The city ranked highly for both its museums and its sense of history—though some of that history is distinctly outside the box.Take The 1950s All-Electric House, which was originally built to be a glimpse of the future (when everyone, for instance, would have electric curtain openers).

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Not surprisingly, San Francisco scored in the top five for its wine bars and cocktail lounges—but even those can offer their own surprises.

Take the San Francisco Champagne Society, a reservations-only lounge in So Ma that serves small-production bubblies, or The Interval, at Fort Mason Center, which has “timeless” cocktails (like an Aged Tom Collins) and a clock designed to last 10,000 years, installed by a local group called the Long Now Foundation. " data-reactid="114"The city that gave the world hippies and the Castro also scored highly in the survey for fabulously fashionable locals.

Or you can explore the Arabia Steamboat Museum, where you can see a fascinating array of pre-Civil War artifacts, recovered 132 years after the boat sank in the Missouri River.

The city also ranked in the top 10 for its coffee, exemplified nicely at Oddly Correct, where cream and sugar are verboten." data-reactid="74"These Midwesterners may have struck readers as thrifty and no-nonsense, but that doesn’t make them dull.

Say what you want, but the locals did not rank as being dumb, either." data-reactid="153"Founded by the tolerance-advocating Roger Williams, the Rhode Island city has long cultivated iconoclasts.

Indeed, you’ll find more than a mere symphony and theater scene here: you can experience the all-puppet Big Nazo Theater (where you can get hands-on with the alienesque creatures) or the Extraordinary Rendition Band, a local marching band featuring sousaphones, accordions, and washboards.

Being a freak here is so normal.”romance, thrift shops, craft beers and, indeed, quirky locals—the results show how a city can be nicely shaped by its kookiest denizens." data-reactid="31"Even so, according to Travel Leisure readers, there are five cities in the nation that have more weird people than the City by the Bay.

In this year’s America’s Favorite Cities survey—in which readers ranked 38 cities for features such as romance, thrift shops, craft beers and, indeed, quirky locals—the results show how a city can be nicely shaped by its kookiest denizens.

The city also ranked in the top 10 for its coffee, exemplified nicely at Oddly Correct, where cream and sugar are verboten.

Atomic Books (Photo: Pete Prodoehl/Flickr)American Visionary Art Museum, for instance, shows a wide range of outsider art (like the broken-glass-and-glitter rendition of George Washington by “Baltimore Glassman” Paul Darmafall.

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