Vote: Port Townsend’s Cool Factor?

The once-sleepy northern town has made Budget Travel‘s Coolest Small Towns in America list.

For the last five years, Budget Travel magazine has featured America’s Coolest Small Towns contest, a feature to help its readers discover sights beyond the big cities and experience something different.

Each year, they profile up-and-coming American towns that stand out from the mainstream. Equal parts hip and humble, these edgy small towns offer visitors something beyond the pulsating nightlife and eclectic dining scene of their larger urban counterparts.

One city to hit this year’s list? Our own not-so-sleepy seaside city of Port Townsend. But it’s up to you to keep it there. The online poll for the Coolest Small Towns in America contest is currently open for voting and will remain open until February 11.

Cast your vote to keep Port Townsend in the running! (You can vote everyday.) The winners will be profiled in Budget Travel magazine’s September issue.