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8/15/2016 1:48 pm  #1


I will put in a shout out for Charleston. Great city.
Beautiful antebellum houses, great gardens, wonderful restaurants.
It is like New Orleans, except safe, and clean.

For History buffs there are walking tours through the city, and of course Fort Sumter.
Fort Wagner, where the 54th Massachusetts marched to Glory, is nearby.
There is also the Hunley, the civil war's only submarine.

The waterfront park is lovely, with many excellent restaurants nearby.
Old Plantations with ancient magnolias covered in Spanish moss are an easy day trip.

Charleston, South Carolina is all the rage this year.

The southern town where the US Civil War started is now the friendliest city in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveler's 29th annual Readers' Choice Awards.
"More and more people are going to Charleston," Conde Nast deputy digital editor Laura Redman tells CNN.
"Europeans are heading to Charleston because they've heard about the food and the architecture. It's getting great press, and it's having a moment."

Sydney came in second place, followed by Dublin in third place.
Conde Nast, which just published lists of the friendliest US cities and friendliest cities in the world, created one combined list for CNN.

More than 100,000 readers responded to the travel magazine's reader survey of favorite cities, hotels, resorts, islands, airlines, cruise lines, future travel destinations and, for the fourth year in a row, reader opinions of the world's friendliest cities.
To arriving travelers, a city can get a reputation for friendliness through its locals and its appearance.
Charleston, Savannah and Nashville, all southern US cities, stand out as spots where locals are quick to offer directions and other assistance -- and where the locals talk to each other.
"They haven't lost their Southern charm," says Redman.

Hotel or resort staff greeting guests on arrival with an easy check-in process and refreshing beverages, sometimes specifically for the children, also stands out.
Cities that are easily navigable and offer guests the chance to feel like a local also feel friendly to visitors, she says.

Last edited by Goose (8/15/2016 1:48 pm)

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

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