(Editor's note: This story has been revised since publication.) Related: 15 Vacation Spots to Visit With an RVThe small city of Durango (population 17,000) offers visitors unparalleled natural beauty with easy access to several national parks and landmarks, including Four Corners National Monument, the only place in the U. Downtown Durango features numerous antique shops, art galleries, restaurants, and even a vaudeville theater.
In Smyrna, home to just under 11,000 residents, lovers of artisanal alcohol can get their fill. offers tours of the brewery for on weekend afternoons.
At Painted Stave Distilling, five tastings of whisky, vodka, or gin cost , and tours are also available. Woodland Beach is an ideal spot on Delaware Bay to enjoy a picnic and relax to the sound of the waves.
The tiny city of Seward (population: 2,528) boasts unparalleled natural beauty.Visitors can take a kayak out on scenic Resurrection Bay or go for a hike in Kenai Fjords National Park.Big cities are often hyped as the best tourist destinations in the United States, but many of the nation's small towns are gems.From coast to coast and north to south, small towns represent much of what is great about each state or region, just on a smaller scale than larger cities -- and typically at a lower price.Fairhope has just over 15,300 people, but its bustling boutiques and restaurants are more than enough to keep visitors busy.
Fairhope also boasts sweeping views of Mobile Bay and a quarter-mile pier perfect for a scenic stroll day or night.With lots of charm, natural beauty, history, and great food, small towns often make the best trips.State by state, here are some of the best ones to visit. Enjoy a day of hiking in the San Juan National Forest, or hop a train to Silverton, a former mining town with rustic charm.The city of about 10,000 hosts an annual tulip festival in May and a harvest fest in September, along with other seasonal events.The Vermeer Windmill is an ideal spot for photos, while music lovers can take in a performance at the Pella Opera House during the fall and winter months.Bruno's Marketplace is a unique on-line store bringing you products from Bruno's, Sierra Nevada and Waterloo.