Saugatuck Top Pick Again Nationally!
It’s hard to keep a good thing quiet!
Saugatuck has once again won first place again in the USA Today’s National Readers Choice Awards for “Best Small Town Weekend Escape In the USA” for 2016.
This is the second year that the local coastal community has captured 1st place in this category vying for the title against 19 other national competitors.
USA Today readers voted Saugatuck into first place in 2014 and 2016. Saugatuck also placed 5th in the nation as “Best Coastal Small Town in the Nation” in a separate USA Today contest.
Felicia Fairchild, executive director of the Sautatuck-Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau, said, “Our sincerest thanks to all you loyal fans and voters for your tireless efforts. This publicity will be a wonderful boost to our 2016 tourism season.
“We hope to see all of you this year in the Best Small Town Weekend Escape in The USA,” she added.
In announcing the Saugatuck’s top place finish, USA Today’s website read, “We asked 10Best and USA TODAY readers to vote for their favorite small town weekend escapes - towns with populations of under 25,000 that are all within 150 miles of major metros, making them easily reachable whether you fly and rent a car or live nearby. After four weeks of voting, the results are in!”
10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
The top 10 winners in the category of “Best Small Town Weekend Escape” are as follows:
1. Saugatuck, MI
2. Granbury TX
3. Sedona, Ariz
4. Lauderdale-by-the Sea, FL
5. Estes Park, CO
6. Dahlonega, GA
7. Hudson, N.Y.
8. Middleburg, VA
9 Friday Harbor, WA
10. Leiper’s Fork, TN