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Top 6 Friendliest Cities in the US

Top 6 Friendliest Cities in the US

Travelling is the most amazing thing you can do for your body and mind, because it makes you feel free and fills you with positive energy. You feel inspired by all the gorgeous places you go to and sights you see, from ancient buildings and relics to breathtaking modern architecture.

Exploring new cultures and the stunning artwork of different civilizations only adds to the beauty of all the places you visit, especially meeting the locals that add that special charisma to the cities. Your travel experience is definitely a lot better because of those friendly faces and smiles you come across along the way. It’s the people who make a city special and, when they are visibly happy, hospitable and always greet you with a warm smile, you cannot help but feel like home. They are the ones who make your stay amazing and make the city they live in friendly, warm and welcoming.

There are a number of beautiful and friendly cities in the world, but here, we will explore the six friendliest cities in the United States, so let’s check out what they have to offer and why they made the list.

San Francisco, California

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    The famous Rudyard Kipling once said: “San Francisco has only one drawback – ‘tis hard to leave.”

    He was never more right. This beautiful city has mesmerizing sights wherever you look and it makes you never want to leave it. Among San Francisco’s famous landmarks, the most iconic one is definitely the Golden Gate Bridge. One of the things this city offers that seems out of this world is the fog throughout the whole year, making the city look like actual paradise.

    This city has amazing activities everywhere and for everyone, from concerts and exciting nightlife to volunteering activities and community art projects. All of those things make the locals happy and stress-free, and those are the main reasons why they are all so welcoming and greet the tourists with open arms. Throughout the whole year, San Francisco treats its residents with amazing art, music, literary and theatre events, making them both happier and healthier and making the tourists fall in love with it.

    If you haven’t already visited San Francisco, be sure to put it on your bucket list, since you are certain to meet only friendly and easy-going people there, who will make your stay the most wonderful experience ever.

    New Orleans, Louisiana

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      New Orleans is a city known for its vibrant music scene, amazing art and history, and a fascinating mix of African, American and French culture. The locals are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet and chances are that you will end up getting to know your future best friends there. New Orleans is the cradle of Jazz and has a number of music festivals throughout the year, making the city alive at all times.

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      If you visit this fabulous city in the winter, you must witness the Mardi Gras Carnival, the annual celebration of New Orleans, where you can enjoy amazing music and meet extraordinary people. New Orleans is definitely one of the most charming, electric and energetic cities in the world and its locals are the most awesome people you will ever meet. It has that Southern charm you will absolutely adore, as well as the greatest spirit you will ever encounter.

      You must visit New Orleans at least once in your life, for a breathtaking experience that will definitely leave a lasting impression on you.

      Austin, Texas

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        Austin is known as the “live music capital of the world” and, let me tell you, for a very good reason. The city is overrun with musicians and loving and friendly people at every corner. The beautiful capital of Texas can become your new home pretty easily, since you will fall in love with it the moment you go there. I know I did. It has a number of tourist attractions and parks you can visit to enjoy your time and recharge your batteries after a crazy night out at its fabulous clubs made for every personality.

        There is something for everyone in Austin and you can engage in a lot of fun activities, from biking and hiking to boating in some of its gorgeous lakes, where you can find a lot of friendly locals jogging. Austin is a highly social city and it is truly one of the friendliest ones in the United States, with neighborhoods full of happy and youthful people who will make you never forget their beautiful city.

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        Salt Lake City, Utah

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          Salt Lake City is among the top friendliest cities in the United States because of the locals who will literally treat you as family when you go there. They are known to be extremely friendly and they absolutely love making the tourists feel at home. You will have a truly fascinating experience if you visit Utah’s capital and its amazing residents will help you have the best adventure of your life.

          Salt Lake City is known for its incredible restaurants and shopping scene, art and museums, as well as the historic Temple Square, the 19th-century neo-Gothic Mormon Church. You can find pretty much anything you wish in this family city to make your travel experience one of the best ones ever.

          Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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            Pittsburgh is one of the liveliest cities in Pennsylvania that lies on the three rivers known as the Golden Triangle, which has made this city a natural commercial center, rich with natural beauties, as well as a number of museums and historic parks you can visit. If you go to Pittsburgh, you are certain to meet amazing people that will make you feel as if you’ve gone to heaven.

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            That’s the exact feeling this beautiful city will inspire in you, where the locals are most welcoming and friendly towards tourists. They like helping people and taking them under their wing, which will make you absolutely love both them and the city. They are among the kindest people you’ll ever meet and they are very passionate when it comes to sports, so you’ll definitely have some new friends to go to a game with and give your team spirit a little push.

            So, make sure you include Pittsburgh in your tour across the United States, since the locals will surely enrich your life spiritually and make you experience the best adventure ever.

            Park City, Utah

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              Park City is another city viewed as one of the friendliest in the United States, thanks to its locals who are extremely friendly and welcoming. This city is rich with fascinating culture and history, as well as a lot of incredible places that bring the city to life. The community of this stunning resort city of Utah includes some of the kindest people in the world, which is exactly what makes Park City so lovable and friendly. It is a small town with a big heart that can warm you up pretty easily, even in the coldest winter days.

              It’s no wonder it made it to the top of the charts in the America’s Favourite Places survey – it has that kind of charm you simply cannot resist.

              If you are a passionate traveler like me, you must check these amazing cities off your list. I am certain you will find them as stunning as I did and it will be unimaginable not to come back, just to take another look at them up close and feel their friendly spirit. If you haven’t already visited these cities, pack your bags right now and set off for an adventure of your life. Bon voyage!

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              Why Is Goal Setting Important to a Truly Fulfilling Life?

              Why Is Goal Setting Important to a Truly Fulfilling Life?

              In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, achieve and create in our world.

              And while it’s important for us to know what we want to achieve (our goal), it’s also important for us to understand why we want to achieve it; the reason behind the goal or some would say, our real goal.

              Why is goal setting important?

              1. Your needs and desire will be fulfilled.

              Sometimes when we explore our “why”, (why we want to achieve a certain thing) we realize that our “what” (our goal) might not actually deliver us the thing (feeling, emotion, internal state) we’re really seeking.

              For example, the person who has a goal to lose weight in the belief that weight loss will bring them happiness, security, fulfillment, attention, popularity and the partner of their dreams. In this instance, their “what” is weight-loss and their “why” is happiness (etc.) and a partner.

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              Six months later, they have lost the weight (achieved their goal) but as is often the case, they’re not happier, not more secure, not more confident, not more fulfilled and in keeping with their miserable state, they have failed to attract their dream partner.

              After all, who wants to be with someone who’s miserable? They achieved their practical goal but still failed to have their needs met.

              So they set a goal to lose another ten pounds. And then another. And maybe just ten more. With the destructive and erroneous belief that if they can get thin enough, they’ll find their own personal nirvana. And we all know how that story ends.

              2. You’ll find out what truly motivates you

              The important thing in the process of constructing our best life is not necessarily what goals we set (what we think we want) but what motivates us towards those goals (what we really want).

              The sooner we begin to explore, identify and understand what motivates us towards certain achievements, acquisitions or outcomes (that is, we begin moving towards greater consciousness and self awareness), the sooner we will make better decisions for our life, set more intelligent (and dare I say, enlightened) goals and experience more fulfilment and less frustration.

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              We all know people who have achieved what they set out to, only to end up in the same place or worse (emotionally, psychologically, sociologically) because what they were chasing wasn’t really what they were needing.

              What we think we want will rarely provide us with what we actually need.

              3. Your state of mind will be a lot healthier

              We all set specific goals to achieve/acquire certain things (a job, a car, a partner, a better body, a bank balance, a title, a victory) because at some level, most of us believe (consciously or not) that the achievement of those goals will bring us what we really seek; joy, fulfilment, happiness, safety, peace, recognition, love, acceptance, respect, connection.

              Of course, setting practical, material and financial goals is an intelligent thing to do considering the world we live in and how that world works.

              But setting goals with an expectation that the achievement of certain things in our external, physical world will automatically create an internal state of peace, contentment, joy and total happiness is an unhealthy and unrealistic mindset to inhabit.

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              What you truly want and need

              Sometimes we need to look beyond the obvious (superficial) goals to discover and secure what we really want.

              Sadly, we live in a collective mindset which teaches that the prettiest and the wealthiest are the most successful.

              Some self-help frauds even teach this message. If you’re rich or pretty, you’re happy. If you’re both, you’re very happy. Pretty isn’t what we really want; it’s what we believe pretty will bring us. Same goes with money.

              When we cut through the hype, the jargon and the self-help mumbo jumbo, we all have the same basic goals, desires and needs:

              Joy, fulfilment, happiness, safety, peace, recognition, love, acceptance, respect, connection.

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              Nobody needs a mansion or a sport’s car but we all need love.

              Nobody needs massive pecs, six percent body-fat, a face lift or bigger breasts but we all need connection, acceptance and understanding.

              Nobody needs to be famous but we all need peace, calm, balance and happiness.

              The problem is, we live in a culture which teaches that one equals the other. If only we lived in a culture which taught that real success is far more about what’s happening in our internal environment, than our external one.

              It’s a commonly-held belief that we’re all very different and we all have different goals — whether short term or long term goals. But in many ways we’re not, and we don’t; we all want essentially the same things.

              Now all you have to do is see past the fraud and deception and find the right path.

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