Bay Area cities score very well on a list of country's "coolest cities"

Sperling's Best Places just teamed up with the folks at Forbes to release a list of "America's Coolest Cities."

Here's a look at their findings:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Seattle
  3. San Diego
  4. New Orleans
  5. Portland
  6. San Jose
  7. Los Angeles
  8. New York
  9. Boston
  10. Denver
  11. Charleston
  12. Honolulu
  13. Austin
  14. Miami
  15. Madison
  16. Houston
  17. Washington, DC
  18. Las Vegas
  19. Orlando
  20. Tampa

So... What scored San Francisco so high? 

According to the report:

STRENGTHS: local restaurants, alternative transportation, diversity

WEAKNESSES: net migration, small business growth