Danville selected as a favorite small town destination

Published 12:02 pm Monday, March 12, 2018


News release

The website travel booking company, Expedia, has listed Danville as one of the Top 25 favorite small towns to visit.

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“We polled 1,000 Americans for their favorite towns,” according to Expedia.

Survey participants were asked to write in their favorite U.S. small towns, cities and villages, and the results were sorted to find the most popular results.

Each selected community received a write-up on Expedia’s travel blog, viewfinder.

Expedia had this to say about Danville:

“Danville’s attractive downtown scene may be the first thing that lures in visitors, but it’s not long until you realize there’s so much to keep you lingering around. Between its thriving cultural initiatives and historical moments, Danville so easily steals the hearts of visitors and residents alike.”

Danville’s “perks” listed on the website mentions the Wilderness Trail Distillery, Jane Barleycorn’s Market & Bar and the nearby Kentucky Bourbon Trail. In addition, Pioneer Playhouse is said to be where history and the arts come together.

Ranked 12 of 25, Danville is among a select group of communities including top travel destinations like Cape Cod, Aspen, Chattanooga and Key West.

“Being listed as one of the Top 25 small towns to visit is definitely an honor,” said Nick Wade, Heart of Danville director. “But the honor should not be a surprise to anyone that lives here. There is a reason that people love to call Danville home.”

Wade said, “The Heart of Danville works hard year after year to keep Danville’s downtown the social and commercial hub of the community.”

“For 2018 we have bigger and better ideas for events and programs to benefit downtown, and this recognition is a perfect catalyst for what I think will be a great year.”

Jennifer Kirchner, executive director of the Danville/Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau said, “Travel trends are showing people, especially Baby Boomers, are looking for charming, slower-paced cities for getaways which is great for Perryville and Danville.”

Kirchner said since, “Expedia is a leader in the travel industry,” having Danville included on its Top 25 favorite small towns to visit has merit.

“We can’t afford to place advertising on many of the digital booking sites … so the best part of this valuable marketing tool is that is was free.”

Kirchner added, “Huge kudos to the attractions that help make this one of America’s favorite places to visit.”