Conde Nast Traveler just released their 34th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and NYC almost took the #1 spot.
There’s a wide a range of categories and everything is voted on by readers…of which over 800,000 participated! Still, we can’t say we agree with their decision to put New York City as #2 on the “Best Big Cities in the U.S.” There was also a category for “Best Small Cities,” plus everything from best hotels to best airlines to best spa resorts — basically anything to do with travel.
Here’s what they had to say:
2. New York City
New York City buzzes as though it’s perpetually caffeinated (and most of its residents probably are)—people moving, creating, making the most of every block. After a requisite visit to a few world-class museums (you can never take enough trips to the Met or the Guggenheim), make like a local by tucking into soup dumplings in Chinatown, pizza in Greenwich Village, and steak-frites in Soho, and walking it all off on the High Line; or picnic in Bryant Park. Of course, there are four boroughs beyond Manhattan, and they deserve love, too; stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge for a drink at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, or venture out to Long Island City for a day at MoMa PS1. In this town for all seasons, there’s no wrong itinerary.
As for who took the #1 spot? Dang Chicago, for the fifth year in a row!
But you know what they say — first is the worst, second is the best…right?
NYC — you’re always #1 to us!
Nashville, Honolulu, Portland, San Diego, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Boston, and New Orleans rounded out the rest of the top 10. See the full list here.