Small towns can make for a great getaway destination as they often offer quiet living, a slower pace, and the chance to enjoy various unique local goods and food. The east coast is home to countless such charming small towns – here are seven to consider adding to your list of places to visit!
1. Savannah, Georgia
Savannah is a beautiful small town that has maintained its historic charm well into the modern day. Visitors can look forward to strolling down cobblestoned streets and learning more about the history of the area. Those looking to add a fun and spooky twist might also want to check out the ghost tours offered by Savannah Ghost Walker.
2. Easton, Maryland
If you enjoy a slower pace and an artsy feel, you’ll definitely want to consider checking out Easton, Maryland. This charming town has been cited as one of the best small towns in America, and is full of things to do from browsing local art galleries to finding some unique goods at Easton’s Farmer’s Market.
3. St. Augustine, Florida
If you enjoy the gorgeous beaches of Miami and the beautiful Florida sun but are also looking for a quieter getaway, consider heading to St. Augustine! This small town has a long and interesting history, and you can learn all about it at museums such as the St. Augustine History Museum and St. Augustine Treasure and Pirate Museum. You can also look forward to lounging on beaches such as Crescent Beach, as well as visiting a gorgeous historic lighthouse.
4. Helen, Georgia
Helen, Georgia offers visitors a unique draw – its German theme. Featuring Bavarian-style buildings and shops such as the Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen, visiting Helen Georgia is sure to make for a memorable time! While it isn’t the only town with a European-inspired flair in the United States – other contenders include Leavenworth, WA, and Solvang, CA – it is still likely to be a fresh and fun experience.
5. Block Island, Rhode Island
Here’s a great choice for those looking to include some scenic and stunning views of the ocean in their getaway! Block Island is a small island a little over ten miles off the Rhode Island coast and is accessible by ferry. Some of the many things to do include exploring nature and hiking trails, relaxing on the beautiful beaches, and taking in the rich history of the area at places such as the island’s historic lighthouses.
6. Bar Harbor, Maine
If you love the outdoors, this is a great option for you! Bar Harbor, Maine, is located near Acadia National Park. This town is an absolutely stunning place to see autumn leaf displays in the fall. Bar Harbor is also close to countless hiking trails such as Jordan Pond, a 3.4-mile trail. That’s far from all it has to offer, though.
7. Lake George, New York
This is one destination that’s beautiful to visit any time of the year. During the summer, you can look forward to enjoying a sunny day out on the gorgeous Lake George, as well as museums such as Fort William Henry Museum. In the winter, visitors love the variety of winter sports offered in or nearby the town. Some examples include ice-skating, skiing, and ice fishing.
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