Somerset Valley Playhouse in Hillsborough was declared the winner of the Patch Readers' Choice contest for best staycation in the Somerset County Patch area. The spot was the top vote and review getter of the five places that were part of the contest. However, voters also showed there are other great places to head when staying nearby is the best option.
In particular, the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club received only one fewer vote than the playhouse.
Winners are chosen based on both the number of votes they received in our poll and the number ratings they receive during the week on their directory page. In the event of a tie, we take into account the number of positive comments on our poll story, as well as the positive ratings/reviews posted on the businesses' directory pages. Negative comments are not taken into account.
Here's how this week's top vote and ratings getters stacked up:
|Rank||Poll Votes||Ratings This Week|
|1. Somerset Valley Playhouse||66 (10 pts)
||4 (10 pts)|
|2. Somerset Patriots Baseball Club||65 (8 pts)
||1 (8 pts)|
|3. Duke Island Park||17 (6 pts)
||0 (6 pts)|
Along with Somerset Valley Playhouse's great voter support, we saw some fantastic comments for Somerset staycation spots:
"This theatre highlights such wonderful talent and dedication. Maybe that is why they have earned several Perry Awards. There is nothing better than a great show! There are shows for all ages and all types." – Reviewer on the Somerset Valley Playhouse.
"Such a great place to take the family! Lots to see and (do). Fun for all ages. The Patriots are GREAT supports of the Community."
"Wow! These are difficult choices. Just goes to show how many great things there are to do in Somerset County!! My family LOVES the Somerset Valley Players productions. Family friendly, great shows, adorable building and affordable for the whole family! Must See Entertainment! Another must-do family activity is to see The Somerset Patriots play ~ GO PATRIOTS!! Lastly, the beauty of the parks and recreation in Somerset County are breathtaking. GET OUTDOORS and enjoy a bit of "Paradise" (as my dad says :)"
Congratulations, Somerset Valley Playhouse!