New York City was just named the 5th best large city in America!
Conde Nast Traveler has put out its 35th annual Readers' Choice Awards, with a ranking of the "Best Big Cities in the U.S." There were also lists for best hotels, best spa resorts, best small cities etc. NYC snagged the spot for number 5 on the Best Big Cities list. Here is what they said about it:
New York City buzzes as though it’s perpetually caffeinated (and most of its residents probably are)—packed with people moving, creating, and making the most of every block. After a requisite visit to a few world-class museums (you can never take enough trips to the Met or the Guggenheim), make like a local by tucking into soup dumplings in Chinatown, pizza in Greenwich Village, and steak-frites in Soho, and walking it all off on the High Line; or picnic in Bryant Park. Of course, there are four boroughs beyond Manhattan, and they deserve love, too; stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge for a drink at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, or venture out to Long Island City for a day at MoMa PS1. In this town for all seasons, there’s no wrong itinerary.
For the 6th year in a row, Chicago took the #1 spot on the list. Honolulu, San Diego, Nashville, Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and Seattle were in the rest of the top 10.
The full list is available here.