Filled with charm and plenty of friendly locals, small towns are synonymous with life in America. To help you decide which towns are worthy of a vacation, U.S. News narrowed it down to places with a population of fewer than 100,000 that offer plenty of restaurants and attractions, plus have a unique character all their own. So ditch the big city crowds and start planning your small-town getaway, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite destination to help us determine next year’s list.
#2 in Best Small Towns to Visit in the USA
Why go: Sure, you’ll find plenty of fellow powder hounds on the slopes of nearby ski resorts along with stunning mountain vistas year-round, but this Colorado town also packs a historic punch thanks to its 19th-century gold rush roots.
Breckenridge is ranked as:
- #1 in Best Places to Visit in Colorado
- #2 in Best Small Towns to Visit in the USA
- #6 in Best Ski Destinations in the USA
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