8 Friendliest Cities in the World
Isn’t a city so much better when its residents are nice? In a friendly city, you’re never lost and you always know the best places to eat. In an effort to find the most welcoming cities in the world, Travel + Leisure polled their jet-setting readers. From the U.S. to Asia and back again, read on to discover the world’s friendliest cities.
Turns out, there is such a thing as Southern hospitality. The people of Savannah, Georgia, are friendly and laid back, and as one of the only Southern cities to be spared by General Sherman during the Civil War, the historic architecture is incredible. Plus, the city extends its friendliness towards animals as well. Four-legged friends are allowed in many of the city’s bars and shops, and Savannah even offers a Historic Dog Walk Tour.
Ireland’s capital city of Dublin is consistently ranked among the world’s most welcoming cities, and it’s easy to see why. After being voted the friendliest city in Europe by TripAdvisor, one Dublin local created a city-wide ambassador program, entitled The City of a Thousand Welcomes. The goal was to individually pair 1,000 local Dubliners with 1,000 city tourists. The venture was a success and cemented Dublin’s congenial claim to fame.