#1: Charleston, South Carolina
Reader Rating: 83.2
If the southern hospitality doesn’t hook you, certainly the charm and old Southern style will. Charleston offers great shopping, fine dining, and interesting boutique shops — all within walks that leave you spellbound by its colonial beauty. Stroll along the water or through a live oak-lined park — stop for a drink to beat the heat in the summer or in the cooler months try a carriage ride through the historic downtown.
It’s no wonder this is the favorite city — and not a bad place to spend the rest of your days in wonder, and peace.