Nashville Named Friendliest City In America

One for the good guys.

For the eighth year in a row, Travel + Leisure has scoured the country asking Americans about their experiences in major U.S. cities with populations over 100,000 people. The publication asked visitors about their perceptions of local style, the overall safety of the city, its access to cultural attractions, delicious dining experiences and how friendly the locals were.

America’s Rudest City: MIAMI

A kitchen with a sink and a toaster oven

America’s Friendliest City: NASHVILLE

On the other end of the spectrum, Nashville was voted the Friendliest City in America. And let’s be honest, we’re not surprised. Nashville has music to fill your soul, BBQ to fill your belly, a fun nightlife and undeniable Southern charm.

Visitors told Travel + Leisure they loved the music and food in this Tennessee hotspot, and its welcoming atmosphere did not go unnoticed. Nashville locals were eager to share their home with newbies, a quality that undoubtedly helped the city take the top spot.

Maybe we’re a little biased, but we agree with this choice.


A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock