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6 Top Up-and-Coming Small Towns Across America

U.S. News & World Report - Travel Logo By Kacey Mya of U.S. News & World Report - Travel | Slide 1 of 7: Let's face it: Nobody likes contending with heavy crowds in popular tourist destinations. And while metropolises offer big-city allures, from versatile dining options to beautiful architecture to world-class art and cultural scenes, there are many of places across America brimming with small-town charm and underrated draws, from lesser-visited outdoor attractions to storied historical landmarks to budget-friendly lodging choices. So, if you're looking to discover emerging <a href="https://travel.usnews.com/rankings/best-small-towns-in-the-usa/">small towns</a> before they're officially on every globetrotter's map, head to these rising destinations this year.

Plenty of charming small towns throughout the country are well worth a visit.

Let's face it: Nobody likes contending with heavy crowds in popular tourist destinations. And while metropolises offer big-city allures, from versatile dining options to beautiful architecture to world-class art and cultural scenes, there are many of places across America brimming with small-town charm and underrated draws, from lesser-visited outdoor attractions to storied historical landmarks to budget-friendly lodging choices. So, if you're looking to discover emerging small towns before they're officially on every globetrotter's map, head to these rising destinations this year.
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