When asked about the best cities in the world, many of us turn to the bright lights of New York.
But the cultural and financial capital of the United States failed to make it into the top ten best cities in the world.
Consumer Champion Which one? asked more than 1,800 respondents to rate their experiences traveling outside Europe over the past three years. Locations were rated on seven separate criteria, including quality of food and drink, cultural sites and tourist attractions, ease of travel and value for money. A city score was then calculated based on a combination of overall satisfaction and likelihood of recommending the destination.
Sydney won first place in the survey and was praised for its “spectacular” scenery and “lively” atmosphere. Perhaps surprisingly, Cape Town, which has been marred by incidents of violence and gangs crimecame in second place, while Las Vegasa city very popular with British tourists, comes in last place.
The British voted Sydney the best “city in the world” in a survey carried out by Which?. It has been praised for its “spectacular” scenery and “lively” atmosphere.
Consumer Champion Which one? asked more than 1,800 respondents to rate their experiences traveling around the world outside of Europe over the past three years
Despite being a world-famous party destination known for its entertainment and casinos, Las Vegas only received two stars in all categories. Although visitors enjoyed the “crazy fun” found on the Strip, respondents noted that it was a “love it or hate it” destination, with “something to love – or something to avoid”. on every street corner “.
Angels, another popular tourist destination, was also in the bottom three. The city scored low on ease of travel, with one respondent saying “rush hours are manic” and another adding: “Be careful when renting a car, the roads are crazy.”
Australian cities dominate the top 10, with Melbourne ranking sixth and Perth seventh, while Japanese cities also perform well.
It is perhaps surprising that Cape Town, plagued by incidents of violence and gang-related crime, comes second.
Chicago (third) offers the best of the US at a better price, according to Rory Boland, editor of Which? Journey
Kyoto (fourth) has been praised for its Buddhist temples, Zen gardens and authentic cuisine that is often “cooked right in front of you.”
Kyoto, the former Japanese imperial capital famous for its cherry blossoms in spring, came in fourth and was praised for its Buddhist temples, Zen gardens and authentic cuisine that is often “cooked right in front of you.”
Rory Boland, editor-in-chief of Which? Journeysaid: “The top-rated cities in our latest survey may be very different, but they all have one important thing in common: they offer visitors a feast for the senses, with a fantastic range of cultural sites, excellent cuisine and breathtaking landscapes. combining to create that undeniable “wow” factor.
“Australia proved particularly popular, with sun-soaked Sydney enticing visitors with its unique blend of cosmopolitan city life and laid-back beach vibes, while Melbourne and Perth also impressed. Meanwhile, Chicago offers the best of the United States at a better price.