Hilton Head, Savannah top Travel + Leisure's 'World's Best' list

Hilton Head Island, S.C. (Courtesy: Michele Thompson)

Some of our area cities have been honored, topping Travel + Leisure's "2018 World's Best Awards," according to the company's website.

Among the winners were Hilton Head Island, Savannah and Charleston, which are chosen base on a reader survey.

Hilton Head Island, S.C. was named #1 in the Top 10 Islands in the Continental United States with a score of 85.99 out of 100.

Travel + Leisure wrote this about the island:

The lush island’s fervent fans treasure the ability to hop on a bicycle and arrive at an award-winning golf course or a perfect, secluded perch from which to spot dolphins. Rent a house or book a stay at the Inn & Club at Harbour Town — The Sea Pines Resort, a boutique hotel that is long on Southern charm. “You can do as much or as little as you want,” wrote one visitor of this ideal family destination, while another chimed in, 'My favorite place of all time!'

Savannah, Ga. took the #3 spot for the Top 15 Cities in the United States, only overshadowed by New Orleans, La. at #2 and nearby Charleston, S.C. at #1.

Charleston also snagged #10 of the World's Top 15 Cities, and made the list for 15 Best City Hotels in the United States three times: Spectator Hotel was #2, Planters Inn was #6 and French Quarter Inn was #11.

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