Hi there! Happy Wednesday to you! We are halfway through the week and I am very glad about that. This is a stressful week that feels like it’s going by at a snail’s pace. I’ll be happy when it’s over. I’m also really tired this week. I’m not quite sure why. I need to start going to bed earlier. I had shows to watch last night though. Pretty Little Liars!! Did any of you watch that? Lately, that show has been rather boring to me but last night’s season finale episode was just crazy!! I want to know more! The girl in the red coat was actually revealed! It was who I thought it was going to be but now I have a different theory about things. I’m not going to spill anything in case some of you haven’t watched the episode yet. Just let me know what you think when you do!
So I was browsing the internet and came across a really interesting article. Budget Travel wrote an article that highlights the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in the US . I thought it would be interesting to talk about it in case any of you have ever been there or live in a small town. I always like hearing about these types of studies that are done. It makes me want to travel even more than I already do. Let’s get to the cities, shall we?
1.) Litiz, Pennsylvania – Has a population of 9,369 and a history of 257 years. It was founded in 1756 as a Moravian community. It is outside of Lancaster. I have actually been there!! You may remember me visiting the Wilbur Chocolate factory a few months ago with Mike . I think it’s pretty cool that I have visited the top coolest small town!
2.) Bay St. Louis, Mississippi – Hurricane Katrina made final landfall near this Mississippi Gulf town in 2005, lifting homes off foundations, crumbling bridges, leveling businesses, and killing 12 people in its wake. The storm didn’t stop the spirit of Bay St. Louis. The neighborhood is over 300 years old and has a population of 9,260.
3.) Camden, Maine – This is a mid-coastal town located on Penobscot Bay is one of only two places on the Atlantic seaboard where the mountains meet the sea. The population is 3,570. It looks like a stunning town! I’d love to visit one day.
4.) Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin – Just outside of the town, in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, you can find Road America, a four-mile off-road race circuit built in the 1950s where racers have been known to pass the 200 mph mark. The population is only 967.
5.) Flagler Beach, Florida – This beach is 20 miles north of Daytona Beach. This thin strip of a beach town, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, has remained significantly less developed than its neighbors. The six miles of pristine sand—which boast an orange hue thanks to crushed coquina shells—are only interrupted by one fishing pier. The vibe is laid back and retro featuring old fashioned restaurants. This is a place I’d like to visit! The population is 4,484.
6.) Glenwood Springs, Colorado – Glenwood Springs sits at the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers, 40 miles north of Aspen. The town is home to the largest natural hot springs pool in the world. The population is 9,614.
7.) Greenville, Kentucky- Founded in 1799 and settled by Revolutionary War veterans, it grew over the next century into the seat of one of the South’s most profitable coal-mining regions. The town has the 105-year-old Beaux Arts courthouse and 111-year-old Palace Theater. The population is 4,312.
8.) Gulf Shores, Alabama – This is a Gulf of Mexico beach town that holds the National Shrimp Cookoff since 1971. The population is 9,741.
9.) Quincy, California – This gold rush town on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where prospectors flocked in the rush of 1849. The population is 1,728.
10.) Watkins Glen, New York – This town is in the New York Finger Lakes region. The Watkins Glen State Park offers a series of jaw-dropping waterfalls, and the Finger Lakes National Forest. The town also has the Watkins Glen International Racetrack draws crowds to NASCAR races and other auto events. The population is 1,859.
So there you have the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in the US. What do you think? Do you live in any of the towns or have you ever been to any of them? Which one would you most want to travel to and why?
I think all of them look beautiful in their own way! I would love to see what they look like. They all have so much history there. It would be great to learn and see everything there is to offer about these small towns.
Alright, that’s it for today, folks. Have a great Wednesday!