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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 small towns 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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