Each year, USA Today makes Reader's Choice Top Ten lists for all kinds of things. It's helpful if you need to know the best vacation spots, events, restaurants, etc. for traveling and whatnot.

USA Today Reader's Choice 2024

The initial nominations are submitted by a panel of experts mentioned at the bottom of each list. The internet then votes on the finalists to determine which ten are the very best.

Top Ten Best Riverwalks

One of their travel lists was created to showcase riverwalks around the country. They mention how cities all over the United States have worked to develop their downtown areas and make public green spaces more walkable. With playgrounds, nearby restaurants and bars, events, and more, riverfronts are becoming focal points in many communities for locals and visitors alike.

Kentucky City Has The 3rd Best Riverwalk in the U.S.

Cities like Boston, Massachusetts, San Antonio, Texas, and Tampa, Florida all make the list. As well as Fort Wayne, Indiana. Taking the spot for 3rd place is Kentucky's own Louisville Waterfront. Here's what USA Today had to say about it:

"Since 1986, Louisville's frontage along the Ohio River has undergone quite the renaissance with the introduction of the 85-acre Waterfront Park, an expanse of picnic areas, walking paths, and sprawling green spaces. Visitors to the riverwalk enjoy spots to chill out, playgrounds, boat launches, and numerous public art installations."

They're right! Waterfront Park has changed SO much over the years.  The setting for Thunder and Derby festivities, popular music festivals, Hot Air Balloons, community wellness events, and more. It definitely deserves a spot on that list.

The second spot goes to New Orleans' Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, Ohio was voted the number one best riverfront in the U.S. I can think of another pretty amazing riverfront that should be in the running next year, for sure! Can you?

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