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(Ocean Springs, MS) – The public was recently asked to vote for the 2023 USA Today 10 Best
Readers’ Choice travel awards contest for the Best Small Town for Shopping and Best Small
town Cultural Scene. Ocean Springs has been named as the number one Best Small Town for
Shopping.


For four weeks, the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau
developed a campaign encouraging the community to vote daily in the USA Today polls for
the Best Small Town for Shopping and Best Small Town Cultural Scene.


Ocean Springs was up against national competition including New York, New Jersey,
California, Ohio, North Carolina, Arkansas, Maine, Alabama, Minnesota, Michigan and others
for the two categories.


By a popular vote, Ocean Springs won as the number one Best Small Town for Shopping and
fifth for Best Small Town Cultural Scene. Rhinebeck, New York placed second for Best Small
Town for Shopping.


“Ocean Springs is a cozy seaside town overflowing with unparalleled arts, festivals, culture,
restaurants, shops, and galleries,” says Cynthia Sutton, executive director of the Ocean
Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau. “We are truly honored to be
recognized for our unique, yet large shopping areas and creative character. This really does
help visitors feel welcomed to town.”


Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau will be rolling out
marketing materials including posters and banners to celebrate the wins for the city.
USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company and is an award winning
newspaper website launched in 1995, reaching a combined 6.6 million readers daily.
USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads on
mobile devices.


For more information, contact the Ocean Springs Chamber-Main Street-Tourism Bureau at
228-875-4424 and watch as we continue to celebrate on our Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/oceanspringschamber.com or www.oceanspringschamber.com.