Georgia city #4 on list of best cities in U.S. in 2023

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Georgia city has been named one of the top five in the U.S., according to travel website Travel + Leisure.

Every year, the website asks readers to weigh in on cities and rate them on specific criteria including sights/landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping and value.

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A total of more than 685,000 votes were cast in this year’s survey.


Savannah came in at #4 for its southern charm, culinary offerings, Spanish-moss-draped parks and haunted history.

The #1 city on the list is not too far of a drive from Savannah: Charleston, S.C., was once again voted Travel + Leisure reader’s favorite city in the U.S. The city was praised for its history, charm and foodie reputation.

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Here’s the full list:

  1. Charleston, South Carolina
  2. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  3. New Orleans, Louisiana
  4. Savannah, Georgia
  5. Chicago, Illinois
  6. Honolulu, Hawaii
  7. New York, New York
  8. Nashville, Tennessee
  9. Alexandria, Virginia
  10. San Antonio, Texas
  11. Williamsburg, Virginia
  12. Bend, Oregon
  13. San Diego, California
  14. Boston, Massachusetts
  15. Asheville, North Carolina
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