It's Frisco, again, in magazine poll

NEW YORK -- For the 11th consecutive year, San Francisco was voted the top U.S. city by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine in the publication's annual Readers' Choice Awards.

The City by the Bay edged out New York and Charleston, S.C., for the top spot. In the skies, JetBlue beat out Midwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines for the top domestic route carrier, and Singapore Airlines took home the top spot for international routes. On the seas, Crystal Cruises grabbed the honors for large cruise lines, while Radisson Seven Seas was the top vote-getter among the smaller lines.

Nearly 29,000 readers rated the candidates on a five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair and poor.

The complete results will be published in Conde Nast Traveler's November issue. Here are the winners in each category:
• U.S. City: San Francisco
• Asia/Pacific City: Sydney, Australia
• Americas City: Victoria, British Columbia
• European City: Florence, Italy
• Africa/Middle East City: Cape Town, South Africa
• North America Island: Vancouver Island
• Asia/Pacific Island: Maui
• Caribbean/Atlantic Island: Bermuda
• Europe Island: Capri, Italy
• Domestic Route Airline: JetBlue
• International Route Airline: Singapore Airlines
• Rental Car Agency: Hertz, Sixt (tie)
• Large Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
• Small Cruise Line: Radisson Seven Seas
• North American Resort: Lodge at Pebble Beach (Calif.)
• Caribbean/Atlantic Resort: Cap Juluca, Anguilla
• Latin American Resort: Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Mexico
• European Resort: Westin Turnberry, Scotland
• African/Middle Eastern Resort & Safari Camp: Singita Private Game Reserve, South Africa
• Asian Resort: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
• Pacific Rim Resort: Halekulani, Oahu
• North American Hotel: Post Ranch Inn (Calif.)
• Caribbean/Atlantic Hotel: Hotel Carl Gustaf, St. Barts
• Latin American Hotel: Las Mananitas, Cuernavaca
• European Hotel: Hotel Le Sirenuse, Italy
• Asian Hotel: The Peninsula, Bangkok
• Middle East Hotel: Al Bustan Palace InterContinental, Oman
• African Hotel: Cape Grace, Cape Town
• Pacific Rim Hotel: Four Seasons Sydney

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