Earlier today, TripAdvisor released their 2015 Travelers’ Choice awards for the top destinations in the world and in the United States. Although Charleston didn’t make the cut on the former, it was ranked third on the latter.
The Holy City placed just behind New York City (1st) and Chicago (2nd), while beating out Las Vegas (4th).
Charleston's 2015 ranking was ten spots higher than last year's. TripAdvisor had the following to say about the city:
"(It's) bursting with Southern charm and hospitality. The city feels a bit like it’s suspended in time, thanks to its antebellum architecture and surrounding plantation landscapes."
Nearby Savannah was slotted at # 17 on the list. Marrakech, Morocco topped the world rankings.