Glenwood Springs a finalist for ‘most fun city’ in U.S.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Rand McNally, the publishing house that produces the popular road map to America every year, announced Monday that Glenwood Springs is one of six finalists in the “Most Fun City” category in its Best of the Road competition.”Very exciting!” said Angie Anderson, vice president for communications at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.After taking votes for more than 600 communities across the country over the past month, Rand McNally and its partner, the newspaper USA Today, announced the six finalists in each of five categories, a total of 30 cities and towns.More than 20,000 votes were cast for residents and travelers to name their favorite town as the most scenic, patriotic, fun, friendliest, or best for food.While Glenwood Springs received a few votes for scenery, it cleaned up in the “most fun” category. And it was the only Colorado community to place in any category.Other “most fun” finalists are Vacaville, Calif., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Santa Claus, Ind., Yellow Springs, Ohio, and Sioux City, Iowa.The next step is an up close look at the finalists in each category, which will be reviewed by five Best of the Road Rally teams. They’ll document their progress and experiences via blog posts, video and photos.Leading off in New York City on June 23, the five rally teams will review the finalist towns and make their recommendations for the Best of the Road title. Judges will announce the winning towns at the Destination Marketing Association International annual convention on July 22. The winning towns will be highlighted in the 2013 Rand McNally Road Atlas, as well as on USA TODAY’s Travel website.For a complete list of all 30 finalist cities and towns in all five categories, visit http://www.bestoftheroad.com.
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