Mississippi River, USA: River Travel Magazine is announcing the 2020 Best of The River contest early this year at, this “Best of” survey with 75+ new categories is focusing on the best attractions, accommodations, food & drink, and more along the Great River Road from northern Minnesota to Louisiana.

River Travel Magazine has moved up its annual survey in hopes that it will shine a light on the valuable attractions, eateries, and accommodations along the Great River Road during the pandemic.  Tourism supported businesses will be struggling through the next few months. River Travel Magazine wants people to remember the fun times they’ve had and share their favorites. The survey hopes to aid in not forgetting these critical businesses and people on the river road, and hopefully encourage travelers to plan a trip to these locations when the pandemic is over.

Participants of the survey are invited to share their favorites with family and friends and encourage and support these valuable resources in each river road community as much as they can, and hopefully prevent businesses from closing indefinitely. Amy Gabay, co-founder of River Travel Magazine stated

“We at River Travel Magazine want to take a moment to say we’re very lucky to do what we love and we know workers in the Tourism Industry are great people who share the same enthusiasm we do for travel.  We hope that you stay safe, and continue to join us looking forward to the future with optimism. Life is still good. The Mississippi River is beautiful, and the Great River Road is full of opportunities at every turn”.

The initial survey runs until April 23, visitors and locals are invited to submit their choices in categories ranging from best farm-to-table restaurants, art galleries, music venues, cultural trails, best museums, best river boat tours, best breweries and more.

Top category nominees will be moving forward in the final round of voting running May 1-31 winners being announced June 9.

Only attractions, accommodations, and culinary activities located in bordering communities, towns, counties, and parishes on the Mississippi River are applicable for nomination.

Best of the River Road 2020
March 23-April 23 –  Nominate a Business |
May 1 -May 31 – Final Round of Voting
June 9 – Best of the River Road Announced

Visitors may visit to enter travel contests, read travel blogs, and find many events, festivals, and happenings along the Great River Road.

About River Travel Magazine
River Travel Magazine focuses on communities and attractions on both sides of the Mississippi River, and was formed to showcase the nationally designated and internationally known Great River Road, 3,000 miles bordering the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to New Orleans.

River Travel Magazine is working with communities and attractions along the road to drive international and regional visitors to communities up and down the road.

River Travel Media Contact
Brent Hanifl
Media Director
River Travel Media