‘NYC done right’- Chicago was voted the BEST Big City In The US!

The 2022 Reader’s Choice Awards from Condé Nast Traveler was released this week and Chicago was voted the ‘Best Big City in the U.S.’ We’ve been on a roll for six years with this title too. In it’s 35 year history, no other city has won this title this many times in a row; we’re number one! More than 240,000 travelers vote based on these categories-

Sights & Scenery
Arts & Culture
Local cuisine/culinary options
Outdoor activities
Hotels & resorts

This is what they said in their write up.

“It’s no wonder Chicago is topping this list yet again. A world-class destination known for its impressive architecture, first-rate museums, brilliant chefs, and massive brewing scene; it’ll take several repeat visits to get through your list of must-dos. Most people start downtown—from the Magnificent Mile to the ritzy Gold Coast to funky Old Town—but there are 77 neighborhoods to explore, where you’ll find cutting-edge restaurants, chilled-out corner bars, and, no matter where you go, some of the most pleasant people you’ll find anywhere. “

And here is the Top 5

  • 1. Chicago
  • 2. Honolulu
  • 3. San Diego
  • 4. Nashville
  • 5. New York City

We all know this is the greatest city to live in, and now everyone else does too. Expect more tourists next summer! -Ali