Grand Lake named one of America’s most beautiful towns by website Expedia |

Grand Lake named one of America’s most beautiful towns by website Expedia

Grand County is filled with majestic mountain vistas and quaint high country towns filled with character, but the community of Grand Lake in particular is picturesque in a way few other locations on earth can boast. This year, that beauty was recognized by popular travel booking website Expedia.

In early June, Expedia’s travel blog, Viewfinder, issued its second annual list of the most beautiful towns in America. The list of 30 communities stretches from Florida to Washington. Grand Lake makes the list at number 10, ahead of Hagerstown, Md., just behind Haleiwa, Hawaii.

“Grand Lake is known as the Western Gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park,” states the Grand Lake entry on the list. “Before you make a beeline for the park, admire the beauty within this lakeside town. Its namesake is the state’s largest natural lake, and it’s a delight to watch the sail boats catch the wind and glide around the water.”

The entry goes on to recommend exploration of downtown Grand Lake and its historic boardwalk, complete with “hitching posts.”

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