OUR TEN WACKIEST CITIES
I hoped to follow “Our Ten Happiest States” with “Our Ten Happiest Cities.” But 8 of the 10 were in Kansas or Nebraska. Perhaps happiness is found in stability, but FUN is found below.
In 2017, Travel and Leisure offered this list — 20 in all — of the American cities with “the most kooks per capita.”
Mardi Gras is a zoo but the rest of the year, the quirks abound. It’s the only way to survive the heat.
Other cities use the “Keep. . . . Weird” mantra, but it started here. An island of art, music, and possibility in a state of. . . flux.
Portland, OR — Any city that has an annual “Naked Bike Ride” has got my vote.
Every summer weekend night, they float barges down the river, barges with blazing logs. But Waterfire is just one reason Providence made the list.
San Francisco, CA
Nice to know my old town is still crazy after all that money.
“Diner” spirit lives on. The Attic on the Road will report from Baltimore next week.
Kansas City, MO
Each fall, zombies compete in a Running Dead 5K. Now don’t you wish you’d thought of that…
No zombie 5K but… A museum for Jimi Hendrix? A Space Needle and a working monorail? Yep.
New York, NY
I think they meant Brooklyn here.