Charleston Named No.1 City In The South

Charleston Named No. 1 City In The South

Charleston Named No.1 City In The South.

Charleston has been named the No.1 city in the south by Southern Living. The announcement comes as part of the magazine’s fourth annual South’s Best Awards, recognizing readers’ favorite Southern destinations and experiences.

“At Southern Living, we’re passionate about celebrating the extraordinary experiences that define Southern hospitality,” Sid Evans, Editor in Chief of Southern Living said.

“Our goal is to identify the destinations our readers are loving the most right now—places that represent the very best of the South. This year’s awards are a unique mix of newcomers and longtime favorites.”

Highlights of South’s Best Awards

Girls hanging out

South’s Best Cities Overall – The Top 10

Charleston, SC

Savannah, GA

Nashville, TN

New Orleans, LA

Austin, TX

Asheville, NC

Alexandria, VA

Atlanta, GA

Richmond, VA

Tallahassee, FL


South’s Best Small Town: Williamsburg, VA
South’s Best Beach Town: Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL
South’s Best Mountain Town: Gatlinburg, TN
South’s Best College Town: Athens, GA


South’s Best New Hotel: The Dewberry (Charleston, SC)
South’s Best Historic Hotel: The Peabody Memphis (Memphis, TN)
South’s Best Resort: The Inn on Biltmore Estate (Asheville, NC)

Charleston Named No. 1 City In The South


South’s Best New Restaurant: Alewife (Richmond, VA)
South’s Best Classic Restaurant: Commander’s Palace (New Orleans, LA)
South’s Best Local Restaurant: The Grey (Savannah, GA)


South’s Best Bar: Alley Cat Lounge (Savannah, GA)
South’s Best Dive Bar: Green Parrot Bar (Key West, FL)

For more results from Southern Living South’s Best 2020 survey, including the full lists in every category, visit here.

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