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50 Beautiful Small Towns in America

US News & World Report - Travel Logo By Liz Weiss of US News & World Report - Travel | Slide 1 of 51: If you've already visited America's inspiring national parks – filled with snow-capped peaks, painted deserts and windswept coastlines – as well as vibrant cities showcasing twinkling city skylines and gleaming skyscrapers, turn your eye toward the country's charming small towns. While you won't find big-city splendor in these idylls, you can embrace a slower pace, beautiful backdrops, quaint cobblestone streets, architectural gems and an unmistakable local flavor. Best of all, these scenic towns are close to legendary drives, towering rock formations, deep canyons and craggy cliffs, affording spellbinding sightlines at every turn. Read on for 50 enchanting small towns across the country.

Discover postcard-perfect towns across the country.

If you've already visited America's inspiring national parks – filled with snow-capped peaks, painted deserts and windswept coastlines – as well as vibrant cities showcasing twinkling city skylines and gleaming skyscrapers, turn your eye toward the country's charming small towns. While you won't find big-city splendor in these idylls, you can embrace a slower pace, beautiful backdrops, quaint cobblestone streets, architectural gems and an unmistakable local flavor. Best of all, these scenic towns are close to legendary drives, towering rock formations, deep canyons and craggy cliffs, affording spellbinding sightlines at every turn. Read on for 50 enchanting small towns across the country.
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