The 30 Best Small Cities in America

July 31, 2015 Posted by Matt

The 30 Best Small Cities in AmericaConde Nast Traveler named Naples among The 30 Best Small Cities in America from its 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards.  Naples is ranked No. 20 just ahead of Monterey, California. Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards are based on voluntary questionnaire answered by 76,659 people. To be eligible to make the list, cities must receive a required minimum number of responses, and individual cities are judged on a set of criteria relevant to their category.  Ratings are based on a standard five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor.

Other Florida cities on the list include Sarasota, Santa Rosa Beach, St. Augustine, Key West and Palm Beach.

The 30 Best Small Cities in America:

  1. Telluride, CO
  2. Santa Fe, NM
  3. Ashville, NC
  4. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  5. Napa, CA
  6. Sedona, AZ
  7. Park City, UT
  8. Aspen, CO
  9. Sarasota, FL
  10. Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  11. Cape May, NJ
  12. Burlington, VT
  13. Laguna Beach, CA
  14. Jackson, WY
  15. Santa Barbara, CA
  16. Newport, RI
  17. St. Augustine, FL
  18. Key West, FL
  19. Portland, OR
  20. Naples, FL
  21. Monterey, CA
  22. Natchez, MS
  23. Healdsburg, CA
  24. Ashland, OR
  25. Hilo, HI
  26. Eureka Springs, AK
  27. Palm Beach, FL
  28. Palm Springs, CA
  29. Annapolis, MD
  30. Newport Beach, CA

Here’s how Conde Nest described Naples:

Among the country’s best destinations for golf and sunshine, Naples is dotted with sleek hotels, top-notch shops, and restaurants. Two of our readers’ favorite places to stay are the Ritz-Carlton and LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort.