America’s 10 Most Hospitable Cities

If you’re ready for a weekend away these 10 cities may not be the first to come to mind, but according to Airbnb’s recent study, they are the friendliest.

And now…

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Let’s go.


John Hamm not included (sadly).

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10. Tahoe City, California


Tahoe is heaven on Earth. Just look at these pictures and you’ll be convinced. Best things to do in Tahoe: Spend the day lounging on a boat, skiing down a mountain, and being thankful that there are still places on Earth that look like this.

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9. Tucson, Arizona




Strangely there is a lot you can do in the middle of the desert: hike, gamble, make pottery. Endless possibilities… and tumbleweeds. Best things to do in Tucson: Go rock-climbing at Mt. Lemmon (Liz not included), be puzzled at the Carnival of Illusion, or take a risk and gamble away all your money at the Desert Diamond Casino.

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8. Nashville, Tennessee


Come for the music, stay for the hospitality. Nashville is fast becoming a must-see of the South, so make sure you don’t miss it. Best things to do in Nashville: Visit the Johnny Cash Museum, eat and be merry at a good old-fashioned honkey tonk, and of course check out the Grand Ole Opry.

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7. Madison, Wisconsin


A college town to its core, Madison is a great place to go explore some great bars. Best things to do in Madison: See the Thai pagoda in the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, grab a craft beer at The Mason Lounge, or just grab a blanket and watch the sunset by one of Madison’s four famous lakes.

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6. Memphis, Tennessee




Home to Elvis and a whole lot of history, Memphis is a great place to listen to some good music and eat some great barbecue. Best things to do in Memphis: Take a motorcycle tour around town, eat some delicious barbecue at The Bar-B-Q Shop, and of course visit Graceland.

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5. Raleigh, North Carolina

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An unexpected cultural hub of the south, Raleigh is chock-full of museums, monuments, and cultural hotspots. Best things to do in Raleigh: Check out the “Dinosaurs In Motion” exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, look at some crazy tombs at the Historic Oakwood Cemetery, or ride a Segway around historical Raleigh… because why the hell not?!

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4. Bend, Oregon


A classic mountain town located smack dab in middle of Oregon, Bend is a town known for its craft beers, fresh air, and plethora of outdoor activities. Coolest Things To Do In Bend: Go on a multiday mountain bike tour, fly fish for an afternoon, or just drink a bunch of delicious beer on the Bend Ale Trail.

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3. Eugene, Oregon


Nature, nature, nature. Head to Eugene and you can hike, bike, and trike to your heart’s content. OK, maybe not trike… Best things to do in Eugene: Take a GLASS-BLOWING lesson, hike the Mount Jane Summit Trail, or bike along the Willamette River Trail.

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2. Mendocino, California


With just over 1,000 permanent residents, you would be hard-pressed to find anything but peace and quiet in this small, coastal town. Best things to do in Medocino: Ride the open-air “Skunk Train” through the Redwood Forest, admire perfectly smooth sea glass at Glass Beach, or take a trek with a couple of llamas into the mountains or down the coast. Yes, you heard me, LLAMAS!

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1. And finally America’s most hospitable city: Tampa, Florida

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If you’ve got a family or are looking for bit of unusual adventure, head to Tampa Bay. Best things to do in Tampa: Hand-feed a giraffe, spend a day reliving Florida’s cultural past at Cracker Country, or have some fun riding roller coasters at Busch Gardens.

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