Charleston Still Friendliest

In a USA Today article by Nancy Trejos, you’ll find that Charleston, South Carolina is still the most friendly city in the United States.  Based on a survey from the Conde Nast Traveler which polled more than 80,000 adults, the south still is one of the friendliest places in the country to be.  The 80,000 adults surveys from the 2013 Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Survey put up over 1.3 million votes to list their top ten most friendly cities in the United States.  Charleston, who won the previous year, got the nod for their fantastic culture, said voters.  A city that has people living in a naturally beautiful environment, locals continue to show travelers a good time in hospitality and entertainment.  Charleston’s food scene was also noted as a big factor for travelers.  

Also on the list of friendly cities was Savannah, Georgia.  Those who took the survey labeled Savannah as a city that help them step back in time and their friendly tour guides were also mentioned.  The combined experience earned Savannah second on the list of friendliest cities.

The full list of the top 10 for friendliest cities on the Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Survey were:

  • davidmantek_charlestonfriendlyCharleston, SC
  • Savannah, GA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Telluride, CO
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Jackson Hole, WY
  • Key West, FL
  • Nashville, TN
  • Asheville, NC

These same survey takers also input the most unfriendly cities in the United States and unfortunately for Newark, New Jersey, they took the title for the second straight year.  The city’s mayor, Cory Booker was praised for trying his best to improve upon the city, however many saw the city as an airport city that is overcrowded.  Oakland, California was mentioned as the second most unfriendly city.  Below is the full list of the nine most unfriendly cities according to the survey:

  • Newark, NJ
  • Oakland, CA
  • Hartford, CN
  • Atlantic City, NJ
  • New Haven, CN
  • Detroit, MI
  • The Hamptons, NY
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Miami, FL


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