Taos has been chosen as TripAdvisor’s No. 1 choice among a recent list of the top “13 U.S. Towns that are Diamonds in the Rough.” To create the list, TripAdvisor looked at all 2014 vacation rental review scores across the country and identified the best-rated locations. Locations must have received at least 500 reviews to be considered.
TripAdvisor’s criteria required that the towns possess “rich history and culture, gorgeous scenery, an abundance of activities, family friendly attractions and top notch vacation home accommodations.”
Taos was described in the story as “a charming pet-friendly town known for its Spanish influence and picturesque scenery... lending itself to incredible outdoor adventures like climbing, hiking, kayaking, zip lines, horseback, or llama treks.”
In fact, TripAdvisor’s Secret Travel Tip for visitors to Taos was that it has been hailed as the most pet-friendly destination in the Southwest.
Other towns included in the top 13 list behind Taos are (by ranking): Boone, North Carolina, Estes Park, Colorado, Oceanside, California, Fort Meyers, Florida, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, South Lake Tahoe, California, Cape May, New Jersey, Fredericksburg, Texas, Park City, Utah, Newport Beach, California, Seaside, Oregon and Gulf Shores, Alabama.