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The friendly factor: New poll reveals the friendliest destinations for travelers

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The friendly factor: New poll reveals the friendliest destinations for travelers

Florida ranks as the friendliest state; East Coast edges out West Coast.

Traveling to a new city can be exhilarating and intimidating at the same time, but a warm greeting and friendly smile can put fears aside when visiting to a new destination. A new poll released by internet media company Travelzoo identifies which destinations greet travelers with open arms.

Friendliest US States
When it comes to the East Coast/ West Coast rivalry, the East is the coast with the friendliest states.

1.     Florida

6.     South Carolina

2.     California

7.     Maine

3.     Hawaii

8.     Georgia

4.     New York

9.     Washington

5.     Texas 

10.  Arizona

Friendliest US Cities 
Sometimes referred to as "Paradise of the Pacific", it's no surprise that Honolulu ranks as the friendliest U.S. city. Tropical temperatures and beautiful lei greetings make Honolulu a fan favorite. However, coming in second place for the friendliest U.S. city is a more surprising choice -- New York -- with friendly faces outweighing fast paces in the Big Apple [Editor’s note:  We’re not buyin’ it!].

1.     Honolulu

6.     San Diego

2.     New York

7.     San Francisco

3.     New Orleans

8.     Charleston, S.C.

4.     Las Vegas

9.     Chicago

5.     Boston

10.  Seattle

Friendliest International Destinations  
When traveling south of the border, one-quarter of Americans voted Mexico as the friendliest Latin American destination. Across the pond, Italy ranked as the friendliest European destination followed by Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands rounding out the list. And when asked what the friendliest country is in Asia Pacific, ranking number one was Australia, with more than one-quarter choosing the land Down Under.

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