America's Best Cities 2012

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What makes a city the most lovable in the nation? According to Travel + Leisure readers, it could be a mix of food, culture, and some funny accents.

No. 12 Providence (tie)

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Summer’s the preferred time to visit the Rhode Island capital, which voters appreciated as a great base for day tripping to seaside communities and other New England destinations. Providence placed in the top five for six different dining categories, including cafés, pizza, and ice cream—and won the survey for the nation’s best hamburgers. Visitors were also impressed by the city’s wireless coverage (rated No. 4), which is good news for those eager to share any photos of their food adventures on social media. 

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America's Best Cities 2012

No. 12 Providence (tie)

Summer’s the preferred time to visit the Rhode Island capital, which voters appreciated as a great base for day tripping to seaside communities and other New England destinations. Providence placed in the top five for six different dining categories, including cafés, pizza, and ice cream—and won the survey for the nation’s best hamburgers. Visitors were also impressed by the city’s wireless coverage (rated No. 4), which is good news for those eager to share any photos of their food adventures on social media. 

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

See more Best of 2012 coverage.

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