Vote for the Coolest Small Town in America 2016

Place your vote for America's Coolest Small Town 2016! Voting in our 11th annual contest is open until 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 6 when one town will be crowned coolest! The top 10 towns will be celebrated in an online feature and an upcoming issue of Budget Travel.

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