Often, vacations aren’t quite as relaxing as we’d hoped. Between fitting in tons of activities to fighting the traffic and crowds that come along with big cities, sometimes it feels as though you need a vacation from your vacation! That’s why it’s nice to escape from the city life, instead visiting a quaint and quiet small town. These picture perfect towns offer fun activities, great places to stay and eat, friendly people, and a relaxing atmosphere. Here are 8 of the best small town getaways in the U.S.
1. Berlin, Maryland
With a population of 4,563, this picturesque small town is a refreshing reprieve from the everyday hustle and bustle of city life. If the town sounds familiar, it may be because the films Tuck Everlasting and The Runaway Bride were both shot here, according to Budget Travel.
So, what can this pristine town offer you? It’s downtown is a National Register Historic District and is host to fun events year-round, including your everyday run-of-the-mill farmers markets to the Berlin Fiddlers Convention to a Victorian Christmas, which even has horse-drawn carriages! Whether you’re a beach lover, hiker, kayaker, or history fiend, there’s plenty here to keep you busy. The Merry Sherwood Plantation and Taylor House Museum are both great places to visit.