Has definitely improved vastly over the past few years. Is still a small city without a huge abundance of things to do, but what it lacks in tourist attractions, it more than makes up for in character and history. Every street has a story to tell with a bar/pub that gives the biggest Irish welcome. Cathedral Quarter is the place to be on a night out, and most drinks are half the price you'd pay in a similar place in London or Edinburgh. Could definitely use some improvements in regards to transport, but there is a frequent metro and glider service that runs around the city, and you can get to most towns and cities in Northern Ireland from Great Victoria Street on a budget.