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America's Best Cities for People-Watching
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America's Best Cities for People-Watching

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Is it that the locals are fascinating, good-looking, or just kind of weird? Travel + Leisure readers rank the best American cities for people-watching.

No. 1 New Orleans

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Mardi Gras may be the Super Bowl of people-watching, but folks in the Crescent City offer a year-round visual parade for gawkers. The simultaneous winner for both its neighborhood joints and bars, New Orleans also ranks highly for its wild weekend potential, so expect plenty of southerners dolled up to catch your attention.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

new years eve trips, new orleans

America's Best Cities for People-Watching

No. 1 New Orleans

Mardi Gras may be the Super Bowl of people-watching, but folks in the Crescent City offer a year-round visual parade for gawkers. The simultaneous winner for both its neighborhood joints and bars, New Orleans also ranks highly for its wild weekend potential, so expect plenty of southerners dolled up to catch your attention.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

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