America's Strangest People
No. 4 San Francisco
While Haight-Ashbury used to be the mother ship for hippies, today you’ll more likely find eye-catching denizens in the Castro—site of Jane Warner Plaza, a park where the city’s resident nudists often gather (even though public nudity is still technically illegal). Perhaps ironically, the city also ranked highly for its fashion-savvy locals. To explore another facet of San Francisco’s counterculture, check out the Institute of Illegal Images, a house-turned-museum in the Mission District where you can see framed prints of LSD blotter paper and learn about the history of psychedelics.