Many of us would feel encouraged to visit a place very many times especially if its inhabitants welcome openly without having any negativity towards the strangers. Unfortunately, there are cities where travelers do not feel welcomed enough and these are regarded as unfriendly cities. A welcoming city will warm your heart and make you feel home.
You may need to take caution based on other travelers’ experiences if you decide to visit any of the ranked cities. Russia’s two cities Moscow and St. Petersburg were ranked first and third respectively. Out of the top ten ranked cities, six of them are in the USA while the other two, Cannes and Marseilles are in France. So what’s wrong with such beautiful cities? Let’s find out.
Surveyed travelers to this city claimed that Muscovites are the least helpful people they’ve ever encountered. And in case you get into trouble or you’re lost, many will be reluctant to give you directions or assist you when you’re stuck! They added that its notorious traffic jam is worse as well as it’s odd food.
2. Atlantic City, New Jersey
This was also voted as America’s unfriendliest city because of its rude and fast paced people. While there, you ought to mind a lot of scammers, gamblers and alike who might take advantage of you especially in the city’s crowded casinos and narrowed walkways. So travel there as you’re fully alert and not get surprised.
3. St. Petersburg, Russia
The beautiful second biggest city in Russia is famous for its attractive architecture like the Mariinsky II theater, the Blue Winter Palace and the Savior of the Spilled Blood Church that all bear unique designs. But visitors to this mega city claim that they never get along easily with its inhabitants as they’re known to be uneasy people.
4. Marseille, France
This is France’s second largest city and even the French themselves have an awkward feeling towards Marseilles. As a visitor, you may find the city quite unkempt and its people rough to handle. It’s also claimed that the people of Marseilles are less hospitable compared to their Parisian counterparts.
5. Los Angeles, California
The beautiful coastline and the plentiful sunshine are not all enough to warm up your stay in this bold city of Los Angeles. The city is claimed to have people that either rude, uncooperative, pretentious or trying to take advantage of you. Now this is a useful hint for you to take great caution with those you meet.
6. New York City, USA
Despite being the world’s most visited city, you will still find most of its dwellers unkind to strangers, even to their fellow New Yorkers. One traveler claimed that even though the city has everything, it might not be helpful to ask anyone for assistance to find it. But this shouldn’t frustrate you, you’ll enjoy the staggering city views and its picturesque alleys.
7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Though nicknamed the “City of Brotherly Love”, don’t be surprised if you find rude people all over Philadelphia. One traveler had was shocked when he was heckled by rude fans during a baseball match in one of the city’s stadiums. But you can avoid these scenarios by visiting the many Art collection galleries in the city.
8. Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore is well known as the “Charming City” but its ranking in the top ten unfriendliest cities gives a serious doubt about that claim. There are frequent protests and these could have given its visitors at the time such a bad experience. But don’t mind the negativity by attending the city’s theatrical shows, you’ll be thrilled.
9. Las Vegas, Nevada
The gambling capital of the world is claimed to have the most uncaring people who won’t mind anything about strangers. But this shouldn’t put you off. There are a lot you can do to have total fun than minding the uncaring people. Particularly, you will never be short of getting entertained in its numerous casinos and theaters.
10. Cannes, France
If you’re not a big spender, this ‘charming city’ of numerous wealthy people and celebrities might not suit your expectations. A traveler who recently visited Cannes described it as an old-fashioned city that is mostly inviting to wealthy travelers who are willing to spend huge sums of money in its luxurious resorts and casinos.