Lafayette Tops with Readers for College Town Weekend
Athens OH, Madison WI; Oxford, MI; Fredericksburs, VA also win
It was a hard-fought contest among our readers, for the winners of Best College Town Weekend, but in the end, Lafayette, Louisiana came out on top. This vibrant city near the Gulf coast offers visitors unique culture, food and music - some of the best in the country.
Funky Athens, Ohio - in the rolling Appalachian hills of southeast Ohio - finished strong in second place. Its film festival may have played a role, but the local music scene and laid-back vibe also played a role, as did its larger-than-life annual Halloween itinerary.
The southeast figured heavily in the overall winners list, taking four of the top ten slots, but northern winners Madison, Ithaca, Duluth, and ski-crazy Flagstaff won over readers as well.
The full list of winners of 'Best College Town Weekend' category in our USA TODAY 10Best Readers. Choice contest is as follows:
- Lafayette, La.
- Athens, Ohio
- Madison, Wis.
- Oxford, Miss.
- Fredericksburg, Va.
- Flagstaff, Ariz.
- Fayetteville, Ark.
- Ithaca, N.Y.
- Charlottesville, Va.
- Duluth, Minn.
Congratulations to all our winners. And if you're looking for an exciting place to spend a weekend, these cities offer affordability, multi-cultural vibes and plenty of entertainment and people watching.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo