10 Cities in America That Are As Quirky As it Gets

kansas city is a quirky city

Kansas City, Missouri may not be the most well known among the states in the U.S., but it’s got a whole lot to offer. You’ll find your fair share of museums in here to learn all about the history. Coffee lovers should also enjoy visits to Oddly Correct.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bugs bunny said it best -- Albuquirky

Albuquerque, New Mexico doesn’t fall short of the eccentricities. For proof, get lodging at the Hotel Parq Central, which was a former psychiatric hospital. If that isn’t enough, get your fair share of faux-meth riddled donuts at Rebel Donuts. And seriously… Breaking Bad, anyone?

Austin, Texas

The Liberal City of Texas.....yes, really.....

Armadillo races, chicken shit bingo games and the wackiest bars around… How can it not get any quirkier than this? Austin, Texas certainly is weird and fun at the same time.

Providence, Rhode Island

The Home of HP Lovecraft...

That fact alone should show all the quirkiness you’ll ever need. Providence, Rhode Island was the birthplace of famed author of weird science fiction horror tales and novels. It’s also got its fair share of oddball historical figures. However, if you’re looking for a bit more than historical significance, head to the Big Nazo Theater. Visual performance artistry at its best can be found here.

San Francisco, California

Just don't call it 'Frisco, okay?

San Francisco, California certainly has an identity of its own. Come on, this is where hippie power originated from, after all. If you want to talk about quirkiness, visit the Castro, which is essentially the “gayborhood” of America.

Baltimore, Maryland

The "Greatest" city in America

The nickname may be debateable, but a lot of the natives in Baltimore, Maryland tend to agree. It’s got a certain “outsider” status which it wears on its sleeve proudly, attained from attractions such as the American Visionary Art Museum. You can also look forward to Atomic Books, of which director John Waters is a frequent visitor.

New Orleans, Louisiana

welcome to the big easy

Having a more laid back and relaxed nature doesn’t mean it’s boring. In fact, the easy going ways of this place lends itself to a ton of quirky stuff going on, such as the infamous street parade known as Mardis Gras. Besides, who isn’t the least bit curious about voodoo culture?

Seattle’s Where It’s At…

seattle quirky city

It’s already pretty iconic thanks to one of the many coffee chains all around the world, Seattle’s Best. It’s also a dog lover’s haven, with a lot of pet owners walking their canine buddies around everywhere you can look. You also get giant trolls made out of stone, nude cyclists and restaurants which are pet-friendly.