Travel & Leisure names NO as one of the ten best destinations in the WORLD
Only American cities to make the list were Charleston #2 and New Orleans #10.
I'd be interested in seeing the voters' rationales. Raving over an "emerging style scene" does not sound intriguing to me so I guess I can skip that one. I'm amused at the raging enthusiasm for shrimp and grits.(Remember when no one served that here? Or crab cakes?)
Charleston has been getting lots of attention in the media lately. Lots. I've been there many times: lovely, interesting, some great food - but PLEASE - #2? and New Orleans #10? Beyond ridiculous!
Um Charleston here. My favorite place by far is New Orleans, but I think Charleston wins because of the proximity to the ocean. Nothing like driving 10 minutes and see the Atlantic.
browsing those lists, NO is also #5 on the list of the most friendly cities in the US, and think I agree it's at the very least #5.