10. Austin, Texas
Despite decades of growth, the Texan city has managed to keep a lot of its signature quirkiness while adding a healthy dose of sophistication. Several travelers applauded its famed music and nightlife. You can meet new friends and dance the night away. But even more people praised the ever-diversifying food scene, which encompasses food trucks, pop-ups, breweries, cocktail bars, refined omakase, and — of course — barbecue.