Many cultures are built on drinking outside — Italians love drinking on church steps, the French like to picnic in the park with wine, and Germans enjoy a good road beer on their way to the bar.
But most of America is missing out on this prime social outdoor drinking with its pesky container laws.
We've found 21 places in the US where it's legal to drink outdoors.
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Las Vegas, Nevada: Seeing as what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, it's only natural that it would encourage debauchery by allowing people to imbibe anywhere. The only exceptions to public drinking are within 1,000 feet of a church, synagogue, school, hospital, or homeless shelter.
New Orleans, Louisiana: Home of Mardi Gras and daiquiri shops. Obviously, open containers are not an issue here.
Sonoma, California: With over 400 wineries, it's really in the wine country's best interest to allow public drinking. Wouldn't want to cheapen fancy wine with brown bags, would we?
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