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Vancouver ranked 13th Best City in the World by Conde Nast Traveler

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DH Vancouver Staff Oct 21, 2013 8:26 am

According to Conde Nast Traveler’s readers, Vancouver is the 13th best city in the world. Their annual reader survey ranked San MIguel De Allende, Mexico, as the best city in the world to visit.

While still highly acclaimed, the 2013 ranking comes as a considerable drop for Vancouver which placed 5th last year in the same survey.

Two other Canadian cities came in the top 25, including Quebec City (10th) and Victoria (17th). Here is what readers had to say about Vancouver:

“Beautiful” might be the most frequently used word in our readers’ descriptions of this city, “a jewel with its ocean and mountain views.” It’s not only an “awesome outdoor city for walks and scenery,” it has “great restaurants and shopping,” “good bike paths,” and “friendly people.” As one reader put it: “A truly amazing city that blends both nature and modernity. One minute you can be in the heart of a metropolis eating a five-star meal and the next you are driving along a mountain path.”

Top 25 Cities in the World: Conde Nast Traveler 2013

1. San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

2. Florence, Italy (tie)

2. Budapest, Hungary (tie)

4. Salzburg, Austria

5. Charleston, South Carolina (tie)

5. San Sebastian, Spain (tie)

7. Vienna, Austria

8. Rome, Italy

9. Siena, Italy

10. Quebec City, Quebec

11. Cape Town, South Africa

12. Bruges, Belgium

13. Vancouver, BC

14. Kyoto, Japan

15. Prague, Czech Republic (tie)

15. Krakow, Poland (tie)

17. Victoria, BC (tie)

17. Sydney, Australia (tie)

17. Sante Fe New Mexico (tie)

20. Seville, Spain (tie)

20. Beirut, Lebanon (tie)

22. Paris, France

23. Melbourne, Australia

24. Venice, Italy (tie)

24. Barcelona, Spain (tie)

Image: jakobradlgruber/Shutterstock


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