San Francisco has graced another top 10 list once again! This time it’s the prestigious Reader’s Choice Awards by award-winning magazine Condé Nast Traveler. San Francisco has earned the #7 spot in this year’s list of the best big cities in the United States.
Each year, the Reader’s Choice Awards let readers weigh in on their favorite travel experiences, hotels, cruises, and more. “Enthusiasm for travel has never been higher, as demonstrated by the nearly quarter of a million of you who filled out this year’s survey,” writes Condé Nast Traveler.
San Francisco made the list thanks to exciting landmarks like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, but special mention was given to SFMOMA and the Mission District’s street art. The magazine also commended SF’s excellent spas, top-ranking restaurants and bars, nearby Muir Woods, and diverse hotel scene.
Here’s the rest of the ranking for the best cities in the United States:
- Chicago, IL
- Honolulu, HI
- San Diego, CA
- Nashville, TN
- New York City, NY
- Boston, MA
- San Francisco, CA
- New Orleans, LA
- Washington, DC
- Seattle, WA
Chicago won the top spot for an unprecedented 6th year running, with special mention to neighborhoods like the Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast, and Old Town. San Diego was the other California city to make the list, notable for its new hotel openings and unparalleled food scene.
This isn’t the first time that the Bay has stood out from the rest of the country. This year, Hayes Street was named one of the coolest streets in the world by Time Out; and four Bay Area cities were honored for ranking among the most climate change-resilient. Not only that, but beloved SF bar ABV ranked in the top 50 bars in all of North America.
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