NEW YORK, June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Budget Travel (BudgetTravel.com) announced today that Beacon, NY has been named this year's "Coolest Small Town in America." Sonoma, CA, claimed the runner-up spot in the annual contest celebrating small town America.
Each year Budget Travel encourages its multi-platform audience to discover travel beyond the big cities and experience something different: America's Coolest Small Towns. "Combining cultural diversity, cutting-edge cuisine, natural beauty, and vibrant community spirit, these towns offer visitors a truly authentic small town experience," says Editor in Chief Robert Firpo-Cappiello. "Beacon, in New York's Hudson River Valley, exemplifies those core values, with an incredible array of artists and artisans, chefs, a world-class museum, Dia: Beacon, and a revitalized downtown."
Budget Travel editors, writers, photographers, and videographers have been exploring small towns across the U.S. (each with a population under 20,000) to curate the "10 Coolest Small Towns in America 2018" package, which includes articles, video, social media posts, Facebook Live, a Twitter chat, and television appearances.
Budget Travel's Top 10 list of the Coolest Small Towns in America for 2018:
#1 Beacon, NY: A haven for artists, artisans, chefs, and environmentalists
#2 Sonoma, CA: A wine lover's paradise
#3 Gatlinburg, TN: Gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
#4 Durango, CO: For Southwest adventurers
#5 Ephraim, WI: The classic American lakeshore vacation
#6 Jackson Hole, WY: Outdoorsy fun in the Grand Tetons
#7 Eureka Springs, AR: A rich history and soothing natural beauty
#8 Sedona, AZ: For travelers seeking relaxation and enlightenment
#9 Ocean Springs, MS: The Gulf Coast's foodie magnet
#10 Point Pleasant, NJ: An awesome beach and boardwalk with a family-friendly vibe
For media requests and images, please contact Budget Travel Editor in Chief Robert Firpo-Cappiello ([email protected]).
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