Savannah retained its ranking as No. 3 city in the United States according to the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2018 readers’ survey announced today.
Longtime regional rival Charleston also retained its No. 1 ranking, its sixth straight nod for the top spot.
Savannah held on to its No. 3 spot from 2017 and 2016, when it jumped from No. 7 on the 2015 list.
“Savannah again being recognized by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine as being one of the top three visitor destinations in the country is a testament to all that our community has to offer our guests,” says Visit Savannah President Joseph Marinelli.
“From terrific air service, lodging, dining, attractions and tours to dynamic overall retail offerings, we have the type of experience that our customers are looking for. But it’s Savannah’s people and true spirit of Southern hospitality that is the difference-maker in why folks choose to visit Savannah.”
The magazine wrote that Savannah “wins readers over with meticulously preserved architecture, winsome gardens, and inviting inns.”
The complete top ten:
1. Charleston, SC
2. New Orleans, LA
3. Savannah, GA
4. Santa Fe, NM
5. New York City
6. Chicago, IL
7. San Antonio, TX
8. Asheville, NC
9. Nashville, TN
10. Honolulu, HI