4. San Antonio, Texas
Despite its huge size, San Antonio remains one of Texas’s more underrated cities—but our readers are starting to take notice. There’s a little something for everyone here, whether you’re looking for barbecue, craft beer, or boutique hotels (when in doubt, stick to the River Walk and ever-evolving Pearl District). The friendliness of the locals is another huge draw, with folks going out of their way to give directions or make you feel at home.