Here at CheapOair, our employees hail from all around the world: India, Poland, Jamaica, Sri Lanka… Even Spokane, Washington. So when we saw that some folks had the audacity to rank U.S. cities based on the supposed attractiveness of their locals, we felt that we had to say something.

We love travel and we love it for reasons that go far beyond the subjective nature of physical attraction. And besides, as Roald Dahl famously wrote, “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts, it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

So let’s think good thoughts and see these nine cities through the eyes of the locals who love their towns, wonky noses and all.

(And make sure to take the poll to the right of this post to let us know what you love about your city!)

Baltimore, Maryland. What were they thinking? This city (and its people) look amazing to us.

Sacramento, California. Sun + style… Nothing wrong here!

Oh how I wish I was headed to @ostrichfarmla for brunch again. Damn that place was good. (Snapped last weekend).

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You never know what you’re going to find at the @sacantiquefaire! Lots of fun this morning with @michsat and @mrhominis.

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Spokane, Washington. Life in the PNW never looked so good.

Perfect evening for our last yoga “Class and a Glass”! #namaste🙏 #withwine🍷

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Charlotte, North Carolina. Sunshiny and green… Sign us up!

| Tea Break |

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Perfect for the country mouse who’s a little bit of a city mouse.

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Cleveland, Ohio. Great people, great town. What did that other magazine say about them again…?

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Tampa, Florida. Yummy + seaside breezes! We’re not complaining.

Ybor city and a Popsicle. Not a bad way to spend Labor Day! 📸 by @alexandrawuyke #unlocktampabay

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Atlanta, Georgia. You’re still HOTlanta in our books.

Memphis, Tennessee. Music + food for the soul. And the problem was…?

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Memphis’ first-ever designer showcase has arrived, thanks to @artsmemphis. Go see it for yourself this Saturday at @propcellarvintagerentals.

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We want to know — what do you love most about your city? let us know in the comments!

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Mary Zakheim
Content Writer

When she is not figuring out what the middle button on her headphones is for, explaining the difference between Washington State and Washington D.C., arriving to the airport too early or refusing to use the Oxford comma, you can usually find Mary in the mountains, at a show or on her couch. Mary is a content writer at Fareportal and likes annoying her coworkers with weird GIFs throughout the day.