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Here are the World's 10 Most Welcoming Cities

Here are the World's 10 Most Welcoming Cities

​Here are the World's 10 Most Welcoming Cities​
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These cities welcome visitors with open arms (and some great food, beaches, and parties too!).

An argument can be made that the only thing worse than an obnoxious tourist in a foreign country is a surly host. Thankfully, one of the world’s biggest and best online travel agencies, Booking.com, polled its users and found those cities that are the most welcoming.

This year’s list of the Top 10 Most Welcoming Places on Earth from Booking.com spans five continents and features hidden coastal gems, rural destinations surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, and even a bustling Latin American metropolis.

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Keep scrolling to see the Top 10 Most Welcoming Places on Earth according to the folks at Booking.com.

10 – Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast, Australia

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G’day but the Gold Coast has some remarkably pristine beaches.

9 – Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

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Locals dress up for the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City.

8 – Porto De Galinhas, Brazil

Porto De Galinhas, Brazil

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Porto de Galinhas is know for its warm waters and people.

7 – Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

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Ushuaia is one of the main departure points for cruises to Antarctica.

6 – York, United Kingdom

York, United Kingdom

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History abounds in York.

5 – Klaipėda, Lithuania

Klaip\u0117da, Lithuania

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Old meets new in Klaipèda.

4 – Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

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Dresden has rebuilt itself into a welcoming destination.

3 – San Sebastián, Spain

San Sebasti\u00e1n, Spain

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One of San Sebastián’s famed tapas bars.

2 – Hualien City, Taiwan

Hualien City, Taiwan

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Hualien City is perhaps the most beautiful, and romantic city in Taiwan.

1 – Polignano a Mare, Italy

Polignano a Mare, Italy

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The small southern Italian town of Polignano a Mare on the Adriatic Sea is known for its crystal clear waters and white pebble beaches.

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Donald Padgett

Managing Editor at OutTraveler. Also write for Out, The Advocate, and Plus magazines.

Managing Editor at OutTraveler. Also write for Out, The Advocate, and Plus magazines.