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Chicago Ranked as the Best Big City in America

By Urbanmatter Chicago @UMatterChicago

Move over NYC, Chicago was just named the number one big city in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler.

Best Big City - Chicago

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The ranking comes as result of Conde Nast’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2017, which allows the publication’s vast readership to vote on everything from the best islands in America to the top hotels in Japan.

Chicago’s amazing architecture, booming foodie scene and groundbreaking museums were all cited by respondent’s as leading reasons for the city’s top ranking.

Other cities rounding out the Top 10 included:

  1. Chicago, Illinois
  2. New York, New York
  3. San Francisco, California
  4. Honolulu, Hawaii
  5. Boston Massachusetts
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. New Orleans, Louisiana
  8. San Diego, California
  9. Seattle, Washington
  10. San Antonia, Texas

I guess we can finally say goodbye to the “Second City” – ’cause it looks like we’re now officially number one.


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