Ann Arbor & Grand Rapids voted among most charming small cities in the US
DETROIT, March 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Michigan Cities of Ann Arbor and big rapids were chosen among the 30 most charming small towns in The United States in a survey by TravelMag.com.
The online travel magazine invited more than 500 travel writers, bloggers, photographers, and other travel industry professionals to name the five cities (spread across at least three different states) that they believed had the greatest charm and appeal. To be eligible for inclusion, the target had to have a population of less than 250,000 people. The votes were then added together to produce the top 30.
The hotel is in the southeast Michigan Lower peninsula and home to the vast University of Michigan, Ann Arbor combines youthful energy and cultural enthusiasm with a cozy charm. The heart of the city is the quaint and superbly walkable downtown area, home to historic theaters, vintage clothing stores, independent bookstores, street art, craft breweries, and unique restaurants.
Another artistic haven, big rapids is on the Grand River, east of Lake Michiganand features an abundance of museums and galleries as well as annual art competitions and outdoor exhibitions such as an extremely popular sculpture park. Food also plays an important role here Michigan The rich agricultural heritage leads to a vibrant farm-to-table culinary scene that includes everything from funky Mexican taco joints to sophisticated Scandinavian dishes
Furthermore Michiganis the best represented state California, with the west coast cities of Palm Springs, Napa, Santa Barbara and South Lake Tahoe They all make the top 30. It’s also fine Florida ((Naples, Saint Augustine), new York ((Ithaca, Saratoga Springs) and South carolina ((Charleston, Greenville).
There were also some surprising inclusions in the results. Fredericksburg in the Texas, best known for its wineries, and Marietta in Ohio, with some excellent museums, both were voted in large numbers, although they have been a bit off travel radar in the past 30 years compared to their counterparts.
The full results of the survey can be found at: https://www.travelmag.com/articles/small-cities-usa/
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