Stephen Colbert on His Close Ties to the World's Best City

Get excited: The results of 2016 World's Best Awards are in. It's not hard to make a personal connection with a destination spa, hotel, airline, or city that made its way to the top of one of the many lists — after all, they are the places you, our readers, voted on being the best of the best. Comedian Stephen Colbert has a special spot in his heart for the city that came in at No. 1 in the world this year: Charleston, South Carolina.

His hometown pride has not gone unnoticed — if you haven't taken him up on the best things to do in Charleston, it's time to start planning a trip. And not only does Colbert happily dole out must-see spots in the city, he also had a stint guiding travelers all around the country as a special voice guest on navigation app Waze. Now, listen to him share the news of the new World's Best City — a destination he goes as far as calling the best city in the galaxy. We can't help but agree.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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