Conde Nast Traveler, a respected name in travel information, recently released their 2014 list of the friendliest and unfriendliest cities in the US. We’re proud to announce that our communities are represented in three out of the ten friendliest cities in the nation! Below are our cities that made the cut and what Conde Nast had to say about them! To see the full list check out the Conde Nast Traveler article here.
#8 – Nashville, TN: “Saunter into just about any bar, and you will be highly entertained,” says one reader of the Tennessee city’s famous music scene. (“The bright and colorful characters” certainly help.) Beyond the “boot-scootin’” main drag there is, of course, the Grand Ole Opry, where one show might include “dancers, banjo players, a yodeler, fiddler players, country singers, and even a com
edian.” But even if you’re not interested in tunes, “there’s lots to see and do in this hip Southern town,” such as the Frist Center for Visual Arts and “walking downtown just to soak up the flavor.”
#6 – Ft. Worth, TX: Residents of this Texas city impressed visitors with their “beautiful manners.” One reader enthuses that it’s “Southern friendly done right. Very clean, warm and welcoming.” “Western culture is alive” here, with “cattle drives occurring twice a day in the Stockyards National Historic District,” and there are also “diverse restaurants, exciting nightlife, cultural institutions, and sporting events.” Families stay entertained with attractions like the Fort Worth Zoo and Museum of Science and History.
#3 – San Antonio, TX: “The beauty and majesty of Big Sky country and the friendliness of the folks who live here makes it a must-do trip.” The famed River Walk remains one of its biggest draws, especially “once you discover the Rio Taxi” hop-on, hop-off service and “the quiet upper end.” Culture buffs can’t get enough of the annual Fiesta, an 11-day heritage celebration that’s “a treat for locals and tourists,” while aesthetes flock to the McNay Art Museum for “one of the best collections.” There’s also plenty to eat between “the Guenther House for breakfast” and Lulu’s Bakery and Cafe for “the world’s best chicken fried steak.” “There’s a little something for everyone” in this Texas city.