The 8 Friendliest Places in the U.S.

August 23, 2016

Southern hospitality still reigns. If you want to be around friendly people, head to Charleston, S.C. The city nabbed the first spot on Conde Naste Traveler’s 2016 Friendliest Cities in the U.S. -- as well as its world list too.

The results are from the publication’s Readers’ Choice Awards survey, based on 128,000 travelers’ experiences with locals. As for the city that readers found to be the least friendly, Newark, New Jersey came out on top for the second year in a row.

Here are the eight cities in the U.S. that topped the publication’s friendliest places list:

  1. Charleston, S.C.
  2. Park City, Utah
  3. Savannah, Ga.
  4. Nasvhille, Tenn.
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Santa Fe, N.M.
  7. Asheville, N.C.
  8. Jackson, Wyo.

Source: “The 2016 Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the U.S.,” Conde Nast Traveler (Aug. 11, 2016)