Monday, October 27, 2008

The Today Show Travel Award: Top Cities-United States

The Today Show last week announced that San Francisco won, by the Readers’ Choice Awards, the top U.S. city designation for the 16th consecutive year to travel to in the United States. New York City was voted third because of the visitor treatment by the New Yorkers. *(This was the commentators take not mine.)

*Photo: Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, Ca

I totally agree that San Francisco has wonderful restaurants to choose from, sites that are beautiful, friendly locals and a European feel. During my recent trip home to Toronto, I let people know that I was not just from California, but living in San Francisco. A smile seemed to spread across their faces when they realized that I wasn't from L.A. but San Francisco. Wow. My Canadian friends asked so many questions about the city and asked me if I lived near a cable car or what the hills look like.

I too have left my heart in San Francisco and I seem to smile so brightly every time I think of the city and it's beauty.

"Take it from thousands of avid travelers out there: They’ve left their hearts in San Francisco, their minds in Salzburg and their loyalties with an entirely new airline." By Laura T. Coffey

Top Cities — United States:
1. San Francisco
2. Charleston, S.C.
3. New York City

Top Cities — Europe:
1. Florence, Italy
2. Rome, Italy
3. Salzburg, Austria and Venice, Italy

Top Cities — Asia:
1. Bangkok, Thailand
2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
3. Hong Kong

Top Cities — Africa/Middle East:
1. Cape Town, South Africa
2. Jerusalem
3. Damascus

Top Cities — The Americas
1. Buenos Aires, Argentina
2. Vancouver, British Columbia
3. Quebec City, Quebec

Top Cities — Australia/Pacific:
1. Sydney, Australia
2. Melbourne, Australia
3. Queenstown, New Zealand


Cuckoo said...

I was amazed to see all the 3 European cities are from Italy. I have been to many places around the world but I have been to only half as per this list. :)

Jeana said...

I LOVE San Francisco, But it can be really expensive. I go once a year. My recommendation for accommodations is the Green Tortoise Hostel It is really cheap, yet fabulous. They have free breakfast, dinners three nights a week, a sauna and free internet. It is perfect for my budget and great for meeting people when I tend to travel alone.