Savannah honored with almost 70 accolades from travel publications

Savannah honored with almost 70 accolades from travel publications
(Source: Visit Savannah)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -Savannah, a city boasting quaint, leafy parks combined with a vast array of different Southern architectual styles situated next to one of the largest ports on the eastern seaboard, won close to 70 accolades from reputable travel publications in 2018.

Some of those more well known recognitions include Conde Nast Traveler’s “Best U.S. Small Cities”, along with Travel and Leisure’s “Top U.S. Cities”. The seaport city also found favor with Trip Advisor, making their “Top 25 U.S. Destinations” list. These lists were decided by reader polling.

Awards and positive reviews such as these make Savannah’s future continue to shine brightly, as much of the city’s commerce focuses on tourism. Visit Savannah’s President Joe Marinelli says that over 28,000 coastal Georgia residents are employed year-round in the city’s businesses that focus on tourism.

“Some of the by-products of this type of recognition include strong economic development all around the region, more jobs and increased visitor spending,” says Marinelli. “Coupled with other local success stories like those at the Georgia Ports Authority and in area manufacturing, honors like these accolades make Savannah and Chatham County that much more of an attractive place to live, work and visit.”

You can review a list of these reviews below.

“10 Best Georgia Attractions” (#9) USA Today, January 2018

“Most Romantic North American Destinations” (#2) USA Today, January 2018

“20 Romantic Destinations for Seniors”, February 2018

“9 Best St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Georgia” (#1), February 2018

“America’s Most Artistic Towns” Expedia Viewfinder, February 2018

“Best Places to Visit in April” (#4) Town & Country, February 2018

“Best Winter Getaway in Every State” House Beautiful, February 2018

“Best Weekend Destination in the U.S.” Global Traveler, February 2018

“South’s Best Cities” (#2) Southern Living, March 2018

“South’s Prettiest Cities” (#2) Southern Living, March 2018

“South’s Friendliest Cities” (#2) Southern Living, March 2018

“South’s Best Food Cities” (#4) Southern Living, March 2018

“South’s Best Beaches” (Tybee Island, #6) Southern Living, March 2018

“15 Best Airports in the U.S.” (#10) Money Magazine, March 2018

“Top 25 Destinations—United States” (#17), March 2018

“The Prettiest Towns in Every State” The Daily Meal, April 2018

“Best Midsized City for Business Meetings” (#1, South Atlantic), April 2018

“America’s Most Scenic Waterfronts” MSN, May 2018

“Best Memorial Day Getaways” Departures, May 2018

“The Most Beautiful Place in Every U.S. State” Conde Nast Traveler, May 2018

“10 Walkable Girlfriend Getaways” Southern Living, June 2018

“8 Places to Go for Father’s Day” Conde Nast Traveler, June 2018

“Top 5 Cities in the Southeast” – Trazee Travel, July 2018

“Top 10 Domestic Airports” (#7) Travel + Leisure, July 2018

“Top U.S. Cities” (#3) Travel + Leisure, July 2018

“9 Friendliest Towns in America”, July 2018

“Destinations 2018: Cities of Distinction” – Worth Magazine, August 2018

“50 Spots for the Best Family Fishing Vacation”, August 2018

“26 Most Stylish Cities in the U.S.” Expedia Viewfinder, August 2018

“The 13 Best Places to Visit in October” Business Insider, September 2018

“The Best Picnic Spots in Every State” (Forsyth Park) Reader’s Digest, September 2018

“Best Last-Minute Fall Break Destinations”, October 2018

“Best Small U.S. Cities” (#3) Conde Nast Traveler, October 2018

“Top 20 Places to Travel in 2019” Architectural Digest, November 2018

“America’s 50 Best Small Cities” (#15), November 2018

“11 Girlfriend Getaways Perfect for Fall” Southern Living, November 2018

“13 Greatest Travel Destinations for New Year’s Eve” TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals, November 2018

“35 Most Beautiful Places to Travel to in America” FlipKey, November 2018

“17 Most Romantic Christmas Towns in America” BestLife, December 2018

“Favorite City to Visit in Georgia” Georgia Golf and Travel Awards, December 2018

“Top Trending Travel Destinations for 2019” American Express Travel, December 2018

“50 Best Places to Travel in 2019” Travel + Leisure, December 2018

“2019 Best Romantic Getaways” U.S. News & World Report, December 2018

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