Located less than seven miles outside of Wilmington, and sitting on the Delaware River, is a small town called New Castle, with a population of just over 5,280. Cobblestone streets and brick buildings remind visitors of the town’s colonial history.
Be sure to check out the Amstel House, which was built in the 1700s by the town’s wealthiest resident, on your way to the First State National Historic Park. There are many more hotels to choose from just six miles away, but if you’re looking for a great place to stay in New Castle, there’s always the Terry House Bed and Breakfast.
Washington: Friday Harbor
The coastal scenes at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island aren’t what most people picture when they think about the landscape in Washington. But this small waterfront town has it all – a charming downtown area with great shops and eateries, happy and welcoming residents, and plenty of healing negative ions from the seaside air.
One of the best things about visiting this town is that you can get everywhere on foot in a matter of minutes, so there’s no need to drive around. Check out the Island Inn at 123 West for beautiful views of the harbor from your room. Plus, they pride themselves on being green.
Whitefish is known for being one of the best ski towns in Montana. And how could it not be? Full of 3,000 acres of rolling hills, and 105 trails in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, it attracts visitors from all over the country, especially those who enjoy outdoor activities.
Taking a break from hitting the slopes? Pop into the Bonsai Brewing Project for a quick bite and some brews to warm you up. Not a fan of beer? Head to Folklore instead for a hot cup of coffee with a pastry.
It seems that California has a small town for every taste: and there’s something just magical about this little town called Healdsburg. Nestled into Sonoma County’s wine country, this small settlement looks like somebody took the best version of every small town and placed it in the middle of the forest.
It’s idyllic and pristine, set amid the highly walkable tree-lined streets, you’ll find local boutiques and cafes aplenty, wine cellars, markets, old-school guest houses, and one of California’s most iconic breweries.
It's been called a real-life living museum, with history reigning supreme in this postcard-size town. It doesn't get much smaller than Mooresville, with a population of about 50. This town has white picket fences that frame tree-shaded pavements.
Visiting this town is like traveling back into a time of gracious plenty, where city noise is the rustling of oaks and congestion is the growth of moss on a clapboard cottage. As we would expect, everyone knows each other here.