North America

Travel + Leisure reveals America's least and most attractive cities

Head to Hawaii to see the country's most attractive people.

Head to Hawaii to see the country's most attractive people.  (iStock)

Baltimore is known for its stunning inner harbor and historic landmarks but do the people match the city's beautiful sites? 

Well, maybe inner beauty because if we’re only looking skin deep, the answer, according to Travel + Leisure, is no. They've compiled their annual ranking of America's most and least attractive cities-- and yes, we're talking about the people-- and Baltimore scored the number one slot on the least attractive list. The city was actually demoted (promoted?) from the fourth position in last year’s survey to earn the unenviable position this time around.

But, the travel authority notes, Charm City still has a great personality.

So what other cities made the least list? 

Sacramento, Calif. offers a wide range of outdoor activities while Spokane, Wash. has an emerging distillery scene (known as the “Cork District”) and excellent wineries. But you may need those beer goggles. Spokane was third on the list for least attractive. Sacramento was second.

So where can one find America's hottest people? It turns out, you have to get off the mainland. The publication deemed the most attractive city in the country Honolulu, Hawaii. Great weather, awesome surfing and an array of gorgeous guys and gals abound in the popular honeymoon destination. Sure, they may not get high grades for those Hawaiian shirts but have you seen them on the beach?

More of a skiing fan, instead? Well you’re in luck there, too, as the list deems Boulder, Colo. as the second most attractive city in the country. If you prefer a “dry heat” you’re covered with Scottsdale (number three on the list).

Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So take a look at the top eight most attractive and least attractive cities in America. Did your city make the cut?

Most Attractive Cities

1. Honolulu, Hawaii

2. Boulder, Colorado

3. Scottsdale, Arizona

4. Salt Lake City, Utah

5. San Diego, California

6. Nashville, Tennessee

7. Charleston, South Carolina

8. Denver, Colorado

Least Attractive Cities

1. Baltimore, Maryland

2. Sacramento, California

3. Spokane, Washington

4. Charlotte, North Carolina

5. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

6. Cleveland, Ohio

7. Tampa, Florida

8. Atlanta, Georgia

Check out the full list of America's most attractive-- and least attractive-- cities on Travel + Leisure.