The most “singles-friendly” city? Miami, according to Travel + Leisure magazine’s new “America’s Best Cities for Singles.”
But Kansas City isn’t too far behind at No. 12.
“Kansas City appeals to singles by being refreshingly down-to earth (read: cheap dates); it ranked at the top of the survey for its affordability and its barbecue. The trendiest singles scene these days is in the Westport area—once a trading post for wagons heading west—where you can kick back at fancy sports bar Westport Ale House or sip a Saturday Night Special (PBR with cinnamon whiskey) at Julep. Speaking of suds, Kansas City took the silver medal this year for its craft beer, thanks to longtime favorite Boulevard Brewing Co., as well as newcomers like Cinder Block Brewery. Indeed, Cinder Block’s North Kansas City taproom offers easy access to the burnt ends from food truck Back Rack Grill, which parks outside on weekends.”
Travel + Leisure said the 20 winning cities in “America’s Best Cities for Singles” rank highly for nightclubs, dive bars and great diners where “you might lock eyes with someone over a late-night order of fries.” But the cities also “put a creative spin on conventional meet-up spots,” have big attractions and offer monthly happy hours with live music.
Miami took the top spot for its “gorgeous locals, a wealth of nightclubs, and a wild streak as long as the beach.”
Travel + Leisure said New York City, at No. 9, is a “little crazy, maybe even certifiably so.”
“Singles are spoiled for choice in New York, though at first blush, the scene can be intimidating between outspoken, stylish locals and sky-high prices.”
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