Vermont town hailed as ‘best holiday spirit in America’
According to USA Today readers, twinkling lights are sweeping botanical gardens across America this season, where you’ll find one of the best exhibits in Maine.
The publication released its list of the 10 best botanical gardens with holiday lights on Friday as part of its 2022 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards, with Gardens Aglow at the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay, Maine ranked third. it was done.
“Gardens Aglow at Boothbay’s Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ranks among New England’s largest and brightest light displays with over 750,000 bulbs,” the publication wrote.
Gardens Aglow, held Thursday through Sunday through December 31, lights up 14 acres of gardens at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
The best lit botanical garden is Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Two other New England venues have been recognized by USA Today readers. For best theme park holiday events, Christmastime at Santa’s His Village in Jefferson, New Hampshire ranked fourth. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebrations in multiple locations ranked #1.
The Best Holiday Historical Home Tour ranked the Lockwood Matthews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, Connecticut, fourth. The top tour is Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
For the 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards list, USA Today’s travel experts select 20 nominations for everything from food to accommodations, destinations and activities. The publication then asks readers to vote to determine the top ten.
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