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Indianapolis ranks high on Condé Nast Traveler’s ‘Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the U.S.’ list



Indianapolis, Indiana – Condé Nast Traveler magazine recently ranked Indianapolis as the friendliest Midwestern city, citing the city’s warm and inviting atmosphere.

As one of only two Midwestern cities to reach the list, the city took fourth place in the publication’s ranking of “The Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the U.S.” Indianapolis was closely followed by Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which took fifth place overall.

Indianapolis was praised by Condé Nast Traveler for its welcoming attitude as well as its diverse culinary scene, which included a mention of Milktooth. The magazine made a connection between the city’s many gastronomic options and its hospitality.

“Could it be that Indianapolis is friendly because it’s so well-fed? You might as well visit yourself to find out,” Condé Nast Traveler writer Caitlin Morton said.

This acknowledgment comes at a time when Indianapolis is ranked highly in the travel industry. As the city gets ready to host several prestigious events in 2024, such as the Big 10 Football Championships, the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the NBA All-Star Game, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Taylor Swift’s Era’s Tour, and more, its hospitality will be put to the test. This is an important time for Hoosier hospitality, as these events indicate.

Greenville, South Carolina, was named the friendliest city overall, whereas Indianapolis was named the friendliest Midwestern city.

Condé Nast Traveler’s recognition contributes to Indianapolis’ increasing standing as a center of warmth and hospitality, which is further supported by the city’s thriving food scene and the impressive calendar of events that are scheduled to take place there in the next year.