The 10 Friendliest Cities in the US: Readers' Choice Awards

The places inspiring your return to travel by Readers' Choice Awards.

For years, we’ve asked our readers to rate a city’s “friendliness” in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey, focusing on where you felt welcome when you traveled. Did an outgoing local go out of their way to give you directions? Was the city easy to navigate? Did you simply get good vibes from the people around you? For our 34th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, we called on all of you to rank the friendliest cities in the U.S.—here are the 10 you loved the most this year.