Charleston tops Best City list in US, 2nd in the world

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Charleston has topped so many 'Best Of' lists lately, it may seem cliché but the Holy City has done it again.

Travel + Leisure readers have voted Charleston Best City in the U.S. and second best in the world.

BEST CITIES IN THE U.S.

5. Nashville, Tennessee

4. New Orleans, Louisiana

3. Savannah, Georgia

2. Santa Fe, New Mexico

1. Charleston, South Carolina

BEST CITIES IN THE WORLD

5. Florence, Italy

4. Kyoto, Japan

3. Chiang Mai, Thailand

2. Charleston, South Carolina

1. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

They also went a bit further and gave Charleston it's own Top 10 list for hotels right alongside Washington D.C., New York, and Los Angeles.

T + L writers said their readers appreciate "Southern crowd-pleasers" and Charleston "lives up to the hype" with its art, culture, music, and cuisine.

A quick search for "South Carolina" in the T+L archives shows a lot of love for the Lowcountry including Patriots Point's 'Best Fireworks in SC' ranking and Charleston's 6th place spot in 'Best Beach Towns to Live In'

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