The 10 friendliest cities in America


Gorgeous scenery, a rich culture, and affable locals who might offer you a glass of sweet tea if you give 'em the chance (not to mention the best college football in all of America!) -- there's nothing quite like the South. 

So it's hardly surprising that a region renowned for its hospitality and charm would win over readers of Conde Nast Traveler in a recent survey of America's friendliest cities. Of the top 10, six rest below the Mason-Dixon Line -- eight if you're one of those people not from Texas who count Texas as part of the South. 

So, what are they? Here you go: The most welcoming cities in the United States.

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10. Asheville, North Carolina


9. Nashville, Tennessee 

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8. Key West, Florida

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7. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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6. Fort Worth, Texas

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5. New Orleans, Louisiana

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4. Telluride, Colorado

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3. San Antonio, Texas

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2. Savannah, Georgia


1. Charleston, South Carolina