Charleston Is On Top Again!

October 18, 2012

Cited for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people, the Charleston area has been named both Top U.S. City and Top Destination in the World by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the second consecutive year our historic coastal destination has received the No. 1 U.S. City ranking.

To receive the Readers’ Choice Top City Award, a destination must have the strongest composite appeal, which is calculated by averaging scores from the survey’s six categories: Atmosphere/Ambience, Culture/Sites, Friendliness, Lodging, Restaurants and Shopping. To commemorate this year’s top rating, the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau created the following video, which captures the essence of Charleston in all of these categories and more:

For more information about the Number One City, visit The website features an insider’s blog and special lodging packages offered by the 2012 Readers’ Choice Award-winning inns, hotels and resorts.

On behalf of Charleston’s Island Town, Congratulations, Charleston! We’re so proud to be part of this amazing city!