Ely has taken the top spot in Budget Travel’s online contest to find the nation’s Coolest Small Town.
It’s a popularity contest with towns competing to persuade the most people to log in and vote. The publicity generated will attract some attention to the towns and, they hope, some tourists and visitors.
Brevard, N.C., is in second place, about 1,700 votes behind Ely. Egg Harbor, Wis., is also in the top five.