Spaces, Walkability, Mobility

Mobility


  • Taxi Price: Price for a 3km Taxi ride in €.
    Source: Carspring Taxi Index
  • Bus / Subway Price: Price for a single journey ticket on the subway (/Bus if no existing subway).
    Source: Official local transport website
  • Perception of Public Transport: Satisfaction with public transportation (percentage).
    Sources: Eurostat EU perception survey, surveys of individual countries, and surveys from peer-reviewed journals
  • Rate of Public Transport: Based on Tripadvisor, weighted with the public perception poll from KFZteile24 study
    Source: Tripadvisor - KFZteile24

Walkability


  • Walkability Rate : Based on Google Maps. Sights in a 3km radius.
    Time : Minutes for a 3km walk from one sight to another.
    Altitude Difference : Difference: Differences in altitude in a 3km walk from one sight to another.
    Source: Google Maps API

Green spaces


  • Rank according to percentage of green public areas in the city.
    Data from city records and satellite data (Google)

Accommodation


  • Number of peer to peer beds available in the city.
    Source Airbnb
    Quality of service available
    Source based on ratings in accordance with World Tourism Organization UNWTO
  • Number of beds available in the city, hotels and hostels. Price in addition as detailed below;

    Hotel Price: Price for 2 nights in a 3 star hotel. Average of 4 different Hotel prices, for 2 people, 1 room, from Fr.: 01.- Sun.: 03.09.2017. Concentrated in city centre.
    Source:hotels.com
  • Hotel Availability: Availability for Hotels, 2 nights, 2 people, 1 room,
    from Fr.: 01.- Sun.: 03.09.2017.
    Source: booking.com
  • Hostel Price: Average price of 4 (when possible) different Hostels, 2 nights, 2 people, from
    people, from Fr.: 01.- Sun.: 03.09.2017
    Hostel Availability: Availability for Hostels, 2 nights, 2 people, from Fr.: 01.- Sun.: 03.09.2017
    Source: hostels.com

Activities


  • Bars: Number of Bars weighted to the maximum occupancy by law.
    Based on licensed establishments per city -
    Source: City records
  • Clubs: Number of Dance Clubs weighted to the maximum occupancy by law.
    Based on licensed establishments per city -
    Source City: records
  • Music Venues: Number of Music Venues weighted to the number of available seats
    Source: City records and yelp.com
  • Dining: Number of restaurants weighted to the maximum occupancy by law. Also includes ratings from sources like Yelp and TripAdvisor
    Based on licensed establishments per city -
    Source: City records

Cultural Activities


  • Concerts: Number of upcoming concerts (6 months).
    Sources: songkick.com, eventful.com, ticketmaster, resident advisor and eventim.
  • Cultural Events (such as Exhibitions & Displays): Number of exhibitions & displays for Q4 2017 - Q1 2018
    Sources: local event calendars or art websites for each city, including the official sites of the city museums for the 2017 - 2018 calendar year.
  • Theatres & Cinemas: Number of theatres and cinemas. Weighted to the number of available seats.
    Based on licensed establishments per city -
    Source: City records
  • Museums & Galleries: Number of museums & galleries.
    Source: worldcitiescultureforum, google maps and official tourist site of the city

Equality & Tolerance


  • Women’s Rights and Safety
  • Source: Lazeeva Study on Sexuality in Cities - OECD - United Nations
    LGBT Tolerance: Numbers from LGBT Score from the Nestpick Millennial Index

Security


  • General Perception of Security - Women's Safety: ercentage of women feeling safe.
    Source: Gallup, OECD, United Nations

Subcategory Scoring System


  • Final Score: Average of all columns
  • Millennials: Average of LGBT, Women Safety, Concerts, Clubs, Bars, Accommodation, Green Spaces, Walkability, Mobility
  • Families: Average of Security, Museums & Galleries, Cultural Events, Accommodation, Green Spaces, Walkability, Mobility
  • Baby Boomers: Average of Security, Cultural Events, Dining, Accommodation, Green Spaces, Walkability, Mobility