Featured Press Releases

Use this library of press releases written by the Charleston Area CVB media relations department to mine for story ideas, stay abreast of what is new in the destination and learn about the special events that take place throughout the year.

For additional story ideas, we invite you to visit our blog at www.charlestonly.com.

Awards Bestowed Upon the Charleston Area

For Immediate Release, November 2012
http://www.charlestoncvb.com/media/press_releases/

Sampling of Recent Awards Bestowed Upon Charleston, South Carolina

2012

#1 U.S. City and Top World Destination
Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

#2 Top 10 Downtowns for 2012
Livability.com

#4 Top City in the U.S. and Canada
Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

Top U.S. City with the Cleanest Air
Honeywell AirGenius

Broad Street named a Top 10 Great Street for 2012
American Planning Association

Top Five Creepiest Town in America
Away.com

Kiawah Island named #1 Happiest Seaside Town
Coastal Living

#24 Top 25 Destinations in the U.S.
TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards

#4 Top City in the U.S. and Canada
Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

#4 Food and Wine Destinations on the Rise
TripAdvisor

#3 Best Weekend Getaway
U.S. News & World Report

#6 Best U.S. Historic Destination
U.S. News & World Report

One of the Top 21 places to visit in 2012
Fodor’s Travel Guides

A Top 15 “On the Rise” Destination
Trip Advisor


2011

#1 U.S. City
Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

#2 Best City in the U.S. and Canada
Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

#3 Best City in the World
CNN International

#4 Food and Wine Travel Destination
Trip Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards

#6 Best Town Ever
Outside Readers’ Choice Awards

Husk named Best Restaurant in America
Bon Appétit

Top Ten Best Shopping Streets in America
U.S. News & World Report

One of the Best Destination Wedding Locations in the Nation
Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

Isle of Palms Named Cleanest Beach in South Carolina
The Natural Resources Defense Council

Isle of Palms Named Best Restored Beach in America
American Shore & Beach Preservation Association

Named Top Destination for Family Travel
Amy Graff, travel and kids expert


2010

Best Tennis Town in the U.S.
United States Tennis Association

Best Chef in the Southeast – Chef Sean Brock, McCrady’s
James Beard Foundation Awards

#2 U.S. City
Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

#3 U.S. City
Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

Named One of the Coolest Small Cities in America
GQ

Top Holiday Destination
Travel + Leisure

Leading Favorite Among Readers’ Survey of America’s Favorite Cities
Travel + Leisure

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Named World’s Best for Families
Travel + Leisure


A 2010 Best Town
Outside

Best Romantic Getaway and Best One-Tank Getaway
Augusta Chronicle readers

No. 4 in the U.S. Culture & Sightseeing category,
No. 2 in the Great Food & Wine category in the U.S.,
No. 3 for Great Food & Wine and
No. 20 in top twenty-five U.S. destinations
TripAdvisor’s Readers’ Choice Awards


Top Ten Place for Female Bonding
TripAdvisor.com, ChicagoTribune.com

Top Place to Visit
Lonely Planet Travel Guide

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