We are excited to share that Charleston, South Carolina has been voted the No. 1 City in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards! This is the fifth consecutive year Charleston is ranked the No. 1 City. We are both honored and humbled, and we extend a sincere thank you to everyone who voted.
Charleston exceeded other destinations in the categories of Sights/Landmarks, Arts/Culture, Restaurants/Food, People/Friendliness, Shopping, and Value to earn the No. 1 spot.
“It’s no surprise that Travel + Leisure readers have once again rated Charleston the best city in the United States. Although small in size, it’s the complete package: a rich history and cultural life, some of the country’s most interesting food and drink and shopping, excellent hotels, and of course, locals who demonstrate the meaning of a warm welcome,” said Travel + Leisure Editor-in-Chief Nathan Lump.