*Vote in the current poll here* (Coming Soon)
Summer’s almost here! And while you’re probably just as eager to celebrate with a cool cocktail and a perfect sunset-watching perch as we are, there’s a whole new way to do summer this year: with our first-ever Best of Summer competition!
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We’re putting everything from lobster rolls and rooftop bars to beach boardwalks and national parks up to the test to find the best of the best this summer. Every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day, we’re asking Coastal Living readers to pick their favorite spots for summer.
Voting is simple: We’ll post a new poll every Friday evening, and it will stay open until midnight the following Thursday. The next week, we’ll announce the grand winner! Keep an eye out for posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to know when the polls are open, or check this page for links to the latest polls, an updated list of the winners, and a schedule for upcoming contests.
The start dates for each week’s competition are below—check out the candidates, and get ready to support your hometown heroes! (Note: Not all slides will be included in every poll. Inclusion in polls is determined by editor discretion.)
May 26: Best Lobster Roll
June 2: Best Beach Boardwalk
June 9: Best Beach Hotel
June 16: Best Shelling Beach
June 23: Best Town for the 4th of July
June 30: Best Tiki Bar
July 7: Best Crab Cake
July 14: Best Ice Cream Shop
July 21: Best Amusement Park
July 28: Best Coastal Brewery
August 4: Best Rooftop Bar
August 11: Best Clam Shack
August 18: Best Seaside Inn
August 25: Best National Park
The first poll goes live Friday, May 26, at 5 p.m.—don’t miss your chance to help pick the Best of Summer 2017! Happy voting!