NOLA #2 Favorite City in America


New Orleans has been named “#2 Favorite City in America” in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 survey of locals about their home towns. The “America’s Favorite Places” report asks readers to report on “the place they grew up or have lived in and know better than anywhere else on Earth.” In T+L’s companion “World’s Best Awards,’ which is based on tourists’ perspectives, New Orleans was named #4 in America.

“There is no other city like New Orleans. So much history. A beautiful city. The people know how to make visitors feel welcomed, said one T+L survey respondent, while another described its “color, incredible food, and famous festivals.” This year, NOLA took the top spot for festivals, and dining & drinking, amongst other categories.

The Top 20 Favorite Cities in America are:
Norfolk, VA
New Orleans, LA
Buffalo, NY
Santa Fe, NM
San Francisco, CA
Chicago, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Nashville, TN
Greenville, SC
Rochester, NY
New York City, NY
Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN
Louisville, KY
Scottsdale, AZ
San Diego, CA
Washington, DC
Portland, OR
Fort Worth, TX
Philadelphia, PA
Cleveland, OH

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