Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

2017 15 Most Beautiful Main Streets
50 adventures in 50 states
9 Cutest Small Towns in America
Beautiful Towns to Visit in Every State
The Best Small Town to Visit in Every State
9 Cutest Small Towns in America
Small Towns We Want To Live In
Prettiest Town in Illinois
Best Road Trips from Chicago
Best Weekend Getaway
Best Winter Vacations for snow lovers
10 Reasons Everyone Should Visit Galena, IL
20 Most Beautiful Main Streets in America
The Most Beautiful US Towns That Feel International
Architectural Digest
National Geographic
Marriott Traveler
Culture Trip
Thrillist
Jetsetter
House Beautiful
The Daily Mail and MSN
Pure Wow
West Suburban Living
Trip Advisor
Culture Trip
Reader’s Digest
My Domaine
2016 9 Charming towns to visit this fall
25 Underrated Towns to Visit this Fall
5 Not-to-miss fall drive in the Midwest
6 Great Mississippi River Downtowns
1 of the 100 Coolest Small Towns in America
Midwest’s 12 Greatest Towns
15 Romantic (wknd) Getaways in Illinois
15 Best Small Towns to Visit in Illinois
40 American Towns You Should Visit ASAP
Best Vacation Spot in Illinois
Best Shopping Main St. Experience 
Fourth Most Beautiful Town in America
MSN
Fodor’s Travel
Travelocity
Cruise Critic
Budget Travel Magazine
Midwest Living Magazine
The Crazy Tourist
The Crazy Tourist
House Beautiful
Pure Wow
Small Town Big Deal
Expedia Viewfinder Blog
2015 Idyllic and Historic Main Streets
10 Most Beautiful Towns in the Midwest
50 Best Small Town Downtowns in America
10 Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S.
Best Weekend Getaway
Top 11 Most Romantic Cities
25 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.
18 of the Most Charming Small Towns
13 Midwestern Hidden Gems
10 of the Prettiest Places to Retire
10 Best Vacation Spots outside Chicago
The 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns
21 Small Towns You Should Visit
Top 50 Small Towns in America
28 Small Towns with Beautiful Fall Foliage
USA Weekend
The Culture Trip
Best Choice Reviews
Fodor’s
West Suburban Living
Bustle.com
VacationIdea.com
Country Living Magazine
AroundMe
MarketWatch
Thrillist
Country Living Magazine
Popsugar
DiscountMyFlights.com
Country Living Magazine
2014 Top 12 Awesome Midwestern Spots
America’s Best Main Streets
America’s Coolest Small Towns
Best Weekend Getaway
America’s 5 best road trips
18th Easiest County to Live in IL
Top 10 Prettiest Places to Retire
“Around the World in 80 Places
Idyllic and Historic Main Streets
19 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America
Huffington Post
Fodor’s
Budget Travel’s
West Suburban Living
the TODAY show
New York Times
Topretirement.com
LIFE Magazine
USA Weekend
Impulcity
2013 Top 10 Best Small Towns
2nd Friendliest City in the U.S.
14th Friendliest City in the World
20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013
 10 Best Small Towns in America
 America’s Prettiest Towns
America’s Best Small Towns
Best Weekend Getaway
Best Small CVB
Fodor’s Travel Website
Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler
Smithsonian Magazine
Fodor’s
Forbes Magazine
Executive Travel Magazine
West Suburban Living
Illinois Meetings & Events
2012 Great All-American Main Street
Prettiest Painted Places
America’s Greatest Main Streets
10 Most Romantic Small Towns
 Best Weekend Getaway
Travel and Leisure Magazine
Paint Quality Institute
Travel + Leisure’s
SmarterTravel.com’s
West Suburban Living’s
2011 Top 10 Great Places in America
“Great Places in America: Streets
Time Warp Towns
Top 10 Charming Small Towns
Best Weekend Getaway
Reader’s 15 Favorite Midwest Getaways
American Planning Association
American Planning Association’s
CNBC’s
TripAdvisor’s
West Suburban Living’s
Midwest Living Magazine’s
2010 Top Ten Charming Small Towns
12 Great Girlfriend Getaways
Trip Advisor
Midwest Living Magazine
2008 America’s Prettiest Towns
Best Family Get-Away
Best Places to Buy an Old House
Forbes Magazine
Quad-City Times
This Old House Magazine
2009 100 Best Midwest Small Town Getaways
Best Weekend Trip
Midwest Living
Rockford Register Star
2007 One of the 150 Great Places American Institute of Architects
2004 Dozen Distinctive Destinations National Trust for Historic Preservation