ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Watch video on Youtube »

Where to vote

Cast votes for Best Town Ever at outsideonline.com/1972941/best-towns-2015.

Semifinals

* South versus east — Chattanooga vs. Eau Claire
* West versus midwest — Port Angeles vs. Bar Harbor
* Winners from each competition face off in the final between May 29 and June 4

some text
Downtown Chattanooga tile

Chattanooga has moved into the final four in Outside magazine's 2015 "Best Town Ever" competition after toppling Boone, N.C., in the quarterfinals.

Chattanooga won with 50.99 percent of the vote, or 41,093 votes, after a hard-fought social media campaign that saw residents of Boone and Port Angeles, Wash., team up to drive more votes to their respective cities.

Tweets, emails and even sponsored Facebook advertisements from boosters and celebrities ranging from Rock/Creek to U.S. Sen. Bob Corker called on Chattanooga supporters to #BeatBoone, as the home of the Appalachian State Mountaineers closed the gap from several thousand to just a few hundred votes before the Scenic City finally pulled ahead for good.

Chattanooga now faces off against Eau Claire, Wis., a contest the Scenic City led with 59 percent of the vote as of Tuesday evening.

If Chattanooga triumphs over Eau Claire by the end of the semifinal round on May 28, it heads into the final round pitted against the winner of a competition between Port Angeles and Bar Harbor, Maine.

Chattanooga faces good odds in the final. The city has received more than 102,451 votes in the competition thus far.

Its two potential competitors had together earned a combined 22,419 votes in the semifinals on Tuesday afternoon, while Chattanooga alone had garnered 21,740 votes in its contest against Eau Claire.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT