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Alexandria Nominated For Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Cities

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Alexandria is no stranger to travel destination rankings, as it has again made the list of Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Small Cities. Now the city is nominated for Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Cities category.

Visit Alexandria leverages national rankings to promote the city as a destination amid COVID-19 pandemic recovery. The pandemic particularly hit Alexandria’s hotel, retail and restaurant sectors hard, and revenues haven’t fully recovered. While sales revenue has increased in fiscal years 2020 and 2021, restaurant tax receipts in 2021 didn’t quite recover to the 2019 level, and lodging tax receipts fell in 2020 and 2021.

Travel + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Best Awards asks readers to rate their favorite travel experiences. In the cities category, readers can vote for Alexandria by rating it as “excellent” across nine categories. Other nominations in Alexandria include Alexandrian, Hyatt Centric Old Town and Morrison House in

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Charleston, Savannah, Asheville are best cities: Travel + Leisure

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Voters in a major travel organization’s annual poll have once again named a South Carolina city the best in the United States.

Travel + Leisure reports that Charleston has once again taken the top spot in the list in a poll that takes into account landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.

With a rating of 88.61, Charleston made a strong showing to take the number one spot, in no small part due to its “charming architecture and powerhouse culinary scene.”

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“How could you not love those cobblestoned streets? The beautiful, colorful houses and gas lanterns. Take a carriage ride…or catch a boat,” wrote one reader quoted by Travel + Leisure.

Apparently, readers apparently agree as Charleston has been named their favorite city for nine years. 

It’s a city for just about everyone as Travel +

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Texas destination makes list of 11 best cities to retire in U.S.

If you’re looking to retire soon, the pivotal question is: Where you should you live?

In Travel & Leisure’s roundup of the best places to retire, 11 American cities topped the list, with one Texas destination—the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area—landing a spot. The list is compiled from a group of organizations that analyze U.S. cities and their suitability for retirement destinations, according to Travel & Leisure.

Of significant note, Dallas took top honors on the list for its small-town vibe and cosmopolitan appeal. The fact that Texas has no state income tax was also cited. The Dallas/Fort Worth housing market also features a wide range of housing available, according to Travel & Leisure.

“This fast-growing destination offers both a suburban and big-city lifestyle, giving retirees the option to choose a small-town feel with city conveniences nearby,” Travel & Leisure’s Patricia Doherty writes.


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