10 Best Small Cities in America
Instead of planning a trip to New York City or Los Angeles, explore some of America’s quainter cities. These spots, voted among the best in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler’s readers, have plenty of cultural attractions, stylish hotels, and charm to spare.
#1. Santa Fe, NM, 81.2
Why: Originally settled by Pueblo Indians as early as 900 A.D., the area that now makes up New Mexico’s capital was colonized by the Spanish at the turn of the 17thcentury. The city later seceded from Mexico to join the Republic of Texas in 1836. No other place in the country so beautifully reflects the art, architecture, food, and crafts of centuries of Native American, Spanish, and Mexican influence. Don’t miss a visit to the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) on quiet Museum Hill.
As Francis Phillips of First Choice Loan Services writes: “We’re in great company with other popular travel destinations. Other small cities listed include:
- Napa, CA,
- Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA,
- Telluride, CO,
- Key West, FL,
- Sedona, AZ and
- Newport, RI.
“Describing Santa Fe, the article comments that no other place in the country so beautifully reflects the art, architecture, food, and crafts of centuries of Native American, Spanish, and Mexican influence.”
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Where to Stay:
Inn of the Five Graces (93.7)
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi (93.3)
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