Los Angeles, you are indeed really, really good looking.

The readers of Travel + Leisure have spoken and, as part of the publication's recently unveiled 2014 “America's Favorite Places” online survey, have determined which American cities have the most attractive people.

Los Angeles made the top 5. Better yet, it came in fourth place. On top of that, another Southern California city also made the top 5. Which tells you what you already know:


SoCal rules.

The survey asks questions about your favorite American destination, including whether or not the folks are good looking, whether or not they're fit, etc.

Travel + Leisure says L.A. made fourth place as a result of our image industry, our good shopping, and our fine eats:

Looking camera-ready is always important in this celebrity-dotted city, which also scored well for grade-A people-watching. It’s no surprise, then, that voters also acknowledged L.A.’s fabulous shopping opportunities like Fred Segal on Melrose or the revamped, open-air Santa Monica Place, which includes Barneys, Kitson, and AllSaints. Perhaps ironically, the well-toned folk in the City of Angels also have serious sweet tooths, ranking at No. 8 for bakeries. You can eat your way through town with the éclairs at Chaumont Bakery & Cafe in Beverly Hills, the snack-cake-style Ding-a-lings at downtown’s Semi-Sweet Bakery, and the featherweight macarons at nearby Bottega Louie. 

Credit: Zoolander

Credit: Zoolander

The other big local winner here was San Diego (cough—my home town—cough), which Travel + Leisure notes is a beach paradise:

This SoCal city wins the silver medal for the second time—more proof of the solar beauty power found in warm locales. San Diegans also ranked at No. 2 for being fit, and you can keep up with them by hiking the trails at the windswept Torrey Pines State Reserve, stand-up paddleboarding in La Jolla Cove, or boogie boarding in Pacific Beach. Perhaps because exercise is best done early, San Diego also ranked well for its fortifying brunches. Reward yourself with pineapple-upside-down pancakes at Snooze in Hillcrest and Carmel Valley, or South of the Border–style chilaquiles at the ocean-view Brockton Villa in La Jolla.

The city with the most attractive people is Miami, which isn't surprising. Third place went to Charleston, South Carolina. Fifth went to Providence, Rhode Island.

See more, including the least attractive cities, here.

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