If you are a planning an All-American adventure, you may want to gain a ‘true sense’ of the U.S. Rather than being dazzled by the bright lights of Vegas and the hustle and bustle of Times Square; you may want to incorporate some lesser-known places into your trip. But, where to start? How do you find these places? Simply read on, and we will tell you about some of the best small towns in America to visit this year.
- Alpine, Texas – If you want to enjoy a taste of the big sky country, look no further than Alpine, Texas. This is a college town, which is nestled in the Alpine Valley. It started life as a campsite for cattlemen. Today, it embraces its western heritage while also attracting a younger crowd by founding the Sul Ross State University. From the Mexican food cooked up at La Casita to the Museum of the Big Bend, this is a place that is brimming with culture.
- Town of Mammoth Lakes, California – If you are planning on taking a southern USA road trip, the Town of Mammoth Lakes is a must-visit. This tourist town is situated roughly 40 miles from Yosemite National Park. Mammoth is best known for being a mecca for winter sporting enthusiast. Both beginners and advanced snowboarders and skiers can soak in 300 days of sunshine while enjoying some of the best powder in California.
- Bryson City, North Carolina – If you consider yourself a bit of an outdoor adventurer, Bryson City is a must. From beautiful waterfalls and horseback riding to trails for hiking and creeks for tubing, this town, which is home to a piece of the Great Smoky Mountains, has it all. You can take in more of North Carolina, including the vast Smoky Mountains, by taking one of the helicopter tours in the area provided by the likes of Heliventures. They enable you to really take in all of the area and get a real feel for what NC is like. With so much scenery on offer, you’ll be amazed.
- Seward, Alaska – We are going to end the article with a remote oasis, which offers sheer beauty and tranquillity. Seward was only officially established as a town in 1903, but it did not take long for visitors to come and experience the wild beauty of the area for itself. Seward boasts natural borders of the wild Kenai Mountains and the alpine glacier-filled Resurrection Bay. If you are an animal lover, you will love the many wildlife opportunities that present themselves. Plus, you can always take a trip to the Alaska Sea Life Center to get a real feel for the marine life in the area.
So there you have it; four of the best towns to visit in the U.S. if you want to head to one of the smaller and lesser-known locations. For stunning scenery, a great back story, and plenty of culture; you won’t be disappointed by visiting one of the magical and beautiful towns mentioned above. The only problem is determining how to incorporate them all into your trip!
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