Published on: Oct. 4, 2023
Savannah Voted as a “US Best City” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards

Condé Nast Traveler, the renowned travel and lifestyle publication, has unveiled the highly anticipated results of its 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards, and Savannah is among the winners in the coveted “Best Cities in the US” category. This recognition is a testament to Savannah’s enduring charm and appeal as a top-tier destination for travelers worldwide.

Adding to the destination’s accolade is the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, clinching the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive year as the “Best Airport in the U.S.,” reaffirming its commitment to providing exceptional travel experiences for visitors to our region. Two of our Historic District hotels secured places in the “Top Hotels in the South” category: The Alida, Savannah and Perry Lane Hotel.

Joseph Marinelli, President of Visit Savannah, expressed his gratitude and excitement for the city’s continued recognition, saying, “The readers of Condé Nast Traveler have spoken, and once again, they have placed Savannah on the list of top visitor destinations in America. Our beautiful, welcoming city has consistently graced this prestigious list for many years. This recognition reflects that Savannah offers the experience today’s travelers seek—a harmonious blend of Southern hospitality, delectable coastal cuisine, world-class museums and attractions, and a diverse and approachable retail experience.”

The Readers’ Choice Awards by Condé Nast Traveler are a testament to the collective travel experiences of visitors worldwide. With nearly a quarter of a million individuals participating in the 2023 survey, this accolade underscores the widespread passion for travel and the deep admiration for beloved southern destinations like Savannah.

Savannah continues to shine as a beacon of Southern hospitality and a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a unique and unforgettable experience. The city’s rich history, vibrant culture, and unwavering commitment to excellence make it a top choice for travelers seeking to explore America has best.

To see the full list of winners, click here.

For more information or for media assistance, contact Tanvi Chauhan at  or 912.644.6429.

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