America’s Friendliest Cities are in the South

America is known for its Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality, and a recent survey conducted by USA tours for the iconic country music, the rich history and cultural heritage, and, of course, the delicious food! It’s unsurprising that many of the towns widely considered to be America’s heartland have made it into the top 10 list of friendliest cities in the country.

Nashville and New Orleans have spirit and charm

Nashville, Tennessee claimed a position in the top ten at a very respectable eighth place. The results were collected from votes by readers of the online travel magazine, who also provided quotes as to why it was the friendliest city. One delighted voted said “There’s lots to see and do in this hip Southern town,” such as the Frist Center (sic) for Visual Arts and “walking downtown just to soak up the flavour (sic).”

A popular way for holidaymakers to capture the friendly atmosphere of the South is from the water. The Mississippi River runs through the heart of the south and hosts popular river cruises and sightseeing tours.

It’s unsurprising to discover that New Orleans also claimed a place in the top ten friendliest cities, as it is known as one of the States’ most lively and vibrant places. Full of old Louisiana charm, rich history and famous Southern cooking, the ‘spirit’ of the local residents is what was cited by voters as its friendliest attribute.

Other cities that featured in the top ten included Key West in Florida, famous for its glorious sunny weather, delicious lobster and beautiful clear blue waters; and Fort Worth, Texas, a stunning city straight out of an old Western with charming nightlife and exciting attractions, such as zoos and museums.

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