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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    The Great Midwest, Illinois to be precise

    Default NTHP's Dozen Distinctive 2006 Destinations

    Want to go to a distinctive destination this summer? On March 6, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced their Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2006.

    Since 2000, 84 towns have been selected. This year's group was winnowed from 93 nominations.

    In order to be nominated, a town has to meet a varied criteria. There has to be well-managed growth, an ongoing commitment to historic preservation, and a protected core area. Also, there needs to be interesting and attractive architecture, cultural diversity, walkability, family orientation, and locally owned small businesses.

    This years destinations:

    Prescott, Ax
    Monterrey, Ca
    Palm Springs, Ca
    Lewes, De
    Waimea, Hi
    Bowling Green, Ky
    Arrow Rock, Mo
    Phillipsburg, Mt
    Saranac Lake, NY
    Bartlesville, Ok
    West Chester, Pa
    Milwaukee, Wi

    Check out the website. You can also click onto to the town names for information on them.

    Keep on Down that Two Lane Destination. --RoadDog

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Thanks for the Heads-Up

    Your post could not have been timelier for me. I am currently in the beginning stages of planning a few days for my wife and myself in the mid-section of the Delmarva Peninsula this fall to coincide with my xx'th high school reunion. I haven't been into Lewes for almost that long, having only driven by the outlet malls along DE-1 in the intervening years. In the back of my consciousness, I knew of Lewes' historical roots, but this is just the jolt I need to spend some quality time there.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Default A truly awesome resource

    Quote Originally Posted by RoadDog
    You can also click onto to the town names for information on them.
    What you didn't mention is that the photography is outstanding! This is really a wonderful site -- thanks for sharing it with all of us!


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