Charleston – Voted #1 City Third Year in a Row

Charleston - Along the BatteryCharleston - Along the Battery

Charleston, South Carolina, was voted the Number One City in America for the third year in a row in Condé Nast’s Readers Choice Awards. Of the cities presented, it ranked second only to Carmel, California, in its rating for ambience.

Ansonborough Neighborhood - Charleston

Ansonborough Neighborhood – Charleston

 With the ‘best beaches in the southeast’, it’s no wonder Charleston took first place in our list of Top 10 Cities in the United States. The seaside proximity doesn’t just allow for some picturesque views, but for some on-of-a-kind-seafood as well. ‘The food, history, architecture, and people are wonderful,’ said one reader. ‘A bucket list city!’     – Condé Nast

Longitude Lane - an unimproved 17th century country lane preserved in the heart of Charleston

Longitude Lane – an unimproved 17th century country lane preserved in the heart of Charleston

Founded in 1670, The Holy City is known for its rich history, outstanding architecture and preservation, phenomenal restaurants with an appeal for all palates, and incredibly friendly people.  The city is known as the “Holy City” because of the high number of churche steeples on the city skyline. Charleston was founded on the principles of religious tolerance and boasts over 400 places of worship of many different denominations throughout the city. It is the home of Gullah and Geechee, Spanish moss laden oaks, antebellum homes, Fort Sumter, and even boasts its own professional soccer team – the Charleston Battery!  Charleston is Southern Charm and Southern Hospitality at its best.

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So if you have not visited the Holy City, perhaps the Charleston Sessions will allow you the opportunity to do so.  TheMrPickles, Frugal Travel Guy, and all of the First2Board Bloggers will be in attendance. Tickets are on sale and you can purchase a complete package which includes hotel room, dinner, and event attendance. Or you may pick and choose from an a la carte menu and plan accordingly.   There will be giveaways, tours, and a wonderful chance to experience one of the Top 10 Cities in the United States.

Secret Gardens in Charleston

Secret Gardens in Charleston

Charleston is served by the Charleston International Airport [CHS], which is located in the City of North Charleston.

Have you visited the Holy City yet?

8 Comments on "Charleston – Voted #1 City Third Year in a Row"

  1. Will Run For Miles | June 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Reply

    Charleston is beautiful! I ran a marathon there a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

    • Susan - Southern Travel Girl | June 25, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Reply

      I hope your Marathon was in the fall! I used to live there when I in college – one of my favorite cities in the US for sure!

  2. Tommy Brantley | June 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Reply

    Great Susan!

  3. I stayed at the Charleston Place hotel a while ago and had a very nice time.

  4. Lovely city & definitely understand why it keeps winning #1.

    • Susan - Southern Travel Girl | June 26, 2013 at 8:53 am | Reply

      I’ll be more than happy to give you your own special tour the next time you find yourself on this side of the country!
      Cheers!

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