Vote for America’s Best Town

One of these 64 towns can be called the “Best Town Ever.” Crowning the winner will be up to you.

Picking the locations in our fifth annual Best Town Ever contest wasn’t easy. We looked for places with great access to trails and public lands, thriving restaurants and neighborhoods, and, of course, a good beer scene—all while excluding the winners and runners-up from the past three years to make room for hidden gems, underdogs, and towns on the rise. Plus, for the first time, we added a wild-card round, letting our Instagram followers nominate their favorite towns—Port Angeles, WA; New York, NY; Saugatuck, MI; and Roanoke, VA came out on top to snag the final spot in each section of our bracket.

Who will advance in the tournament? That’s up to you. Scroll down to the Vote Here section to vote for your favorite towns. The first five rounds of voting will last five days each, starting on May 4, 2015 (12 a.m. EST). You may vote once per round per matchup. The winners will advance until only two towns remain (May 29, 2015). The winner will be the town with the most votes on June 5.

See the results from round four!

Round 5 began on Sunday, May 24, at 12:00 a.m. EDT and will end on Thursday, May 28, at 11:59 p.m. EDT

Win Stuff!

Enter your email address and ZIP code for a chance to win a three-night vacation to the winning town or up to $300 worth of activewear from Toad&Co. 

Get prize details and read the official rules and guidelines

The Bracket To vote for your town, scroll below the bracket to the Vote Here section.

May 4–8 May 9–13 May 14–18 May 19–23 Semifinal: May 24–28 Final: May 29 – June 4

Vote Here

You can vote on our current matchups once every round. Come back daily to see how your town stacks up. Votes are tallied and displayed in real time. 

How it works: The first five rounds of voting will last five days each. You may vote once per round for each matchup. The winners will advance until only two towns remain. The winner will be announced on June 5, 2015.