10 Most Beautiful Small Towns In America

6: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Nicolas Raymond

This is a special crossroads in the DMV, it’s where you can access both Maryland and the Virginias at the merger of both Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. Spending time exploring along these beautiful rivers is a great way to get away from the modern hustle and bustle of the city. The town of Harper’s Ferry is also very accommodating, including many heritage buildings that date back to colonial times.

7: Port Townsend, Washington

Port Townsend, Washington
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Jan Tik

This Pacific small town gem is almost like something you would normally find in Maine or Connecticut, filled with the staples of every iconic portside town: fishing boats, fresh markets, sleepy cottages, and the refreshing salty breeze with the backdrop of tall trees. This is a seafood lover’s paradise, where you can fine dine without needing to be seated at a fancy restaurant.

Website: www.cityofpt.us

8: Stowe, Vermont

Stowe, Vermont
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Bre LaRow

We return to the East Coast to include a town that isn’t just known for their clams and lobsters (although they are amazing); Stowe is the highest village in Vermont, accompanied by Mount Mansfield and its beautiful scenery. Active vacationers will love the many trails and activities to explore along the mountainous region. The town is very easy-going and will offer a warm welcome to all travelers.

Website: www.gostowe.com

9: Sitka, Alaska

Sitka, Alaska
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Marc Cappelletti

This isn’t like your typical small town in America. Sitka is the collection of nature and man’s relationship over many years. This place exudes a certain mystique, but also provides plenty of opportunity to relax with the waves rhythmically washing along the shore. As with most areas of Alaska, the sights are breathtaking. This town is also home to a rich native cultural influence, which will show you a side of America that does not often get visited.

10: Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Park, Colorado
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Chris Dodds

If your idea of a vacation includes cozy cabin fires and dramatic snow-capped mountains with exhilarating skiing, Estes Park is your dream destination. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, you are completely surrounded by the National Park, which means you will be within eye-shot of all the native wildlife, as well. Take the lift up the mountains and watch as the tiny village of Estes Park turns into a small dot; you can’t help but be in awe of just how lucky we are to have such a majestic mountain range in our own nation’s backyard.

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