America's Snobbiest Cities

Which locals hold their noses highest in the air? Travel + Leisure readers crowned snobbiest cities in America—and, admittedly, they have good reason to be proud.

No. 16 San Diego

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Flip-flops and board shorts are acceptable attire in most parts of this SoCal city. But one exception to the casual rule is the Old Hollywood–loving, jacket-required Turf Club at the Del Mar racetrack. In fall 2014, the horse-racing track holds a retro Bing Crosby Season, complete with vintage-fashion contests. You might also experience some ’tude as part of the serious craft beer scene: local beer nerds can be found ruminating about the notes in their IPA at Stone Brewing’s World Bistro and Gardens or at microbrewer Alpine Beer Co.

America's Snobbiest Cities

No. 16 San Diego

Flip-flops and board shorts are acceptable attire in most parts of this SoCal city. But one exception to the casual rule is the Old Hollywood–loving, jacket-required Turf Club at the Del Mar racetrack. In fall 2014, the horse-racing track holds a retro Bing Crosby Season, complete with vintage-fashion contests. You might also experience some ’tude as part of the serious craft beer scene: local beer nerds can be found ruminating about the notes in their IPA at Stone Brewing’s World Bistro and Gardens or at microbrewer Alpine Beer Co.

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