America’s Most and Least Attractive People

Which cities have the most eye-catching locals? According to Travel + Leisure readers, attractiveness may be next to friendliness, but a few beaches don’t hurt, either.

Least Attractive No. 2 (tie) Memphis, TN

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In a dubious sort of achievement, Memphis actually moved three slots closer to the bottom in this year’s attractive category. But perhaps that offers another good excuse to sing the blues. Memphis still ranked well for its music scene—whether it’s the free blues, jazz, or even opera at Levitt Shell in Overton Park (where Elvis had his first gig), or the acts at the newly resurrected Lafayette’s Music Room (back in the 1970s, it featured Billy Joel and KISS). While you’re in town, try one of the high-scoring local craft beers, perhaps the cans-only American pilsner from Wiseacre Brewing Co. or the French farmhouse–style ale Biere de Garde at High Cotton Brewing Co., whose taproom is near Elvis’s old haunt, Sun Studio.

America’s Most and Least Attractive People

Least Attractive No. 2 (tie) Memphis, TN

In a dubious sort of achievement, Memphis actually moved three slots closer to the bottom in this year’s attractive category. But perhaps that offers another good excuse to sing the blues. Memphis still ranked well for its music scene—whether it’s the free blues, jazz, or even opera at Levitt Shell in Overton Park (where Elvis had his first gig), or the acts at the newly resurrected Lafayette’s Music Room (back in the 1970s, it featured Billy Joel and KISS). While you’re in town, try one of the high-scoring local craft beers, perhaps the cans-only American pilsner from Wiseacre Brewing Co. or the French farmhouse–style ale Biere de Garde at High Cotton Brewing Co., whose taproom is near Elvis’s old haunt, Sun Studio.

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