Voting has begun for America's Happiest Seaside Town of 2016. Big Island's very own Hilo has made the top ten list, among 9 other seaside towns throughout the country.



The top 10 have been narrowed down to the following cities:

  • Stuart, FL
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Hilo, Hawaii (Click to Vote Now!)
  • Fairhope, AL
  • Sullivan's Island, SC
  • Capitola, CA
  • Portland, ME
  • Seaside, OR
  • Hermosa Beach, CA


This is Coastal Living's 5th Annual “Happiest Seaside Town” contest. They have described Hilo as “Nestled among volcanoes, waterfalls, and rain forests on the Big Island, Hilo (population 43,263) has it all: museums, galleries, boutiques, one of the world's leading producers of macadamia nuts, and a renowned hula festival. Click here to vote for Hilo!

VOTE HOURLY through midnight on January 25 until winner is announced!