America's Best Cities for Singles 2011
No. 1 New Orleans
The Crescent City is holding tight to its championship spot from last year: it’s also No. 1 for cocktails and fascinating people. Mingling here is not just about trading Mardi Gras beads, either. If you want to check out the scene beyond Bourbon Street, go to Frenchmen Street, popular with the locals for live music, dancing, and bars—including new clubs such as Maison and Three Muses. Or while away a few hours over a coffee and beignet: New Orleans also ranked first for its neighborhood cafés.