San Francisco wins top city award again
By Lara Moscrip, Bay City News Service
October 17, 2006
A recent magazine survey named San Francisco the United States'
No. 1 destination city, a ranking that bolsters the city's hopes
of hosting the 2016 Olympic Games.
San Francisco ranked first in the Conde Nast Traveler's annual
readers' choice awards for the top 10 U.S. cities, the city's
14th consecutive year in holding the title.
"We are incredibly proud that the readers of Conde Nast
Traveler have chosen San Francisco," Mayor Gavin Newsom said
in a statement.
"This prestigious travel award is one of the many reasons
why we believe San Francisco is the best U.S. city that the United
States Olympic Committee can offer the world,'' Scott Givens,
managing director of the San Francisco 2016 bid committee, said
in a statement. "San Francisco is a best-in-class, international
city, a magnificent place to visit and proven host of international
events. The world loves San Francisco.''
The award was presented to Joe D'Alessandro, head of the San
Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, during a ceremony on
Monday in New York City -- which took third place in the poll
after San Francisco and Santa Fe, N.M.
The title was determined based on 21,000 responses by Conde Nast
Traveler readers. According to the magazine, each city was judged
on ambiance, friendliness, culture and sites, restaurants, lodging
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