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Charleston once again tops T+L list for Best US City

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 CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The list of the World's Best, as decided by Travel + Leisure readers, was released Wednesday and the Holy City has kept its crown as the Best in the U.S. and Canada.

TOP 10 CITIES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA 2014

1.            Charleston           
2.            New Orleans
3.            Savannah
4.            San Francisco
5.            Chicago
6.            Vancouver
7.            Santa Fe
8.            Quebec City     
9.            New York City
10.          Boston

More impressively, Charleston moved up from Number 7 to second place in the World's Top City list. Kyoto, Japan won the top spot and Florence Italy came in third.

Readers rated cities on sights, culture and arts, restaurants and food, people, shopping, and value.

In the magazine's focus on Charleston as a winning city, the writers honed in on native Stephen Colbert's experiences growing up in Charleston and Sullivan's Island.

They also named Charleston Distilling Company, Chez Nous and Edmund's Oast as "Charleston Hot Spots."

In the hotel category, Charleston businesses dominated one list.

TOP FIVE SMALL CITY HOTELS IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. 2014

1.            Planters Inn, Charleston
2.            French Quarter Inn, Charleston
3.            Inn at the Market, Seattle
4.            Wentworth Mansion Charleston
5.            Market Pavilion Hotel, Charleston

Two Lowcountry resorts are named to the list of Top 50 Resorts in the Continental U.S.

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton is ranked No. 5 and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is ranked No. 29.

The Travel + Leisure 2014 World's Best Awards readers' survey results are available now on www.TravelandLeisure.com  and will be in the August issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands July 18.



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