Curious about where to find the friendliest cities? Every year, Travel + Leisure, a popular New York City-based travel magazine with almost 5 million readers, asks its readers to weigh in on their favorite cities around the globe in the annual World’s Best Awards Survey. Friendliness of locals is without doubt one of the most important factors that make traveling comfortable and enjoyable for travelers. To find out where these cities are according to Travel + Leisure readers, check out this post with 25 Most Friendliest Cities In The World. From Minneapolis and Bangkok to Melbourne and Dublin, hospitality and helpfulness reign at all of these 25 cities.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
The largest city of the US state Minnesota, Minneapolis has a reputation of being welcoming and open to locals and visitors alike. The city boasts numerous tourist attractions, many of which are free.
The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen might be one of the most expensive cities in Europe, but what it lacks in affordability, it greatly makes up for in astonishing architecture, award-winning restaurants and friendliness and hospitality of locals.
Located at a stunning elevation of around 3,400 m (11,200 ft), Cuzco serves as a gateway to Peru’s most famous landmark, Machu Picchu, but locals are very friendly and respectful to the 2 million visitors they receive every year.
Portland, Maine, US
Home to just about 67,000 people, Portland is known for delicious lobster rolls and friendly locals. Despite its small size, the city has a lot to offer – from interesting museums located on Congress Street to beautiful beaches and islets.
Fort Worth, Texas, US
Nicknamed “The Cowtown,” Fort Worth is the fifth largest city in Texas, but it is way more laid-back than neighboring Dallas. Friendly locals love hanging out at the Old Fort Worth Stockyards and enjoying the city’s much-loved barbecue.
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