Charleston Named 'Top US City'
Charleston, SC was named the 2011 'Top US City' by readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine recently. Charleston came in at #2 last year.
The award was presented Monday evening at the magazine's Reader's Choice Awards in New York with Charleston native and comedian Stephen Colbert awarding the honor to local tourism officials.
Colbert said Charleston is the most beautiful city he has ever seen and joked that, as a child, he picked up pocket change pointing out the house in Charleston where Rhett Butler grew up.
Charleston has been on the magazine's Top 10 list since 1993.