Kelleys Island, Ohio – January 22, 2014 – One of Ohio’s unique small towns has once again been called upon to represent in Budget Travel’s coveted Coolest Small Towns in America contest.

On the heels of Put-in-Bay’s top ten finish last year, the quaint village of Kelleys Island enters a similar month long skirmish with 14 other towns to see who will earn the moniker of coolest small town in America. Squaring up against the likes of Berlin, MD and Deadwood, SD, Kelleys Island is the sole town representing Ohio.

The ultimate relaxation spot, Kelleys Island offers travelers everything from secluded beaches and island exploration to cocktails and perch sandwiches on waterfront venues.

Originally named Island #9, Kelleys Island’s rich history and perfect location make it a freshwater island paradise with a small town feel and a laid back island vibe. Most visitors find it hard to believe they’re in Ohio, let alone on an island in Lake Erie.

Ohio residents who have already visited Kelleys Island or are dreaming of an island escape this summer can vote at It’s time to let the secret out that Ohioans already know and stake our claim with America’s coolest small town.