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Accolades

Sampling of Recent Awards Bestowed Upon Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Top Ten Places to Visit Before You Die

Andrew Harper

Isle of Palms named one of the top 10 Best Beaches in the South

2009 Southern Living Reader’s Choice Awards

Isle of Palms named “Best Southeast Beach”

American Shore & Beach Protection Association’s “Best of the Best Restored Beaches” Poll

Isle of Palms – first city in the state of SC to receive “Blue Wave Designation” from Clean Beaches Council

 

Sampling of Recent Awards Bestowed Upon Charleston, South Carolina

2013

Top 14 Destinations for your 2014 Bucket List

Huffingtonpost.com

#9 Best Anniversary Trip

10best.com

#1 Best Places to Babymoon in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report

#8 Shopping City in the U.S.

Condé Nast Traveller

Outstanding Restaurants and Dining Cities Fewer Than 800,000

SAVEUR Culinary Travel Awards

#1 U.S. City

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

#11 Best Minor League Network in America

Sportsbusiness Journal

#1 Friendliest City

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

#1 Best Weekend Getaway

U.S. News & World Report

#1 Top City in the U.S. and Canada

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

#11 Top 25 Parks in the U.S.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge

Waterfront Park

Most Beautiful Bridges Around the World

CNN

#15 Top 25 Destinations in the U.S.

TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards

2012 

#1 U.S. City and Top World Destination

Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

#2 Top 10 Downtowns for 2012

Livability.com

#4 Top City in the U.S. and Canada

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

Top U.S. City with the Cleanest Air

 Honeywell AirGenius

Broad Street named a Top 10 Great Street for 2012

American Planning Association

Top Five Creepiest Town in America

Away.com 

Kiawah Island named #1 Happiest Seaside Town

Coastal Living

#24 Top 25 Destinations in the U.S.

TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards

#4 Top City in the U.S. and Canada

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 

#4 Food and Wine Destinations on the Rise

TripAdvisor 

#3 Best Weekend Getaway

U.S. News & World Report

#6 Best U.S. Historic Destination

U.S. News & World Report 

One of the Top 21 places to visit in 2012

Fodor’s Travel Guides

A Top 15 “On the Rise” Destination

Trip Advisor

2011

#1 U.S. City

Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

#2 Best City in the U.S. and Canada

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

#3 Best City in the World

CNN International

#4 Food and Wine Travel Destination

Trip Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards

#6 Best Town Ever

Outside Readers’ Choice Awards

Husk named Best Restaurant in America

Bon Appétit

Top Ten Best Shopping Streets in America

U.S. News & World Report

One of the Best Destination Wedding Locations in the Nation

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

Isle of Palms Named Cleanest Beach in South Carolina

The Natural Resources Defense Council

Isle of Palms Named Best Restored Beach in America

American Shore & Beach Preservation Association

Named Top Destination for Family Travel

Amy Graff, travel and kids expert 

2010

Best Tennis Town in the U.S.

United States Tennis Association

Best Chef in the Southeast – Chef Sean Brock, McCrady’s

James Beard Foundation Awards

#2 U.S. City

Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

#3 U.S. City

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

Named One of the Coolest Small Cities in America

GQ

Top Holiday Destination

Travel + Leisure

Leading Favorite Among Readers’ Survey of America’s Favorite Cities

Travel + Leisure

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Named World’s Best for Families

Travel + Leisure

A 2010 Best Town

Outside

Best Romantic Getaway and Best One-Tank Getaway

Augusta Chronicle readers

No. 4 in the U.S. Culture & Sightseeing category,

No. 2 in the Great Food & Wine category in the U.S.,

No. 3 for Great Food & Wine and

No. 20 in top twenty-five U.S. destinations

TripAdvisor’s Readers’ Choice Awards

Top Ten Place for Female Bonding

TripAdvisor.com, ChicagoTribune.com

Top Place to Visit

Lonely Planet Travel Guide

2009

Best Chef in the Southeast – Chef Mike Lata, F.I.G.

James Beard Foundation Awards

8th Smartest City in the World

Forbes

Top Romantic Destination

HGTV

Favorite Southern City, Best Weekend Getaway and Best Family Destination

Southern Living Readers

Kiawah Island Golf Resort named No. 1 resort in the U.S. and

No. 1 of the top golf destinations in North America and Europe

Golf World Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards