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Fort Worth one of friendliest cities, Dallas one of rudest, travel survey says

Fort Worth ranked No. 10 out of 30 as one of America’s favorite places, according to a recent survey.
Fort Worth ranked No. 10 out of 30 as one of America’s favorite places, according to a recent survey. Star-Telegram

Cowtown has plenty of hospitality to go around, according to a recent survey.

According to Travel + Leisure readers, Fort Worth ranked No. 7 of 20 among America’s friendliest cities. San Antonio topped the list at No. 1, followed by Houston at No. 2. The publication noted some of the cities for their “small-town vibes.”

To read the full list, click here. Cowtown also ranked No. 10 out of 30 on the readers’ list of favorite places.

The open-ended survey asked readers to pick their favorite destination and rate it in 65 different categories, including restaurants, parks and affordability.

On the eastern side of the Metroplex, Big D wasn’t kind to Travel + Leisure readers, and they noticed.

On their list of America’s rudest cities, Dallas was No. 8 out of 15 cities. Miami topped the list. Other notable cities are Las Vegas at No. 12, Boston at No. 7, Los Angeles at No. 4 and New York City as No. 3.

It noted about Dallas: “Even with a healthy dose of Texas twang, Dallas didn’t come across to visitors as being very welcoming. What did resonate with travelers in the Big D were the city’s bars and barbecue, including brisket omelets for breakfast at Smoke or craft brews in Deep Ellum. Maybe travelers just don’t get what they expect from a trip to Dallas. As T+L’s Digital Photo Editor, a Dallas native, says in her hometown guide, you won’t find longhorns or oil rigs in this truly modern metropolis.”

To read the full list of the rudest cities and the description of the cities, click here.

(video courtesy of Fort Worth.com)

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