Mag ranks Charleston tops in US, 5th in world

Mag ranks Charleston tops in US, 5th in world

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 1:27 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- For the third consecutive year, Charleston has been ranked the top travel destination in the nation by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Charleston also was ranked the No. 5 tourist destination in the world.    

The readers' survey released Tuesday included comments about the city's "insanely nice" locals, "magnificent" bed and breakfasts and "amazing shopping." One reader termed Charleston "a bucket list city."  

The international rating for Charleston is down a bit from a year ago when the city was judged the top tourist town in both the nation and the world. 

This year, readers judged San Miguel de Allende in Mexico as the world's best tourist town. 
 

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