Los Alamos Nominated For TravelAwaits Best U.S. Small Town Awards

Los Alamos, New Mexico—where discoveries are made—has been nominated for the TravelAwaits Best of Travel Awards in the Best U.S. Small Town category. In addition to the nomination for the Best U.S. Small Town, Los Alamos is in the running for the following categories: Friendliest Small Town, Most Pet-Friendly Small Town, and Best Place to Retire.

“We’re honored to have been nominated as the best small town in America,” said Kelly Stewart, Marketing Manager for Los Alamos County. “Not only is Los Alamos known for incredible scientific discoveries and a wealth of history, but it’s also a wonderful place to live, play, and visit. With friendly and welcoming locals, as well as incredible quality of life and vast wide-open spaces with scenic views, Los Alamos delights residents and visitors. We humbly ask those who love Los Alamos to vote for us, and for those who have never been to plan a visit and see what the excitement is all about.”

A frequent destination on “best places to retire” lists across the nation, Los Alamos boasts a mix of activities ranging from history and science to outdoor recreation and relaxation—all in an affordable and unique location. For those looking to plan a visit or consider Los Alamos for retirement, check out an itinerary created for Active Seniors.

Additionally, Los Alamos is the gateway to three National Parks—Bandelier National Monument, Valles Caldera National Preserve and Manhattan Project National Historical Park—and has over 150 miles of developed hiking and biking trails for all skill levels—many of which are pet-friendly, allowing you to bring your four-legged best friends along for the trek.

“While Los Alamos is home to the most PhDs per capita in the United States, our community is inclusive, friendly and welcoming to newcomers and travelers alike, making it a great destination for a trip or relocation,” added Stewart. 

Voting is open through Sunday, May 2, and participants can vote for each category once per day. To vote, visit TravelAwaits. For more information on all there is to see and do in Los Alamos or to plan your visit, go to VisitLosAlamos.org. For those interested in relocation, visit https://www.discoverlosalamos.com.