No. 13 Santa Fe, NM
Even if the city took the silver medal in the offbeat locals category, these cool southwesterners like to keep a low profile: the city also won the category for peace and quiet. All the better, perhaps, for making the most of the great shopping scene. The artsy New Mexico city won for its independent boutiques as well as the home décor and design shops. To see the locals whoop it up, come to the Plaza for live music on summer evenings.