My Favorite U.S. City: Davis, CA

Until Nikki Goth Itoi moved there, Davis was simply an exit off I-80 on the way to Lake Tahoe, albeit one with an In-n-Out Burger. Since then, she’s acquired a bike trailer for hauling kids around town, joined the local food co-op, and found herself buying Italian heirloom eggplants at the weekly farmers market.