Travel + Leisure recently published an article about America’s Worst Dressed Cities, based upon a survey of those who have visited the cities. I cringed as I scrolled through the list, knowing that my darling city (often cited as a city with high obesity and smoking rates) would be in the top ten.
Travel + Leisure’s Top Ten Worst Dressed Cities:
1. Anchorage, Alaska
2. Salt Lake City, UT
3. Baltimore, MD
4. Orlando, FL
5. San Antonio, TX
6. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
7. Atlanta, GA
8. Portland, ME
9. Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
10. Kansas City, MO
Even though we are considered one of the friendliest cities, I guess we don’t know how to dress. I might feel worse about this ranking, but I was surprised that we beat out Dallas and Atlanta.
Your beautiful city, Washington DC, ranked #1 for it’s museums and #2 for it’s monuments, was listed as the 14th least stylish city.
I know it’s only an opinon-based survey, but it makes me think that visitors to our fair cities must not be getting the full view of our residents, because, I have to say, and I know I’m biased, most of the people I see every day around here looked quite fashionable.
Take a look at the complete article. It was a good read, plus there were lots of interesting links to what visitors consider the best things about cities around the country (KC = #1 BBQ!).