10 Unfriendliest Cities in the US Who knew Delaware was so mean? By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Aug 12, 2016 1:42 PM CDT 70 comments Comments A view of Manhattan from Newark, New Jersey, America's least friendly city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Newser) – Planning an end-of-summer vacation? Better stay away from these US cities, apparently the kinds of places where locals will give you bad directions, then steal your wallet. Condé Nast Traveler asked travelers to rate the "friendliness" of US cities for its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards and received 128,000 or so responses. For the record, Charleston, South Carolina, ranked as the friendliest, but here are the 10 unfriendliest cities in the US: Newark, New Jersey Oakland, California Atlantic City, New Jersey Detroit, Michigan Hartford, Connecticut New Haven, Connecticut Dover, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Los Angeles, California Baltimore, Maryland Read the full list here.