According to the 2000 Census, just over half of America’s population lives in small towns or rural areas with fewer than 25,000 people. People seek out small towns for their charm, history, and tranquility. Though they may not be everyone’s idea of the perfect place to live, they can make for ideal vacation destinations. With outdoor activities, unique shops and restaurants, plenty of attractions and more, most of these charming towns offer something year-round.
24/7 Tempo compiled a list of small towns across the United States, notable for their charm and unique local attractions. With the changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and special seasonal events, autumn is the perfect time to visit some of these small American towns.
And if you’re looking for more travel options, these are some of the best weekend trips to take in new england this fall, and these are some of the best weekend trips to take on the west coast.