San Francisco once again took the No. 1 spot among best U.S. cities in Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

 




The city by the bay has topped the category for 17 of the past 18 years. (Santa Fe grabbed the slot in 1992.) New York and Charleston, S.C., took the second and third spots in the list of top U.S. cities.

 




The magazine compiles the results from a survey of 28,000 subscribers.

 




Singapore Airlines was also back as No. 1 among international route airlines, a position it has held for 19 of the past 20 years.





La Scalinatella Hotel on Capri, Italy, not only took the top slot among Europe’s best hotels, but also received a perfect score of 100 from readers, which has only happened once before in the 20-year history of the readers’ awards.





Auberge Saint-Antoine in Quebec City was named the top hotel in Canada, while Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre, in Whistler, B.C., emerged as the top resort in the country.





Other bests from the survey include Florence, Rome and Venice, Italy, grabbing the top three spots for European cities; Bangkok, Hong Kong and Chiang Mai, Thailand, as the top three Asian cities; and Bermuda, St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Barthelemy in the French West Indies topping the list of best Caribbean/Atlantic islands.