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Charleston named a 'Travelers' Choice Destination' by TripAdvisor

Carriage ride through downtown Charleston. (Source: Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau) Carriage ride through downtown Charleston. (Source: Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

When it comes to travel destinations in the United States, Charleston hangs right up there with the rest of them.

TripAdvisor announced the names of their 2013 Travelers' Choice Destinations, and Charleston came in at No. 15 on the list of U.S. destinations. In 2012, Charleston just barely cracked the top 25 at No. 24.

"Historic Charleston is bursting with Southern charm and hospitality," notes the travel website. "The city feels a bit like it's suspended in time, thanks to its antebellum architecture and surrounding plantation landscapes."

The 5th annual Travelers' Choice Destinations awards are based on millions of reviews and opinions by TripAdvisor travelers. The most popular and highest rated destinations go on to make the list.

Another South Carolina city, Myrtle Beach, also made the top 25 list landing in the No. 21 spot.

Topping the 2013 Traveler's Choice U.S. Destinations list were New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Orlando.

For more information on Charleston's selection, click here.

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