Forbes has dubbed Tarrytown one of 'America's prettiest towns' and we couldn't agree more! We hold our own in their list of ten among such places as Newport, Rhode Island and Key West, Florida. Check out all the contenders with their beautiful photos (ours of the /Main Street and ) here.
The Forbes' blurb notes our "rich history, including being a throughway on the Underground Railroad, name-dropped by Washington Irving in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and, later, one of the preferred Upstate getaways for New York’s rich and powerful, is visible wherever you go in this Hudson River-side town."
Then there's Lyndhurst, "the widely-regarded robber baron Jay Gould’s castle-like mansion in town, is toured by throngs of visitors every year" and about to open up for their spring season.
Sure is nice to be celebrated, but let's not stop there.
Here's more chances to get Tarrytown (or Sleepy Hollow!) on more best-of lists, and win some money:
- Rand McNally in collaboration with USA Today is doing a second round of the Best of Road contest. Now through May 15, you can nominate and vote for your favorite towns and attractions to be named Points Of Interest (POI) in the Best of the Road contest with categories including Most Beautiful, Most Patriotic, Friendliest, Most Fun and Best for Food Towns. According to their promotional material, winners "land a permanent spot on Rand McNally’s new travel Web site and a place in the 2014 Rand McNally Road Atlas, as well as on USA TODAY's Travel Web page." Sounds good to us! To upload your town nomination, visit www.bestoftheroad.com now through May 15.
- Are we also the Most Interesting Town in America? From Reader's Digest: "From now until May 31, 2012, locals are invited to log on to www.readersdigest.com/america to share personal stories and images that illustrate what makes their town special. The author of the winning story will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and their town will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest magazine. This is an opportunity for individuals to shine and possibly bring national attention to their hometowns!"
- While we're at it, how about Best Place in the...World?? Why not. You can nominate the World's Best Places to Live on the UK's Telegraph site by June 30 and be entered automatically in a drawing to win £1000 towards a visit to your dream location. For full terms and conditions, click here.