Nashville Is Officially The Friendliest City In America

And the rudest city might surprise you.

Ever wonder where you’ll find the rudest and friendliest cities in America?

For the eighth year in a row, Travel + Leisure has scoured the country asking Americans about their experiences in major U.S. cities with populations over 100,000 people. The publication asked visitors about their perceptions of local style, the overall safety of the city, its access to cultural attractions, delicious dining experiences and ― you guessed it ― how friendly the locals were.

Travel + Leisure acquired 50,000 votes to rank 38 cities throughout the country. So trust us ― and 50,000 other Americans ― when we tell you that even though Miami’s beaches are inviting, the city may not always be. The results are in, and...

America’s Rudest City:

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Miami bumped out last year’s winner, New York City, to take the not-so coveted title of Rudest City in America. Yes, locals are tan and toned with some of the best food and culture in the nation, but visitors reported to Travel + Leisure that the city’s residents were less than welcoming. Warning: Proceed to the beach at your own risk.

America’s Friendliest City:

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On the other end of the spectrum, Nashville was voted the Friendliest City in America. And let’s be honest, we’re not surprised. Nashville has music to fill your soul, BBQ to fill your belly, a fun nightlife and undeniable Southern charm.

Visitors told Travel + Leisure they loved the music and food in this Tennessee hotspot, and its welcoming atmosphere did not go unnoticed. Nashville locals were eager to share their home with newbies, a quality that undoubtedly helped the city take the top spot.

So there you have it! Whether you’re traveling for food, weather or a cultural attraction, pay attention to the way locals treat you. You might be surprised at what you find.

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