America's Snobbiest Cities

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Sonya Yu

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. 8 San Francisco

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According to readers, Bay Area locals possess an intimidating combination of traits: hip, brainy, and perhaps a bit persnickety. (Visitors may feel underdressed just by pulling out an iPhone 4S.) Thanks to the city’s ironclad rep for methodically sourced food, coffee, and wine, locals have high standards when it comes to dining. Sought-after tables include creative Thai restaurant Kin Khao in Union Square hotel Parc 55, and North Beach’s revamped and romantic Tosca Café.

America's Snobbiest Cities

No. 8 San Francisco

According to readers, Bay Area locals possess an intimidating combination of traits: hip, brainy, and perhaps a bit persnickety. (Visitors may feel underdressed just by pulling out an iPhone 4S.) Thanks to the city’s ironclad rep for methodically sourced food, coffee, and wine, locals have high standards when it comes to dining. Sought-after tables include creative Thai restaurant Kin Khao in Union Square hotel Parc 55, and North Beach’s revamped and romantic Tosca Café.

Sonya Yu
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