Petoskey Best Small Town

Petoskey Named Best Small Town in America The City of Petoskey has been named one of America's Best Small Towns in 2013 by Smithsonian Magazine. As part of Smithsonian's annual ranking of smaller communities, Petoskey was chosen as one of the best cities in America to visite because of its rich cultural arts community and history. 

"Petoskey (named after chief Ignatius Petosega) is charm central, graced by concerts, vintage architecture, art galleries and Friday night festivities that attract folks to the petunia basket-draped downtown Gaslight Shopping District. Jesperson’s Restaurant has been serving local sour cherry pie since 1903 and the doors are still open at bay-front Stafford’s Perry Hotel, which catered to summer people in the Victorian heyday. The Little Traverse History Museum has taken over the old rail depot, and a United Methodist Church built in 1890 is now home to the Crooked Arts Center, with pottery and painting studios, films, dance and music recitals."

Smithsonian Magazine bases its rankings on statistics from the geographic information company Esri which searched communities with populations of less than 15,000 that have "exceptional concentrations of museums, art galleries, orchestras, theaters, historic sites and other cultural blessings."

The full article can be found by clicking the link here: Smithsonian Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013