Conde Nast Best Small Cities – #8. Santa Rosa Beach
Now in its 35th year, Conde Nast Traveler’s annual Readers' Choice Awards continues to capture the travel experiences that readers love best. With a million travelers filling out this year’s survey, we were honored to learn that Santa Rosa Beach ranked #8 among the top 10 reader favorites for the best small cities in the United States. Whether you're on the lookout for a cutting-edge arts scene, inventive new restaurants, or eye-catching architecture, you're bound to find what you're after, their best small cities list. At #8, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida proves a worthy reader choice, here’s an excerpt from the article about why: “The city is home to an impressive three state parks and a state forest, with the 163-acre Eden Gardens State Park making for an especially worthwhile visit; here, you’ll find the 1897 Wesley homestead, all white columns and wrap-around porches, surrounded by moss-draped live oaks. Unsurprisingly, Santa Rosa Beach is also a great place to indulge in some of the freshest Gulf seafood around, from the grouper ceviche at Local Catch Bar & Grill to Chardonnay-poached shrimp at Stinky’s Fish Camp.” Again, we agree!