Charleston Voted Best Small City In The U.S. by Condé Nast Readers

This isn't Charleston's first time receiving such a big honor.

The South is known for delicious food, natural beauty, and history, and one of the best places to find all three is in Charleston, South Carolina.  After all, it was just named the “Best Small City in the United States” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler for the fifth year in a row!

Charleston’s latest accolade was announced Tuesday when the popular travel magazine released its 28th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Here is what the Condé Nast had to say about Charleston:

“With its beautiful gardens, vibrantly painted Georgian houses along Rainbow Row, and carriages clacking across cobblestone streets, Charleston remains one of the country’s most picturesque cities. Underneath its sleepy charm, the city is known for its dynamic food scene—where destination dining reflects its English, French, and West African roots—along with a thriving theater scene, bustling King Street, and historic City Market. Come evening, stroll along The Battery and take it all in.”

The Southern Weekend recently made a stop in Charleston, and believe us when we say it is a MUST visit. We explored its haunted past, toured a local distillery, snacked on mouth-watering biscuits, and even enjoyed an oyster roast.

According to the travel magazine, more than 128,000 readers participated in the 2015 survey, with readers rating cities based on culture, friendliness, scenery, restaurants and accommodations, shopping and value.

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