Travel Channel picks Marietta as most charming small town in Ohio

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - According to the Travel Channel, the most charming small town in Ohio to visit in 2019 is Marietta.

The popular travel and leisure channel selected one town from each of the 50 states for its "50 of the Most Charming Small Towns in America" list. And Marietta was chosen from the Buckeye State.

Among the reasons for the recognition are Marietta's summer festivals and its "revitalized, historic downtown."

"Whenever you get accolades like that, you always need to promote them," Marietta Main Street executive director Sam Tuten said, "and highlight them and something like the travel channel where we want people to come into Marietta, into downtown, into our events is absolutely the best way to do it is to say hey, the Travel Channel says we're the best in Ohio, come down and you can't beat...that kind of publicity."

Last year, the popular vacation site Expedia recognized Marietta as one of the most beautiful towns in America.