Charleston once again tops T+L list for Best US City

CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) - The list of the World's Best, as decided by Travel + Leisure readers, was released Tuesday and the Holy City has kept its crown as the Best in the U.S. and Canada.


1. Charleston

2. New Orleans

3. Savannah

4. Santa Fe

5. San Francisco

6. Quebec City

7. Chicago

8. New York City

9. Victoria, British Columbia

10. Asheville, North Carolina

â??Charleston is endowed with many attractive attributes â?? be it the sunny weather and raw natural beauty or the grand tradition of Lowcountry cuisine,â?? said Dan Blumenstock Director of Fennell Holdings and Chair of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. â??No matter what compelling reason draws a visitor to the Charleston area, all visitors have the chance to experience the warmth and genuine hospitality put forth by the local community.â??

Charleston also maintained second place in the World's Top City list. Readers rank cities on sights and landmarks, culture and arts, restaurants and food, people, and value.

â??Itâ??s not easy to win anything three years in a row, but Charleston clearly keeps on delivering one of the most satisfying travel experiences in the United States, and the world," said Travel + Leisure Editor Nathan Lump. "Now more than ever itâ??s great to see T+L readers recognize whatâ??s so special about the city, from terrific food to historic architecture to a local population that exudes hospitality.â??

In addition to the No. 1 City in the U.S. and Canada ranking, five Charleston hotels received 2015 Top Small City Hotel Worldâ??s Best Awards. Five of the nationâ??s six Top Small City Hotels in the Continental U.S. are located in Charleston.

Top Small City Hotels in the Continental U.S. (Fewer than 100 rooms):

1. Wentworth Mansion

2. French Quarter Inn

3. Planters Inn

4. The Vendue

6. Market Pavilion Hotel

Top Hotels Overall (worldwide):

35. Wentworth Mansion

77. French Quarter Inn

Top Islands in Continental U.S. and Canada

5. Kiawah Island

Top Resorts in the Continental U.S.

19. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

The complete results of the 2015 Worldâ??s Best Awards Survey are featured on and in the August issue of the magazine, on newsstands July 17.

This story is from our sister-station WCIV/Charleston.

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