Congratulations, and thank you to our community and friends for voting and making this recognition possible!
Leland was one of 20 nominees selected by USA TODAY and 10Best for the 'Best Place to Watch a Sunset' category in the 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest. On September 16 the public was asked to vote online, once daily, for their first 'Sunset' choice. Voting ended at noon on Monday, October 14, and today it was announced that LELAND, MI is the second place winner! USA TODAY Travel/10 Best shared, "Since your nomination was carefully made by an expert panel, and the public voted for this honor, you have earned some serious bragging rights!" YES!!!
Visit our Facebook page to see an album of Leland Sunset photos.
The 10 Winners in the 'Best Place to Watch a Sunset'
Readers' Choice contest category are as follows:
1) Clearwater Beach, FL
2) Leland, MI
3) Albuquerque, NM
4) Key West, FL
5) Outer Banks, NC
6) Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
7) Tucson, AZ
8) Panama City Beach, FL
9) Sedona, AZ
10) Tybee Island, GA
What does this mean? Winners will be promoted on USA TODAY, in the Friday, October 18 edition of the print version, and on USATODAY.com's travel homefront at 6am (where it will stay in rotation for a time). People who love sunsets are the type of folks we want visiting our area - those who have a love of nature and travel to find natural beauty. This recognition will benefit the Leland economy by further promoting Leland as a destination location!
“USA TODAY is thrilled to have this method of sharing what 10Best and USA TODAY readers and users love most,” said John Peters, president of USA TODAY Travel Media Group. “Our readers are well-informed, well-travelled and opinionated. At the end of the day, content on our platforms is a reflection of them. A destination, organization or business which finds itself the recipient of a 10Best Readers’ Choice Award has really accomplished something...
Romantics, dreamers, nature lovers and photographers: these winners make a perfect list for you to consult the next time you're booking a trip."
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