Magazine names Charleston friendliest city in US

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston has won another travel honor.

Travel + Leisure Magazine on Monday named Charleston the friendliest city in the nation. The magazine also named the city tops in bed and breakfasts, inns and antique stores.

Last month, Charleston was listed among the nation's top destinations by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Charleston placed second behind San Francisco.

About 4 million people visit Charleston each year.

Charleston and the rest of the South Carolina coast are the heart of the state's $18 billion tourism industry.

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