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Originally posted on Explore Charleston

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.

Please help us congratulate the following Charleston area hotels recognized in Travel + Leisure‘s World’s Best Awards.

Join in the 2017 World’s Best Awards conversation with @ExploreCHS and @TravelLeisure, and share your love for the Holy City by tagging #ExploreCharleston and #TLWorldsBest.

Ready to see why Charleston holds the top honors? Explore the First Timer’s Guide to Charleston and begin planning your destination vacation. We’ll see you soon, friend!