These are the places where the local residents will go out of their way to help a tourist out.
Friendliness, whether it’s instinctual hospitality or even something simple as a store employee always serving his patrons with a smile, will make or break a tourist destination. Even though a city might not be on the travel It List, its saving grace might be its friendly and helpful residents, lifting it up above other more mainstream destinations.
People who are proud of their city, passionate about its culture, and invested in its future are usually eager to share that with visitors. They’re the first to point you in the right direction or share a little-known cafe home to the most spectacular local delicacy.
Check out our slideshow to see the world’s Friendliest Cities as voted by the readers of T+L.