The South’s Favorite City

A new list of 15 favorite cities in the United States is out and guess who’s on top — Charleston, a favorite so often it’s been put on Travel + Leisure magazine’s hall of fame.


The list is based on responses from readers based on sights/landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping and value. Charleston scored 88.63, topping New Orleans by 1.49 points. The last city on the list, Nashville, scored 81.86 points.


Readers said Charleston was the favorite because people were friendly, King Street has many shopping and dining options and there were a lot of historic sites.


“So many incredible restaurants” have made Charleston a foodie destination, and “the mix of hotels makes the city a perfect fit for any type of traveler,” the magazine said.

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