Travel and Leisure: Bet You Can’t Guess the World’s 5 Best Cities!

Out of the 248,720 cities in the world, there are five that have made the Best Cities in the World list on  If I could do math, I’d be able to tell you what percentage that makes, but I can’t, so just start packing your bags because, well #YOLO.

1st Kyoto, Japan: Did you know that Kyoto was the official capital of Japan from 794 until 1868?  Now it’s Japan’s seventh largest city with 1.4 million people and a modern makeover. Luckily for Kyoto, it has a very rich, dramatic and varied history that will impress both the tourists and the history buffs. So, put this beauty on your list of places to see! With its countless temples, shrines, geishas, and tea ceremonies, Kyoto is the culture capital of Japan.

2nd Charleston, South Carolina. Well, kiss my grits! This is the third time the oldest city in South Carolina has made this list and it’s easy to see why! If you’re craving some “Southern Comfort”, then wandering through the city’s infamous Historic District, centuries-old mansions and magnolia-filled gardens might be what the 18th century Doctor ordered. This beautiful city has a great climate, wonderfully charming people (why, thank you dahling!) and well, THE BEST FOOD. Biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits and B-B-Q to die for: this is one American city your stomach doesn’t want to miss out on.

3rd Florence, Italy. It’s not surprise finding Florence here in the top five. This city is like catnip to culture vultures, hungry to take in sights like Michelangelo’s David and the Uffizi Museum.  The Palazzo Pitti, Museo del Bargello, Museo Archeologico and the Medici chapels are nothing to sneeze at either! I won’t get into the food because I won’t stop, but let me just say: Antipasti! Caffe! Formaggi! Vino! Ah, in Florence it’s the ultimate la dolce vita!

4th Siem Reap, Cambodia.  This surprising city is in the most prosperous region of contemporary Cambodia. Being close to the Angkor Wat temple has turned Siem Reap into one of the world’s premier travel destinations. At the heart of the city is the Old Market, which is home to some incredible restaurants and shops that are easy on the wallet. If you’re looking for a party head into the bustling downtown area with its plethora of restaurants, bars and nightclubs and a night market that’s pumping well past midnight.

5th Rome. Fancy yourself a fashionista? If so, Rome’s for you. Whether you spend your time sightseeing, drinking coffee, watching the catwalk go by, or spending all your money in the upmarket fashion boutiques.  Rome is a favourite holiday destination for young and old. With the Pantheon, the Colosseum and St. Peter’s, this city is the world’s biggest open air museum! Bellisima! Visit to find your best destination.

Transfercar can take you to some of the world’s best cities and more. Our list may be a little different but it includes hotspots like San Francisco, Sydney and Auckland. So grab a free car rental and go explore!

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