Travel + Leisure announces the results of the World’s Best Awards 2020 readers’ survey, revealing the top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around the globe. This year marks the 25th edition of this annual readers’ survey, in which Travel + Leisure readers rate their experiences in a variety of categories, from cities and hotels to cruise lines and airlines.* The complete results are now featured on www.TravelandLeisure.com/worlds-best and span more than 100 digital stories, including 91 lists.

Among the rankings are Top Cities Overall, with Oaxaca, Mexico; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and Hoi An, Vietnam, placing first through third; and regional lists, such as Top City Hotels in the Continental U.S., with The Mark in New York City, taking the No. 1 spot, followed by The Georges in Lexington, Virginia, and Santa Monica Proper Hotel in Santa Monica, California.

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards is a leading barometer of the places and companies that satisfy some of the most passionate and discerning travelers. In the 25 years the World’s Best Awards readers’ survey has been published, Singapore Airlines is the only honoree to be named a No. 1 winner in its category – World’s Best International Airline — every year.

TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD’S BEST CITIES 2020 – THE TOP 25

  1. Oaxaca, Mexico
  2. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  3. Hoi An, Vietnam
  4. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  5. Florence
  6. Kyoto, Japan
  7. Udaipur, India
  8. Luang Prabang, Laos
  9. Ubud, Indonesia
  10. Istanbul
  11. Mexico City
  12. Bangkok
  13. Rome
  14. Jaipur, India
  15. Tokyo
  16. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  17. Lisbon
  18. Charleston, South Carolina
  19. Cuzco, Peru
  20. Porto, Portugal
  21. Singapore
  22. New Orleans
  23. Seville, Spain
  24. Mérida, Mexico
  25. Kraków, Poland
TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD’S BEST AWARDS 2020 WINNERS OVERALL
WORLD’S BEST CITYOaxaca, Mexico
WORLD’S BEST HOTELCapella Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
WORLD’S BEST HOTEL BRANDThe Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
WORLD’S BEST ISLANDPalawan, Philippines
WORLD’S BEST MEGA-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINEDisney Cruise Line
WORLD’S BEST LARGE-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINEViking
WORLD’S BEST MIDSIZE-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINESeabourn
WORLD’S BEST SMALL-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINEQuasar Expeditions
WORLD’S BEST RIVER CRUISE LINECrystal River Cruises
WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINESingapore Airlines
WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC AIRLINEJetBlue Airways
WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTSingapore Changi Airport, Singapore
WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC AIRPORTIndianapolis International Airport, Illinois
WORLD’S BEST SAFARI OUTFITTERRothschild Safaris
WORLD’S BEST TOUR OPERATORKer & Downey
WORLD’S BEST CAR-RENTAL COMPANYNational Car Rental
WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION SPARancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico
WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC DESTINATION SPAPearl Laguna, Laguna Beach, California
TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD’S BEST HOTEL 2020 WINNERS, BY REGION
CONTINENTAL U.S. OVERALL 
BEST CITY HOTELThe Mark, New York, New York
BEST RESORT HOTELLodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming
  
U.S. (BY REGION) 
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE NORTHEASTRabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, Vermont
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE SOUTHFearrington House Inn, Pittsboro, North Carolina
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE MIDWESTDeer Path Inn, Lake Forest, Illinois
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE WESTLodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN CALIFORNIANorth Block Hotel, Yountville
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN FLORIDASunset Key Cottages, Key West
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN GREATER MIAMI BEACHKimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach
BEST HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITYThe Mark
BEST HOTEL IN GREATER LOS ANGELESSanta Monica Proper Hotel
BEST HOTEL IN CHICAGOThe Peninsula
BEST HOTEL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.The Hay-Adams
BEST HOTEL IN CHARLESTONWentworth Mansion
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN HAWAIIHalepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, Waikiki
 BEST HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS Wynn
 CANADA 
BEST CITY HOTELLoden Hotel, Vancouver
BEST RESORT HOTELFogo Island Inn, Newfoundland
  
 THE CARIBBEAN, BERMUDA & THE BAHAMAS 
BEST RESORT HOTELSecret Bay, Dominica
  
MEXICO 
BEST CITY HOTELHotel Amparo, San Miguel de Allende
BEST RESORT HOTELCala de Mar Resort & Spa, Ixtapa
  
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA 
BEST CITY HOTELCasa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador
  
CENTRAL AMERICA 
BEST RESORT HOTELNayara Gardens, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  
SOUTH AMERICA 
BEST RESORT HOTELAwasi Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Chile
  
EUROPE (OVERALL) 
BEST CITY HOTELRaffles, Istanbul, Turkey
BEST RESORT HOTELCanaves Oia Epitome, Santorini, Greece
  
EUROPE (BY REGION) 
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN ITALYHotel Caesar Augustus, Capri
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN FRANCEChâteau de la Chèvre d’or,Èze
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE U.K. & IRELANDAshford Castle, Co. Mayo, Ireland
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN GREECEBEST RESORT HOTEL IN SPAIN AND PORTUGALCanaves Oia Epitome, SantoriniFinca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa, Málaga, Spain
BEST HOTEL IN BARCELONAMandarin Oriental
BEST HOTEL IN PARISRitz Paris
BEST HOTEL IN LONDONShangri-La Hotel, at the Shard
BEST HOTEL IN ROMEJ.K. Place Roma
BEST HOTEL IN FLORENCESt. Regis
BEST HOTEL IN VENICEGritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  
ASIA OVERALL 
BEST CITY HOTELThe Oberoi, Mumbai, India
BEST RESORT HOTELCapella Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  
ASIA (BY REGION) 
BEST HOTEL IN HONG KONG Mandarin Oriental
BEST HOTEL IN BANGKOKThe Sukhothai
BEST HOTEL IN SINGAPORERaffles
BEST HOTEL IN TOKYOHoshinoya
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN INDIALeela Palace, Udaipur
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN INDONESIACapella Ubud, Bali
BEST RESORT HOTEL IN SOUTHEAST ASIABEST HOTEL IN SHANGHAIBEST HOTEL IN BEIJINGAnantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa, ThailandThe PeninsulaRosewood
  
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 
BEST CITY HOTELCOMO The Treasury, Perth, Australia
BEST RESORT HOTELFarm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
  
THE SOUTH PACIFIC 
BEST RESORT HOTELTurtle Island Resort, Fiji
  
AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 
BEST NORTH AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST CITY HOTELBurj Al Arab Jumeirah,Dubai
BEST NORTH AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST RESORT HOTEL Kasbah Tamadot, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
BEST AFRICA CITY HOTELBEST AFRICA RESORT HOTELBEST SAFARI LODGEThe Silo, Cape TownOyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks, South AfricaSingita Kruger National Park, South Africa
 
TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD’S BEST CITY AND ISLAND 2020 WINNERS, BY REGION
  
CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES 
BEST CITYCharleston, South Carolina
BEST ISLANDGolden Isles (Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island, Sea Island, St. Simons Island), Georgia
  
CANADA 
BEST CITYQuebec City
BEST ISLANDCape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
  
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA 
BEST CITYCuzco, Peru
  
MEXICO 
BEST CITYOaxaca
  
MEXICO & CENTRAL & SOUTHAMERICA 
BEST ISLANDGalápagos Islands, Ecuador
  
EUROPE 
BEST CITYFlorence, Italy
BEST ISLANDPáros, Greece
  
ASIA 
BEST CITYHoi An, Vietnam
BEST ISLANDPalawan, Philippines
  
AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & THE SOUTH PACIFIC 
BEST CITYSydney, Australia
BEST ISLANDCook Islands
  
AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST 
BEST CITYMarrakesh, Morocco
BEST ISLANDMauritius
  
HAWAII 
BEST ISLANDMaui
  
THE CARIBBEAN, BERMUDA & THE BAHAMAS 
BEST ISLANDAnguilla

*This year’s World’s Best Awards survey closed on March 2, just before widespread stay-at-home orders were implemented as a result of COVID-19. The results reflect Travel + Leisure readers’ experiences before the pandemic, but T+L editors hope that this year’s honorees will inspire trips to come — whenever they may be.

For the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2020 readers’ survey methodology, visit Travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/survey-methodology.

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