Add another distinction to Austin's resume.
Texas' capital recently earned a spot on a ranking of the "15 best cities in the United States" by Travel + Leisure's readers. The list is part of the "World's Best Awards 2019," the magazine's annual rankings of cities, hotels, airports and more.
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According to the survey methodology, respondents rated city landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping and value. These ratings are then averaged for a final score. Austin ranked No. 9 with a score of 81.31.
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The only other Texas city on the list isn't far behind Austin. San Antonio ranked No. 11.
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The top 5 cities on the Travel + Leisure list are:
1. Charleston, S.C.
2. Santa Fe, N.M.
3. New Orleans
4. Savannah, Ga.
5. New York City