Mexico's San Miguel de Allende named best city in the world by Conde Nast readers
Friday, October 18, 2013
Whether you have stayed in corporate housing or serviced apartments, if you're a frequent business traveler chances are you've been to some of the world's most appealing cities. However, what people view as an alluring destination can differ from one person to another, but a new survey from Condé Nast Traveler revealed what many people consider to be the world's best city. After more than 1.3 million votes were cast, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, came in as the winner.
The city, which is located in the center of the country, is home to just under 140,000 people, and was such a popular pick thanks in large part to its old-world charm. There are many centuries-old buildings that line the streets, including the Parish church of San Miguel and the historic street of Hernandez Macias.
"The lack of street lights and billboards makes the region romantically and historically beautiful, and the city itself offers a traditional feeling of a small town in the heart of Mexico," the poll noted.
While San Miguel de Allende came in at the top spot, many other impressive destinations made the list. Florence and Budapest tied for second, while Charleston, S.C., was the first U.S. city chosen at number five.