10 Small Cities to Visit in 2015 That Should Absolutely Be on Your Travel Bucket List

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10 Small Cities to Visit in 2015 That Should Absolutely Be on Your Travel Bucket List

Small cities may be limited in size and population, but sometimes isn’t that just what you’re looking for? A weekend getaway to a tiny town can be refreshing, and with so many cool points of interest on the U.S. map, there’s really no excuse not to go exploring. The United States is a playground of landscapes, and there is no shortage of deserts, forests, beaches, mountains, and plateaus to back that up. From the Pacific Northwest to Southern California, the steep slopes of New England to the sunny beaches of Florida, it’s time to start experiencing America in all her glory, tiny towns and all.

Nuumber 1 on their list is:

1. Telluride, CO

Population: 2,500

You may know about Telluride for its famous annual film festival and steep slopes for skiing, or you may not know about Telluride at all. While tourists tend to flock to the tiny town for the aforementioned events, its resident population comes in at just under 2,500, making it one of the tiniest cities on the grid. Nestled nicely in the Colorado mountains, Telluride has an old-time feel and some of the cutest streets you’ll ever walk. The breathtaking canyon views make for a picturesque stay, especially for a town that is only one mile long.

2. Idyllwild, CA

3. Williamsburg, VA

4. Sedona, AZ

Newport_Rhode_Island_Aerial_View5. Newport, RI

Population: 25,000

With a population about the size of a large university, Newport, RI makes for a seaside paradise that is as small as it is beautiful. Walk the piers, check out the town’s mansions, or stroll down the vintage-inspired streets. This little city is so lovely that it actually served as a summer getaway for multiple presidents, including Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy. Not too shabby.

Image: MVASCO – Aerial Photo From Robinson R44 Helicopter by Michael Kagdis  CC BY-SA 3.0

6. Beaufort, SC

7. Ketchum, ID

 8. St. Augustine, FL

 9. Gatlinburg, TN

10. Langley, WA

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