NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- According to Travel + Leisure magazine, Norfolk is considered America's favorite place in 2017.

The magazine says Norfolk earned the top spot thanks to "the cleanliness of the city, and for the people, who readers described as smart, friendly, and welcoming to visitors."

The city was ranked No. 4 on the same list in 2016.

“We are honored to have received this recognition from such a well-known publication in the travel industry. It demonstrates that people love and enjoy our city not only for the hip, edgy, progressive art & culinary scene, attractions, history, culture, and shopping, but also for the hospitality and friendly faces,” said VisitNorfolk Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Donna Allen.

Readers from all over the country weighed in on the poll. San Diego, Philadelphia, Portland and New Orleans were among the other cities mentioned.

Click here to see the full list, and to learn how the rankings were determined.