Conde Nast Traveler just released their 35th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and NYC didn’t quite take the #1 spot.
There’s a wide a range of categories and everything is voted on by readers…of which nearly a quarter of a million participated! Still, we can’t say we agree with their decision to put New York City as #5 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)—packed with people moving, creating, and 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 sixth year in a row!
But you know what they say — first is the worst, second is the best, fifth is the…okay we tried.
NYC–you’re always #1 to us!
Honolulu, San Diego, Nashville, Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and Seattle rounded out the rest of the top 10. See the full list here.