Port Royal Named “Coolest Small Town”

April 1, 2009


Jennifer Marra
Marketing Assistant
Phone: (843) 525-8529

Port Royal named one of "America's Coolest Small Towns"

(Port Royal, SC) - Port Royal has been designated as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" by Budget Travel Magazine readers, receiving a total of 2,256 votes. The results of the poll were announced during the 8am segment of the CBS "Early Show" on April 15th, 2009 and will also be included in the October 2009 issue of Budget Travel.

The results for the Top 10 are as follows:
America's Coolest Small Towns:
1.Oswego, N.Y.
2.Rockland, Maine
3.Grinnell, Iowa
4.Vevay, Ind.
5.Huntington, Pa.
6.Onancock, Va.
7.Jim Thorpe, Pa.
8.Mineral Point, Wis.
9.Silverton, Ore.
10.Port Royal, S.C

Budget Travel defined a "cool small town" as: "The town must have a population under 10,000 - we are talking small towns, not big cities. It also has to be on the upswing , a place that's beginning to draw attention - and new residents - because of the quality of life, arts and restaurant scene, or proximity to nature. And cool doesn't mean quaint. We want towns with edge, so think avant garde galleries, not country stores."

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