Some are born with wanderlust and some are not but with the advancement of modern technology, travelling has become cheaper and more convenient. People travel for a variety of reasons, here are some lesser-known American Towns you can travel to which are guaranteed to charm you
Oak Park, Illinois
Oak Park is known for its historically significant architectural works. World-renowned Architect Frank Lloyd Wright spent the first two decades of his seven-decade career in years of his 70-year career in Oak Park, building numerous homes in the community, including his own home.
Attractions: Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Oak Park Conservatory
Deadwood, South Dakota
Deadwood was popularised by the telecasting of the television show “ Deadwood” which showcased how the town is a haven for history buffs. The town is well known for the daily reenactments of its “Wild West” history. The town has a rich mining history.
Attractions: Adams Museum, Haunted Tours, Site of Wild Bill’s infamous death
Logan is the most beautiful in the fall with its diverse landscape, making it a perfect road trip destination for nature lovers. The town offers good food, music and arts at affordable prices.
Attractions: The John Glenn Astronomy Park, Washboard Music Festival, Pencil Sharpener Museum
Bristol, Rhode Island
Bristol is known for the well preserved historical sites right from the period of its founding. You can visit charming churches, mansions, shops from the olden days. The town is an ideal water-front vacation destination for families.
Attractions: Narragansett Bay, Colt State Park, Herreshoff Marine Museum
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, as the name suggests, is a port town and was the foremost ports to come into existence during the colonial period. There are many colonial-era buildings that you can visit in the city. This city has been playing host to visitors for about 4 centuries now and has unmatched hospitality.
Attractions: Eisenhower House, House Fort Adams, Newport Mansions
Northampton is known for its myriad of festivals including New Years’s Eve party, transperformance where locals take on the personas of famous musicians and put out an act. The town is also known for its farmers market where visitors can experience Northampton’s locally grown produce.
Attractions: Smith College Museum of Art, Academy of Music
Northampton has garnered quite a bit of reputation as an arts destination with its beautiful mural and paintings by word-class artists. The town has serene landscapes and farm to table restaurants which
Attractions: Cedar Creek Battlefield, Hupps Hill Civil War Park
Plymouth is the origin place of the Pilgrim and Wampanoag story and also the birthplace of the most American of holidays, Thanksgiving. The town is full of history and historical locations, the landing of the Mayflower pilgrims being one of the prime attractions.
Attractions: Pilgrim Memorial State Park – Plymouth Rock, Plimoth Plantation
Trinidad is bounded with a rich mining history and even has a memorial dedicated to the contributions of the miners in the economy of Trinidad. The town has scenic locations with museums and an amazing selection of restaurants with food that would make you want to visit Trinidad again and again.
Attractions: Baca House (home of the founder of the town, Felipe Baca), The Bloom Mansion
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Eureka Springs is popular as a resort town and has been a popular vacation destination for over two centuries now. The most popular attractions of the town are its healing waters and architecture belonging to the Victorian era. Its a diverse city with festivals, music, fine- dining and outdoor adventures. The scenic beauty is unmatched so much that its a popular destination for hosting weddings.
Attractions: Quigley’s Castle, Ozark Mountain Ziplines, Christ of the Ozarks
If you want to absorb in a whole new culture, this little town in Amish Country Pennsylvania is the ideal location where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and history. You can participate in their “mud sales” and their local activities including Amish horse-and-buggy rides and a farmer’s market. You can also savour Pennsylvania Dutch food buffet most of which sources its ingredients from local Amish farmers
Attractions: US Hot Air Balloon Team, Cornfield Banquet
While all the above towns are rich in history and culture, it is important to plan your trip according to the best time to visit these towns. Each town would have a different time of the year which would be the ideal visiting time, especially if you are interested in participating in any of their festivals. Learning about the local culture and mannerisms of the townspeople before visiting can make the trip convenient for you.
Through your entire visit, be respectful towards the locals, their beliefs and culture and their monuments. Follow the local rules and leave the town as pristine as you had found it on your arrival.