There is a place in South Carolina, located about 70 miles from Charleston, that is called Pawleys Island. It has just a little over 100 residents, however, its history goes back more than any other place around and can be documented as far as 1700.
It is considered one of the oldest resorts in America and it brings its magnificent stories about the first rice planters who discovered the place and turned it into their home. It had remarkable golden sand dunes and many family attractions, making it a favorite spot amongst the locals. It insists on its laidback lifestyle and safe environment all year round.
Ohio: Yellow Springs
There are not too many towns that manage to preserve their colorful beauty during the cold and gloomy winter months. Yellow Springs in Ohio, is without no doubt one of those places. Yellow Springs is where you can find the 78-mile-long Little Miami Scenic Trail that leads all the way to John Bryan State Park, one of the town's most recognized sites.
The name of this small but magical town is driven by the color of the water the first settlers found. This was back in 1825 when high concentrations of iron, turned the spring waters into a shade of yellow.
Delaware: Rehoboth Beach
Traveling to Rehoboth Beach in Delaware during the summer can be overwhelming as the small town turns into a major tourist attraction. It is known as "The Nation's Summer Capital." The small town flourishes with loads of restaurants, shops, and attractions and its beach has been rated as one of the best beaches on the entire West Coast of the country.
Rehoboth came to life more than 150 years ago in 1873, and in 1879 it already had its first hotel. The town is also home to Dogfish Brewery, which had a significant influence and impact on defining the American IPA-style beer.
Michigan has many things going for it, however, there is one gem we are sure you haven't discovered yet. Well, it's about time. Houghton is one of the smallest towns in the state, however, it is also one of the richest. The town has many noticeable landmarks, Michigan Technological University, being one of them.
Houghton was named after Michigan's first state geologist, Douglas Houghton. Another interesting fact about this magical place is that ice hockey, one of the nation's most recognized and loved sports, was born in Houghton.
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.