What is it that makes Charleston, South Carolina a premier destination for tourists? Much of what makes this great port city a hot spot for tourists is a perfect combination of natural beauty, cuisine, and culture. If you have considered Charleston a gem for some time, you are now not alone. In fact, this past October, Charleston was announced as the No. 1 tourist destination in America as voted upon by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. With the number 1 ranking, Charleston displaced long time winner San Francisco, the previous No. 1 destination for 18 years. If you are interested in learning more about the Readers’ Choice Awards, click on the image next to this paragraph to visit Condé Nast Traveler.
The honor was announced in New York City, where Helen Hill, the Executive Director of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, accepted the recognition from comedy writer, and Charleston native, Stephen Colbert. For the past 3 years, Charleston has ranked number 2 on the list. The readers who voted for the cities were asked to evaluate them based on six areas: atmosphere/general ambiance, culture & sites, friendliness, lodging options, restaurants and shopping. The city that achieved the highest appeal or score in all areas wins the top honors.
If you want to find out more about Charleston, visit the Charleston Visitor’s Bureau new website, Charleston Only, which will describe the characteristics and feel that define the Charleston experience. You can see why Charleston placed highly in each of the defined categories listed in the voting criteria. Charleston is truly a unique place. This site is also a great guide to life in the city, and what makes Charleston, SC a premier destination. The city has no shortage of things to do, and it truly has much to offer in terms of culture, balance, and ambiance.
If you are interested in visiting Charleston, SC in the near future, then don’t hesitate to reach out to make your reservation at the Governors House Inn. You can book your next stay online or by phone, (800) 720-9812. The city of Charleston has some fabulous events taking place throughout the holiday season; so don’t miss the opportunity to find out why so many people are talking about this beautiful, Southern city.