Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its 29th annual Readers' Choice Awards with St. Augustine, Florida, recognized among the Best Small Cities in the World. St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city, is located in the northeast area of Florida, and placed 9 out of 15 in the category of Best Small Cities in the United States. If you visit Florida, Florida's Historic Coast is a must-see.
"The readers of Condé Nast recognized St. Augustine for its 450 years of history as the oldest city in the country, and its stunning Spanish Colonial architecture," said Richard Goldman, President/CEO of the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau. "The Castillo de San Marcos, Lightner Museum, and the destination's pristine beaches also earned high marks."
In the category of Best Small Cities in the U.S. - those under 150,000 residents - St. Augustine ranked number 9 out of 15.
Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville in northeast Florida, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine Beach and Crescent Beach make up Florida's Historic Coast. The destination is known for its more than 450 years of history, outstanding golf and 42 miles of pristine, Atlantic beaches. For more information on events, activities, holiday getaways and vacation opportunities, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau's website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com.
Over 300,000 dedicated readers - nearly twice as many as last year -- cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, and 236 islands, in an average survey time of 8.4 minutes. The result? The 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as "the best of the best of travel." Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers' Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today's travelers.
The Readers' Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, now on newsstands nationwide. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.
Photos: Courtesy of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau