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.”

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New Orleans

Mardi Gras is a zoo but the rest of the year, the quirks abound. It’s the only way to survive the heat.

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Austin, TX

Other cities use the “Keep. . . . Weird” mantra, but it started here. An island of art, music, and possibility in a state of. . . flux.

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Portland, OR — Any city that has an annual “Naked Bike Ride” has got my vote.

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Providence, RI

Every summer weekend night, they float barges down the river, barges with blazing logs. But Waterfire is just one reason Providence made the list.

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Albuquerque, NM

Beats me.

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San Francisco, CA

Nice to know my old town is still crazy after all that money.

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Baltimore, MD

“Diner” spirit lives on. The Attic on the Road will report from Baltimore next week.

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Kansas City, MO

Each fall, zombies compete in a Running Dead 5K. Now don’t you wish you’d thought of that…

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Seattle, WA

No zombie 5K but… A museum for Jimi Hendrix? A Space Needle and a working monorail? Yep.

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New York, NY

I think they meant Brooklyn here.










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