For the third consecutive year, Charleston has been named Top U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards.
Listen to Charleston resident and former American Idol contestant Elise Testone sing about some of Charleston's many charms!
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards have been the gold standard in travel industry awards for more than two decades. Charleston was voted for the third consecutive year, "Top City in the U.S." in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, based on six categories: Atmosphere & Ambiance, Culture & Sites, Friendliness, Lodging, Restaurants and Shopping.
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"Visit the City Market. Taking a carriage tour is absolutely a must, and lastly, take something that's water, whether it's a harbor cruise or spirit line cruise."
— Dan Blumenstock,
"#1 the history, #2 the shopping, and #3 the food"
— Ellen Berlin,
"You gotta come to Charleston because of the great weather, friendly people, and of course, Charleston is a very historic city."
— Herb Frazier,
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
"The beautiful waterways, the food, obviously, and beautiful, amazing Lowcountry sunsets."
— Michelle Weaver,
Executive Chef Charleston Grill
"Sit down and talk to some local people, you gotta go to the beach, and then 3rd, you have to just get out and walk the streets."
— Skip Condon,
Condon Food Company of Charleston
"Walk after dinner. Just sort of walk around and create your own experience. The Citadel dress parade. If you are by chance here on a Friday afternoon, go! Talk to a local."
— Tom Doyle,
Palmetto Carriage Works
Vote Charleston in the Condé Nast Readers' Choice Survey. Voting ends April 30th!
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South Carolina's low country provides a low-key, old world existence to those who live here. If you want to taste it, it helps to slow down, turn off the main highways, and you can step into a unique way of life.