America's Best Cities
No. 6 Savannah (tie)
Readers love the Georgian city for being quaint without being too stiff: Savannah captured the No. 1 spot in the peaceful atmosphere and distinctive architecture categories, as well as for that beguiling southern accent. Locals came across as some of the friendliest in the nation—stylish, too, and proud of their city. They also know how to have fun, ranking in the top five for their happy hour. The best times to visit? Survey says in fall and around Valentine’s Day; Savannah was rated the No. 2 most romantic escape.