Top 7 tiny towns in America

By Stef Zisovska
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Top 7 tiny towns in America

Stef Zisovska
 
Aerial view of Provincetown, Cape Cod - Author: WestportWiki - CC BY-SA 3.0
Aerial view of Provincetown, Cape Cod - Author: WestportWiki - CC BY-SA 3.0
 
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While America’s big cities are the most popular ones and attract the majority of attraction-hungry tourists, the tiny towns in the country are also a real treasure. This list includes small towns in America that have a population not bigger than 50,000 that have good food, stunning landscapes, and museums. Some of these tiny towns are in valleys, others on hillsides or by the sea, but all of them are equally beautiful and unique. Let’s get started!

Healdsburg, California

The Healdsburg Carnegie library, which now houses the Healdsburg Museum – Author: Sanfranman59 -CC BY-SA 3.0
The Healdsburg Carnegie library, which now houses the Healdsburg Museum – Author: Sanfranman59 -CC BY-SA 3.0

Healdsburg is only 65 miles away from San Francisco, so it’s definitely a perfect tiny town for a weekend getaway. It has all the charm of its neighbors Napa and Sonoma, but it’s not as famous as the other two places are. The winters in Healdsburg are wet and cool, while the summers are warm and hot.

Bozeman, Montana

Aerial view of Bozeman – Author: Feetyouwear – CC-BY 2.0
Aerial view of Bozeman – Author: Feetyouwear – CC-BY 2.0

If you are a type of person that likes to combine culture and adventure in a single trip, then Bozeman is the place to be. Artsy and outdoorsy types love to hang out in Bozeman because the town hosts plenty of cultural events like Shakespeare in the Parks and symphonic orchestra concerts. Bozeman is the home of Montana State University; therefore, the place gets quite popular and busy during the year.

Sedona, Arizona

View of Sedona from Schnebly Hill Road
View of Sedona from Schnebly Hill Road

The tiny town of Sedona raises from the desert like an oasis, offering to countless opportunities to artists, healers, and outdoor enthusiasts. If you find yourself in any of these three descriptions or maybe in all three of them, Sedona is definitely a place you should visit or maybe even move to. The tiny desert heaven of Sedona has beautiful surroundings from where you’ll get to see the nearby canyons in their best light.

St. Augustine, Florida

Saint Augustine, Florida, USA – Author: Roman Eugeniusz – CC BY-SA 3.0
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA – Author: Roman Eugeniusz – CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Agustine was founded in 1513 by the Spanish settlers, and besides the endless beaches it has to offer, it also has a lot of history spots that you can visit. The town of 13,000 people is also a paradise for people who like strange cuisine. St. Augustine is the best place to visit if you want to eat seasoned frog legs and alligator tail. Sounds yummy, right?

Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Beachfront art class, 1940
Beachfront art class, 1940

Provincetown is the smallest on the list of America’s tiny towns with only 3,000 people living there year-round. This rustic beach town has been known as a famous LGBT district for decades. “P-Town,” as it is called by locals, has upscale restaurants and boutiques, as well as drag shows and fishermen’s pubs. As a seaside vacation spot, Provincetown is perfect if you want to stay at a funky place from where you can make daily excursions to the other destinations on Cape Cod.

Brattleboro, Vermont

The rolling hills of Southern Vermont offer the perfect surroundings that describe a typical small town in America. Battleboro has a progressive nature and that’s what makes it different from the other towns in Vermont. Although most of the town structures date back to the 19th century, Brattleboro is a home to amazing cuisine and culture that follows all trends. The urban vibe that the town provides for its visitors is something you must experience yourself.

Walla Walla, Washington

Walla Walla is a tiny town in Washington famous mostly for its exquisite wine. The town has been developing its vineyard industry since the late 1970’s. Thanks to Walla Walla, the eastern part of Washington has gained a reputation as a gourmet destination that attracts foodies from all over the country. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how small you are, but what you have to offer.

These are the top 7 tiny towns in the United States that you might want to visit at some point in your life. Good luck!

 
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