Cities like Los Angeles and New York City seem to get all the attention when it comes to summer vacation. If you are looking for somewhere new to visit, check out these small-town vacation spots that American has to offer!
Taos, New Mexico
Art and history are rich in Taos. This small town, tucked in Northern New Mexico, is home to a unique cultural blend of Native American and Spanish influences. Museums and art galleries are found in every corner here. Taos has it all, from skiing in the winter, to summer hiking trips along the Rio Grande Gorge. With activities like mushroom hunting and herbal walks, there is something for every nature lover and art aficionado in this town.
Sedona is a spiritual sanctuary. Fitness and health enthusiasts from all over the world travel to Sedona to experience mesmerizing spas, the rich yoga community, and unbelievable scenery. If you are looking for physical wellness or a renewal of spirit, Sedona has many metaphysical resources including shamans, spiritual counselors, and meditation retreats.
Big Bear, California
Big Bear is one of Southern California’s best romantic get-a-ways. In the summer, kayak, parasail, and jet ski on Big Bear Lake. In the winter, join the many skiers and snowboarders that flock to this area for chilly outdoor adventures. Private cabins nestled among the trees are perfect to unwind with a loved one in this quiet town. Plan your trip during one of the numerous festivals or sports competitions that take place here all year long.
Mount Dora, Florida
This quiet, historic village in central Florida, displays southern hospitality at its finest. Locals say you must visit the Dora Canal during your visit. This scenic waterway is home to shady cypress trees and abundant wildlife. Situated on the shore of Lake Dora, this village has plenty of opportunities for fishing and shopping. Book your stay in one of the areas historic inns or bed and breakfasts, to get the full small-town experience.
Sitka is a photography lover’s dream come true. With unbelievable views of nature and plenty of opportunities to explore, Sitka should be on every outdoor lover’s list. During your trip, be sure to take part in activities like flightseeing, wildlife boat tours, and ATV rides. Dine on the freshest seafood the US can offer, and try some of the authentic Alaskan cuisines. Sitka has strong Russian influences and you will love taking part in the cultural experiences. With many quiet sea-side lodges available to you, Sitka will get you as far away from the busy city as possible.
Round Top, Texas
Round Top, Texas is one of the perfect small-town vacation spots for the antique lover. This small town is filled with shopping opportunities unlike anywhere else. Twice a year, the town takes part in the famous Antique Weekend where over 60 vendors bring collectibles, jewelry, and more for you to discover. The Round Top Festival Institute is the villages performing arts hub. The facility hosts music and dance events and is home to beautiful gardens, and rare literary works too. If you are looking to take a trip back in time during your small-town vacation then Round Top is for you!
Kennebunkport, Maine has been a seaside escape since the 1600’s. With a stunning coast that stretches 3 miles, fine dining, and centuries-old mansions, this small town is perfect if you are looking for a quiet place to sit back and enjoy the surf. Children enjoy taking part in lobster tours, surf lessons, and vintage streetcar rides here, but with plenty of golfing and spa opportunities, Kennebunkport is ideal for the whole family.
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