Charleston ranked among nation's top travel destinations

Charleston ranked among nation's top travel destinations

NETWON, MA (WCSC) - South Carolina has bragging rights as home to one of the top American travel destinations.

TripAdvisor ranked the Holy City third place in its list of top American travel destinations, placing it as a more popular choice than the likes of Las Vegas, San Francisco, New Orleans and the nation's capital.

"These world-class destinations chosen by our community are rich in history, culture and beauty and offer endless sights to explore," TripAdvisor spokesperson Barbara Messing said in a statement.

Award winners were determined by a formula that considers the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide over a 12-month period.

The site lists the South Carolina Aquarium and Cru Cafe as "places to discover" in Charleston, and lists an average nightly hotel rate for the summer of 2015 at $287, towards the middle of the prices among the top 10 cities.

The top cities, from tenth place to first, are San Diego, Palm Springs, Calif., New Orleans, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, Charleston, Chicago and New York City.

You can view the top 25 destinations at

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