Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have ranked New Orleans as the 10th best city in the world.
It’s the first time since 1996 that New Orleans has made the Top 10 list.
More than 17,000 readers participated in the survey.
The New Orleans Advocate reports the Crescent City was one of two US cities to make the list. Charleston, South Carolina, was ranked second. Kyoto, Japan, was number one.
New Orleans was ranked 6th among US cities in 2013. It vaulted this year to Number 2 nationally — past San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Cities were judged on factors including sights and landmarks, culture and arts, restaurants and food, people, value and romance.