America's Strangest People
No. 5 Santa Fe, NM
According to a local survey, one in 10 residents identifies as an artist, which certainly explains the vibrant gallery scene. The other nine seem to include a fair number of spiritual healers and scientist types who work at Los Alamos. To see them all mix it up, check out the Saturday farmers’ and artists’ market at the Santa Fe Railyard, or the La Fiesta Lounge inside La Fonda Hotel, where nightly music draws a local crowd.