This American city just got voted the number 1 travel destination in the world — and it’s not New York or DC


From historic buildings to cobblestone streets, Charleston, South Carolina seemingly has something for everyone. In 2016, it was voted the best city in the world by Travel + Leisure readers.

It was competing against places like Barcelona, Spain and Florence, Italy… so yeah, there’s something special about Charleston. First things first, It’s a coastal city, so there’s quick access to the Atlantic Ocean.

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It attracts more than 4 million visitors each year and has a population of just over 130,000 as of 2015.

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Colorful, historic buildings and houses dot the city.

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