San Fran Is Best US Vacation Destination

Charleston, Santa Fe, New York, and Chicago round out top 5
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2009 9:00 AM CDT
The Painted Ladies, a row of historical Victorian homes, underscore the San Francisco skyline in a view from Alamo Square.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) 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.