'Best of' cities survey unveiled

Miami likes to consider itself the home of The Beautiful People. Travel + Leisure magazine concurs.

The city has been named as the one with the most beautiful people, according to an online survey of "America's Favorite Cities" by the magazine. Philadelphia placed last, for the second straight year, in the list of 25 cities.

The online survey, which drew 125,000 responses, ranked 25 U.S. cities in 45 categories ranging. Here's a sampling of some of the results:

Best for a romantic getaway:Honolulu.
Best for weather: Honolulu.
Best for a wild weekend: Tie, Las Vegas and New Orleans.
Best for historical sites/monuments: Washington, D.C.
Best for friendly people: Charleston, SC.
Best for shopping: New York.
Best for the arts: New York.
Best for diversity of residents: New York.
Best skyline: New York.
Best for smart residents: Seattle.
Best affordability: San Antonio.
Best for peace and quiet: Santa Fe, NM.
Best for cleanliness: Portland, OR.
Best for a family vacation: Orlando, FL.
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