Charleston, South Carolina, named finest metropolis within the US for tenth yr in a row
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Charleston, South Carolina, named finest metropolis within the US for tenth yr in a row

When you’re in search of a home vacation spot to your subsequent trip, you may’t do higher than Charleston, South Carolina — at the least in keeping with Journey + Leisure.

The journey journal simply printed the outcomes of its annual reader survey, and as soon as once more, the Southern vacation spot topped the listing of finest cities in the US.

Charleston, South Carolina, named finest metropolis within the US for tenth yr in a row
The beachfront houses in Charleston, South Carolina.Getty Photos

As Journey + Leisure Editor-in-Chief Jacqui Gifford defined throughout a Tuesday go to to TODAY, this marks the tenth yr in a row that the charming coastal metropolis, affectionately often known as Chucktown by locals, has topped all others.

“We’re so excited for (Charleston),” Gifford raved. “I believe it truly is the total image.”

A scenic path through one of Charleston's parks.
A scenic path by means of one in all Charleston’s parks.Getty Photos

The town has absolutely anything a vacationer might need, with readers pointing to pleasant locals, its accessibility on foot, and the historic structure.

“You possibly can see Rainbow Row, which is all these colourful previous houses, and take photos,” Gifford mentioned. “The meals scene is superb —  you may go to Halls Chophouse — and there’s a lot purchasing to do.” 

Pineapple Fountain in Charleston, South Carolina, in Waterfront Park overlooking the Cooper River.
Pineapple Fountain in Charleston, South Carolina, in Waterfront Park overlooking the Cooper River.Getty Photos

Briefly, she added, “It’s an awesome place.” 

It is so nice that it additionally ranked twenty third in an inventory of one of the best cities worldwide. However Charleston is not the one good spot within the state of South Carolina. 

Over on Journey + Leisure’s listing of prime islands on the planet, Kiawah Island, which is located about 30 miles southwest of Charleston, earned a spot alongside international sensations like Greece’s Crete and Spain’s Ibiza.

Wild birds stand in a creek at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Wild birds stand in a creek at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.Getty Photos

However again on the listing of the 15 finest cities within the U.S., different states had an opportunity for their very own cities to shine, too. 

Here is the total rundown:

  1. Charleston, South Carolina
  2. New Orleans, Louisiana
  3. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  4. Savannah, Georgia
  5. Honolulu, Hawaii
  6. New York, New York
  7. Chicago, Illinois
  8. Alexandria, Virginia
  9. San Antonio, Texas
  10. Boston, Massachusetts 
  11. Austin, Texas
  12. Williamsburg, Virginia
  13. Asheville, North Carolina
  14. San Diego, California
  15. Nashville, Tennessee 

See extra reader picks for vacation spot spots and lodging choices within the full roundup of Journey + Leisure’s World’s Finest Awards 2022.