Charleston named friendliest city in U.S.

Voted the friendliest city, Charleston was recognized for its culture, history, natural beauty, and food scene
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Charleston, South Carolina, was voted the friendliest city in the U.S.

We‘ve all heard about warm, southern hospitality, which is why Charleston, South Carolina, seems to be a fitting choice as the friendliest city in the U.S.

Conde Nast Traveler released its readers’ choice for the friendliest and unfriendlest cities around the world, which is based on 1.3 million votes from nearly 80,000 adults who took the 2013 Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Survey.

Readers named Charleston as the friendliest city and recognized the city for its culture, history, natural beauty, and food scene. This is the second year in a row that Charleston received top honors.

Charleston is known to be a sweet and charming city and a must-visit destination for American and foreign tourists alike.

Additionally, Charleston is the go-to destination for lowcountry fare at its best. With nationally-known restaurants like Husk and institutions like Charleston Grill, Charleston is a city that should be on every hungry traveler’s bucketlist. 

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Alexandra E. Petri is the travel editor for The Daily Meal. You can follow her on Twitter @writewayaround.