(UNDATED) - Frommer's BudgetTravel online magazine has tapped Nashville as one of America's Coolest Small Towns.
Magazine readers nominated a record 647 towns this year, and the magazine narrowed that list to 10.An online contest through Jan. 31 will determine which town gets bragging rights as America's Coolest.
The rest of the top 10 includes Beaufort, N.C., Cape May, N.J., Cooke City, Mont., Damascus, Va., Hammondsport, N.Y., Jerome, Ariz., Port Townsend, Wash., St. Genevieve, Mo., and Weaverville, Calif.
Nashville, the description reads, "may not be as famous as its Tennessee cousin, but it has charms all its own, including an enviable setting at the heart of Indiana's beautiful hill country. The artistry of the fall colors, particularly at nearby Brown County State Park, complements the town's numerous art galleries, many of which offer class in jewelry making, pottery and a variety of other media. ... While its counterpart two states south might be the better known music destination, Indiana's Nashville is no slouch when it comes to aural pleasures."
As of noon Friday, Nashville had 2.7 percent of the vote - in fifth place. Damascus, Va., already had 76.4 percent of the vote.
Votes can be cast once each 24-hour period. To vote and to read the story, visit http://www.budgettravel.com/contest/americas-coolest-small-towns-2012,11/#ixzz1ihQxjETx.
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