The Best Cities in the U.S.: Readers' Choice Awards

The places that stayed with you in a year when travel may have been out of reach.

For our 33rd annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey—yes, we've been doing this for more than three decades—registered voters weighed in on their favorite cities in the United States. We got so much feedback, in fact, we had to divide our list in two: small cities (populations under 250,000) and large cities. The impressive number of 2020 results were especially exciting for us, as we have a few stalwarts that continually place, as well as some new joiners. We’re ever curious about where you go, what you loved, and who you went with. As you continue to travel, we continue to listen: Here are the best cities in the U.S.