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Travel + Leisure 2017 "World's Best" Readers’ Survey Results Announced: Savannah is ranked No. 3 on the list of “Top U.S. Cities”

A walk through Savannah's historic squares.

Summer Bozeman


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Savannah is ranked No. 3 city in the United States according to the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey announced today and available now on Savannah held on to its No. 3 spot from last year, when it leaped from its place at No. 7 on the 2015 list.

“Savannah again has a reason to celebrate,” says Visit Savannah President Joseph Marinelli. “Our city has firmly established itself as one of America's top places to visit and being recognized by the readers of Travel + Leisure is an honor that everyone in our community should take great pride in."

The new survey from Time Inc.’s Travel + Leisure reveals the top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around the globe, from cities and islands to cruise lines, airlines, hotels and more. Cities are rated on sights/landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping, and value.

Top 15 Cities in the United States 2017

  1. Charleston, SC           
  2. Santa Fe, NM
  3. Savannah, GA
  4. New Orleans, LA
  5. Nashville, TN
  6. Honolulu, HI
  7. New York, NY
  8. Austin, TX
  9. Asheville, NC
  10. San Antonio, TX
  11. San Francisco, CA
  12. Chicago, IL
  13. Williamsburg, VA
  14. Boston, MA
  15. Portland, OR

Travel + Leisure readers rated their favorite hotels, cities, islands, destination spas, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators, car-rental companies, and more. The World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey results (listed by overall and regional rankings) and survey methodology are featured on now and is the cover story of the August issue of the magazine, on newsstands this month.

Follow the conversation on Twitter with @TravelLeisure, #TLWorldsBest, @VisitSavannah and #VisitSavannah.

For media assistance, contact Summer Bozeman at [email protected] or 912.644.6429.

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Visit Savannah serves as the official destination marketing organization for the Savannah area tourism industry and is committed to driving economic prosperity in the greater Savannah community through increased overall visitation and related spending while continuing to build upon Savannah’s image as a world-class destination.