Granville, TN is a nostalgic gem reminiscent of the 1960s. It boasts Mayberry-inspired elements like Andy Griffith cutouts, a museum, and a replica squad car.
Chagrin Falls, near Cleveland, is classic Americana with a waterfall in its downtown. It showcases 1800s buildings, brick structures, charming streets with flowers, and offers boutiques
Bardstown, Kentucky, the "Bourbon Capitol of the World," is an 18th-century time capsule. With around 200 historic buildings on the National Register, many predating the Civil War
Mackinac Island: Old-timey town in Lake Huron, Michigan. No cars since 1898; transportation by bicycle, horse, or foot. Mission Point Resort VP.
Historic Rhode Island: Beyond Newport, smaller maritime towns like Bristol. "Most patriotic town in America," says Discover Newport's communications director.
Crested Butte, Colorado: Historic mining town at 8,885 ft in the Rocky Mountains. Remnants of mining industry, preserved ski village with limited modernization, showcasing American history.
Hammondsport, New York: Small town reminiscent of Gilmore Girls' Stars Hollow. Town square with gazebo, live bands in the summer. Located on Keuka Lake, part of the Finger Lakes region.
Eureka, Northern California: Famous for Redwood Sky Walk and Sequoia Park Zoo. Historic Old Town and waterfront on National Register. Original structures in 90% of old town buildings.
General Sherman spared Madison, Georgia during his Civil War March to the Sea, reportedly saying it was "too pretty to burn." The town retains its charm, exemplifying southern hospitality.
Whidbey Island near Seattle offers a glimpse of a simpler America with its seaside main streets, ferries, and historic charm. Coupeville, the second-oldest town in Washington