America's Snobbiest Cities

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Joe Schmelzer

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. 9 Salt Lake City

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How did down-to-earth Utah end up in the top 10 for being snobbish? Perhaps because any city can ramp up its elegance when it wants to: Salt Lake has the Italian-marble-laden Grand America Hotel and the quaintly strollable 15th and 15th neighborhood, where you’ll find the King’s English Bookshop and the Paris Bistro. Salt Lake is also getting its own version of a Hollywood enclave: one of the best new places to get a bratwurst and craft beer is Beer Bar, owned by Modern Family star (and Salt Lake local) Ty Burrell. Even if the locals struck readers as snobby, they’re hardly unapproachable: the city ranked at No. 2 for friendliness.

America's Snobbiest Cities

No. 9 Salt Lake City

How did down-to-earth Utah end up in the top 10 for being snobbish? Perhaps because any city can ramp up its elegance when it wants to: Salt Lake has the Italian-marble-laden Grand America Hotel and the quaintly strollable 15th and 15th neighborhood, where you’ll find the King’s English Bookshop and the Paris Bistro. Salt Lake is also getting its own version of a Hollywood enclave: one of the best new places to get a bratwurst and craft beer is Beer Bar, owned by Modern Family star (and Salt Lake local) Ty Burrell. Even if the locals struck readers as snobby, they’re hardly unapproachable: the city ranked at No. 2 for friendliness.

Joe Schmelzer
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