Victoria is winning a few awards by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and those of the 2014 Best of the City awards. They won 3 awards from one publication and one award from another publication this year. The city of Victoria is being recognized for the quality it offers its residents living here.

They were recognized for the Best Free Fun, Best Place to Spot a Ghost and Best Place to Spot a Celebrity by the 2014 Best of the City awards, while being recognized #3 for the friendliest cities in the world. Here is a look at how Victoria was chosen and how it competes against other cities.

Condé Nast Traveler Award

Victoria was chosen as number 3 in the category of the world’s friendliest cities. Condé Nast Traveler readers were asked to rank cities for the award and chose Melbourne and Auckland tied for first place which made Victoria #3.

This is an exciting recognition for the city. Victoria was a clear choice for readers because there is so much to do here as well as so much to see. It’s said it would take a week to truly see everything in Victoria. The popular choices of activities include biking on the Galloping Goose, sipping wine in Beacon Hill Park, watching people at the Moka House Coffee shop and going whale watching. While there is so much more to do than that, those are a few favourites in which you’ll run into stunning views and friendly people.

2014 Best of the City Awards

The 2014 Best of the City awards consisted of awarding Victoria of three different awards. Beacon Hill Park ranked that at #1 for the Best Free Fun category and they were recognized for their Inner Harbour at #2 in the category and Dallas Road as #3 in the category. These are all the perfect free ways to have fun in Victoria and the best places to walk your dog.

The city was also recognized for the Best Place to Spot a Celebrity at the Fairmont Express, then Inner Harbour and Government Street next. Lastly, the city’s Ross Bay Cemetery, Bastion Square and Craigdarroch Castle were the places to spots a ghost, and the Inner Harbour was the best place to take a tourist.

With all of these awards, it’s no wonder people love living here.

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