The Holy City appears to have a way with the ladies.

USA Today readers rated Charleston the No. 2 best destination for all-girls trips, after Santa Fe, N.M.

The article explained why readers gave Charleston such high marks.

"It's simply beautiful; the gracious residents have lovely manners; Southern friendliness is evident at every turn; and it's filled with gorgeous churches as well as homes and gardens, many of which are open to the public," the article said.

Charleston's neighbor, Savannah, Ga., was ranked as the No. 6 best city for a girls' getaway. Other top-rated cities included New York, Las Vegas and Nashville, Tenn.

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