The Wildwoods, N. J., just scored a top-notch award.

NJ.com, the state’s largest website for local news, sports, entertainment and more, announced the Wildwoods as winner of the Best of the Shore—Favorite Shore Town reader poll. Readers nominate their favorite shore town and then voted from a list of eight.

The area won with 35.5 percent of the vote.

“We’re extremely honored to be recognized by the readers of NJ.com, a website with a strong concentration of readers in central and northern New Jersey, as their Favorite Shore Town,” says John Siciliano, Executive Director for the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority.

Wildwoods also was recently named the No. 1 Destination on the Rise in the U.S. for 2015 by TripAdvisor and has been named to other top lists across many publications. 

Washington D.C.’s up-and-coming Capitol Riverfront neighborhood is the ideal backdrop for Thompson Hotels’ new 225-room property set to open this winter. Thompson Washington D.C. will flaunt 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space with sweeping floor-to-ceiling views.

 

Pestana Hotel Group has announced that it will be opening its first property in New York. The new hotel, Pestana Park Avenue, is located at 23 E. 39th St. between Park and Madison avenues and within walking distance from Grand Central Terminal, the United Nations Headquarters, Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue and many more attractions.

 

Situated in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania is Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Despite being just an hour and half from Pittsburgh and 40 minutes from Morgantown airport, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort can be found nestled in the pastoral countryside, surrounded by expansive landscapes of mountains, forests and waterfalls.