Sitka is a small city located just outside of the Alaskan capital, Juneau. It sits at the base of the mountains and faces the Pacific Ocean. The city boasts a rich history and gorgeous views.
Grab some delicious seafood chowder at family-owned Halibut Point and enjoy waking up to breathtaking views of Mt. Edgecumbe at the Longliner Lodge. If you choose to visit, keep in mind you’ll only be able to access Sitka by boat or plane, as there’s no way to drive in.
South Carolina: Beaufort
Located just one state South of Beaufort, North Carolina is another town named Beaufort, known for its historic charm and beautiful beaches. South Carolina’s second-oldest city, downtown is full of antebellum mansions and other reminders of the area’s past.
Like so much of the rest of the coastal Carolinas, being in Beaufort seems to make the chaos of the outside world disappear. If you’re looking for the best hotel in the area, the five-star Anchorage 1770 is it. You’ll get a room in an 18th-century mansion which is just a short walk away from the famous Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.
Alabama: Magnolia Springs
Although Alabama may not always have the best face in the media lately, there are plenty of beautiful aspects about the state that should be remembered, and that includes the town of Magnolia Springs. This is probably one of the smallest on our entire list, with a population of less than 800 people when the last consensus was taken. The residents even happen to have a river mail delivery service, for those whose mailboxes are on the water.
The area is full of beautiful beaches that offer terrific dolphin viewing, parasailing, and fishing. If you’re more the land-loving type, there’s always just taking a stroll in the sand. Make sure you check out the Wash House restaurant if you’re in town and if you’re a fan of succulent seafood and cold beer.
If you happen to be in Kansas City, or in St. Louis and you have a couple of hours to spare, don't hesitate, to take your car and drive down to Rocheport. It is located along the Katy Trail and the meaning of its title is French for "Rocky Port."
The small town is best known for being a well-known trading point for the native Americans who used to live in this area. These days, there are many B&Bs as the town usually gets packed over weekends with local tourists, visiting to admire the simplicity of the surroundings and the picturesque views.
Not all American towns (and especially the small ones), preserve a strict American culture. Many of them have cherished their origins, and Decorah in Iowa is a perfect example of that. The town is rooted in a Norwegian way of life. Every July, the town is dedicated to celebrating the Norwegian culture, and it has become the highlight of the year.
Amongst many other interesting points that Decorah has to offer, it has the country's biggest immigration group museum, the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. The town is home to many breathtaking and nurtured nature resorts, Dunning’s Springs Park being one of them.