The Best Small Towns for Tourists

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Many people choose large cities for their travels because they know there will be dining, lodging and entertainment. If you’re more of a small town kind of person, try one of these places, which all get top ranks for tourists.
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Sevierville, Tennessee

Dolly Parton claims this as her hometown and features great hiking and ziplining where you can see it all. There are also lots of historic buildings to see too.
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Calistoga, California

With lots of Victorian charm, this small town is great for relaxing and kicking back. There is also lots in the way of food and wine to enjoy as well.
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Estes Park, Colorado

Home of the Stanley Hotel, Estes Park has tours, tons of restaurants and shops, as well as a very close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and loads of outdoor entertainment.
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Port Townsend, Washington

This small town is great if you enjoy eating in local restaurants and shopping. There is also plenty to do on the water and several museums too.
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Natucket, Massachusetts

The Whaling Museum is just one reason to visit Nantucket. You can also enjoy the harbor and the local galleries.
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Boonville, Missouri

There is a lot of history in Boonville as well as a yearly arts festival and a former Civil War hospital.
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Stuart, Florida

If you enjoy nature and history, this small town is for you. You’ll be right on the lagoon with access to museums, theatres, outdoor entertainment and “Treasure Coast.”
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Cooperstown, New York

In addition to being home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown is also home to the Glimmerglass Opera and lots of old architecture to enjoy.
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia

This area is home to tons of wildlife and historic architecture. There is also one of the oldest churches in America and Ebos Landing, site to a large slave uprising.
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Traverse City, Michigan

Suprisingly, Traverse City is one of the best wine areas in the United States. In addition to that, there is lots to do on the lake and there is a cherry festival every July.
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