America's Best Cities

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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. 8 San Francisco (tie)

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The Bay Area continues to have a lock on the serious foodie scene. It scored near the top for its fine dining, cafés, and ethnic cuisine. Voters commended the locals, meanwhile, for being stylish, diverse, tech savvy, and a bit offbeat.  That certainly jives with T+L reader Tim Redmond’s impression. He posted to Facebook: “San Francisco is full of smart people who challenge traditional thinking. You won’t find intellectualism like it anywhere.”

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America's Best Cities

No. 8 San Francisco (tie)

The Bay Area continues to have a lock on the serious foodie scene. It scored near the top for its fine dining, cafés, and ethnic cuisine. Voters commended the locals, meanwhile, for being stylish, diverse, tech savvy, and a bit offbeat.  That certainly jives with T+L reader Tim Redmond’s impression. He posted to Facebook: “San Francisco is full of smart people who challenge traditional thinking. You won’t find intellectualism like it anywhere.”

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

See more Best of 2012 coverage.

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