NBC News
Jess McHugh
July 12, 2017

The results of this year's World's Best Awards are finally in, with some long-time favorites as well as a few newcomers on the list.

Special Projects Editor Jacqui Gifford joined Kathie Lee and Hoda on the TODAY show Tuesday to reveal the top winners.

San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico, bumped Charleston out of the spot for the number one city in the world, winning the title for the first time. The Central American city is recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO for its colonial architecture and mix of cultural influences from Spaniards, Creoles and Amerindians, according to the announcement of its status. Visitors to the Mexican town can also enjoy organic cuisine, artisan crafts, and natural hot springs.

Charleston, South Carolina, landed at the number one spot for U.S. cities, maintaining the rank it has held since 2013. The Antebellum-era city has seen a boom in recent years, adding a number of trendy eateries and boutique hotels to its abundance of barbecue joints and lush public gardens.

Virgin America joined the World's Best Awards hall of fame, becoming the number one domestic airline for the 10th year in a row. Fans of the airline should fly as soon as they can, as Virgin America's parent company Alaska Airlines announced that it would be retiring the Virgin America brand by 2019.

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch won best resort in the continental U.S. This Wyoming ranch originally dates from the late 19th century and was transformed in 2010. Its sprawling 13,000-acre property includes fishing rivers, trails, and mountains.

For domestic destination spas, Westglow Resort and Spa in North Carolina took the top spot. After enjoying some of the myriad spa services that Westglow has to offer, visitors can explore nearby farms and gardens or take to some of the nearby rivers for fishing or kayaking.

To see all the World's Best winners, from cities to islands to airports and more, check out the 2017 Awards.

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