Somehow, the stars crossed and Chicago lost out to New York on this one. Shockingly, Chicago ranked the ninth friendliest city in America while NYC placed second in Travel Zoo's friendliest cities survey.
Big whoop. At least we made it. At least we're sad the world doesn't think we're nice enough. But ninth? Ninth?!
The travel sales site quizzed about 8,000 of its users to rank the U.S. cities. Maybe 8,000 wasn't enough though. We believe in our heart of hearts that those 8,000 people are manifestly wrong. We are, in fact, much friendlier than New York and are fairly certain Chicago kicks New York's ass.
Regardless, here's how things shook out for cities across the U.S.
As for friendliest states, Illinois didn't fair so well, not even placing in the top 10. To be honest, we're not that miffed. The usual suspects dot the landscape. And, as usual, the Midwest is entirely left out.
The deal hunters at Travel Zoo may not know better, but we do. Rest assured, Chicago. Our home is one of the best places in the states for quick weekend getaways, we've got amazing beaches and summertime here is generally just the greatest. Chins up, Chicagoans. We'll win the next one.