Richmond, VA—Outside Magazine has named Richmond the “Best River Town,” following a four-week competition held on Facebook that was sponsored by Good ‘n Natural bar.
“I think a lot of people will be surprised by the choice,” says Outside editor Christopher Keyes. “Our writer certainly was. But after he spent three days in the city, paddleboarding on the James River, trail running on its banks, and dining all over, he was ready to pack his moving van. Richmond is the real deal—a true haven for adventurous types.”
Richmond will be honored with a special mosaic cover on Outside's October 35th anniversary issue, made entirely from images submitted by readers during the Facebook competition.
The cover will also be featured in an interactive display on Outside Online, which will allow visitors to view the individuals photos that make up the mosaic.
Richmond beat out a number of cities to win the title of “Best River Town,” including Hood River, Oregon; Nevada City, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Asheville, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Boise, Idaho; Missoula, Montana; Durango, Colorado; and Ithaca, New York.
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