Best small towns to visit in the US

WASHINGTON — Small doesn’t mean that there isn’t a lot to do in these towns.

From skiing to hitting the local brewery, there’s plenty to see and do in small towns across the country that are becoming popular vacation spots.

U.S. News & World Report released its list of the best small towns in the U.S. for 2018.

Check out the list in the gallery below.

For its list, U.S. News & World Report considered populations with less than 50,000 residents.

“A lot of them kind of have a lot to do like outdoor adventures, museums and really good dining scenes,” said Erin Shields, assistant managing editor of travel at U.S. News & World Report.

Gaining in popularity is a spot to try a pint.

“Some of the towns on the list have a really nice brewing scene since that’s been really popular with travelers recently,” Shields said. “This list gives people an idea of somewhere to go that’s close for maybe not a huge trip but instead a longer weekend getaway or a five or six day trip.”

The best small towns in the U.S. include:

1. Telluride, Colorado
2. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
3. Steamboat Springs, Colorado
4. Sedona, Arizona
5. Lake Tahoe
6. Bar Harbor, Maine
7. Monterey, California
8. Sanibel Island, Florida
9. Cannon Beach, Oregon
10. Juneau, Alaska
11. Sonoma, California
12. Destin, Florida
13. Breckenridge, Colorado
14. Moab, Utah
15. St. Augustine, Florida
16. Laguna Beach, California
17. Naples, Florida
18. Hilton Head, South Carolina
19. Cape May, New Jersey
20. Stowe, Vermont

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