America's Best Cities
No. 12 Boston (tie)
Boston residents rank among the smartest and techiest in the nation, according to readers who seem enamored with the city’s nerdy vibe. Get your arts fix at the Museum of Fine Arts and the nearby Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, whose new Renzo Piano-designed wing hosts performances by visiting ensembles. Then reward yourself with some of Beantown’s lowbrow pleasures, namely the highly rated sports bars and local pizza.