Best Small Towns to Visit in the USA

By Robert J. Matthews

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor, Maine, is small-town perfection. Charming bed-and-breakfasts and outdoor activities await at this East Coast getaway.


The stunning environment and charming Mountain Village, a European-style resort town with restaurants, shops, and hotels.


Its magnificent seaside environment makes Monterey a popular California vacation spot.


Travelers admire this tiny Massachusetts island for its small-town charm and three picturesque lighthouses.

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is famous for its 400 inches of snowfall and 2,500 acres of skiable terrain.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, on the California-Nevada border, lets guests choose their own adventure.

Steamboat Springs

This northern Colorado hamlet on the Yampa River has great cross-country and downhill skiing, friendly inhabitants.


This unique Arizona town offers the right balance of action and relaxation. Nature lovers appreciate the 200-plus hiking paths.

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