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As if you need another reason to come stay in a Charleston beach house, be it a luxury house on Isle of Palms or a Folly Beach house Charleston…

In their 20th annual World’s Best Awards, Travel + Leisure Magazine just announced that it has again awarded the Holy City the number one spot atop its list of the very best cities to visit in the United States and Canada.

This makes the third year in a row that Charleston has won the top honor.

“Charleston is endowed with many attractive attributes – be it the sunny weather and raw natural beauty or the grand tradition of Lowcountry cuisine.  No matter what compelling reason draws a visitor to the Charleston area, all visitors have the chance to experience the warmth and genuine hospitality put forth by the local community,”  says Dan Blumenstock, Chair of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Charleston also maintained second place on the “World’s Top City” list.

Voting is done by the magazine’s readers, who judge cities based on these criteria:  sights and landmarks, culture and arts, restaurants and food, people, and value.

Travel + Leisure’ s editor Nathan Lump put it this way:  “It’s not easy to win anything three years in a row, but Charleston clearly keeps on delivering one of the most satisfying travel experiences in the United States, and the world.  Now more than ever it’s great to see T+L readers recognize what’s so special about the city, from terrific food to historic architecture to a local population that exudes hospitality.” 

Here is the Top Ten list:


1.            Charleston           
2.            New Orleans
3.            Savannah
4.            Santa Fe
5.            San Francisco
6.            Quebec City
7.            Chicago
8.            New York City     
9.            Victoria, British Columbia
10.          Asheville, North Carolina


If you’re interested in beach house rentals Charleston SC, you’d better book way in advance because the word is fully out.

Charleston also scored five of the top six spots on T+L’s Top Small City Hotel World’s Best Awards list for 2015.

Although the best way to experience a Charleston vacation + the ocean is by staying in one of EP’s rental homes South Carolina –  especially our Isle of Palms luxury rentals  –  the ranking does speak volumes about the high caliber overall of accommodations in the Lowcountry.

Here’s a link to T+L’s website all their World’s Best Awards

The ranking will also appear in their August print issue, which hits newsstands on July 17th.

When you are in the market for SC vacation rentals, specifically luxury beach house rentals SC in the Charleston area, contact Exclusive Properties.  Our Isle of Palms vacation rentals and other beach rentals Charleston are without peer.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger