Tree-lined paths, overgrown ivy-covered buildings, and cobblestone streets paved with history and heritage....welcome to small-town America.
Some of America's most beautiful towns can be found in the most unexpected places, and typically, in our opinion, those places tend to be smaller and more tucked away than most!
Coast to coast, cubby hole to cubby hole, here are our top 10 choices for the most beautiful small towns in America!
- Beaufort SC
Between the gorgeous Beaufort River and the charming downtown historic district, this stunning small town represents all that is quintessential America.
Draw: Antebellum Mansions and Port Royal Island
Attraction to Visit: John Mark Verdier House Museum - 1800's Federal Style Home
- Mooresville AL
Taking up a whole 0.1 miles and 6 streets, Mooresville is one of the smallest spots on our list, this super small town listed on the National Register of Historic Places list and playing home to picturesque picket fences and peaceful homes!
Attraction to Visit: Post Office (pictured) or 1839 Brick Church
A Northeast Coastal city in Florida that is full of Spanish colonial architecture, peaceful beaches, and essential US history.
Draw: Oldest City in the US
Attraction to Visit: Castillo de San Marcos - 17th Century Mansion and Fort
- Carmel by the Sea CA
A quaint beach city located on the Monterey Peninsula in California, surrounded by water and filled with history.
Draw: Museums and Library of Historic Carmel Mission
Attraction to Visit: Point Lobos State Nature Reserve
- Galena IL
A well-preserved 19th-century town in Northwest Illinois with great views of surrounding states and great history as well!
Draw: Tri-State Views and Presidential History
Attraction to Visit: Ulysses S. Grant Home or Horshoe Mound
- Jackson WY
A gorgeous little location within the Jackson Hole Valley area that holds excellent wildlife and historic attributes, as well as convenient proximity to Grand Teton and 3 ski areas.
Draw: Wildlife Watching
Attraction to Visit: National Museum of Wildlife Art
- Mystic CT
Technically considered to be a 'village' in New London County, this charming little cubby hole boasts proud heritage and exquisite cuisine.
Attraction to Visit: Mystic Seaport - America's largest maritime museum.
- Wallace ID
A small historic city within the Panhandle Region of Idaho, a beautiful spot considered to be a part of the Silver Valley Mining District.
Draw: Mining History and the Views
Attraction to Visit: Wallace District Mining Museum
- Telluride CO
Another truly breathtaking mining town located deep within the forested peaks of the Rockies. There is also a highly popular ski resort in this area.
Draw: Mining History and Rocky Mountain Views
Attraction to Visit: Sheridan Opera House - A 1913 era performing arts venue.
- Homer AK
One of the most beautiful spots on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, a Kachemak Bay small town shining gem full of art, seafood, and history.
Draw: Harbor and Art
Attraction to Visit: Pratt Museum or Islands and Oceans Visitor Center