World’s Best Awards for Top Cities, Islands, Hotels, Airlines and More

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World's Best Awards

World’s Best Awards for 2021

Travel + Leisure has released it World’s Best Awards 2021 readers’ survey, revealing the top travel destinations in the U.S. and around the globe. The list includes the best cities, islands, hotels and even cruise lines, airlines, airports and more.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico took the tops spot as the best city in the world, with no U.S. cities included in the list. Charleston, South Carolina was selected as the best city in the United States. For Top Islands in the World, Milos and Folegandros, both in Greece, take the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines come at No. 3.

On the regional lists, such as Top City Hotels in the Continental U.S., Viceroy Chicago, takes the No. 1 spot, followed by Inn of the Five Graces in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and The Lowell in New York City.

For the first time, Top U.S. National Parks is a survey category and Yellowstone National Park took the top spot.

World’s Best Cities 2021

  1. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  2. Udaipur, India
  3. Istanbul, Turkey
  4. Ubud, Indonesia
  5. Kyoto, Japan
  6. Florence, Italy
  7. Mexico City, Mexico
  8. Oaxaca, Mexico
  9. Chiang MaiThailand
  10. Bangkok, Thailand

Best U.S. Cities 2021

  1. Charleston, South Carolina
  2. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  3. Savannah, Georgia
  4. New Orleans, Louisiana
  5. New York City
  6. San Antonio, Texas
  7. Chicago, Illinois
  8. Bend, Oregon
  9. Williamsburg, Virginia
  10. Honolulu, Hawaii

Winners in Other Categories

  • WORLD’S BEST HOTEL: Mahali Mzuri, Masai Mara, Kenya
  • WORLD’S BEST HOTEL BRAND: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
  • WORLD’S BEST ISLAND: Milos, Greece
  • WORLD’S BEST MEGA-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE: Disney Cruise Line
  • WORLD’S BEST LARGE-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE: Seabourn
  • WORLD’S BEST MIDSIZE-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE: Windstar Cruises
  • WORLD’S BEST SMALL-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE: Quasar Expeditions
  • WORLD’S BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
  • WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE: Singapore Airlines
  • WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE: JetBlue Airways
  • WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Singapore Changi Airport
  • WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC AIRPORT: Portland International Airport, Oregon
  • WORLD’S BEST SAFARI OUTFITTER: Micato Safaris
  • WORLD’S BEST TOUR OPERATOR: Quasar Expeditions
  • WORLD’S BEST CAR-RENTAL COMPANY: Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL SPA: Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico
  • WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC SPA: Shou Sugi Ban House, Water Mill, New York

You can see the full lists here.

DDGhttp://dannydealguru.com
Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last 6+ years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

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  1. Wonder how they got those “best US cities.” About four of them I wouldn’t even want to enter.
    How about murder capital of the United States as a logo? Two of them could use, “Defund the Police and I want what you have or I will steal it.”

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