Outside’s Best Towns Competition begins: Is where you live the talk of the town?


By Suzanne Byowitz

Special to The SUN

Outside Magazine is asking its readers to select the Best Town in America: the kind of place with top-notch restaurants, vibrant farmers’ markets, friendly neighborhoods and unparalleled access to hiking and biking trails. In short, the perfect jumping-off point for adventure.

Pagosa Springs is one of the 64 towns in the running for Best Town in America. The towns are grouped by region in seeded brackets.

The initial bracket was made up of 60 towns selected by Outside editors and four Wild Card entries. Wild Card entries were chosen by Outside readers through a social media-driven voting process on Instagram which used the hashtag #BestTowns2015. Over 6,000 images were posted and the four Wild Card entries were selected: Roanoke, Va., Port Angeles, Wash., New York, N.Y., and Saugatuck, Mich.

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