America's Coolest Small Towns by State


Magnolia Springs, along the Magnolia River, was founded in 1800.This tranquil town has charming houses with oak, azalea, wisteria, dogwood, and magnolia tree canopies.

Alabama: Magnolia Springs

Sitka was the town where Russia officially ceded Alaska to the US in 1867. This seaside gem near Juneau, the state capital, is a favourite Inner Passage cruise stop.

Alaska: Sitka

Sedona, south of Flagstaff, is as enticing as Phoenix and Scottsdale, where friends go to golf or enjoy a warm winter.

Arizona: Sedona

Visitors and travel pros enjoy a community in northwest Arkansas' Ozark Mountains. Eureka Springs has Victorian-era public bathhouses and pleasant natural hot springs.

Arkansas: Eureka Springs


Monterey Peninsula, above Big Sur, is breathtaking. Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Monterey, and Carmel-by-the-Sea offer a variety of beach villages.

California: Carmel-by-the-Sea

Winter's soft snow, fall's leaf-peeping, and summer's cool mountain breezes combine for great hiking conditions.

Colorado: Breckenridge

A little village in eastern Connecticut with a 10,000-fish aquarium attracts New Englanders.

Connecticut: Mystic

Delaware and its municipalities are small. New Castle, six miles south of Wilmington, is small but full of beauty and history.

Delaware: New Castle


Florida is more than amusement parks and a Latin-inspired Art Deco megacity. Sanibel Island, one of U.S. News' top 20 small towns, is on the peninsula's shoreline.

Florida: Sanibel Island

Dahlonega, an enchanting hamlet north of Atlanta, is rich in gold.

Georgia: Dahlonega

"South PacificHanalei "'s Bay lies on Kauai, Hawaii's oldest and greenest island. Hanalei Town has calm beaches, mountain views, and a surfer attitude.

Hawaii: Hanalei

Home to Sun Valley Ski Resort in central Idaho, is charming.This artistic community is hotter than Instagram since it contains art museums and galleries, ski stores, and utilities.

Idaho: Ketchum

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