San Antonio ranked 9th best city in the United States by readers of Travel + Leisure

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San Antonio was named the ninth best city in the country by Travel + Leisure readers in the 2022 edition of an annual ranking. San Antonio ranked sixth in 2021 and seventh in 2020.

For the 10th time in a row, Charleston, SC ranked first in the “World’s Best Awards” survey, as readers searched for “cities with a fun spirit, delicious regional cuisine and historic sites,” wrote Travel + Leisure.

Readers were asked to rate cities based on sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, “friendliness”, shopping and overall value. Southern and western states dominated the list of 15 cities, with only three cities in the northeast and midwest. While San Antonio was the only Texas city in the top 10, Austin wasn’t far behind at No. 11.

“The food, especially in the family restaurants, is amazing and very diverse,” wrote one Travel + Leisure reader, while another noted the city’s ambassadors, residents who are there to greet people, answer questions and help in any way. they can.

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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was named sixth in the “Best Domestic Airports,” the only airport in Texas to make the list.

This year and last year, only one Texas property made the list of the top 15 continental hotels. This year the Post Oak Hotel in Houston placed 13th and last year the Emma Hotel in San Antonio placed seventh.

Three San Antonio-area resorts made the Texas Top 10 list: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa was #7, La Cantera Resort & Spa was #8, and Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa was no. ten.

On the list of best cities, San Antonio came in behind No. 8 Alexandria, Va., and ahead of No. 10 Boston. The top five remained relatively the same as the previous year, with Charleston followed by New Orleans, Santa Fe, NM and Savannah, Ga. Honolulu, New York and Chicago also passed San Antonio in this year’s survey. year.

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