Small Town USA: Top Places to Visit

There’s something special about small towns. Is it something in the air or just the slower pace that lets you escape from reality that make them such a nice getaway?
We thought we’d put together a list of our favorite and sometimes underrated small towns to visit here in the United States. Let us know your personal favorites down below!
  1. Helen, GA
    • Known for its charming Bavarian-style architecture, waterfalls, vineyards and family-friendly annual festivals. A great place for sight-seers and hikers alike.

      Helen, GA

  2. Laurel, MS
    • Homebase for HGTV’s “Hometown,” farmer’s markets, festivals, locally owned businesses, and lovingly restored homes await the big city escapee here.

      Laurel, MS

  3. Beaufort, SC
    • Founded in 1711, this city has maintained its antebellum architecture and small town atmosphere. Movies shot here include Forrest Gump, The Prince of Tides, and The Big Chill.

      Beaufort, SC

  4. Eureka Springs, AR
    • Selected one of America’s Distinctive Destinations  by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It contains mountainous terrain and the winding, up-and-down paths of its streets and walkways.

      Eureka Springs, AR

  5. Jackson Hole, WY
    • Known worldwide for its iconic status as “The Big One” due to its vertical rise and rugged terrain. Contains the longest continuous vert of any ski area in the US. 4,139 feet from the valley floor to the top of Rendezvous Mountain.

      Jackson Hole, WY

  6. St. Augustine, FL
    • the oldest continuously-inhabited settlement established by Europeans in the continental United States. Also the first Spanish settlement successfully established in Florida, it remains filled with amazing Spanish Colonial houses.

      St. Augustine, FL

  7. Whitefish, MT
    • Offering close access to hanging valleys and emerald peaks of Glacier National Park, plus all facets of mountain, lake and river adventures. Filled with award-winning cuisine and nightlife, plus an abundant art and culture scene.

      Whitefish, MT

  8. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
    • Charming and romantic seaside destination renowned for its scenic sandy beach, historic Spanish mission, and enchanting village ambience. Easy to feel removed from the real world with tree-shaded streets lined with Victorian buildings and storybook style cottages.

      Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

  9. Telluride, CO
    • The perfect place to watch the aspen leaves turn gold,  Telluride is known for its world-class alpine skiing. Summers are brimming with cultural events and endless outdoor activities.

      Telluride, CO

  10. Fredricksburg, TX
    • Deep in the heart of Texas, this small city brings a truly unique German flavor. Quaint bakeries, Hauptstrasse boutiques await.

      Fredricksburg, TX

This is definitely not a comprehensive list of all the amazing small towns out there in the United States for you to visit. Do you need inspiration for planning your next small-town adventure? Contact us to plan the getaway of your dreams!

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