Continuing its lovefest with Charleston, Travel + Leisure Magazine readers have named the Holy City No. 4 in the U.S. ranking of best cities.
The rankings, created through reader voting, were released Friday by the magazine. Charleston actually slid from the No. 2 spot held in 2011 "World's Best" list.
New York City topped the domestic list; San Francisco was No. 3 and Savannah holds the No. 8 spot, also down from the No. 7 position it held in 2011. Bangkok holds the international honor as No. 1 top city.
The Wentworth Mansion in Charleston was named the No. 12 best hotel in world, according to the reader rankings. Kiawah Island holds the No. 5 spot on the best American islands list.
Travel + Leisure has for some time given Charleston high marks. The city holds high rankings on the magazine's lists for antiques, friendliness, civic pride and architecture, among other honors.
Charleston in 2011 was voted "Top City in the United States" in Condé Nast's Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. On the list for years, 2011 was the first year Charleston edged out San Francisco for the top spot. The 2012 rankings are released for that list in October.