The Top 20 Quirkiest Cities in America

If normal is boring and average is abhorrent, you probably enjoy quirky.

And no city in the U.S.A. beats New Orleans when it comes to quirky. From jazz band funerals to voodoo shops, NOLA has been crowned the quirkiest city in the country by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.

The offbeat culture in New Orleans has become so dominant that it's almost mainstream, notes the magazine. Exhibit A: The spa at the very exclusive, hoity-toity Ritz Carlton even offers a voodoo massage that includes chants and absinthe. You won't find that at the Ritz in New York or D.C.!

The top 20 U.S. cities with the most kooks per capita, per Travel + Leisure magazine:
1. New Orleans, Louisiana
2. Austin, Texas
3. Portland, Oregon
4. Providence, Rhode Island
5. Albuquerque, New Mexico
6. San Francisco, California
7. Baltimore, Maryland
8. Kansas City, Missouri
9. Seattle, Washington
10. New York, New York
11. Tampa, Florida
12. Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota
13. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14. Portland, Maine
15. Houston, Texas
16. Nashville, Tennessee
17. Los Angeles, California
18. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19. Louisville, Kentucky
20. Atlanta, Georgia

--From the Editors at Netscape

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