America's Best Cities
No. 15 Honolulu (tie)
Readers confirmed the island city’s status as a tropical paradise, ranking it No. 1 in the weather category and near the top for both romance and idyllic outdoor spaces. Voters were so love-struck that they may have lost their appetites or wandered astray; the city got lackluster ratings in the food categories. Let a local point you in the right direction: musical theater director Joyce Mitchell-Mynar recommends the Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian for fresh sashimi and cocktails right on the beach.