Amana Colonies, IA
These seven villages present their heritage and charm with historic buildings, handmade quality crafts, and delicious locally-made food and beer.
Livestock, quarter horses, cadillacs, and art. Meet the city halfway between Chicago and LA on Route 66.
Amelia Island, FL
Voted among the top 10 North American islands, Amelia Island delights with pristine nature, long beaches, and charming Victorian architecture.
Home of the United States Naval Academy, with its time honored traditions, Annapolis has the feel of a historic fishing community.
"Behind the Redwood Curtain" you'll find the counter-culture alive and well in its away-from-it-all shelter of coast and redwoods.
Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park amazes with its sandstone formations of arches, fins, pinnacles, and towers that glow a fiery red in the warm light at sunset.
Everything's bigger in Texas and that sure is true for Arlington. See for yourself at the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium and the original Six Flags!
From art deco and a Vanderbilt mansion to craft breweries and farm-to-table dining, this remote mountain town's got more than just great scenery.
Shakespeare under the stars, musicals, world premieres paired with fine wines, spectacular surroundings, and a town that's as authentic as it comes.
Assateague Island, MD
Completely uninhabited, other than by the ample wildlife and feral horses that roam freely, Assateague Island is a nature lover's paradise.
Atlantic City, NJ
The Queen of Resorts, where "Prohibition didn't happen," is now the city for happening entertainment and fun events, year-round.
Badlands National Park, SD
Visit the other-wordly landscape of Badlands National Park for an adventure full of hiking, bison, and astounding views.
Maryland’s largest city offers something for everyone, from international delights to deep sea adventures to George Washington’s dentures.
Home of Frank Lloyd Wright's "tree that escaped the crowded forest" and Frank Phillips' oil-baron legacy.
The small artsy town of Bayfield serves as the gateway to the unspoiled nature of the 21 Apostle Islands with their caves and sandy beaches.
Bear Mountain, NY
Immerse yourself in nature and fresh air and enjoy stunning views of the Hudson Valley and the Manhattan skyline.
Southern charm, mossy oaks, historic mansions. Gateway to the Sea Islands and the culture of the Gullah.
Former California state capital, a waterfront town with a rich historical fabric, Benicia's a destination off the beaten track.
Big Bear Lake, CA
Big Bear Lake is an outdoor sporting paradise in summer and a cozy, snowy wonderland in winter.
Big Bend National Park, TX
Solitude, peace and quiet, vast vistas, and nightlife, too.
Block Island, RI
Rolling hills, 365 clear-water ponds, dramatic bluffs, stone walls, and quaint Victorian homes make for a true escape from hectic city living.
Big Ten sports, bicycle racing, art galleries, wine tasting, brewpubs, and a Buddhist monastery... Bloomington's got something for everyone.
Bodega Bay, CA
Rugged headlands, sea stacks, secluded sandy coves, and some of the best seafood around.
Brian Head, UT
Whether you've never skied before, or you're a pro, or you just want some winter fun with the kids, Brian Head has you covered.
This "Queen City on the Lake" is brimful with Eastern European delicacies, world-class architecture, history, and culture.
Urbanites now de-stress and heal in the waters of this traditional California spa where the Wappo Indians bathed long ago.
Callaway Gardens, GA
Birds and butterflies, blossoms and blooms, a hidden chapel in the woods, beauty abounds.
Cape Cod, MA
Over 500 miles of shoreline and quaint historic towns with distinct personalities have earned Cape Cod a special place in many visitors' hearts.
Cape May, NJ
"America's first seaside resort" is a perfect blend of natural beauty and historic charm, far from MTV's Jersey shore.
California's first seaside resort charms visitors with colorfully painted stucco architecture, waterfront dining, and a warm laid-back atmosphere.
Consistently ranked among the top 10 travel destinations in the US, Carmel offers a romantic getaway with European flair and stunning coastal views.
Carolina Beach, NC
Ready for a family beach vacation? From a classic boardwalk with donuts and games, to a Civil War historical landmark, Carolina Beach has it all.
"Under the elms and by the sea," this battle-line of 4 nations is one of the prettiest villages in America.
Santa Catalina Island, CA
With its bright blue water and majestic natural beauty, Catalina Island is a perfect getaway just a ferry ride away from L.A.
With the University of Illinois as its cornerstone, Champaign County is home to just about every urban perk imaginable, but with a small-town feel.
Step back into ancient Rome and early America, step forward into fine wine and cuisine and a vibrant music scene.
Surrounded by incredible scenic beauty, Chattanooga is a sophisticated urban center and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.
Capitol of the "Equality State," where the cowboy was born, the trains rolled through and, while the cattle barons ruled, the women had the vote.
Visit the site regarded as the birthplace of the blues and enjoy Southern charm and food in the town that will soon be home to a new Grammy Museum.
Visit Columbus for a fabulous food scene, shopping, arts and culture, and the country's no. 1 zoo and science center.
With most of downtown on the National Register of Historic Places, Columbus' wealth of modernist buildings makes it a living architectural museum.
Cumberland Island, GA
Experience untamed wilderness, wide beaches, marshes, maritime forests, wildlife, feral horses, and historic sites on Cumberland Island.
Death Valley National Park, CA
Beautiful colors, amazing dunes, stunning rock formations, and unending space and vistas.
Waterfalls, forest trails, and snow-dusted mountains surround this "Home of the best water on Earth."
Located in the southwestern part of the Rockies, Durango is a quintessential frontier town with a scenic railroad and lots of outdoor adventure.
Durham has taken its tobacco heritage and reinvented itself as an art- and food-loving city that's always got something going on.
Eureka Springs, AR
With its steps, its twisting lanes and winding paths, "The Little Switzerland of America" is a traveler's delight.
Surrounded by Ponderosa pines and endless hiking and biking trails, Flagstaff is an outdoor-lover's mecca, with plenty of dining and culture to boot.
Fort Worth, TX
Lovingly called the City of Cowboys and Culture, this quintessential Texas city will take you from longhorns to Picassos all in the same visit.
This Bavarian town in the middle of Michigan has Christmas on display year-round and endless German charm and food.
Long known for its Civil War heritage, Frederick is also home to a revitalized historic district with a flourishing culinary scene.
German heritage meets Texan hospitality in Fredericksburg, a historic town ensconced in gentle rolling hills known for wildflowers and vineyards.
Often described as the town that time forgot, Galena is a delightful historical town nestled amongst rolling hills along the Galena River.
Bring your sweetheart or the whole family and discover Gatlinburg's charm and hospitality surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains.
Theater, ghosts, galleries, boutiques, music, wine, and fruit festivals: Gettysburg has a lot more than just history going for it.
Glacier National Park, MT
With an almost untouched ecosystem, Glacier's stunning views and bountiful wildlife make for a unique and awe-inspiring experience.
Glen Ellen, CA
Escape the crowds to this sleepy village that Jack London called home.
Tucked in a valley in the front range of the Rockies, Golden is a small town with Western charm.
The town "Where Texas History Lives" boasts a historic downtown with countless galleries and shops, all just blocks from a white-sand-beach lakefront.
Grand Teton National Park, WY
Hike, bike, climb, or ski this stunning natural world. Or just go for a scenic drive and sign up for a float down Snake River and enjoy the views.
Greenbrier Valley, WV
Amidst rolling hills and lush forests, the Greenbrier Valley is home to a lively historic town and a classic resort that's hosted 26 presidents.
With its award-winning Main Street, the beautiful Reedy River Falls and Liberty Bridge, and a burgeoning culinary scene, Greenville is up and coming.
Enjoy live music and Texas two-step at one of the state's oldest dance halls in this historical Texas town.
Half Moon Bay, CA
Just an hour's drive from San Francisco, this charming coastal town boasts some of Northern California's best features.
Harpers Ferry, WV
Experience outdoor adventure and scenic vistas paired with centuries of American history at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.
Hatteras Island, NC
Trade in a sea of umbrellas for peace and quiet on a beach island that's almost entirely nature preserve.
Havre de Grace, MD
A charming downtown and a promenade known for its stunning sunrises make this historic maritime town a great little getaway.
Pairing finest local wines with local produce and cuisine along a bend of the Russian River.
“The Sweetest Place on Earth!” isn’t just the tagline, it's a way of life.
A sweet mountain respite with a host of antique shops, fine dining, theater, and outdoor activities to fill your days and send you home relaxed.
Hot Springs, AR
One of America's earliest resort towns and the country's very first national park, Hot Springs is full of history, natural beauty, and R&R.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN
15 miles of beaches, impressive 190-foot sand dunes, and over 70 miles of hiking trails make Indiana Dunes a fun-filled reprieve from everyday life.
Indy's got a lot more going on than just the Speedway. Visit the many museums, walk along the canal, and enjoy a vibrant nightlife.
A major hub for the Underground Railroad and home to multiple Lincoln sites, there's lots of history to explore in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Granite monoliths, rugged canyons, Joshua trees, and archaeological sites. Hikers, climbers, photographers, and astronomers will all find plenty here.
Nestled among pine trees and apple orchards, Julian has four distinct seasons and some of the best apple pie in the country.
Klamath Falls, OR
A small town with a big view, even more water, and birds, birds, birds.
Take in the historic downtown with its shops and galleries, hike or bike some trails along the Wabash River, and catch a game at Purdue.
Lake Charles, LA
Cajun and Zydeco music, shrimp and crawfish, alligators, swamps, and bayous... Lake Charles is a true Louisiana experience with Vegas-style casinos.
Lake George, NY
Pristine, clear water, beautiful scenery, sandy beaches, and a quaint town full of history and a variety of eateries.
Lake Havasu City, AZ
300 days of sunshine, the London Bridge, 18 lighthouses, and every imaginable water sport. All of this in an Arizona desert town.
Lake Placid, NY
Host of two Winter Olympics, the Alpine village of Lake Placid has every winter sport imaginable and even keeps some going in the summer.
Laurel Highlands, PA
Waterfalls and whitewater, picnics and camping, history and homes in the mountains, woods, and highlands.
Home to the University of Kansas, Lawrence is known for its downtown shopping, a thriving music and art scene, and diverse historical architecture.
Known as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a vibrant historic downtown surrounded by pristine scenic horse farms.
Long Beach Peninsula, WA
Discover the magnificent landscape where Lewis and Clark ended their expedition, with its dramatic coastline and historic attractions.
Mackinac Island, MI
Ranked among the top 10 islands in the world by National Geographic, Mackinac Island is known for its car-free, historical charm.
Picturesque architecture, exciting musical heritage and nightlife, 1,000-year-old Native American mounds, and African American art treasures.
A Southern jewel of antebellum elegance and small-town intimacy.
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Dubbed the "Gateway to California's Natural Wonders," Mammoth Lakes is the perfect place to get away and enjoy the outdoors.
Long a popular getaway for city-dwellers, Manchester is a relaxed little town nestled amongst Vermont's scenic Green Mountains.
Manitou Springs, CO
With 11 natural mineral-water springs and Gold Rush-era buildings, this quirky little town feels like something from a bygone era.
Surrounded by water, this charming town retains much of its historic core and beautiful views, making for a relaxing and romantic getaway.
Whether in sun, rain, or cooling veils of fog, Mendocino is a beach-town par excellence.
With its towering oaks and impressive historical architecture, Milledgeville is a true Southern gem.
Call it the German Athens, call it Brew City: for great sausage, cheese, and beer, the City of Festivals can’t be beat.
A chain of lakes, footbridges in the sky, and global culture: a sparkling jewel of the Mississippi.
Mt Shasta, CA
Avoid the crowds and enjoy the sights, streams, and skiing at this often-overlooked California wonder.
A fascinating time capsule of ships, shops, and shipyards.
Get away to the oldest town in Texas for some history and relaxation.
Fresh sea air, sea birds and sea mammals, boat races and beaches, great climate, and water, water everywhere.
Three hundred years of history, romance, mystique, and even “a meat pie or two.”
Nevada City, CA
This historical little city, surrounded by forests in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is one of the most picturesque and interesting Gold Country towns.
New Canaan, CT
Imagine living in a house of glass, where indoor and outdoor are one and the same.
The working waterfront, the breathtaking beaches and headlands, and the renowned Oregon Coast Aquarium make Newport a perfect seaside escape.
Once the summer playground of the East Coast's wealthiest families, Newport exudes elegance along with its scenic beauty and charm.
Niagara Falls, NY
A 12,000 year-old natural wonder of the world, thundering cataracts, and negative ion mists!
Unwind with a spa treatment, explore unique New Age shops, and enjoy some romance amidst the natural beauty of the Ojai Valley.
Oklahoma City, OK
Founded and settled in a day during the Land Run of 1889, Oklahoma City has grown into a modern metropolis with a core of western heritage.
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Old Orchard Beach is an old-timey beach town with a 500-foot pier, an oceanside amusement park, and endless beaches and surrounding nature to explore.
With a reinvented warehouse district, TripAdvisor's top-rated US zoo, and an art-deco train station, Omaha's got something for everyone.
Palm Springs, CA
Bask in the sun or lounge in the shade in this oasis of style and sophistication surrounded by date palms and endless desert.
Julia Childs' birthplace is home to 500 restaurants plus 14 museums. Visit the City of Roses for culture and bustling nightlife.
Petaluma is a food, beer, and wine lover's paradise, and the charming historic downtown is just an added perk.
Lakes, trails, golfing, three winter ski resorts, and a charming Victorian downtown make Petoskey a great year-round getaway.
Pigeon Forge, TN
This haven for entertainment will fill your days and nights with endless food options, country music, roller coasters, and all things Dolly Parton.
Defined by its striking topography, Pittsburgh has become a vibrant, environmentally conscious city, with distinctive neighborhoods to explore.
Point Reyes National Seashore, CA
A far-off world of its own where nature and the sound of the sea soothes away worries and cares.
The third-largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Portland offers big-city amenities while keeping a laid-back pace and small-town charm.
With its vibrant Old Port district and the rugged Casco Bay coastline, Portland is the perfect combination of city life and unspoiled nature.
The Creative Capital welcomes with theater, arts, cafes, a lively social scene, and one of the nation's best culinary arts programs.
Between the endless cultural offerings, the sports, the history, the live music, and the food, there's always something to do in Raleigh.
Rapid City, SD
Surrounded by Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and multiple state parks, Rapid City bursts with outdoor adventures, culture, and history.
Just outside of Vancouver, Richmond is possibly the closest you can get to experiencing the Far East, without actually crossing the Pacific.
"The City of Gardens" is rebounding from tough times with a revitalized downtown, numerous cultural and historical attractions, and beautiful gardens.
Steeped in California history, the state's capital offers Western charm, great museums, and farm-to-fork dining.
Saint Augustine, FL
Moss-draped oaks, Spanish Style architecture, and some of America's oldest structures create a romantic old-world ambience that can't be beat.
Explore New England history and the Salem Witch Trials in the town where Halloween lasts a full month.
A peaceful capital and university town nestled along the beautiful Willamette River.
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah's capital offers great outdoor adventures, trendy neighborhoods, and a wealth of historical Mormon sites.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Mountains, beaches, and vineyards, plenty of students, film, and culture add up to making SLO the "happiest town in America."
Santa Rosa, CA
Take in some California history, visit Snoopy's birthplace, and head out into the countryside for some of the state's best wines.
Sparkling water and balmy breezes pair up with opera, theater, and a dazzling palace on the bay. A Mediterranean jewel right on the Florida coast.
Saugatuck might be the perfect small-town beach getaway, with a thriving downtown full of art, shops, and dining.
Red rock buttes and mesas glow red against Arizona's bright blue sky surrounding the artsy town of Sedona.
Famous for its sausage, this little Midwestern town has grown into a lakeside gem, complete with art, history, beautiful beaches, and even surfing.
Games, glitter, and glamour join rivers, bayous, and lakes for a great get-away on Louisiana’s Red River.
Smith Rock State Park, OR
Majestic rock spires rising out of Oregon's high desert make Smith Rock State Park a mecca for climbers from around the world.
Browse Scandinavian import stores, eat delicious pastries, and take a selfie with a windmill in California's very own Little Denmark.
South Bend, IN
Visit Notre Dame's legendary stadium, take in the stunning Basilica, check out historic cars, and go white-water rafting right downtown.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
This "Lake of the Sky" has been a vacation destination for over 3,000 years.
South Padre Island, TX
Work on your tan or jump on a jet ski, South Padre Island has everything you need for the perfect beach vacation.
St Helena, CA
A quintessential wine-country town amidst the pastoral beauty of Napa's rolling hills offers award-winning cuisine, wine, and boutique shopping.
St. Lucie, FL
With two unique towns, a beautiful barrier island, and 21 miles of unspoiled beaches, St. Lucie is a vacation paradise waiting to be discovered.
St Michaels, MD
With red-brick sidewalks, a slew of marinas and historic buildings, St. Michaels transports you to an authentic 19th-century seaport.
St Petersburg, FL
Enjoy the perfect combination of art, culture, and award-winning beaches in the "Sunshine City" with its 361 days of clear skies.
Starved Rock State Park, IL
Its ample waterfalls, curvy-rock canyons, and sweeping river-views will make you forget you haven't even left Illinois.
Steamboat Springs, CO
With skiing in winter, and river sports, hot springs, mountain biking, and cattle ranching in summer, this Old West town will keep you active.
Adobes, pottery, art, music, an ancient pueblo, and an even more ancient river gorge – Taos offers the best of the Southwest.
Home to Arizona State University, Tempe has thriving nightlife, lots of outdoor activities, and great cultural offerings.
The Berkshires, MA
Scenic rolling hills and lakes interspersed with quaint towns and world-class cultural attractions make for a perfect getaway.
Traverse City, MI
Spend a day by the beach, bike the countryside, enjoy top-notch dining, and visit wineries and breweries in lovely Traverse City.
Best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo has a host of Elvis-sites as well as unique shops and new, creative dining options.
Tybee Island, GA
Named one of "America's Perfect Beach Towns" by Southern Living, Tybee Island is a relaxing and family-friendly getaway just 20 minutes from Savannah.
Virginia Beach, VA
With its 3-mile boardwalk, 300-foot wide beach, and a host of activities and state parks in the area, Virginia Beach keeps visitors of all ages happy.
Virginia City, NV
Once a thriving center of commerce, thanks to its silver ore bonanzas, Virginia City is a true "Old West" town, full of saloons, mines, and ghosts.
Walla Walla, WA
"Land of Many Waters," this is the "town so nice they named it twice."
Washington, DC, our nation's capital, provides opportunities for exploration, art appreciation and history all in one.
White Sands National Monument, NM
Pure white crystal sand as far as you can see and dunes that seem endless under a brilliant blue sky.
Visit Du Pont's grand mansions, stroll the riverfront, take in the beautiful architecture and some of the area's many museums.
Shopping, wine, world-class glass art, and perfect swimming holes make Wimberley one of Texas Hill Country's favorite towns.
Graceful, elegant, and serene, surrounded by a pastoral countryside, this village transports you to a slower era.
Not too far from Seattle and yet Yakima Valley boasts 300 days of sunshine a year, earning it the nickname "The Palm Springs of Washington."
Yosemite National Park, CA
Visiting Yosemite National Park, with its towering granite cliffs and thundering waterfalls, is a pilgrimage of sorts for outdoor lovers.