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World’s top-rated cities for travelers

What makes a city great for travelers? Helpful locals, great shopping, good public transport, cultural experiences? A recent survey by travel site TripAdvisor reveals how travelers view key tourist cities around the world. The survey asked TripAdvisor reviewers to rate cities in 16 categories that included these and others, such as best value, best overall experience, best night life, clean streets and even friendly taxi drivers. Cities such as Tokyo, New York, and Singapore scored high in several categories. The results were compiled based on more than 54,000 responses from those who have recently written TripAdvisor reviews for featured cities around the world.

 
These are the world’s top-rated cities for travelers:
 
Tokyo
 
Ranking first for city with the best overall experience was Tokyo. The city also claimed top spots for helpfulness of locals, taxi service, local public transportation and cleanliness of streets. Tokyo received high marks across the board, including comfort for solo travelers and night life, and it ranked among the top 10 in 13 of 16 categories in the survey.
 
New York City
 
New York City, the only U.S. city on the list of world destinations evaluated in the survey, was top of the heap for best restaurants and night life. It also came in second for best overall experience, shopping and attractions/things to do. In terms of value for the money, the Big Apple ranked No. 30, and also ranked in the lower third for cleanliness of streets. Travelers think the Big Apple’s cabdrivers could flash some more smiles — it ranked No. 30 for friendliness of taxis...