Savannah Ranked #3 “Top U.S. City” by Travel + Leisure Readers

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Savannah is ranked No. 3 city in the United States according to the Travel + Leisure  World’s Best Awards 2018 readers’ survey announced today and available now on  Savannah held on to its No. 3 spot from 2017 and 2016, when it leaped from its place at No. 7 on the 2015 list.
“Savannah again being recognized by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine as being one of the top three visitor destinations in the country is a testament to all that our community has to offer our guests,” says Visit Savannah President Joseph Marinelli. “From terrific air service, lodging, dining, attractions and tours to dynamic overall retail offerings, we have the type of experience that our customers are looking for. But it’s Savannah’s people and true spirit of Southern hospitality that is the difference-maker in why folks choose to visit Savannah.”

The magazine touted Southern cities’ “charm offensive,” noting that 8 Southern cities made the top 15 list in 2018, and that Georgia’s oldest city “wins readers over with meticulously preserved architecture, winsome gardens, and inviting inns.” The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport was also recognized at No. 7 on Travel + Leisure’s list of the Top 10 Domestic Airports.