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Upstate city in top 5 'coolest small towns in America'

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Travelers Rest finished in the top 5 "coolest small towns in America." (Source: www.budgettravel.com) Travelers Rest finished in the top 5 "coolest small towns in America." (Source: www.budgettravel.com)
TRAVELERS REST, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The votes are in and an Upstate town is now ranked as one of the top five "Coolest Small Towns in America."

Travelers Rest finished fourth in Budget Travel's annual contest, several spots behind the first place Berlin, MD.

Travelers Rest made it into the final round of the competition after getting the second-highest number of online votes in December's preliminary round.

It is the second year in a row that the small Upstate city has been in the running for the title.

The entry for the city on Budget Travel's website read, "Travelers Rest gets its travel-mag-ready moniker from the pioneer days, when travelers followed a trail dotted with the occasional tavern or inn," the entry for Travelers Rest reads, adding mention of area outdoor activities and the city's developing downtown."

The top ten "Coolest Small Towns in America" in order are:

1. Berlin, MD

2. Cazenovia, NY

3. Buckhannon, WV

4. Travelers Rest, SC

5. Mathews, VA

6. Nevada City, CA

7. Rockport, TX

8. Estes Park, CO

9. Galena, IL

10. Elkin, NC

Read more: http://www.budgettravel.com/blog/meet-berlin-md,26186/

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