York County is filled with small towns that pack a big punch of charm, and York is no exception to that. Our county seat has now been recognized by USA TODAY through the 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. York, South Carolina made the 10Best list for Best Small Town Cultural Scene

The contest recognized cities and towns with population of fewer than 30,000 people that have a big cultural punch like museums, art galleries, performing arts, and busy event calendars. York was nominated for the 28-day readers' voting experience with 20 other towns across America. 

York came in the 10Best list thanks to USA TODAY's readers' votes. 

“To receive this award from such a prestigious organization is an honor, said York City Mayor Eddie Lee. We know our city is a unique community and this proves that we are nationally recognized for our way of life.” Billy Dunlap, President/CEO at Visit York County stated, “York is such an amazing community with so much to offer travelers and locals alike. From arts to music to a hometown feel, York paves the way as a premier cultural destination in York County.”

York offers a bustling cultural scene from a 100-year-old historic theater to vibrant downtown businesses, the city offers a little bit for everyone. 

Don't miss big events like SummerFest in late August or a show at the Sylvia Theater! Take a walk down Congress Street among all the historical buildings and you'll see why USA TODAY readers' rated York one of the 10Best Small Town Cultural Scenes in the country.