Charleston has just been ranked as the #1 small city in America by Condé Nast Traveler’s reader’s choice awards.
The rankings considered thousands of small cities across our country and ranked them according to each city’s arts and culture, friendliness, restaurants, shopping, and several other criteria categories.
Out of 715,000 total votes Charleston came out on top.
According to Condé Nast:
“Charleston may be a small town, but this city punches well above its weight. When you consider everything it has to offer—history, culture, food, charm—it’s no wonder the so-called Holy City has topped our list of the best small cities in the U.S. for ten years running. While its robust F&B scene, which includes a steady annual circuit of nationally recognized food and culture festivals, continues to be a draw, visitors are rarely prepared for the city’s good looks. Stately homes, cobblestone streets, waterfront views, and an abundance of flowering window boxes only add to its welcoming vibe. Find a seat among its many outdoor terraces for a drink and some fresh oysters (we recommend hitting the Ordinary), and try to resist the urge to up and move here.”
You can see the full ranking here.