Charleston, SC Named The Best City In The Country

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


Travel & Leisure recently released a slew of lists ranking everything from the best hotels to the best islands in their World’s Best Awards 2019.

According to msn.com, the awards are based on a survey that includes responses from thousands of experienced travelers. And it appears that these travelers have spoken when it comes to the best city in the United States.

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Charleston, South Carolina takes the number one spot for the fourth time since 2016. Even more impressively, Charleston was voted by Travel & Leisure as the best city in the world in 2016 and took the second spot on that list for 2017.

From arts and culture to its coastal vibe, Charleston has something to offer just about everyone. If you are looking to visit the top-ranked city, be sure to check out the South Carolina Aquarium, Rainbow Row that features iconic, pastel-colored homes, Waterfront Park, and the historic Charleston City Market, a local favorite since 1804.

Charleston, South Carolina at the Waterfront Park | Malcolm MacGregor | Getty Images

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For a luxurious stay, check out The Vendue, Charleston’s Art Hotel. The hotel offers 4-star luxury with a rooftop bar, evening wine hours and nightly milk and cookies. For a more affordable option, The Elliott House Inn is a historic and charming option that offers period-style rooms and great amenities.

Santa Fe, New Mexico claimed the second spot on the list with New Orleans, Louisiana coming in third. Here is the full top 15 list below:

1. Charleston, South Carolina

2. Santa Fe, New Mexico

3. New Orleans, Louisiana

4. Savannah, Georgia

5. New York City, New York

6. Chicago, Illinois

7. Nashville, Tennessee

8. Asheville, North Carolina

9. Austin, Texas

10. Honolulu, Hawaii

11. San Antonio, Texas

12. Taos, New Mexico

13. Williamsburg, Virginia

14. San Francisco, California

15. Washington, D.C.

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