What a bummer, Seattle; we’re No. 2.
San Francisco is officially cooler than Seattle, according to Forbes and Sperling’s Best Places, which found that the former was “crushing” the competition when it came to restaurants, world-class museums, sports teams, good hiking and reliable mass transit.
Seattle, however, trumped all other contenders when it came to, yes, coffee and beer.
“Seattle won on this front with 83 coffee shops, coffee roasters & craft beer breweries per 100,000 residents,” according to the 2017 edition of America’s Coolest Cities, published on Thursday.
Seattle also placed first when it comes to the number of options for recreational activities, including parks, zoos, sporting events and art and cultural activities.
A city’s ranking was also influenced by diversity and net migration to an area, as well as the number of inhabitants aged 25 to 34, since “youth brings vibrancy and new ideas,” the list’s creators determined.
Here’s the full list:
1. San Francisco
3. San Diego
4. New Orleans
6. San Jose
7. Los Angeles
8. New York
11. Charleston, S.C.
18. Las Vegas
20. Tampa, Fla.