Williamsburg named top U.S. city in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

Travel magazine Travel + Leisure has ranked Williamsburg, Virginia, in its Top 15 U.S. Cities list for this year. 

From Busch Gardens to Colonial Williamsburg, it’s not hard to see why the peninsula city earned a spot.

Every year, the magazine asks its readers to share their opinions on top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. People rate cities based on sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness and shopping. An overall score is calculated based on the averages of responses.

Williamsburg landed the number 9 spot on the list of “Top U.S. Cities.” According to the list, Williamsburg was named a top city for its historic district. 

The Hampton Roads city was the only city in Virginia to make the list.