Charleston is Number 1 City in America + Number 2 in the World

Charleston has been ranked the Nation’s No. 1 City by Travel + Leisure, and No. 2 City in the World. This is the fifth consecutive year the city has been chosen as the top destination in the U.S. by readers, representing its enduring legacy amongst visitors and locals.

“All the elements are there to make it a city that will remain in your heart long after you’ve left.” said one T+L reader.

The city’s timeless legacy flows through its historical landmarks, unforgettable dining experiences and collection of family-owned boutiques. With scenic landscapes that can put anyone at ease and a lasting charm that radiates through its colorful streets, Charleston has continued to attract travelers from all over the world.

Magazine readers based their ranking on cities’ sights/landmarks, culture/arts, restaurants/food, people/friendliness, shopping and value. Charleston is the only American city to be included in the top 10 world ranking.

“Charleston is that rare destination that, on paper, seems to have it all — and then totally lives up to the hype,” said T+L writer Jacqueline Gifford.

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