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Cedarburg is one of America’s Prettiest Towns

What a wonderful way to start the month of May,

Cedarburg and 10 other communities known for visual aesthetics, was named one of Forbes magazine’s 2011 “Prettiest Towns in America” last week!

Cedarburg was chosen using input from Frommer’s and Rough Guides travel experts, in addition to Midwest Living magazine. This is according to John Giuffo, author.  “We looked for places that offer not only aesthetic bounty, but memorable activities and destinations nearby.”  The unranked list includes such wonderful destinations as Montpelier, Vermont, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Cooperstown, New York, and Sonoma, California. Wow! What an honor, our community pride is busting at the seams!

The description in the article is as follows, it is no wonder we made this impressive list…”North of Milwaukee, Cedarburg has an attractive downtown that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s a great destination for bicycling, there is a beautiful old covered bridge, yet there’s no shortage of shopping options.”  Also quoted is Kendra Williams, travel editor of Midwest Living: “It’s particularly pretty in the fall, when the leaves change and there are a number of nice seasonal festivals.”

Let us know when you plan to visit one of the “Prettiest Towns in America” the Washington House Inn is located in the heart of historic district. Come be our guest soon!