ST. PETERSBURG, FL — It’s a good day to be living in St. Petersburg because our city was voted No. 10 Best Big City in the U.S. from Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

More than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a record-breaking number of responses, making this year’s honor especially noteworthy, said Visit/St. Pete Clearwater.

The travel magazine recognized St. Pete for its cultural arts scene and proximity to area white sand beaches.

Some many of the arts venues that highlight our city’s cultural collection are The Dali Museum, Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, Museum of Fine Arts and The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art.

A couple of popular St. Pete locations the magazine mentioned are the new St. Pete Pier and the Don CeSar hotel.

“Condé Nast Traveler has confirmed what 270,000 residents and millions of visitors know: The Sunshine City is one of the greatest cities in the world,” said Mayor Rick Kriseman. “Our natural environment, arts and culture, culinary scene, and destinations like our dynamic new pier have helped St. Pete soar. My hope is that everyone will come visit us as we emerge from the pandemic. We’ll be shining brighter than ever.”

St. Petersburg ranked among well-known cities including Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.

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