The 50 Most Beautiful Towns to Visit in Each US State

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25 May 2018

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 | © fang's photos/Flickr

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, Idaho | © wtrtwnguy/Flickr

Indiana

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Nashville, Indiana shops, tourist attraction.
Shops in Nashville, Indiana | © Cathyrose Melloan / Alamy Stock Photo
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, Maine | © pml2008/Flickr

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, Maryland | © Preservation Maryland/Flickr

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 Harbor Light | © Brando.n / Flickr

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, Missouri | © Brock Roseberry/Flickr

Montana

Whitefish

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

Whitefish, Montana | © hikingforliving/Flickr

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, North Carolina | © Ken Lund/Flickr

Ohio

Yellow Springs

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

Yellow Springs, Ohio | © J Todd. Poling/Flickr

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 | © Larry Smith/Flickr

South Carolina

Greenville

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

Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy River, Greenville, South Carolina | © Angela M. Miller/Flickr

Tennessee

Knoxville

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

Knoxville | © Ed Ogle/Flickr

Utah

Springdale

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

Zion National Park, Springdale | ©Steven dosRemedios/Flickr

Washington

Prosser

This is a must-visit destination for any wine lover! Known as ‘the birthplace of the Washington wine industry’, you’ll be spoiled with lush vineyards to sample wine, and delicious food to go with it.

Prosser, WA, USA

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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, West Virginia | © Ron Cogswell/Flickr