Along the famous Hudson River, lies one of the most preserved secrets of the state of New York. The small village of Rhinebeck is nestled along the waters and offers priceless views of the Catskill Mountains. In downtown Rhinebeck, you can find a vibrant shopping scene that can definitely rival those of all major city malls.
The town is packed with art galleries, museums, cinemas, and culture centers, alongside hiking resorts, bike riding trails, and countless outdoor activities. Being just a little over two hours’ drive from New York City, Rhinebeck seems like the perfect place to live, or even just to visit.
Tennessee has so much going for it, and besides being known for hot fried chicken, country music, and whiskey, it is also where you can find the small and friendly town of Sewanee. "The University of the South", the nation's biggest liberal arts college, is nestled in Sewanee and it is still considered the top school in the south of the country.
Sewanee offers hundreds of miles of nature for all of your favorite outside sports. There are waterfalls, hiking trails, bike riding routes, and open fields for horseback riding. Sewanee is definitely one of the most prestigious small towns on the list, one you should make an effort to visit.
North Carolina: Cashiers
Cashiers in North Carolina is a gem. It is a natural beauty resort. As of 2020, there were less than 1000 people living in this village, making it one of the smallest, yet astonishing towns, in the land. Nature doesn't seem to end here. There are more green sceneries and more freshwater resources per square mile than any other place in the region.
Don't be afraid of lacking any essentials if you happen to visit, as you can find here a farmers market, small motels, and spectacular views, like no other place. Expect to enjoy all four seasons, as the winter is pure white, the fall is remarkably yellow, the spring flourishes all over, and the summer is perfect for enjoying all that is around.
If you have in mind magnolia trees and antebellum homes, look no further. Madison in Georgia offers exactly that and a lot more. It is located about 60 miles from Atlanta, so if you are ever around, make sure you don't miss this spot.
It is one of the stops on the famous Antebellum Trail and offers uncompromising art galleries, cultural attractions, and an overwhelming historic downtown center. Another interesting fact that makes Madison so unique, is that it is home to more than 160 antique dealers, making this a great meeting point for collectors from all over the country.
There is more to California than sunshine, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. In one of the most astonishing valleys in the state, you can find the Anderson Vallet, located in the heart of Boonville. The vineyards are breathtaking and for a moment there you forget you are in the United States and you are captured with a European sensory experience.
Boonville was once known as The Corners and Kendall's City. It earned its name back in 1860 when Mr. Alonzo Kendall opened a hotel in Kendall, however, after the land was sold to Mr. W. W. Boone, the place was named Boonville, after the new landowner.