In this Magnolia River village, mature magnolia trees provide a canopy. Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast is the sole Gulf Coast town's exquisite hotel choice.
Sitka, home to world-class king salmon and halibut fishing, has 22 structures and places on the National Register of Historic Places.
Skiers and mountain bikers enjoy this little town, but spa and dining lovers may spend days at places like the Westin Snowmass Resort and Viceroy Snowmass.
The HBO series Deadwood revived the town's National Historic Landmark classification decades after the gold rush.
Stowe, one of the Northeast's top ski towns, offers spas, boutique shopping at independent businesses (including Shaw's General Store, founded in 1895).
The country's largest Catholic pilgrimage and dozens of businesses selling native carpets make this Northern New Mexico town a favourite retreat for Taos and Santa Fe locals.
Big Sky, a Rocky Mountain village in Southern Montana, is known for its magnificent stargazing. Skiing—Nordic and downhill—is popular.
The quaint, artistic downtown of Eureka Springs in the Ozark Mountains has historic structures from the late 1880s. Downtown is on the National Register.
This port hamlet on Lake Michigan on the top of the Door County peninsula has an A-frame coffee shop, a microbrewery taproom.
Airstream food trucks, independent bookstores, art galleries, and seafood restaurants are a short walk from brightly coloured cottages.