With its unique mix of history and culture, coastal lifestyle and southern charm, Charleston has captured the attention of
a national (and international) audience with a growing collection of accolades. In 2012, the city was named both the Number
One City in the Country and the Top Destination in the World in Conde Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
The city also has received recognition as a top travel destination in Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Fodor’s, Outside Magazine, Travel Smart, Travelocity and many other media outlets, and Charlestonians have been named among the most mannerly and friendly in the country. And magazines like Fortune and Forbes have cited Charleston as a top place to live and work.