The 50 Most Beautiful Towns to Visit in Each US State

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Coline Marcenac

Whether you’re living in the States or just travelling through, here are 50 beautiful small towns – one in each state – which you really shouldn’t miss.

Alabama

Fairhope

Absolutely charming, Fairhope is labelled ‘the jewel of the Eastern Shore’ for a reason…

Fairhope, AL, USA

Fairhope

1. California

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California - typical whimsical architecture.
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Carmel-by-the-Sea

Easily explored by foot and home to the Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel is the ideal place to visit for a relaxing, cultured getaway. Find places to stay with our partner, Hotels.com

Idaho

Idaho Falls

This town is surrounded by beautiful forestland, but the most spectacular sight is the gushing waterfalls located on Snake River, which cuts through the area.

Idaho Falls, ID, USA

Idaho Falls, Idaho

2. Indiana

Nashville, Indiana shops, tourist attraction.
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Nashville

A must-see for any food and art lover. Craft studios, galleries and farm-to-table dining establishments are dotted all around this town, known as the ‘Art Colony of the Midwest’.

Maine

Kennebunkport

See the most amazing views of the harbour from Dock Square and Cape Porpoise!

Kennebunkport, ME, USA

Kennebunkport, Maine

Maryland

Berlin

You can’t miss the town that was voted America’s ‘Coolest Small Town’ by Budget Travelin 2014. It was used as a set location for the 1999 film Runaway Bride, and is just as quaint in real life.

Berlin, MD, USA

Berlin, Maryland

Massachusetts

Edgartown

The idyllic summer destination. Take a stroll along the rows of historic whaling captains’ houses, or just relax on the beautiful beaches.

Edgartown, MA, USA

Edgartown Harbor Light

Missouri

Florissant

Take a break from the big city and get a dose of fresh air. Florissant has 20 city parks, adding up to almost 400 acres of parkland.

Florissant, MO, USA

Florissant, Missouri

Montana

Whitefish
A must-visit location, especially for those who love to ski, due to its location near the Glacier National Park.
Whitefish, MT, USA

Whitefish, Montana

North Carolina

New Bern
Aside from its rich cultural background as the second town to be founded by European immigrants, New Bern is also the birth place of Pepsi Cola…
New Bern, NC, USA

New Bern, North Carolina

Ohio

Yellow Springs
Charming, arty and colourful, Yellow Springs is a paradise for creatives and free thinkers.
Yellow Springs, OH, USA

Yellow Springs, Ohio

Oklahoma

Medicine Park

Visitors to Medicine Park quickly fall for the charms of the cobblestone streets, which are considered a phenomenon in the town.

Medicine Park, OK, USA

Medicine Park

South Carolina

Greenville
Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the area is forested and hilly – perfect for enjoying the beautiful landscapes.
Greenville, SC, USA

Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy River, Greenville, South Carolina

Tennessee

Knoxville

This campus town bustles with restaurants, galleries and festivals, amid the beautiful natural environment of the Great Valley of East Tennessee.

Knoxville, TN, USA

Knoxville

Utah

Springdale

The famous red rocks you’ll find here are a haven for adventure-seekers and scenery enthusiasts.

Springdale, UT, USA

Zion National Park, Springdale

West Virginia

Shepherdstown

History buffs cannot miss out on visiting what is likely the oldest town in the entire state, founded all the way back in 1762.

Shepherdstown, WV, USA

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

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