11 US Cities Most Unfriendly to Tourists!

Sean Pavone /

When you’re traveling to a new city, you’ll probably try and make connections with locals. In some cities, you’ll find those locals who are friendly and excited to discuss their home with visitors. In other cities, though, you may find that many locals are on the unfriendly or rude side. This may be because you caught the city on a bad day. Or, people may simply be more reserved in this place. Travel + Leisure put together a list of the worlds’ 30 unfriendliest cities as voted by their readers. About half of the cities on the list are in the United States. According to Travel + Leisure, these are the top 11 unfriendliest cities in the United States of America.

1) Atlantic City, NJ

Travel + Leisure readers chose Atlantic City as one of the most unfriendly places in the world. One reader said that residents were rude, and some of the vendors on the boardwalk are a bit pushy. Atlantic City has been struggling in recent years—many casinos have closed and the boardwalk is much quieter than it once was. However, there are still some fun things to do in this seaside city. On nice days, head down to the beach. Unlike many other beaches in New Jersey, Atlantic City beaches are free. You can also get some shopping done at the Tanger Outlets. Or, if you want to try your luck gambling, head to Tropicana, Bally’s, Resorts, or Caesar’s. Atlantic City may not have as many attractions as it once had, but there’s still plenty for visitors to do here.