Top 10 Prettiest Towns in The United States

Top 10 Prettiest Towns in The United States

Sure, in the US there are some fantastic cities—but the most beautiful towns in US offer something unique. Whether they have over-the-top American charm (Woodstock, Vermont) or are close to some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet (Bar Harbor), these idylls are worth a stopover at the very least. And don’t worry about running out of things to do: these small towns have local boutiques, tons of outdoor activities, and restaurant-to-people ratios that favor you. Our picks for the 10 pretties towns in the United States are listed below.

10. Woodstock, Vermont

One of the prettiest towns in the united states

It’s difficult to beat this town in the Green Mountains for absurdly quaint New England charm. With a perfect village green and a white steepled church, this is the ideal destination for antique shoppers and B&B enthusiasts—some of the lodging dates back to the 1750s. Almost all of the town’s structures are on the National Register of Historic Places; stop by the 1886-era general store F.H. Gillingham & Sons for some souvenir maple candy.

9. Taos, New Mexico

Taos is located in New Mexico

Taos, a beautiful high-desert town, has a long and fascinating history. Taos Pueblo, three miles from town, has been home to native peoples for nearly a millennium, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied places in the US. The town is now known for its culture and historic buildings: Painters, sculptors, and writers first arrived in Taos in 1899, and the town now has a thriving artists’ colony. The natural beauty of the town inspires creative people of all palates, with red-rock canyons, clear blue desert skies, and snow-capped mountains on the horizon.

8. Longview, Washington

10 Prettiest Towns in United States

Not even the port industry that clusters around the Lewis and Clark bridge can block the scenery of one of the Pacific Northwest’s most charming towns. “It is one of the only, if not the only planned community in the west at the time,” says Foster Church of “Discovering Main Street: Travel Adventures in Small Towns of the Northwest. “It was planned by a wealthy lumber magnate who decided to build two lumber mills in this location because it was close to the Columbia River.”

He needed 14,000 workers to help run his two mills, so in 1921, he built a city that could house up to 50,000 people. Today, the town retains its old town lumber mill feel, and is home to the well-planned but serene beauty of Lake Sacajawea Park, which Foster says is “one of the most beautiful parks I’ve ever seen.”.

7. Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor in Maine

This picturesque Mount Desert Island town is as pristine as small towns get. It’s difficult to ignore the fact that Bar Harbor is located in the shadow of Acadia National Park, making it an ideal location for outdoor activities such as bicycling, boating, hiking, fishing, climbing, bird-watching, swimming, horseback riding, and leaf peeping. Choose from one of the town’s dozens of excellent restaurants when you need to refuel. The triple-stacked pancakes at 2 Cats Bar Harbor are our favorite.

6. Beaufort, South Carolina

Beaufort in South Carolina

Beaufort, located on Port Royal Island, is well-known for its Antebellum mansions and architecture, some of which date back to the early 18th century. The town is the state’s second oldest and combines a rich history with stunning coastal scenery. Visit the Beaufort Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, to capture images of the beautiful mansions framed by drooping oaks. Because this is Lowcountry territory, you should come hungry. A great deal. Old Bull Tavern’s wasabi deviled eggs, Saltus River Grill’s shrimp n’ grits, and Breakwater Restaurant & Bar’s lamb meatloaf are all worth a try.

5. Fort Benton, Montana

10 Prettiest Towns in United States

Fort Benton is a city in and the county seat of Chouteau County, Montana, US. A portion of the city was designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1961. Established in 1846, a full generation before the U.S. Civil War, Fort Benton is one of the oldest settlements in the American West. Founded as a fur-trading post in 1847, the town flourished well into the 1860s, when the Gold Rush cash was flowing back eastward.

The railroad would eventually put the brakes on the town’s growth, however, but not before Fort Benton earned a reputation as the sort of place where disagreements were regularly settled with sidearms. “Jesse James and all the other characters used to have shoot-outs on these streets and you can relive it all on Main Street today,” says Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler’s Digital Nomad.

4. Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Harpers Ferry

Geographically, Harpers Ferry has a lot going on. After all, it is the meeting point of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland, as well as the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. The scenic junction and surrounding Harpers Ferry National Historical Park combine to create a very picturesque townscape, particularly during the leafy autumn months. Meanwhile, the town provides frequent historical tours as well as the occasional ghost tour. There’s also plenty for adventurers, such as kayaking, rafting, zip lining, rock climbing, and hiking the Appalachian Trail.

3. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Carmel-by-the-Sea in California

Carmel-by-the-Sea was voted one of the best cities in US by our readers, and it is easily one of the most beautiful towns in America. Sea is dotted with European-style cottages that house art galleries and specialty boutiques, and it’s a great place to start exploring Monterey County. You’ve probably heard of Carmel’s famous California beaches and Highway 1 drives, but there’s a lot more to the town than coastlines—think excellent local cuisine, boutique hotels, and a burgeoning wine scene. L’Auberge Carmel, an intimate stucco inn built in 1929 and now managed by Relais & Chateaux, has a beautiful central courtyard that feels straight out of rural France. California privacy is the importance when you come to this small town

2. Camden, Maine

10 Prettiest Towns in United States

Camden is a famous summer colony in the Mid-Coast region of Maine. Similar to Bar Harbor, Nantucket and North Haven, Camden is well known for its summer community of wealthy Northeasterners, mostly from Boston, New York and Philadelphia. “It’s like a movie set. In fact, it has often been a movie set.” Camden retains a certain salty grit and allows more of its working-class roots to show — though, like many New England seaside villages, the residents are more likely to be affluent these days.

“Where the mountains meet the sea,” boasts the town, and indeed one of the best ways to see Camden is from a perch high above the harbor on nearby Mt. Battie. The white sailboats pepper the water in Penobscot Bay, and the waterside seafood beckons. Visit during September’s peak leaf season for an autumnal fireworks display of reds, oranges, yellows, and purples.

1. Newport, Rhode Island – one of the prettiest towns in the United States

10 Prettiest Towns in United States

Known for being the city of some of the “Summer White Houses”. Like a town stuck in time but with the occasional hole in the space-time continuum to allow for modern touches, Newport, with its stunning harbor and bevy of old homes, is the quintessential New England town.

Newport’s fame began as a 19th century summertime visitors’ magnet of a town, and it still reliably draws in clusters of visitors, both for the daytime shopping, eating, and sightseeing options. At night, one of the town’s many music festivals or varied collection of bars draws in local students and stalwart party goers for good times that can run late and loud.

But the town itself is chief among American small towns in the category of most well-preserved colonial homes and Gilded-Age mansions – a testimony to its tony residential reputation, and to its history as the summer destination of choice from 1953 until around 1963. It is also the location of an important collection of naval training centers.

Conclusion

Above is the list of top 10 most beautiful places, there are other famous towns you should experience such as New Jersey or San Juan

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