Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Travel + Leisure Hates Los Angeles
Blogging.la links to the new America's Favorite Cities poll being conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine -- and Los Angeles is getting killed by the haters.
The survey ranks Los Angeles near the bottom (out of the nation's top 25 destination cities) in Environmental awareness (!), safety, access to outdoors (!), cityscape, cleanliness, pedestrian friendliness, public parks/spaces, skyline/views, architecture/notable buildings and Historical sites/monuments.
Then there's the people categories. We're ranked DEAD LAST when it comes to friendliness and intelligence, and near the bottom in "fun" and "worldly." We're below the top ten in diversity (!) as well.
Gimmie a break. Do people hate the concept of Los Angeles so much that they refuse to acknowledge our city's strengths?