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Top 10 Overall
Rank 2014 Rank 2013 Name Score
1 5 Kyoto, Japan 90.21
2 7 Charleston, South Carolina 90.18
3 3 Florence 89.99
4 - Siem Reap, Cambodia 89.82
5 6 Rome 89.61
6 2 Istanbul 89.58
7 - Seville, Spain 89.28
8 8 Barcelona 89.18
9 - Mexico City 89.07
10 - New Orleans 88.74
United States and Canada
Rank 2014 Rank 2013 Name Score
1 1 Charleston, South Carolina 90.18
2 6 New Orleans 88.74
3 7 Savannah, Georgia 88.30
4 2 San Francisco 87.53
5 4 Chicago 87.21
6 9 Vancouver 86.71
7 5 Santa Fe, New Mexico 86.68
8 8 Quebec City 86.51
9 3 New York City 86.26
10 - Boston 85.69
Mexico and Central and South America
Rank 2014 Rank 2013 Name Score
1 3 Mexico City 89.07
2 1 Cuzco, Peru 87.63
3 2 Buenos Aires 83.75
4 5 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 81.84
5 4 Rio de Janiero 81.08
6 7 Santiago, Chile 79.12
7 6 Lima, Peru 78.76
8 8 Playa del Carmen, Mexico 78.56
9 - Los Cabos, Mexico 77.97
10 10 Cancún, Mexico 75.17
Europe
Rank 2014 Rank 2013 Name Score
1 2 Florence 89.99
2 3 Rome 89.61
3 1 Istanbul 89.58
4 - Seville, Spain 89.28
5 4 Barcelona 89.18
6 - Budapest 88.39
7 7 Prague 88.27
8 - Siena, Italy 87.51
9 5 Paris 87.15
10 - Edinburgh 87.13
Asia
Rank 2014 Rank 2013 Name Score
1 2 Kyoto, Japan 90.21
2 4 Siem Reap, Cambodia 89.82
3 1 Bangkok 88.32
4 6 Tokyo 85.35
5 5 Hong Kong 84.89
6 8 Shanghai 83.56
7 10 Hanoi, Vietnam 82.77
8 - Xi'an, China 82.48
9 - Beijing 81.61
10 7 Singapore 81.29
Africa and the Middle East
Rank 2014 Rank 2013 Name Score
1 2 Jerusalem 88.47
2 1 Cape Town 88.41
3 3 Tel Aviv 84.70
4 - Marrakesh, Morocco 83.22
5 5 Cairo 79.89
Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
Rank 2014 Rank 2013 Name Score
1 1 Sydney 88.39
2 3 Melbourne 85.53
3 2 Queenstown, New Zealand 84.89

- means that the winner was not among the top-ranked in this category last year.

Debut Debut denotes a World's Best Awards debut.

Budget Great Value denotes a rate of $250 or less

Hall of Fame Hall of Fame denotes Hall of Fame

Throughout the World’s Best Awards, scores are rounded to the nearest hundredth of a point; in the event of an exact tie, properties, companies, or destinations share the same ranking.

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