Planning a vacation? Travel + Leisure ranks the world's friendliest cities

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Got wanderlust on your mind? Then you just might want to read this first.

As beautiful as many cities around the world may be, filled with historic architecture and charming streets, part of any travel experience are the the locals. They're the people you call on when you're lost or looking for a neighborhood bar or trying to find out where the nearest taxi stand is. Some cities are filled with people who are only too happy to stop and chat while others are inhabited by people who are too caught up in the fast pace of city life.

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As part of their annual World's Best survey, Travel + Leisure asked its readers to help identify the friendliest cities around the world. Some of the cities might surprise you, as they aren't necessarily top of the mind when planning a getaway.

Coming in at No. 1 is Galway, Ireland. In fact, three Irish cities made it into Travel + Leisure's top 10, indicating there's something more than luck accounting for the Emerald Isle's charm.

Moving stateside, Charleston, South Carolina, comes in at No. 2. With it's Southern charm, the city's got an instant friendly vibe.

Others on the list include Key West, New Orleans, Nashville, Santa Fe and Savannah. And if you're looking to cross international borders on your next adventure, you might want to consider visiting the cities of Kyoto, Reykajik,Cuzco or Lisbon. Just about every part of the world is represented in Travel + Leisure's, meaning you're sure to find a friendly city for you.

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Who else ranked? Take a peek below to find out Travel + Leisure's top 10 friendliest cities around the world.

1. Galway, Ireland

GALWAY, IRELAND - MAR 31: Street scene in historic Galway City Ireland on Mar 31, 2013. This medieval coastal city is now a lively cultural center and popular tourist destination.; Shutterstock ID 133879832; PO: today.comShutterstock

2. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina / Shutterstock

3. Dublin, Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 11, 2014: Nightlife at popular historical part of the city - Temple Bar quarter. The area is the location of many bars, pubs and restaurants; Shutterstock ID 284546705; PO: today.comShutterstock

4. Cork, Ireland

CORK, IRELAND - JUNE 30 - Unidentified couple walking towards the historic Blarney Castle which holds the world famous Blarney Stone, June 30, 2013, Cork, Ireland.; Shutterstock ID 146803358; PO: today.com / Shutterstock

5. Siem Reap, Cambodia

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA - FEBRUARY 17, 2014: The main temple of Angkor Wat, seen from the causeway on the western approach, draws thousands of visitors from all over the world.; Shutterstock ID 209042302; PO: today.com / Shutterstock

6. Auckland, New Zealand

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7. Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia - August 15, 2015: People sitting on Banks of Yarra River in Melbourne near sunset with cityscape as the background. ; Shutterstock ID 309899411; PO: today.com / Shutterstock

8. Sydney, Australia

SYDNEY - JULY 8: Sydney Opera House view on July 8, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The Sydney Opera House is a famous arts center. It was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, finally opening in 1973.; Shutterstock ID 123455954; PO: today.com / Shutterstock

9. Edinburgh, Scotland

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10. Savannah, Georgia

Couples and families enjoy time in the parks of Savannah Georgia between rain showers.; Shutterstock ID 173203400; PO: today.com / Shutterstock

For the full list of friendliest cities around the world visit Travel + Leisure.com.

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