San Francisco has topped this year’s Conde Nast Traveler list of American cities to visit. The city by the bay edged out Charleston , SC , at No. 2. Metropolises New York and Chicago made a strong showing as well, at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively. The list is based on a survey of 25,000 readers, notes the San Jose Mercury News. For all of the Americas, Vancouver , BC , nabbed the coveted top spot. For more of the list, including recommended hotels and travel tips, click the link to the right.