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Spokane named finalist for Best Town 2013
Spokane named finalist for Best Town 2013

Spokane has been named a finalist in Outside Magazine's Best Town 2013 contest. Voting begins today for Spokanites to tell the magazine why our city is the best for easy living.


Every year the magazine holds the contest offering up different titles for cities around the country to be the best destination for. Last year, Outside readers voted Richmond, VA the most livable river town.


This year, Spokane is competing with cities that include San Diego, Boston, Park City and Bozeman to see which city is the best for an easy and active lifestyle.


“We're not choosing the winner based on the number of votes, but more by the passion shown by the voters for their town,” said Jonah Ogles, an associate editor for Outside Magazine, “We just want to find out why people love Spokane and what makes it a great, healthy city.”


You can go to Outside Magazine's Facebook page and website to place a vote a day. When you vote you will be prompted to select an icon that represents what you love most about the city. Icons include food and nightlife, biking, running, low commute time, and easy access to green space. You have to opportunity to tell Outside exactly why you love Spokane and why it should be the Best Town of 2013.


Recognition like this can help boost tourism to the city, said Tim Robinson, the Director of Communications & PR for Visit Spokane, “It would continue to get the message out about what a great destination this area is.”


The winning city, as well as the nine other finalists, will be featured in the September edition of Outside Magazine due out at the end of August.


To tell Outside Magazine why Spokane should be the Best Town for 2013 vote on Facebook, click on Outside Best Towns located just under the cover photo. To vote online visit the magazine's website, www.outsideonline.com click on the Travel section and scroll down to Best Towns 2013.


Remember, you can vote once a day for the next three weeks, and the more icons you select the more likely Spokane is to take home the title.  

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