Where are the friendliest places to travel? Even though masks may hide smiles, plenty of places are still filled with friendly faces—and Expedia has ranked them for you, based on user experiences.

The travel pros at Expedia sorted through reviews to find the highest number of friendly-factor mentions. Associated words and linguistic connections such as “friendly, friendliest, amiable” landed some cities at the top of Expedia’s list.

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Now that you’re ready to pack the family up and head out on your first getaway of the year, it’s time to pick a destination. If friendliness is an important factor, you have plenty of travel destinations to choose from. The top 10 friendliest cities, based on Expedia user reviews include:

  1. Whitefish, Montana
  2. Sister Bay, Wisconsin
  3. Manitou Springs, Colorado
  4. Easton, Maryland
  5. Lihue, Hawaii
  6. Sierra Vista, Arizona
  7. Kennebunkport, Maine
  8. Chincoteague, Virginia
  9. Ogunquit, Maine
  10. Provincetown, Massachusetts

Along with these friendly cities, other top 20 honors went to Carolina Beach, North Carolina, Kahului, Hawaii, Alamogordo, New Mexico, Manhattan, New York, Kapa’a, Hawaii, Bar Harbor, Maine, Grants Pass, Oregon, Deadwood, South Dakota, Hilo, Hawaii and Aspen, Colorado.

—Erica Loop



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