Small towns are my favorite. It’s a way to discover the hidden gems of America and immerse yourself in the state’s culture. These towns are bustling with activity from the birthplace of Paul Bunyan to the original gateway to Yellowstone.
According to a new report from the Smithsonian Magazine, these are the top 15 small towns to visit this year. All have a population of 25,000 or fewer, a high density of cultural offerings and natural beauty, and compelling reasons to visit in 2022. There is a small town on the list this year which is actually one of my favorites in North Carolina.