Golden sunset over the Italian city of Florence Golden sunset over the Italian city of Florence Sunset on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy. (Photo: Sebastien Burel / Shutterstock)

Travelers pick the world's best cities to visit

Can you guess what No. 1 is?

The people have spoken, and the best cities in the world have been named. At the top of the list? Florence.

The award is the most coveted prize of Condé Nast Traveler's annual Readers Choice Awards, which uses readers' input to determine the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines and cruise lines on the planet.

While Florence is one of the most visited and beautiful cities in the world, it also represented a larger trend on the Best Cities list toward classical destinations like Rome, Budapest, Paris and Prague. Though competition was stiff, mainstay Jerusalem, which attracts three and half million tourists each year, ranked high as well.

A square in Jerusalem's Old City. 3.5 million tourists visit the city each year.Jerusalem's outdoor cafes are a welcome spot for travelers. (Photo: ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock)

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as "the best of the best of travel. More than 128,000 travelers took part in the 28th annual Readers' Choice Awards survey – the most in its history.


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