At this point, the Holy City's trophy case must be overflowing. Charleston garnered a bevy of honors from Southern Living's "The South's Best" awards. Around 32,000 readers voted Charleston as the gold standard in several categories - including, "The South's Best City of 2018." It's the second straight year the Holy City has won the award.
Here's what Southern Living had to say:
"It’s no great surprise that Charleston won the South’s Best City for the second year in a row. Our obsession with this jewel of the Lowcountry has only grown as the Holy City has expanded its culinary scene, added a bevy of hotels and inns, and opened glittery new shops."
In addition to the "Best City" honor, Charleston was also voted as the South’s Prettiest and Friendliest City. It also placed second to New Orleans in The South's Best Food City category. As if that weren't enough, several local businesses, restaurants, public spaces, and festivals were also featured.