Newark, New Jersey named 'unfriendliest city'
When on vacation, do you ever pay attention to whether the locals are nice? Do you feel welcome when visiting certain places? Well, a travel magazine polled its readers and came up with a list of the friendliest and least friendly cities in America.
Let's start with the bad news. After checking with readers, Conde Nast Traveler once again determined Newark, New Jersey, is the least friendly city. It noted tourists considered it to be an "airport city" that's "crowded and overpriced."
Another major city that made the list is Miami, Florida. Is this really a surprise to anyone, though? After all, back in 2012, Travel + Leisure ranked Miami the second rudest city in the country.
Unfriendliest:10. Miami, Florida
9. Wilmington, Delaware
8. The Hamptons, New York
7. Los Angeles, California
6. Detroit, Michigan
5. New Haven, Connecticut
4. Atlantic City, New Jersey
3. Hartford, Connecticut
2. Oakland, California
1. Newark, New Jersey
Now onto the friendliest cities, where that famous hospitality the South is known for reins supreme.
Friendliest:10. Asheville, North Carolina
8. (Tie) Nashville, Tennessee and Key West, Florida
7. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
6. Fort Worth, Texas
5. New Orleans, Louisiana
4. Telluride, Colorado
3. San Antonio, Texas
2. Savannah, Georgia
1. Charleston, South Carolina
In fact, only two of the top 10 cities fall outside the South: Telluride, Colorado, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Wyoming Business Report credited its state's spot on the list to the fact that about 2.5 million tourists pass through the city to visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks each year.
An AutoVantage survey from earlier this year found Houston drivers to be the rudest in the country, yet it did not make it to either list.
And landing in the top spot as friendliest city for the second year in a row is Charleston, South Carolina. Tourists praised the city's natural beauty and food scene, as well as finding the locals pretty darn nice.
Conde Nast Traveler came up with these results after analyzing compliments and complaints from 1.3 million readers. But we think you should probably go visit these places yourself before coming to any grand conclusions. After all, maybe some of the locals were just having a bad day. If you want to check out the other cities that made the lists, head on over to Conde Nast Traveler's website.