Jun 19, 2011 2:58 PM by Chris Welty
Louisiana is now home to the dirtiest city in America.
New Orleans was ranked number one on Travel & Leisure's Dirtiest City Survey. Visitors gauge "dirty" in a variety of ways: litter, air pollution, even the taste of local tap water. Many of the cities that ranked poorly also tanked when it came to environmental awareness, nice public parks, or pedestrian-friendly streets.
Both tourists and Mother Nature have sometimes been hard on the Crescent City, Travel & Leisure's readers voted the dirtiest in America. But that doesn't stop the good times from rolling on. Voters embraced the city's fun-loving spirit, ranking New Orleans first for its nightlife and eclectic people-watching.
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