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Need a little travel inspiration? Conde Nast Traveler recently rounded up the
friendliest cities in America that will greet you with open arms, show you a great time, and leave your wanderlust fulfilled. Keeping reading to find out which locales made the list and discover the exciting things to do in each place.
Vermont is known for its snow and its skiing, so if you enjoy cold weather, Burlington is the place to go. Enjoy the shops along Church Street Marketplace and visit public galleries like Pine Street Art Works.
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New Orleans, LA
While Mardi Gras may immediately come to mind when you think of New Orleans, the city actually has so much to offer all year round. The French Quarter is packed with history, and don't forget to visit the famous Cafe du Monde for beignets. The people of New Orleans are filled with energy and proud of their city, and they make sure guests have the most authentic experience.
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Surrounded by sprawling mountain ranges, Jackson will give you the true-blue feeling of the American frontier. The small-town nature-lovers here love to share the natural wonders of their city with tourists. Visit legendary landmarks like Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park or enjoy a good old-fashioned rodeo. No matter what you're looking for, this is a destination where you can have a great time and clear your head.
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In Asheville, you'll find the perfect combination of scenic views and lively city vibes thanks to its people and its culture. Stay busy by going on a tour of famous real estate like George W. Vanderbilt's chateaux or take part in the buzz-worthy food scene known as Foodtopia.
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Santa Fe, NM
Head down to the border and visit the city of Santa Fe. It's known for its music, small-town vibes, and food. Enjoy Spanish and Anglo-influenced cuisine while taking in the history and culture. You can also stay active by hiking the trails and exploring the city by foot.
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Home of the Longhorns, Austin is way more than just a college town. It rivals Nashville as the country's best city to experience live music and has every activity you could possibly want to do on vacation, from spas to boat tours.
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The charming city of Savannah, GA, is the quintessential Southern experience, especially when it comes to hospitality. There are beaches, breweries, and museums to fill up any itinerary during your stay. Savannah is also great for families with activities for kids including fishing and water sports.
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Park City, UT
Another cold-weather city on the list is Park City. It hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, so the locals are used to welcoming tourists. The city is absolutely gorgeous during Fall, and offers up events like outdoor theater performances and unparalleled beauty and wellness services.
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If food is what drives your wanderlust, you have to visit Charleston. Restaurants range from American to Irish, and the culture is just as diverse. Hop in a carriage tour around the city and check out the Rainbow Row or take a ride on a riverboat. These opportunities for unique transportation allow you to chat with locals and learn about the history. No matter how you choose to get around, you'll be busy from start to finish.
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Nashville, otherwise known as Music City, comes in at number one. An array of restaurants, live music, and vibrant nightlife make this city the friendliest and most diverse vacation destination that should absolutely be on your travel bucket list.
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