Charleston Named No. 1 City for 10th Straight Year

Charleston has done it again.

For an entire decade, the Holy City has swept the top spot on Travel + Leisure magazine’s annual list of the best cities to visit in the country.

The publication said the Holy City is the No. 1 travel destination in the U.S. for the 10th year in a row on July 12 as part of its annual “World’s Best Awards.”


Charleston’s 10-year reign at the top with Travel + Leisure now matches its run with rival Conde Nast Traveler, which honored the city with the top nod for the 10th time in 2020. The streak was broken last year, when Aspen, Colo., grabbed the No. 1 ranking.

With this year’s top designation by Travel + Leisure, Charleston is now a World’s Best Awards Hall of Fame honoree.

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