Suck It Southern Haters: Charleston, SC Best city in the World

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    As voted by readers of Travel & Leisure magazine... They also voted it Best City in the U.S., just FYI...

    I've lived here for four years now (after more than 34 years in So Cal, 3 in New Mexico, and various other locals) and it's hard to argue. The food is great, the history is endless, the people wonderful...

    If you ever pop in, drop a line, we can bend an elbow...


    Travel + Leisure names Charleston, South Carolina, World's Best City
     
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    No. it is --> --> New York.

    High criminal volym but many polices there in biggest in the U.S. Debate house tell me about New York's police system. It is 30,000 pieces in New York.
     
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    Oh, and best islands in the world?

    #7 - Maui
    #8 - Hilton Head... THAT'S IN SOUTH CAROLINA!
    #9 - Kauai



    Not Long Island, not Manhattan... No, those are the only U.S. islands to make the list...
     
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    No place like NYC You need to visit one day.
     
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    Obviously, it depends on what you are looking for, and whether you are talking about LIVING someplace or VISITING someplace.

    I personally prefer Savannah to Charleston, but I can's say anything bad about either one (except for the Summer heat - small price to pay).



    Who are these "South Haters" you are referring to?
     
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    I visited Charleston several years back and it is a beautiful city. We stayed at the Double Tree in the Historic District and they were the most hospitable place I've ever stayed. We didn't have a car, but there's a great bus system and there's the DASH Trolley and a few CARTA routes that are free (you have to wait a while to hop one though). There are plenty of pedicabs if you want to feel guilty having someone pedal you around, and bus tours that will pick you up at your hotel's front door. Being next door to the Central Market was great--I got totally addicted to those benne wafers and I wish I could have afforded one of those sweet grass baskets the people were weaving. Some of them were works of art.

    The weather was great--it was first of April and 70's low 80's (that's full summer weather for me). There was a quick thunder boomer just about every afternoon, but it passed quickly. I loved Magnolia Plantation. The azaleas were still in bloom, and I fell in love with live oaks. I could have stayed there all day.

    It was my first visit to the South and I was afraid I would be shunned as a Yankee, but if they hated me, they hid it well.
     
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    I was stationed in Charleston for five years. I lived in what was then a small town called Goose Creek.

    Pretty sure I lived next door to the banjo player from "Deliverance".

    Charleston is a nice place to visit, but it's a really bad place to put a New Yorker for five years...
     
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    Well, I moved out here after more than thirty years living in Southern California (plus a three year layover in Albuquerque), and I love it.

    Goose Creek has grown considerably since you were last here, I'm sure...

    I think I've seen your banjo player...
     
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    I was there last year, as a matter of fact. It has grown considerably since I was there ('85-'90). I was stationed in San Diego before that and after that. I really preferred San Diego...
     
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    San Diego is fantastic, spent many a weekend there. I was up near Point Mugu. After 30+ years, I was ready to get out of California.

    Though I do miss good Mexican food...
     
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