Small cities are synonymous with American living, filled with charm and an abundance of friendly residents.
We’ve compiled a list of the top little towns to visit in the United States this year to help you pick where to go.
Another small town in Arizona worth visiting is Sedona. Sedona, which has a very different atmosphere than Bisbee, is known more for its luxurious day spas and breathtaking hiking trails than for its ghosts or abandoned mines. You can also expect some special attractions here, like the natural water slides at Slide Rock State Park in the summer.
This small community in Washington State is called Leavenworth. This German community in the Cascades offers everything from authentic Barvarian food to retail stores that seem straight out of a fairy tale. The town is also known for its year-round activities.
Carmel By The Sea, California
A lovely tiny village can be found in Central California called Carmel By The Sea. This little town is ideal for people seeking a peaceful retreat. Enjoy a tasty dinner at one of the town’s restaurants, including Carmel Burger Bar, or explore the stunning coastline at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.
Bar Harbor, Maine
This is a fantastic choice for those who enjoy exploring small towns and nature alike. The town of Bar Harbor is the closest to the breathtaking Acadia National Park. The park is a fantastic place to explore in the summer and enjoy the spectacular foliage color in the fall. The town itself is home to many distinctive local stores where you can find unique souvenirs.
The community of Martha, Texas is ideal if you want an artistic, eccentric atmosphere. A little more than an hour separates the little town’s location in southern Texas from the secluded Big Bend National Park. The town is well-known for its bizarre art pieces, such a faux Prada store, as well as unique attractions like the Marfa lights, an enigmatic phenomenon that some people think is connected to UFOs.
Bisbee, Arizona, is a quaint little town. Formerly a copper mining town, Bisbee is now known for its historic charm and regional art galleries and is a wonderful destination to spend some time exploring. Bisbee’s rich history is reflected in many of the town’s most popular attractions, such as the mine tours and the ghost and historic walking tours.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Another small town worth visiting year-round is Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is tucked away near Teton Pass and Grand Teton National Park and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. In the winter, the town is known as a ski resort. But there is also plenty to do in the warmer months, such as visiting hot springs and exploring the stunning surrounding national park.
Another lovely town in the Pacific Northwest can be found here. As its name suggests, Seaside Oregon is located on the coast of Oregon. Seaside, Oregon, is home to a variety of independent boutiques and stores that are ideal for a day of window shopping and is located close to the lovely Cannon Beach. After that, go to the beach to take in some evening bonfires or the crisp seaside air.