Condé Nast Traveler announced today that Chicago was voted the best large city in the United States in its annual Readers' Choice Awards. Chicago was first voted "Best Large City" in 2017, repeating the selection in 2018, 2019 and has now won for a fourth year in a row for 2020, a first in the history of the category.
"This never-before-seen, four-time accomplishment is truly a testament to the resilience and rich diversity of our City," said Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. "Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, our communities and businesses found innovative ways to strengthen our recovery efforts while still giving residents and visitors access to all our great City has to offer. I want to thank the entire team at Condé Nast Traveler and its readers for honoring Chicago with this award for yet another year and I look forward to safely welcoming people from near and far as we continue to reopen."
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. More than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers participated in the voting period from April through June, submitting tens of thousands of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where they travel and what they enjoy.
Feels good to be a Champion. Living in Chicago is great. I know it's great. I am happy living here. You'd think that'd be enough, but it's not. What I really need is to be able to make people jealous and put them down for living in shit hole cities like New York or St Louis. And that is exactly what Conde Nast did here. Conde Nast is the epitome of class when it comes to magazines. I bet they don't even sell them in St Louis. That little accent mark on the e in Conde that I don't even know how to type lets you know the magazine is sophisticated. So here you have the world's #1 most respected travel publication saying CHICAGO is the greatest city in America(and also the world).
Quite honestly I needed to hear this. Covid-19 stole our summer and now we blink and we are in the long dark winter. I walked my dog in the dark today. Winter is coming so getting a reminder as to why we live here and how great it is helps. I am sure that the article Conde Nast wrote was nice(I didn't read it), but nobody summed up why Chicago is the greatest better than Ryan Whitney
The only thing Whit and Conde Nast failed to mention is that Chicago to the fattest fats and the runtiest runts you've ever seen