North Conway, NH – North Conway, at the center of Mt Washington Valley, NH, has captured the attention of the local experts at USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards once again. North Conway is presently in the running for Best Small Town for Adventure, 2019. The announcement was made on April 8th, and voting continues until May 5, 2019. Votes may be cast daily during this period. North Conway is the only New England town nominated this year for the Best Small Town for Adventure.
This is the second time in the past six months North Conway has been nominated for a 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award. Last November, North Conway was nominated as the Best Ski Town , and ended up being voted the #2 Ski Town in North America and the #1 Ski Town in the USA. The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s goal is to attain the same rating for the summertime adventure available not only in North Conway, but regionally in Mt Washington Valley, NH.
Additionally, last year, North Conway was nominated for the Best Small Town for Adventure Award and came in at number seven on the list. This year it’s the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s goal to be in the number one spot. Presently, North Conway is in the #5 position on the list, but that can change as votes come in.
10Best starts by nominating approximately 20 businesses and/or destinations for a myriad of “Best of” Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. Readers then vote for their favorites, and the ten best at garnering votes make it to the esteemed list. No business or destination can pay to be listed in the awards. Instead, a team of local travel experts, well versed in the theme or location, make the nominations.
The nominators and 10Best created this description of North Conway: “Set amid the sprawling White Mountain National Forest, North Conway offers visitors access to Mount Washington (the tallest peak in the northeast) and the accompanying four seasons recreation. During the snowy months, the area boasts some of the region’s best skiing and snowmobiling, while summer is excellent for hiking, golfing, fishing and camping. Fall leaf peeping is some of the best in the country.”
When asked about the significance of the nomination, Janice Crawford, Executive Director of the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce responded, “The 10Best awards, and others like them, place North Conway and the greater Mt Washington Valley not only on the map but also on a national stage. It’s the chamber’s consistent marketing and PR effort for years that helps our region garner national attention like this. We hope everyone will vote daily and place North Conway in the #1 position on this list,” finished Crawford.
North Conway faces some stiff competition for the Best Small Town for Adventure Award. From Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Sedona, Arizona, and Paia, Hawaii, to Sitka Alaska and Blowing Rock, NC, voters have 20 choices for the Best Small Town for Adventure. Yet, surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, hundreds of thousands of acres of recreational lands are available for hiking, biking, waterfall tours, rock climbing, moose and wildlife tours, skiing, fishing and ice fishing, and more, and filled with guided adventures on land and on the rivers that run through Mt Washington Valley, there is seemingly endless adventure here, from soft to hard-core.
Those interested in voting for North Conway should go to https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-small-town-for-adventure-2019/north-conway-new-hampshire/ then bookmark the spot to vote daily until May 5, 2019. For more information about adventure, plus lodging, dining, shopping and playing in North Conway and the surrounding Mt Washington Valley, NH, go to www.MtWashingtonValley.org or call 800-367-3364 (900-DO-SEE-NH). To plan a vacation to New Hampshire, go to www.VisitNH.gov .
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