This South Carolina City Was Just Named The BEST City In The World…And We Couldn’t Agree More

For the first time since, well, EVER, readers of Travel & Leisure have ranked an American city the Number One City In The World. That’s right. Step aside Paris, Sydney, Vienna and Florence. There’s a new gal in town and she’s glowing with pride.

Charleston, South Carolina is the 2016 Number One City In The World and we’re shouting it from the rooftops because we couldn’t be more proud of the Holy City.

In recent decades Charleston has faced natural disasters (Hurricane Hugo), a devastating blow to the economy (the 1996 closure of the Navy Base in North Charleston) and personal inconsolable tragedies (among them, the 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME Church). With each and every hit, this city, its people and its government have not only prevailed, but have conquered what seemed to be the impossible. But with Grace, anything is possible.

Here are some of the things we find most charming, alluring, delectable and well, amazing about the Number One City In The World.

With all her charm and decadence Charleston makes it look easy to be perfect and wonderful. Just like a long lost love, she has a way of captivating your soul and leaving you to want more. And so, we raise our glass to Charleston, South Carolina. You’ve managed to capture the hearts of the entire world. Cheers!