City of Natchez takes No. 2 spot in ‘Best in the US’ list

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The small town of Natchez has made it on to a top 10 list for best places this year.

According to CNN, Natchez is ranked No. 2 right behind Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The 2016 “Best in the US” list was published by Lonely Planet.

The article cited the city’s pre-Civil War architecture, the Spring and Fall Pilgrimages, and the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race for reasons why Natchez ranks No. 2.

The complete list is below:

1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2. Natchez, Mississippi

3. Yellowstone National Park (Montana, Wyoming, Idaho)

4. Birmingham, Alabama

5. Alaska

6. Somerville, Massachusetts

7. Northwest Arkansas

8. San Antonio, Texas

9. Southern New Mexico

10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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