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Old 07-07-2016, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in the lower 48.
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Readers of Travel + Leisure were asked to name their favorite American cities based on sights and landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping, and overall value. Over 200,000 responded. Here's what they came up with for this year.
  1. Charleston SC
  2. New Orleans
  3. Savannah
  4. Santa Fe
  5. Nashville
  6. San Francisco
  7. Chicago
  8. New York City
  9. Austin
  10. Asheville
  11. Honolulu
  12. San Antonio
  13. Boston
  14. Seattle
  15. Portland OR
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Seems like a good list.
In case you don't know, Savannah and Charleston are only 2 hours apart. They would make for a great road trip.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Damn T+L loves San Antonio...Great list but thoughts on Asheville being on the list? A lot of people who have lived there have said that they find Asheville to be VERY overrated.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Asheville is the largest city in the western NC mountain area. That is the main reason it makes the list. It is a big tourism city b/c people stay there while on vacation to do things in the mountains.

Asheville also supposedly have a lot of farm to table restaurants, and the live music scene is said to be good by some people.

both Charleston and Asheville are overrated as cities, but the hype has to do with being near the ocean or mountains.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:56 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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The Top 5 are definitely cities where Tourist is a key industry. Then comes San Francisco then Chicago and NYC.

For me it is a testament for CHICAGO to be seen as a Tourist favored city by feedback. Just under San Francisco a Tourist Mecca for decades and mighty NYC also for a century. Chicago was MORE FLYOVER for many decades. But TODAY Its Downtown HAS ARRIVED.

For the city with bashing as Corrupt politically and its gangland crime in a few notorious Southside cities. Its CORE HAD SO MUCH COME TOGETHER RIGHT AND CHOICES IN WHAT THE CITY INVESTED IN ITSELF WITH MUCH SUCCESS.

That is to me awesome to note. Having just had a visit in June and seeing Tourist everywhere.....
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:53 PM
 
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Asheville is not overrated as a place to visit...I don't know about living there, but it's a fabulous tourism city.
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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I have to agree with the list overall... I can't think of one city on that list that seems misplaced TBH...
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:21 AM
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Location: Miami
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Asheville is not overrated as a place to visit...I don't know about living there, but it's a fabulous tourism city.
To visit? no, to live? eh.
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:05 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Seems like a good list.
In case you don't know, Savannah and Charleston are only 2 hours apart. They would make for a great road trip.
I have not done it yet but I was thinking of a Tri-City historical cities trip; Charleston, Savannah and St. Augustine.
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:08 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Asheville is not overrated as a place to visit...I don't know about living there, but it's a fabulous tourism city.
Perhaps, I am not familiar with Asheville. But the truth is if you had to take out one of those cities that "does not belong", my choice would be Asheville.

It is certainly strange to see Asheville ahead of cities like Honolulu, Boston and Seattle.
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