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50 Charming Small Towns to Visit Across Every State

U.S. News & World Report - Travel Logo By Rachel Center of U.S. News & World Report - Travel | Slide 1 of 51: When it comes to vacation destinations, most travelers tend to be more familiar with popular big cities than small towns. Everyone knows that you can't leave New York City without visiting Central Park. And walking Hollywood Boulevard is essential for understanding Los Angeles' star power. Small towns, on the other hand, often don't get as much attention as metropolises. But that doesn't mean they don't deserve a spot on your bucket list. Many small towns offer a more laid-back experience than what you'd expect in a bustling city, plus fascinating historical attractions and one-of-a-kind sites. From tiny hamlets to waterfront villages, here are 50 charming small towns across the country.

Add one of these picturesque small towns to your travel itinerary this year.

When it comes to vacation destinations, most travelers tend to be more familiar with popular big cities than small towns. Everyone knows that you can't leave New York City without visiting Central Park. And walking Hollywood Boulevard is essential for understanding Los Angeles' star power. Small towns, on the other hand, often don't get as much attention as metropolises. But that doesn't mean they don't deserve a spot on your bucket list. Many small towns offer a more laid-back experience than what you'd expect in a bustling city, plus fascinating historical attractions and one-of-a-kind sites. From tiny hamlets to waterfront villages, here are 50 charming small towns across the country.
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