The City of Angels is also a city with its nose in the air, according to Travel + Leisure’s list of America’s snobbiest cities.
L.A. ranked 16th out of 35 major cities named in the national survey. Its neighbor to the north, San Francisco, topped the list despite also being the most gay-friendly city.
In their annual survey of America’s favorite cities, Travel + Leisure asked their readers to rank the cities by features like the attractiveness of its residents and the quality of its microbrew beer, but added some twists to determine a city’s level of snobbery.
“To determine which city has the biggest nose in the air, we factored in some traditional staples of snobbery: a reputation for aloof and smarty-pants residents, along with high-end shopping and highbrow cultural offerings like classical music and theater,” wrote Katrina Brown Hunt in blog post.
Rounding out the top five cites: New York City, Boston, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Santa Fe, N.M.