Ten of the coolest small towns in the united states
Ten of The Coolest Small Towns in the
Big cities might dominate out imagination of the United States, but the country's essence lies also in its
quiet, little settlements. If you are looking for the 'real' USA then it is in these small towns that you will
truly find the spirit of America. Here are just ten of the coolest small towns across the United States:
Mystic is home to the amazing Mystic Seaport, a museum of maritime history. It is a charming and
friendly place. It was the setting for the coming of age film, 'Mystic Pizza' but though some scenes were
filmed there, the restaurant is not actually the one of the same name in the town.
The motto of this place is 'Small town, big life'. It draws in travellers from all over the world to enjoy its
world famous skiing, fishing, hiking, and other outward bound pursuits. Those who have an interest in the
author Ernest Hemingway might be aware that this it the location where he spent the last years of his life.
Sedona, Arizona is the epicentre of outward bound tourism in the region. In a stunning desert location,
this small town is a great base from which to enjoy the red rock formations and desert views and perhaps
also a good place from which to venture to the Grand Canyon.
The small town of Galena is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is named for the mineral,
Galena, which Native American's mined here for over a thousand years. Today, this charming historic
town and its resorts attract many visitors each year.
Perched on the New England coast, Bar Harbor is a popular tourist destination, gateway to the popular
Acadia National Park. It is a pretty and artistic town, famous for its lobsters and of course for the stunning
local land and seascapes.
Berlin, Maryland was voted America's coolest small town in 2014. Its historic centre has featured in
several movies, including 'Runaway Bride'. Berlin has a thriving a diverse main street, great arts scene
and a lively small-town vibe.
For quintessential New England charm, look no further than this delightful small town on the island of
Martha's Vineyard. This historic and picturesque settlement is perfect for a summer stroll and is beloved
of the many people who summer on the island.
This amazing old gold and silver-mining town sprung up after the discovery of the Comstock Lode in
1859. This National Historic Landmark District is a popular tourist destination and has many historic
buildings and sites to explore.
Taos, New Mexico
Located in the high desert of northern New Mexico, Taos is an artistic colony that is well known for its
historic adobe buildings like Taos Pueblo, a multi-story adobe complex that has been inhabited by Native
Americans for centuries.
Hood River, Oregon
Picturesque Hood River, a port on the Columbia River, is a great spot for outward bound pursuit and
attracts many windsurfers and other sporting enthusiasts each year. It is great for hikers, kayakers and
skiers but also for local food enthusiasts who will enjoy the renowned local orchards on the 'fruit loop'.